Sarah Weinman

Snow Reads Are the New Beach Reads: 26 Books to Get You Through Winter

Every year, around the time when mercury rises and the sun starts peeking out, we’re bombarded with countless articles on the best books to read at the beach — because, of course, reading in the sand and sunshine is a great deal more pleasurable than sitting outside with a novel in January. Yet winter is truly the best season to burrow deep into a great book. With that in mind, we asked an assortment of great authors, critics, and musicians to let us in on their favorite books they like to read this time of… Read More

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Wonderful Vintage Pulp Covers for Domestic Suspense Novels

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, editor Sarah Weinman’s collection of “stories from the trailblazers of domestic suspense,” is not only one of the year’s must-have collections of forgotten writings; it also continues the excellent trend of under-appreciated fiction subgenres getting the respect they rightfully deserve. And even though we know you should never judge a book by one, the cover of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives is as irresistible as the stories by Patricia Highsmith, Vera Caspary, and the other writers included in this marvelous collection of crime fiction. It’s a design that pulls you in with its homage to old-school pulp paperback covers of the kind of novels authors in Weinman’s anthology published. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers each recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed the most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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Weekly Reader: After Etan, by Lisa R. Cohen

A few years ago Sarah Weinman thought she was going to have a career as a forensic scientist. But then she launched the crime and mystery fiction blog Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind as a way of procrastinating on her master’s thesis, and it changed her life’s path. As she’s the most voracious reader we’ve ever met, we’ve asked Sarah to recommend a new book for Flavorpill readers to check out each Wednesday. Learn more about her latest pick —  which explores the ’70s disappearance of Etan Patz — after the jump, and leave us a review in the comments if you’ve already read it! … Read More

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Weekly Reader: The Love Pirate and the Bandit’s Son, by Laura James

A few years ago Sarah Weinman thought she was going to have a career as a forensic scientist. But then she launched the crime and mystery fiction blog Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind as a way of procrastinating on her master’s thesis, and it changed her life’s path. As she’s the most voracious reader we’ve ever met, we’ve asked Sarah to recommend a new book for Flavorpill readers to check out each Wednesday. Learn more about her latest pick —  a thrilling-but-true American crime tale — after the jump, and leave us a review in the comments if you’ve already read it. … Read More

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Weekly Reader: THE BOOK OF THE UNKNOWN, by Jonathon Keats

THE BOOK OF THE UNKNOWN, by Jonathon Keats
“The title is a bit of a misnomer: there are only twelve tales, not the full thirty-six recounting souls of all stripes and walks of life who, in their totality, have enough righteousness for an entire universe. And as with all collections, some stories work… Read More

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Weekly Reader: Alice Fantastic by Maggie Estep

A few years ago Sarah Weinman thought she was going to have a career in science, possibly of the forensic variety. But then she launched the crime and mystery fiction blog Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind as a way of procrastinating on her master’s thesis, and it literally changed her life’s path. We can respect that. We also respect her opinions on books across all genres, so much so that we’ve asked Weinman to recommend a new one for you to check out each Wednesday. (It’s amazing that she finds the time. The woman read 462 books last year.) Learn more about her latest pick — a funny look at family life — after the jump, and leave us your review in the comments if you’ve already read it. … Read More

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Weekly Reader: COLD SKIN by Albert Sanchez Pinol

A few years ago Sarah Weinman thought she was going to have a career in science, possibly of the forensic variety. But then she launched the crime and mystery fiction blog Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind as a way of procrastinating on her master’s thesis, and it literally changed her life’s path. We can respect that. We also respect her opinions on books across all genres, so much so that we’ve asked Weinman to recommend a new one for you to check out each Wednesday. (It’s amazing that she finds the time. The woman read 462 books last year.) Learn more about her latest pick — the perfect book for your next trip — after the jump, and leave us your review in the comments if you’ve already read it. … Read More

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Weekly Reader: THE LOST CITY OF Z by David Grann

[Editor's note: Sarah Weinman's away on vacation this week, so this recommendation comes to you courtesy of Boldtype, our bi-monthy sister publication covering books worth reading. Enjoy!] In 1925, Col. Percy Fawcett walked into the jungles of the Amazon in search of a forgotten empire. He was known for setting off into unmapped places, only to emerge months, or even years, later with new discoveries. Those expeditions made Fawcett one of the most famous explorers of his day — so celebrated that he became the model for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s hero in The Lost World. … Read More

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Video of the Day: Battlestar Helvetica

Like many of the interesting things that we read each day, this little gem came our way via Sarah Weinman’s Twitter. The idea is simple: What happens when you mashup two geeky obsessions into a one all too brief trailer? Parody magic. But we want more. Are you listening Henry? … Read More

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