14 4 / 2014

A QUICK DONNA TARTT/NYC PIZZA METAPHOR:
The Secret History is the literary equivalent of  a slice of white pizza from the Sal’s pizzeria down the street that you eat at 1am after a night out and you’re starving and it’s just the right temperature and not too greasy. Ahhh. Perfect.
The Goldfinch is a pizza from Grimaldi’s for which you’ve stood on line for two hours. You finally get the pie and you devour it because you are so hungry and the anticipation is so great. And it is delicious, indeed! But it’s maybe a little burnt. Still an A+ pizza-eating experience, but not quite as special as the one from Sal’s.

A QUICK DONNA TARTT/NYC PIZZA METAPHOR:

The Secret History is the literary equivalent of  a slice of white pizza from the Sal’s pizzeria down the street that you eat at 1am after a night out and you’re starving and it’s just the right temperature and not too greasy. Ahhh. Perfect.

The Goldfinch is a pizza from Grimaldi’s for which you’ve stood on line for two hours. You finally get the pie and you devour it because you are so hungry and the anticipation is so great. And it is delicious, indeed! But it’s maybe a little burnt. Still an A+ pizza-eating experience, but not quite as special as the one from Sal’s.

18 3 / 2014

kickstarter:

Hey New York! We’re hosting another Kickstarter Open House on March 20th. Whether you’re making a film, designing a fashion line, launching an app or anything in between, no creative idea is too weird, big or small. Come hang out!
RSVP required.

Come see me at my new office and let’s talk about how we can be creative together!

kickstarter:

Hey New York! We’re hosting another Kickstarter Open House on March 20th. Whether you’re making a film, designing a fashion line, launching an app or anything in between, no creative idea is too weird, big or small. Come hang out!

RSVP required.

Come see me at my new office and let’s talk about how we can be creative together!

14 3 / 2014

bahhumpug:

bobdoom:

stephosull:

THIS IS MY DREAM.

Is this real life?!

I think this is bubblebeccapugs on instagram. Check them out for some of the best pug grumble piles I’ve ever seen!

Heaven is for real.

bahhumpug:

bobdoom:

stephosull:

THIS IS MY DREAM.

Is this real life?!

I think this is bubblebeccapugs on instagram. Check them out for some of the best pug grumble piles I’ve ever seen!

Heaven is for real.

07 2 / 2014

staff:

Help us welcome help-fill-the-silence, slaughterhouse90210, roxanegay, tragedyseries and vectorbelly to the annals of Tumblr blog-to-book fame. They blogged hard and now they are hard. They are hardback books. 

Am in excellent company. And yes, I *did* blog hard and I’m getting harder.

staff:

Help us welcome help-fill-the-silence, slaughterhouse90210, roxanegay, tragedyseries and vectorbelly to the annals of Tumblr blog-to-book fame. They blogged hard and now they are hard. They are hardback books. 

Am in excellent company. And yes, I *did* blog hard and I’m getting harder.

(Source: help-fill-the-silence)

16 1 / 2014

Dear Dexcom, maker of the continuous blood glucose monitor:
Fuck you. My glucose is red like my blood. There is nothing about my personality that is Tickled Pink to contemplate wearing one of these things. I don’t need a device that is fun and feminine and flirty. It just needs to work. 
Thanks so much, and I sure do hope your shareholders are making tons of money off of my diabetes,
Maris

Dear Dexcom, maker of the continuous blood glucose monitor:

Fuck you. My glucose is red like my blood. There is nothing about my personality that is Tickled Pink to contemplate wearing one of these things. I don’t need a device that is fun and feminine and flirty. It just needs to work. 

Thanks so much, and I sure do hope your shareholders are making tons of money off of my diabetes,

Maris

09 1 / 2014

wordbookstores:

rachelfershleiser:

GIRLS!

A++ hoodie choice, Rachel!

I’m definitely a Blanche.

wordbookstores:

rachelfershleiser:

GIRLS!

A++ hoodie choice, Rachel!

I’m definitely a Blanche.

20 12 / 2013

rainbowrowell:

rainbowrowell:

Did you see that the Reblog Book Club has selected a new book? The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson!

Today I was thinking about how I was traveling when the Fangirl book club discussion was winding down, and I don’t think I ever said good-bye or thank you.

I woke up this morning and realized that, when I posted this last night, I forgot to mention and thank Rachel Fershleiser by name.

RACHEL IS A BOOK-LOVING FORCE OF NATURE.

She’s the person at Tumblr who came up with the Reblog Book Club, then made it happen.

I think she’s one of those people who were brought onto this earth to Make Things Happen.

If I ran a giant corporation, I would throw money at her and try to bend her magic toward my own possibly nefarious ends.

I love Rainbow and I love Rachel and I’m so glad they love each other.

19 12 / 2013

wspdogrun:

The 2014 Washington Square Park Dog Run Calendar is here!

The story: The legendary punk photographer Roberta Bayley has “reimagined” her most iconic photograph to feature her pug Sidney and her pug pals for the cover (and the month of September) of the 2014 Washington Square Park Dog Run wall calendar.

