Author Archives: scribd

Reading Around the World

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A few weeks ago, we asked our team of data nerds about reading activity around the world. We were pretty excited by what they came up, so we made it into a nice picture to share with you all. Enjoy!
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#FridayReads for 3/13

Every Friday, our editors share which books, audiobooks, and comics have been keeping us company throughout the week. This week, a YA novel about a literally haunted teen, an epic history of the Progressive Age from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Team of Rivals, startling wise stories from a gifted debut author, and more.
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Unlimited comics, now on Scribd

That's right. We've just added more than ten thousand comics and graphic novels to our library, including titles from Marvel, IDW/Top Shelf, Valiant, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, Archie, and more. For the first time, characters as diverse as Spider-Man, My Little Pony, X-O Manowar, Transformers, and Archie are all hanging out in the same place. It's kinda like having an entire comic convention in your pocket, only way cheaper and without the smelly convention center.
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#FridayReads: “My Train’s Delayed” Edition

Though the trains in and out of the City by the Bay aren't the most reliable, the trains bringing new books to our library continue to arrive right on schedule. This week we've been celebrating new titles from Macmillan, Tin House, McSweeney's, and others. Not surprisingly, a few of those titles crept into our #FridayReads. With these books in hand, the train home can take it's sweet time.
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#FridayReads: What Year Is It? Edition


A great critic once called literature “equipment for living.” This week, we re-equipped ourselves for the new year. Maybe it’s because we’re all still recuperating from holiday overload, but a lot of us found ourselves gravitating toward stories about the stresses of social situations, whether raging parties or awkward dinners or just trying to make small talk with someone you don’t know. Read more

Now on Scribd: Bloomsbury

Great news: Just in time for Christmas, Hannukah, and Boxing Day, we’ve added more than 2,500 books from Bloomsbury to Scribd. They’re a great publisher with an absurdly good list of titles—from runaway bestsellers like Tom Standage’s A History of the World in 6 Glasses and Shannon Hale’s Austenland to major award winners like Howard Jacobson’s The Finkler Question and Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones—and we're so so glad to have them on Scribd.
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#FridayReads: Hibernation edition

We don’t know about you, but we powered through this past week with one goal in mind: hibernating next week. With temperatures dropping and a slew of rainstorms passing through, we’re looking forward to staying inside with a mug of (peppermint spiked) hot chocolate and getting lost in our current favorites, which just happen to be the opposite of Christmas cheer: cold case murders, paranormal antics, and a heartbreaking fascination with the color blue.
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#FridayReads: Pineapple Express Edition

We all survived the Pineapple Express (thanks for asking) and are now enjoying a sunny San Francisco afternoon. Yesterday, though, it was all power outages, flooded train tracks, and impassable streets. A couple of us decided to make the best of a bad situation and start on our weekend reading. Here are the books that floated us through the deluge.
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#FridayReads: 12/5 Edition


Thanksgiving is over, the family is (finally) gone, and yet we still feel like we’re wandering around in a Tryptophan-induced haze. That makes it oddly appropriate that this week we’ve found ourselves reaching for fiction to match our state of mind–bizarre, haunting, strange stories about family, love, and the fundamental strangeness of human relationships. Read more