Author Juan Gabriel Vasquez: ‘I Can Easily Kill a Character’

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Mashable’s social book club, MashableReads, met with author Juan Gabriel Vasquez for a Twitter chat on Sept. 24 to discuss his novel, The Sound of Things Falling. The novel deals with the aftermath of kingpin Pablo Escobar’s reign in Colombia. Mashable readers discussed their favorite characters and posed questions to the author. Vasquez shared his […]

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Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian Joins MashableReads

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Our second non-fiction selection for the MashableReads social book club is Alexis Ohanian’s Without Their Permission. We’ll be hosting a Twitter chat with Ohanian on Nov. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. You can discuss the book with the author personally, along with other participants from all over the world. In Without Their […]

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Author Emma Straub on ‘The Vacationers’ and the Literary Internet

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Family vacations: they never seem to quite go according to plan. Fortunately for us, this fact of life provided the plot and setting for Emma Straub’s best-selling novel The Vacationers, which has been selected as an official MashableReads selection. We’re discussing The Vacationers with Emma Straub at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Bring your […]

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‘Moby-Dick’ Tribute Is a Whale of a Google Doodle

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Google, which typically toasts scientific types with its Google Doodles, gave a shout out to English Lit majors and lit lovers in general with a tribute to the 161st anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick on Thursday. Though the novel now has an unquestionable position in the American literature canon, Melville’s novel was […]

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Media Theorist Douglas Rushkoff Joins MashableReads

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Our next non-fiction selection for the MashableReads social book club is Douglas Rushkoff’s Present Shock. We’ll be hosting a Twitter chat with Rushkoff on Dec. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. You can discuss the book with the author personally, along with other participants from all over the world. In Present Shock, Douglas […]

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Artist Designs Glow in the Dark Harry Potter Books with Pop-Up Illustrations

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Art student Kincső Nagy designed an amazing glow in the dark version of the Harry Potter books, complete with interactive illustrations throughout. The Hungarian designer created simple covers for each book in the series, and the laser-cut illustrations come to life once the lights go out. Inside, readers will find illustrations that pop-up, fold out […]

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