Three Treats for Book Lovers

Are you a book junkie? Are you missing a healthy books section in your local newspaper, or craving more variety? Here are three digital destinations for bibliophiles that go above and beyond:

1. The Los Angeles Review of Books: No, it’s not just for West Coasters, and yes, it’s chock full of reviews, news, interviews, essays, and videos, both on and off the beaten path. Everyone from ’80s icon Molly Ringwald (talking about her novel-in-stories) to the late David Foster Wallace to authors you’ve never heard of (but should have) can be found over here.

2. Chicago Tribune Printer’s Row: The heartland’s premier book review is by subscription, and now you can get it digitally if you live out of town. It’s more than worth the price of admission, not only for the thoughtful coverage of books and ideas but also because each issue comes with an original short story or novel excerpt, so your weekly fiction fix comes straight to your inbox.

3. Indie Reader:  More and more books are self-published, but you almost never see these titles featured in mainstream publications (unless they hit Fifty Shades of Gray-level sales). Indie Reader is your guide to all the do-it-yourself lit out there, and is also an invaluable resource if you want to self-publish your own book.

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.