February Wrap Up, And Looking Ahead to March

I, like so many others it seems, it a really bad book slump this month! I blame Rainbow Rowell for this, as Fangirl was just too damn good. I did start a few, and I picked up a bit as the month came closer to an end and A Gathering of Shadows came out. (If you are … Continue reading February Wrap Up, And Looking Ahead to March


Top Ten Tuesday: Writing Soundtrack

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's pic seems to be a bit vague, a combination of book and music. Since I can read with almost anything on — I can block out noises and make it white noise (no seriously, I read on the subway with … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Writing Soundtrack

Mid-Month Updates, ICYMI

I think I am having the best February ever, and now I shall knock on wood to keep from jinxing myself. Especially as I am driving tomorrow for the first time since I moved to Brooklyn. I am not reading much at all right now — Fangirl kind of ruined me for a little while. I … Continue reading Mid-Month Updates, ICYMI

Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

I wouldn't expect too many video game reviews from me, as I don't tend to play newish games (the last games I bought were The Order and Batman's latest game...and I have barely played Dragon Age.) But I did finish the newest Assassin's Creed this past weekend instead of watching the Super Bowl. More specifically, I finished the … Continue reading Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Top Ten Tuesdays: OTP

I am (almost cliché-ingly) anti-Valentine's Day. In middle school I would wear an anti-Valentine's Day outfit (primarily black...I was a weird kid), but would also get a little something for my friends. I think I've only had a date once on Valentine's Day, and that was my senior year of high school. I also remember … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays: OTP

Hike 2: George Washington Bridge

With my editing project and the blizzard that hit in January, I didn't have a chance to get out and go hiking more than once last month. I actually debated not going out today as it is a bit chilly still, and I wasn't entirely up for leaving the city. Still, I knew that a … Continue reading Hike 2: George Washington Bridge

How Do You Get On The New York Times Best-Seller List?

Enlightening read about the NYT. I’ll definitely think twice next time I look to the NYT only for a new potential book.

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Short answer: Who the [bleep] knows.

Long answer: It seems obvious, right? The book was a best-seller, meaning it sold more than all the other books that weren’t on said best-seller list, correct?

Well, maybe.

Publishing insider Tim Grahl recently posted an article that outlines the eternal mystery of landing a book on a best-seller list, specifically The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. The New York Times is notoriously secretive about how books land on their list, but we do know they factor in a lot more than just sales. According to Grahl:

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Book Review: Carry On

I bought this book from Books of Wonder when I came to NYC to look for an apartment last October. I knew nothing of the book, nothing of Fangirl... I didn't even read my first Rainbow Rowell book until months later. But everyone was excited about this book, and I wasn't going to pass up a signed copy. … Continue reading Book Review: Carry On