Book Keeping: A Reader's Community

Book Keeping: A Readers’ Commmunity

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Original thoughts on books and reading by the authors you know and love.

  • Robin Rinaldi, author of the electric memoir The Wild Oats Project, shines a light on the history of sex writing, and shows how she convinced herself to write so candidly about her experiences. Offering up a sex scene to a reader isn’t unlike offering sex. You might be accepted with caution or rejected with disgust. […]

  • To celebrate the publication of Daniel Torday’s debut novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, we are pleased to present an original essay on what drove him to dig up his familial past, and how the stories he found became fuel for his fiction.

  • Laura van den Berg makes the time mid-tour to sneak away and answer some questions about the books and nooks that made her the author she is. Book Keeping: Who is your ideal reader? Laura van den Berg: Anyone who reads my fiction and sees something of value in it! I feel inexpressively grateful to […]

  • “You uncover a place in the scent of a dish, more absolutely than in a thousand words.”

    Jason Goodwin

  • “One day a tiger cub will crawl out of my Amazon box."

    Heather O'Neill

  • “Disable one-click before consuming alcohol. You know what I mean. Oh, yes, you do.”

    Louise Doughty

  • “All my personal writing goes back to Montaigne. ”

    Phyllis Rose

  • “Music came to me in a spotty, haphazard and completely disjointed way, and it wasn’t until I started writing a novel that begins in 1966, that I found I had suddenly tapped into one of the richest veins in American music.”

    Elizabeth Crook