Sasha Frere-Jones, staff writer and pop-music critic at The New Yorker, loves Instapaper but believes in printing things out, and wants to start an Edith Wharton book club.
We don't know when it was determined that we could not read books of substance on the beach. But with the help of some literary-minded friends of The Atlantic Wire, we're calling hogwash on this verdict.
Today in books: the flawed logic behind Jonathan Franzen's Twitter unease, another Next Harry Potter is crowned, and Michelle Obama's gardening book is now coming out May 29.
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