What is A/S Reading? – No. 22
2013 has been busy busy busy but chock full of plans guaranteed to excite! We’re hard at work on Issue 4 and planning a slew of events that provide something for pretty much everyone. But… that’s ALL we are allowed to say. We can’t give away all our secrets! So, in the meantime, you’ll have to make do with: What is A/S Reading?
Publicist Vicki Lame just finished Rosie Schaap’s Drinking With Men.
So, if any of you follow me on twitter, you know I enjoy going to bars. A LOT. But, like, the same five bars for hours and hours at a time, and I have some lovely bartender friends, and am, in fact, what Rosie Schaap so wonderfully defines as a “regular.” And I love it. But, at the same time, I’m fairly certain at least a few people in my life needlessly worry about me. But, frankly, it’s not about the drinking. Schaap has written an absolutely gorgeous memoir about what being a regular really means. Bars that you go to regularly are about the people and friendship and a home away from home, and she has captured the beauty of them in a way that is happy and sad and wistful and magical all in one.
And, in case anyone was wondering, I’m a regular at Extra Fancy. See you there?
Managing Editor John M. Cusick is reading Another Little Piece, a grim, gruesome, and lovely young adult novel coming this June from HarperTeen.
Author Kate Karyus Quinn‘s debut opens with Annaliese, a young girl who’s been missing for months, stumbling out of the woods with no memory of who she is or where she’s been. What follows is an unflinching and brutal series of flashbacks as Annaliese struggles to reassemble herself and what’s happened to her. Genuinely spooky, this is also a story about love, without really being a love story. For those who think y.a. is all sexual tension and sparkly vampires, here is your antidote. Highly recommended.