dudeinpublishing

#PUBLISHINGPICKUPLINES: PART 1

dudeinpublishing:

"Baby you make me as hard as a first edition."

"Call me Junot Diaz because white girls love me. Also everyone else loves me."

"I’m like Donna Tartt in that it takes me a really long time to come but each time the general consensus is that it was worth the wait."

"Are you a container ship en route from China and am I the entire inventory department? Because I’ve been waiting for you for what feels like forever."

"My favorite sex position is called "BEA" - at first it’s thrilling, and when it’s over your feet hurt and you don’t want to do it again for a year."

"Is your bed an embargo and are we the New York Times? Because…well, you get it."

Followers, take to Twitter (@dudenpublishing) and Tumblr! What’re your best/worst #publishingpickuplines?

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"How about you and I get together and make our own Night Film?"

"Goddamn, baby, you gotta hell of a backlist."

"Are you House of Leaves? Because you’re complicated, hard to read, and sometimes I have to flip you over to get the best angle."

slaughterhouse90210
slaughterhouse90210:

 “They moved in dance steps too intricate for the noninitiated eye to imitate or understand. Clearly they were of one soul. Handsome, rangy, wildly various, they were bound in total loyalty, not by oath, but by the simple, unquestioning belongingness of part of one organism.”— Louise Erdrich, Love Medicine

Yesssssssssssssssssss

slaughterhouse90210:

“They moved in dance steps too intricate for the noninitiated eye to imitate or understand. Clearly they were of one soul. Handsome, rangy, wildly various, they were bound in total loyalty, not by oath, but by the simple, unquestioning belongingness of part of one organism.”
— Louise Erdrich, Love Medicine

Yesssssssssssssssssss

nationalbook
nationalbook:

A Wine List for the Longlist
To drink with Elizabeth Graver’s The End of the Point…
Elizabeth Graver’s The End of the Point deserves to be read with a bottle of 2012 Yves Cuilleron Viognier, an elegant but richly textured white wine with a distinct identity that speaks clearly of its place of origin. Like the Porter family home of Ashaunt, the Northern Rhone valley is an area charged with rushing water, a deep sense of history, and inspiring natural beauty. It is the birthplace of France’s greatest Viognier, a noble varietal with very low natural acidity, thanks to an agreeable confluence of climate and clay-rich alluvial soil, and Cuilleron is a master at trapping the land in the bottle with great transparency. The round softness of the wine will keep you feeling safe and comfortable, just as the Porter family’s beloved seaside refuge sustains each generation through crises both personal and profound: from the deprivation of World World II to the psychic turmoil of Vietnam.
The National Book Foundation thanks Max, of Brooklyn’s Smith & Vine, for A Wine List for the Longlist, which celebrates the ten Fiction books Longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award. Finalists will be revealed October 16.

Oh yes, I love this. Can I just be in charge of wine/beer/cocktail pairings for our entire published list? Can that just be my job now?

nationalbook:

A Wine List for the Longlist

To drink with Elizabeth Graver’s The End of the Point

Elizabeth Graver’s The End of the Point deserves to be read with a bottle of 2012 Yves Cuilleron Viognier, an elegant but richly textured white wine with a distinct identity that speaks clearly of its place of origin. Like the Porter family home of Ashaunt, the Northern Rhone valley is an area charged with rushing water, a deep sense of history, and inspiring natural beauty. It is the birthplace of France’s greatest Viognier, a noble varietal with very low natural acidity, thanks to an agreeable confluence of climate and clay-rich alluvial soil, and Cuilleron is a master at trapping the land in the bottle with great transparency. The round softness of the wine will keep you feeling safe and comfortable, just as the Porter family’s beloved seaside refuge sustains each generation through crises both personal and profound: from the deprivation of World World II to the psychic turmoil of Vietnam.

The National Book Foundation thanks Max, of Brooklyn’s Smith & Vine, for A Wine List for the Longlist, which celebrates the ten Fiction books Longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award. Finalists will be revealed October 16.

Oh yes, I love this. Can I just be in charge of wine/beer/cocktail pairings for our entire published list? Can that just be my job now?

"Don’t make this about me,” Laura hissed. “You obviously don’t want me here.”

"I’m making it about me," Cath said. "It’s not my job to want you or not want you. It’s not my job to earn you."

You know that thing where everyone tells you how brilliant something is and how much you’ll love it and you know they’re right but you just don’t get to it right away? This is my thank you note to everyone who told me to read FANGIRL, and to Rachel for calling attention to it with the Reblog Book Club, and just… wow. 

It’s such a nonjudgmental, sensitive portrait of mental illness and social anxiety and the writing is so emotionally true and resonant (see above) and it took me back (cliche, but it did) to being an awkward, mildly antisocial 18 year-old falling in love, and my god, the kissing scenes were sexy. Kissing scenes are almost never sexy, regardless of what they try to tell you, but Baz as my witness, these kissing scenes were sexy.

Also I have decided that Kat Dennings IS Reagan and there’s nothing any of you can do about it.