1. RG @auntiesbooks “Laura McBride returns to her hometown of #Spokane, July 17 at 7pm to present her debut #novel, We Are Called To Rise #books #readlocal” via @PhotoRepost_app

    RG @auntiesbooks “Laura McBride returns to her hometown of #Spokane, July 17 at 7pm to present her debut #novel, We Are Called To Rise #books #readlocal” via @PhotoRepost_app

  2. RG @ichaity “Riley’s hanging on to every word as we’re reading him Travels with Casey. It’s about a man who takes a journey with his dog and embark on a road trip designed to help them bond. They meet up with dog rescuers, pet psychics, canine mascots and @cesarsway. Haven’t caught up to the ending just yet but I’m told it’s entertaining! @travelswithcasey,  www.travelswithcasey.com" via @PhotoRepost_app

    RG @ichaity “Riley’s hanging on to every word as we’re reading him Travels with Casey. It’s about a man who takes a journey with his dog and embark on a road trip designed to help them bond. They meet up with dog rescuers, pet psychics, canine mascots and @cesarsway. Haven’t caught up to the ending just yet but I’m told it’s entertaining! @travelswithcasey,  www.travelswithcasey.com" via @PhotoRepost_app

  3. RG @hillaryclintonbook “The Daily Show hosts Hillary Clinton for a laugh-filled, must-watch interview with Jon Stewart. Visit thedailyshow.cc.com to watch!” via @PhotoRepost_app

    RG @hillaryclintonbook “The Daily Show hosts Hillary Clinton for a laugh-filled, must-watch interview with Jon Stewart. Visit thedailyshow.cc.com to watch!” via @PhotoRepost_app

  4. subwaybookreview:

The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go.

L Train. 

Justin Go: “The Steady Running of the Hour is the story of a young American who learns he could be the heir to the fortune of a British mountaineer and his lover. If he can prove he’s related to them, he inherits the fortune. So he goes off to Europe in search of evidence. The book switches back and forth between his story in the present and the story of this young couple who fell in love around the war and the 1920s. 

My obsession while writing the book was to make it feel like you are there. I wanted to capture what it felt like to actually be in the war and climbing the mountains and also what it felt like to be in love at the time. I had been reading a lot of letters from WWI and I got an idea about writing a book that involves people who were on the Everest expeditions and had also fought in the war. That’s what started the book: the idea of what it would be like if a story from the past came and touched us.

I love putting myself at the mercy of chance and seeing what happens when traveling. After college, I hitchhiked around Europe and then wound up living in New York where I was working 12-hour days at a law firm. I would walk out of my office in Midtown and still have so much restlessness. I made a joke that I would quit my job and move to Berlin to write this book. Then one day I did. 

The Steady Running of the Hour took seven years to write. I had never written a book before and learned by trial and error. I think the biggest surprise I encountered while researching and writing is that people from the past are a lot like us. At first you become interested because they are so different and because what they went through is so intense - like the war and incredible mountain climbing expeditions. But a lot of the things, feelings, or experiences that we think of now, are the same things that they went through. Even people who were fighting these terrible battles were still worried that their feet were wet or that their girlfriend was going to dump them.

You get attached to all of the characters when writing, but the one I’m most attached to is the female character, Imogen. It’s funny, because a lot of people, especially some men, have told me that they think she’s annoying, but I don’t think so. She’s strong and independent, but she’s also 19 years old, and 19 year old people in love are a bit crazy. I kind of admire that. They know what they want and don’t want to make compromises. I respect people who, especially as they get older, are uncompromising even though they are difficult in some people’s eyes.

I’ve never done an interview on the subway before, but I’m a subway rider and am sure I wrote part of the book on the L Train. A lot of people read on the L train. It’s a very literary-fiction-heavy train. My geography of New York is mostly guided by subway stops. When I lived in London I used to ride the train all the way to the end just to see what’s there.”


Justin Go is currently reading:

“I went through Montana on my book tour and stayed with the author Bryce Andrews who wrote Badluck Way. His book is about a rancher in Montana who has to shoot a wolf, but he doesn’t want to do it. Bryce let me stay at his ranch - we drank whiskey, he gave me a pair of antlers and we worked on the irrigation together. It was one of the best parts of my book tour. That, and he’s a really good writer and his book is really good.”

The interview was held in New York City on the L Train by Uli Beutter Cohen for Subway Book Review. The Steady Running of the Hour is Justin Go’s first novel and was published in April 2014 by Simon and Schuster.

    subwaybookreview:

    The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go.

