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Drinking and Reading and Drinking

home_bg.jpgWhat do you drink with your favorite book? Over at Bookninja, readers are comparing drink recipes to accompany their favorite books. The blog includes Sex on the Beach for reading Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle and a $1,500 bottle of Chateau Petrus for reading Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero.

After a long week of layoffs and cutbacks, GalleyCat pondered other whiskey-related recommendations: Wild Turkey with Hunter S. Thompson and Cutty Sark Scotch with Haruki Murakami.

Add your favorite author and drink pairings in the comments section. If you need a reference library, check out Book Examiner‘s boozy literary feature and Jeff VanderMeer’s on-going authorial mixology. Maybe we should all follow this Bookninja reader’s advice: “Forget how to write books. I want a how to drink like an author book. Maybe not as useful to one’s craft but, after enough research, who cares?”

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