This Week in Words – Dec 8

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant
with contributions from Caleb Ward

Matthew Specktor (who we love from our Jesus’ Son shindig last Spring) tells us why we need to love Philip Roth’s novel, Sabbath’s Theater. I get that he’s saying Sabbath is unlovable and vile and all things unpleasant, but I’m still sold: I really want to read this book.

Rebecca Joines Schinsky has a bittersweet little tale over at Book Riot that will stick to your tongue long after you read it.

Nothing quite like a NSFW link to liven up your weekend. Check it, y’all: sexy book covers! Are they the sexiest? Flavorwire sure thinks so.

After you’ve finished looking at that, feel free to write a letter to Santa convincing him you don’t deserve the naughty list. Not sure what to write? That’s okay – Nick Hornby and Kid President are here to help.