    L Train.

    Justin Go: “The Steady Running of the Hour is the story of a young American who learns he could be the heir to the fortune of a British mountaineer and his lover. If he can prove he’s related to them, he inherits the fortune. So he goes off to Europe in search of evidence. The book switches back and forth between his story in the present and the story of this young couple who fell in love around the war and the 1920s.

    My obsession while writing the book was to make it feel like you are there. I wanted to capture what it felt like to actually be in the war and climbing the mountains and also what it felt like to be in love at the time. I had been reading a lot of letters from WWI and I got an idea about writing a book that involves people who were on the Everest expeditions and had also fought in the war. That’s what started the book: the idea of what it would be like if a story from the past came and touched us.

    I love putting myself at the mercy of chance and seeing what happens when traveling. After college, I hitchhiked around Europe and then wound up living in New York where I was working 12-hour days at a law firm. I would walk out of my office in Midtown and still have so much restlessness. I made a joke that I would quit my job and move to Berlin to write this book. Then one day I did.

    The Steady Running of the Hour took seven years to write. I had never written a book before and learned by trial and error. I think the biggest surprise I encountered while researching and writing is that people from the past are a lot like us. At first you become interested because they are so different and because what they went through is so intense - like the war and incredible mountain climbing expeditions. But a lot of the things, feelings, or experiences that we think of now, are the same things that they went through. Even people who were fighting these terrible battles were still worried that their feet were wet or that their girlfriend was going to dump them.

    You get attached to all of the characters when writing, but the one I’m most attached to is the female character, Imogen. It’s funny, because a lot of people, especially some men, have told me that they think she’s annoying, but I don’t think so. She’s strong and independent, but she’s also 19 years old, and 19 year old people in love are a bit crazy. I kind of admire that. They know what they want and don’t want to make compromises. I respect people who, especially as they get older, are uncompromising even though they are difficult in some people’s eyes.

    I’ve never done an interview on the subway before, but I’m a subway rider and am sure I wrote part of the book on the L Train. A lot of people read on the L train. It’s a very literary-fiction-heavy train. My geography of New York is mostly guided by subway stops. When I lived in London I used to ride the train all the way to the end just to see what’s there.”


    Justin Go is currently reading:

    “I went through Montana on my book tour and stayed with the author Bryce Andrews who wrote Badluck Way. His book is about a rancher in Montana who has to shoot a wolf, but he doesn’t want to do it. Bryce let me stay at his ranch - we drank whiskey, he gave me a pair of antlers and we worked on the irrigation together. It was one of the best parts of my book tour. That, and he’s a really good writer and his book is really good.”

    The interview was held in New York City on the L Train by Uli Beutter Cohen for Subway Book Review. The Steady Running of the Hour is Justin Go’s first novel and was published in April 2014 by Simon and Schuster.

  5. RG @serbear37 “Joshua Horwitz and Eric Dinerstein discussing Living with Nature at Bryant Park Reading Room.” via @PhotoRepost_app

    RG @serbear37 “Joshua Horwitz and Eric Dinerstein discussing Living with Nature at Bryant Park Reading Room.” via @PhotoRepost_app

  6. Spotted at a B&N in #SoCal! Steve Jobs, Rob Lowe @rhl64, Greg Sestero (#TheRoom), and Scott Eyman (John Wayne)! Great shelving ;)

    Spotted at a B&N in #SoCal! Steve Jobs, Rob Lowe @rhl64, Greg Sestero (#TheRoom), and Scott Eyman (John Wayne)! Great shelving ;)

  7. @dan_churchill (author #DUDEFOOD) & his editor @emilycgraff at #PokPok!

    @dan_churchill (author #DUDEFOOD) & his editor @emilycgraff at #PokPok!

  8. How Famous Creatives Spent Their Days via Galleycat

    How Famous Creatives Spent Their Days via Galleycat

  9. Hillary Clinton on women’s rights around the world, from her #book #HARDCHOICES #womensrights. Double tap for the #fridayreads ladies (and gentlemen)!

    Hillary Clinton on women’s rights around the world, from her #book #HARDCHOICES #womensrights. Double tap for the #fridayreads ladies (and gentlemen)!

  10. Angelina Mirabella author of THE SWEETHEART (a #bombshell of a #novel), visits S&S to talk about how to get the #book out to lovely readers such as yourselves! #fridayreads

    Angelina Mirabella author of THE SWEETHEART (a #bombshell of a #novel), visits S&S to talk about how to get the #book out to lovely readers such as yourselves! #fridayreads