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Beer and Books Go Together Like Cats and Napping. Fitzgerald Disagrees.

I don’t like beer. I find it to increase my bloat and render me burpy – an abhorrence to my esteemed lifestyle. However my editor – God help her – happens to love the stuff. And she’s partnering with our local library foundation to host a beer and book pairing for the local plebeians. Apologies…for the local brethren.

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Pair Your First Edition with the Sazerac, America’s First Cocktail

Fun fact: The sazerac was the first ever mixed cocktail. The sazerac was ‘invented’ in New Orleans in the 1800s because a man wanted more than just plain ol’ brandy.

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Book Club Pick: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

For this month’s Book Club selection, we went with The Heart Goes Last, the bestselling 2015 novel by Margaret Atwood. You will be shocked, disgusted and then will do a double take due to the hilarity of the situation these pathetic characters find themselves in.

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Get Your Tickets to Our Get Carded Wine and Lit Pairing Event with the Chicago Public Library Foundation Junior Board

Sign up for an Italian wine tasting and literature pairing at Chicago’s Que Syrah Fine Wines boutique wine shop on August 27th! Lit With a Twist is thrilled to work with the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s Junior Board and host this “Get Carded” event.

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Book Club Pick: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

What would happen if the world were ending?

In Seveneves, a novel by Neal Stephenson, a catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

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Video: Short Story Pairings

The video pairing several short story collections with cocktails, liquor and wine is now live!

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Short Story Pairings

There have been some amazing short story collections that have been published this year. And reading them reminds me of short story collections from the past that deserve some re-recognition. So I bring to you the latest Lit with a Twist pairings that do just that! (And you can watch the video here!)

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5 Books and Drinks for the Summer Reading Months

Summer: It’s a time for reading and a time for drinking. Here is our round-up of classic books and booze to stock your shelves with for this season’s summer reading!

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As You Wish Brings Back All the Fond Memories of The Princess Bride

I knew that when I started listening to Cary Elwes narrate his recent memoir, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride, all of my memories of watching The Princess Bride would come flooding back to me. And oh boy did they ever!

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Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner Paired with Scurry Beer

What better way to read the feminist bad ass version of Red Riding Hood than with Scurry beer from Off Color Brewing…served in a champagne flute? The Red Riding Hood in James Finn Garner’s Politically Correct Bedtime Stories may be a bad ass, but she’s still a lady.

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