Good afternoon bookies. This month we're reading Lev Grossman's The Magicians. (If you're new to the book club, please read the 1book140 primer here.) The voting did not proceed without controversy, but I have high hopes for comity—and perhaps some comedy as well--in the coming weeks. Lev, an old hand at Twitter, has graciously agreed to lead the discussion and even suggested the following discussion schedule. As you'll surely note that The Magicians doesn't have chapter numbers. But then, what does such rote enumeration have to do with literature anyway?
Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.