This 12” x 12” calendar is a once-in-a-lifetime collectible for any punk / rock / music / pug fan. Your copy will be autographed by Roberta Bayley (It could even be personalized if you like!)

Roberta has donated the use of her re-imagined photo to Washington Square Dog Run, a registered 301c charity, so your purchase is tax deductible. The calendar is a fundraiser for the Washington Square Park Dog Run and all profits go to fund the expenses of the dog run.

The calendar is a collector’s item, never to be seen again, and it makes a great gift! It’s for sale on eBay for a mere $20.

Please reblog and thanks so much for your support!

Hey, Santa? I don’t ask for much.

13 12 / 2013

rachelfershleiser:

wordbookstores:

WORD Jersey City’s bookstore soft opening is TOMORROW, December 14, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.! We’ve got books on the shelves and are SO READY to help you find gifts for everyone on your list.
The café has a few more days to go, but will be open later next week, at which point we will be prepared to help you with all your caffeine/snack needs.
YOU GUYS! COME SEE US TOMORROW! 123 Newark Ave. It’s all happening.




Love every single thing about this post. Yay!

rachelfershleiser:

wordbookstores:

WORD Jersey City’s bookstore soft opening is TOMORROW, December 14, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.! We’ve got books on the shelves and are SO READY to help you find gifts for everyone on your list.

The café has a few more days to go, but will be open later next week, at which point we will be prepared to help you with all your caffeine/snack needs.

YOU GUYS! COME SEE US TOMORROW! 123 Newark Ave. It’s all happening.

Love every single thing about this post. Yay!

10 12 / 2013

housingworksbookstore:

Another What the Dickens?, another tree of authors, performers, actors, and more! Lots of new faces/ornaments this year. Join these readers and SURPRISE special guests this Saturday, December 14 at 1PM for our annual marathon reading of A Christmas Carol.
All the info:
Join dozens of terrific writers and performers for a reading of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.
Drop in early and often to catch a few surprise performers or linger through the afternoon for the whole spirited tale. All books, movies, and more are 10 percent off, and the cafe will be stocked with seasonal specials. Finish your Christmas shopping with unique literary finds, have some festive treats from our cafe with a hot cocoa or a glass of wine and enjoy!
Festivities will kick off at 10:30AM with a special show for kid’s from The Story Pirates. At noon we’ll enjoy Christmas caroling from members of the New York City Master Chorale. The reading of A Christmas Carol will begin at 1 PM inside the bookstore and end at approximately 4:15PM.
Our thanks to Penguin Classics for donating beautiful editions of Charles Dickens’s work, which will be for sale the day of the event with proceeds benefiting Housing Works.
Readers, not including surprise special guests, in the order they will read:

Adam Gopnik
Emma Straub
Justin Torres
Rosie Schaap
Téa Obreht
Mike Albo
Sandra Bauleo
Lynne Tillman
Rob Spillman
Adelle Waldman
Elissa Schappell
Dave Hill
Anna Holmes
Lev Grossman
Lorin Stein
Fiona Maazel
Alexander Chee
Gabriel Roth
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
Jill Hennessy
Jim Shepard
J. Courtney Sullivan
Saeed Jones
Aryn Kyle
David Goodwillie
Parul Sehgal
Justin Taylor
Bennett Madison
Jami Attenberg
Michael Kostroff

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. 

housingworksbookstore:

Another What the Dickens?, another tree of authors, performers, actors, and more! Lots of new faces/ornaments this year. Join these readers and SURPRISE special guests this Saturday, December 14 at 1PM for our annual marathon reading of A Christmas Carol.

All the info:

Join dozens of terrific writers and performers for a reading of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.

Drop in early and often to catch a few surprise performers or linger through the afternoon for the whole spirited tale. All books, movies, and more are 10 percent off, and the cafe will be stocked with seasonal specials. Finish your Christmas shopping with unique literary finds, have some festive treats from our cafe with a hot cocoa or a glass of wine and enjoy!

Festivities will kick off at 10:30AM with a special show for kid’s from The Story Pirates. At noon we’ll enjoy Christmas caroling from members of the New York City Master Chorale. The reading of A Christmas Carol will begin at 1 PM inside the bookstore and end at approximately 4:15PM.

Our thanks to Penguin Classics for donating beautiful editions of Charles Dickens’s work, which will be for sale the day of the event with proceeds benefiting Housing Works.

Readers, not including surprise special guests, in the order they will read:

  • Adam Gopnik
  • Emma Straub
  • Justin Torres
  • Rosie Schaap
  • Téa Obreht
  • Mike Albo
  • Sandra Bauleo
  • Lynne Tillman
  • Rob Spillman
  • Adelle Waldman
  • Elissa Schappell
  • Dave Hill
  • Anna Holmes
  • Lev Grossman
  • Lorin Stein
  • Fiona Maazel
  • Alexander Chee
  • Gabriel Roth
  • Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
  • Jill Hennessy
  • Jim Shepard
  • J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Saeed Jones
  • Aryn Kyle
  • David Goodwillie
  • Parul Sehgal
  • Justin Taylor
  • Bennett Madison
  • Jami Attenberg
  • Michael Kostroff

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.