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Whether it’s a favorite reading spot, a literary themed adventure, an author event or anything in between, these photos remind us why we love reading.


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Whether it’s a favorite reading spot, a literary themed adventure, an author event or anything in between, these photos remind us why we love reading.

Snapped | April 1st, 2014

Favorite Reading Spots

We think anywhere you can sneak in a few chapters is great. But many of us have a particularly special spot to curl up with a book. We asked a few of our favorite readers to share theirs–and invite you to add your picks to the comments!

Charles BlackstoneCharles Blackstone, author of Vintage Attraction:

“My favorite reading spot is on my couch. I like to keep beverages (water, wine, whiskey, depending on the book) within easy reach, and, of course, Haruki the pug nearby for warmth and companionship and to occasionally turn the pages for me when I have a glass in one hand.
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Snapped | March 6th, 2014 | 2 responses

Love is Murder in Chicago by Julie Anne Lindsey

Love is Murder in Chicago

Nothing heats up an arctic vortex like a little love and murder. I had the amazing opportunity to grab a handful of both at the Love is Murder conference in Chicago last month. In fact, I bought a bagful of love and murder at the onsite bookstore!
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Snapped | February 25th, 2014

Better Together: Writers at Work (and Play!) by Sophie Littlefield

 

Authors Rachel Herron, Juliet Blackwell and Sophie Littlefield in Berkeley, CA.

Authors Rachel Herron, Juliet Blackwell and Sophie Littlefield in Berkeley, CA.

A surprising number of my favorite photos are out of focus or cropped in weird places. They capture me and my friends not at our most photogenic, or our most camera-ready, but at our most unguarded. You might say – at our most real.

Take this one, for instance. This was from a recent Plot Lunch, a tradition that was begun as a professional exercise and evolved – devolved? – into a celebration of friendship as much as a strategy session.
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Snapped | February 20th, 2014

Writing is One Thing; Presenting is Another by Anne McCarthy Strauss

Anne McCarthy Strauss reads from A Medical Affair at Book Revue, Huntington, NY, the fifth largest independent bookstore in the U.S.

Anne McCarthy Strauss reads from A Medical Affair at Book Revue, Huntington, NY, the fifth largest independent bookstore in the U.S.

I grew up surrounded by books – more accurately, library books.  Both my parents were avid readers, but my father, an attorney, could read circles around my mother.  Every Saturday, our routine was the same.  I’d hop in the back of our Plymouth Belvedere for a trip across town to the library and the supermarket.

Both raised in Brooklyn, my parents had relied on public transportation.  When we moved to the suburbs, neither parent had a driver’s license.  My mother lost the coin toss on which of them would take driving lessons.  She became the family chauffeur.
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Snapped | December 17th, 2013

Nancy Spiller’s ‘Compromise Cake’

Compromise Cake!

What better way to celebrate a new book than with dessert?! Then again, we don’t think any celebration is complete without a cake. But it’s especially fitting for Nancy Spiller’s food memoir, Compromise Cake: Lessons Learned from My Mother’s Recipe Box. This thought-provoking holiday read looks at the relationship between mothers and daughters and all women who struggle to find a balanced compromise in marriage, family, relationships––and in the kitchen. Especially during the holidays… 
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