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#FridayReads: “My Train’s Delayed” Edition

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

New & Noteworthy: Food coma edition

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Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’ll be spending the holiday recovering from a food coma, enduring the hassle of finding those bargains, or just trying to avoid eye contact with crazy Great Aunt Ethel, there are plenty of great titles here from our newest publishing partners to help you truly enjoy the long weekend.
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#FridayReads: 11/21 edition

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This week we got a brief but blessed respite from the Golden State's ongoing historic drought, and it was hard to resist the urge to skip work and hole up in the coffee shop by a window to read and listen to the patter of rain. We managed, somehow; but it did put us in the perfect mood for our weekend reads.
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Audiobooks are here!

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Today is a huge day for Scribd. We've just added more than 30,000 audiobooks to our library, including new releases and bestsellers like The Drop by Dennis LehaneHow to Build a Girl by Caitlin MoranBad Feminist by Roxane Gay, The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, The Hunger Games Trilogy, and Divergent, all available on Scribd. That makes us (we're extremely pleased to say) the largest unlimited e-book & audiobook subscription service around.
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What’s new this month on Scribd

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No tricks here! We’re all treats this month. Feast on some brain candy with these offerings from our newest publishers. They’ve got all the taste and none of the calories (assuming you hide the candy bowl, of course).
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