hayaam4ik:

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Lou Dizon on Flickr.
"I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live."

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

"So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!"

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via bookmania)

“My life story is the story of everyone I’ve ever met.” —Jonathan Safran Foer

“My life story is the story of everyone I’ve ever met.” —Jonathan Safran Foer

Talking about EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE. She’s extremely entertaining and incredibly sweet.

The trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is here! 

fernandofrench:

As someone astutely pointed out, it’s probably beneficial to have a reading schedule to avoid spoilers for slower readers (such as myself). So here it is (or refer to the visual above, drawn by the very talented malu):
June 19: Up to “My Feelings” (page 75)
June 26: Up to “Heavier Boots” (page 142)
July 3: Up to “Why I’m Not Where You Are” (page 208)
July 10: Up to the end
As always, tag your posts—questions, opinions, criticisms, epiphanies—with #onebookonetumblr.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, caught wind of our little book club and has offered to give away five copies of the novel. If you want one, heart, reblog, or drop a note in the Ask box, and I will select five of you at random.
Oh yeah, we’re in the news.


This is the best summer treat we could have asked for!

fernandofrench:

As someone astutely pointed out, it’s probably beneficial to have a reading schedule to avoid spoilers for slower readers (such as myself). So here it is (or refer to the visual above, drawn by the very talented malu):

  • June 19: Up to “My Feelings” (page 75)
  • June 26: Up to “Heavier Boots” (page 142)
  • July 3: Up to “Why I’m Not Where You Are” (page 208)
  • July 10: Up to the end

As always, tag your posts—questions, opinions, criticisms, epiphanies—with #onebookonetumblr.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, caught wind of our little book club and has offered to give away five copies of the novel. If you want one, heart, reblog, or drop a note in the Ask box, and I will select five of you at random.

Oh yeah, we’re in the news.

This is the best summer treat we could have asked for!

(Source: fernandofrench)

This is so exciting!!! 

fernandofrench:

Drumroll, please

The votes are in! The novel we will be reading and discussing for the first-ever One Book, One Tumblr is…

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.

It won by a landslide, garnering almost half of the total votes. Here are the next steps:

  1. Pick up a copy of the novel. It should be available at your local bookstore or online (Powell’s has new copies for 30 percent off). And for those with an aversion to paper, it’s also available as an e-book. 
  2. Read, read, read — even if you’ve already read it.
  3. Post your ruminations, questions, and critiques, and tag them with#onebookonetumblr.
  4. Heart, reblog, and follow the discussion here.

Before the end of today, I will message five readers, at random, who reblogged the previous post so they can get a free copy of the novel, courtesy of Powell’s.

And if I’m not forgetting anything else, let the reading begin.

1 HOUR AGO

(Source: fernandofrench)

Out now: our new Jonathan Safran-Foer ‘two-fer’, Everything is Illuminated/Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan  Safran Foer’s stunning debut, tells the story of a young Jewish  American’s quixotic journey into an unexpected past. Foer then turned  his talent to the traumas of our recent history in his exhilarating  second novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. This beautiful edition brings together, for the first time, two works from one of this generation’s most original writers.

Out now: our new Jonathan Safran-Foer ‘two-fer’, Everything is Illuminated/Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer’s stunning debut, tells the story of a young Jewish American’s quixotic journey into an unexpected past. Foer then turned his talent to the traumas of our recent history in his exhilarating second novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. This beautiful edition brings together, for the first time, two works from one of this generation’s most original writers.