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January 16, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - January 16, 2013

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week.

WORD is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Our primary goal is to be whatever our community needs us to be, which currently means carrying a lot of paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, board books, and absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). We're a small operation, just 1000 square feet and four people, but we read too much, so it all works out. If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough for you, follow us on Twitter: @wordbrooklyn.

WORD also hosts the monthly Largehearted Lit reading series, featuring authors who participated in this blog's Book Notes series and musical guests.

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker

Molly and Jenn both recommend this novel for its dreamy, slightly sinister dystopian feel.


by John Scalzi

Jenn says: "This is my favorite meta-fiction since The Princess Bride. Clever and incredibly satisfying."

Cold Cereal

Cold Cereal
by Adam Rex

We will read anything that Adam Rex writes ever, and so should you. His newest is now in paperback, so you have no excuses!

Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly
by Brené Brown

Go watch Brené Brown's TED talk; if that's not enough to convince you to pick this up, you can also hear her in conversation with Krista Tippett.

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD blog
WORD on Twitter
WORD's Facebook page
WORD's Flickr photos

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists

52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading project)
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics & graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)