Shorties (Emily Wells Interviewed about Her New Memoir, New Music from Ratboys, and more)

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Emily Wells discussed her memoir A Matter of Appearance with Electric Literature.

…I am really generally opposed to learning from pain, narratives of wisdom from pain—I think people are finally getting a little sick of those because I’m reading so many more books where people are doing something else instead.

Stream a new song by Ratboys.

Today’s eBook deals

June’s best eBook deals

All June’s eBook deals

Stream a new song by King Krule.

Vulture listed the best books of the year so far.

Aldous Harding and John Parish shared a krautrock cover of Nick Drake’s “Three Hours.”

Jodi Chromey (supergenius, book blogger, and the brains behind THE Replacements’ fan site is having some health issues and needs our help.

I shared a cat-themed playlist in the Largehearted Boy newsletter.

Literary Hub shared an ultimate summer 2023 reading list.

Miya Folick shared a playlist at Interview.

Book Riot and Literary Hub recommended the week’s best new books.

Stream a new song by L’Rain.

Brandon Taylor talked to Hazlitt about his new novel.

The Guardian and Stereogum listed the best albums of the year so far.

Jeffrey Boyd recommended novels about people feeling out of place at Electric Literature.

Stream a new song by Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo.

Amelia Possanza discussed her memoir Lesbian Love Story with NPR Books.

“I like to think of this project as me taking on being the publicist for lesbians,” Possanza tells me.

Stream a new song by Drab Majesty that features Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell.

NYLON and InsideHook recommended June’s best books.

Stream a new song by Sweeping Promises.

Ilana Masad recommended books that feel like puzzles at the Atlantic.

Stream a new song by Julie Byrne.

Jon Michaud discussed his new book Last Call at Coogan’s: The Life and Death of a Neighborhood Bar with CrimeReads.

Debutiful recommended June’s best debut books.

Stream a new song by Black Duck.

Short Story, Long shared new fiction by Jac Jemc.

Full Stop interviewed author Jack Skelley.

Cecilia Rabess talked to Shondaland about her novel Everything’s Fine.

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