Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Zadie Smith's Swing Time

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

January 25, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in January

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

Katie, Grub's Marketing/AV Intern, is reading John Gardner's Grendel. For her, the book is a strong reminder about the importance of perspective and she loves John Gardner's distinct and witty writing style. 

Director of Programs & Marketing Alison is currently reading Pedagogy of ...

January 23, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Kate Racculia's Bellweather Rhapsody

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

This month's edition features a sentence from Kate Racculia's novel Bellweather Rhapsody.

January 13, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in December

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

 

Sonya, Grub's Assistant Director of the Muse conference, is reading Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, which she's finding so absorbing.

December 26, 2016 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in November

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

 

Eve, Grub's Executive Director, is reading JD Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. She's also re-reading sections of Thomas Merton's New Seeds of Contemplation which is giving me some spiritual sustenance.

November 28, 2016 | GrubWrites

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