The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Senate unable to get enough Republican votes to honor To Kill a Mockinbird.”  (via)

The Literary Saloon takes on the NYTBR for its lack of reviews of works in translation.

William Faulkner: Every time a sentence goes on for more than a page, drink the entire bottle. Then make out with your sister.” Jezebel has a bunch of drinking games for reading various writers. WARNING: All of them will kill you. (via)

“(S)aying that chick-lit can’t be well-written is a little like saying that pretty girls can’t be smart.” At The Guardian, a defense of chick-lit by Michele Gorman.


Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →