Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris


Literary Feets... Because "Why Not?"

File this under "random Friday posts." I was talking to my five-year-old son this week, and it became clear that he didn't understand the meaning of the word "feat." He thought it had something to do with the things in...

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"The Mad Feast" - On Burrs, Beaver Tail Stew, Bowling Alleys, Bacon, and Belonging

Matthew Gavin Frank's The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food, which publishes next Tuesday, is getting some great early buzz. Entertainment Weekly says of the book: "Never has a country-spanning food romp felt this subversive. Frank’s essays— which...

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Book Sculptures are Amazing

I was thinking about doing a post about book sculptures (because they are amazing), so I started poking around the internet...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of October

To say it was a big month for Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense is to tiptoe on the edge of understatement. Grisham and Galbraith, a.k.a. Rowling, are two authors who alone have accounted for millions and millions in book sales. Throw...

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"The Things That Get Lost in the Fire" - Christina Baker Kline and Catherine McKenzie on “Smoke”

The best-selling author of The Orphan Train talks with author Catherine McKenzie about her fantastic new novel.

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Marlon James Wins 2015 Man Booker

Congratulations to the Jamaican writer Marlon James for winning the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Like a champion prize fighter A Brief History of Seven Killings won by unanimous decision. Here's what Michael Wood, Chair of the judges, had to say

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The Road Has Always Led West - A List of Contemporary Westerns

For the most part, westerns and western novels are a uniquely American phenomenon. Wild, wide-open spaces are our heritage--as are the intrepid souls who wander into those spaces and try to make a go of it. When we think of...

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The Best Business Books of September

Here are the Business & Leadership picks from our Best Books of September. Read, enjoy, learn, and profit. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor by Tren Griffin Warren Buffett's much-less-famous partner has become a source of fascination for those with more...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of September

September was a big month for books, and that includes Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense. There was a new Lisbeth Salander thriller for starters. And a new mystery from Amazon-favorite Louise Penny! See more great books below, and you can check...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks about Mycroft Holmes

Mycroft Holmes may have a familiar last name, but he doesn't get the kind of instant recognition that his younger brother Sherlock does. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar might be able to help out old Mycroft. A longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries,...

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2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The 2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist was announced today. The UK prize was first awarded in 1969, but this is only the second year that the award has been open to writers of any nationality. It's interesting to note that...

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