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Oriana Leckert

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Oriana is a writer, editor, and cultural hipstorian [sic] whose love for Brooklyn borders on obsession. She is the author of Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity (Monacelli, 2015) and creatrix of the website of the same name.

Her writing has appeared on Slate, Atlas Obscura, New York Post, Matador, Hyperallergic, Curbed, Brokelyn, Brooklyn Based, Greenpointers, and more. She is relentlessly happy and will probably correct your grammar.

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Oriana Leckert Gosh, I wish. There's really nothing like Goldfinch that I've found, although two novels I read recently that I found similarly immersive and complex…moreGosh, I wish. There's really nothing like Goldfinch that I've found, although two novels I read recently that I found similarly immersive and complex are The Lost Time Accidents and You Deserve Nothing. They're both really different though! But both wonderful. Let me know if you come across anything else you'd recommend to me!(less)
Oriana Leckert Awww I totally know how you feel!! That's not crazy at all.

I've read Secret History several times, though I never did read The Little Friend, which…more
Awww I totally know how you feel!! That's not crazy at all.

I've read Secret History several times, though I never did read The Little Friend, which seems like probably an oversight! I should really pick that one up.(less)
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message 58: by Oriana

Oriana David wrote: "See you at the Brooklyn Book Festival tomorrow."

Aw, yay! Come say hi!!


message 57: by David

David Cerruti See you at the Brooklyn Book Festival tomorrow.


message 56: by Oriana

Oriana Nandakishore wrote: "Thanks for accepting my request. Your profile picture is really great, BTW. :)"

Aww, thanks Nandakishore! I can't take credit for making it, I just found it on the internet. : )


Nandakishore Varma Thanks for accepting my request. Your profile picture is really great, BTW. :)


message 54: by Oriana

Oriana Tuck wrote: "a new okie graphic novel(ist) not sure about book or even what it is about. i love you alls j&c blog! btw
http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/art..."


Neat! Thanks as always Tuck.


message 53: by Tuck

Tuck a new okie graphic novel(ist) not sure about book or even what it is about. i love you alls j&c blog! btw
http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/art...


message 52: by Oriana

Oriana Huh. Didn't she work at Mediabistro or something?

Tuck wrote: "hey check it out , remember this lady used to be editor of publishers weekly? now shes what? ambye a amazon shill. but i think im gonna follow her reviews ntl. she seemed to have good taste, ba..."


message 51: by Tuck

Tuck hey check it out , remember this lady used to be editor of publishers weekly? now shes what? ambye a amazon shill. but i think im gonna follow her reviews ntl. she seemed to have good taste, back when
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1...


message 50: by Oriana

Oriana Scribble wrote: "Happy New Year, Oriana - all the best for 2014!"

Aw, thanks Scribble!! You too. : )


Scribble Orca Happy New Year, Oriana - all the best for 2014!


message 48: by Oriana

Oriana Jimmy wrote: "Hi Oriana! Hope you had a good reading year. I started a thread for posting our favorite 2013 reads... wouldn't you just luuuuuurve to participate? ;)

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...-..."


You bet I would!! Off to do it now.


message 47: by Jimmy

Jimmy Hi Oriana! Hope you had a good reading year. I started a thread for posting our favorite 2013 reads... wouldn't you just luuuuuurve to participate? ;)

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 46: by Oriana

Oriana Kalliope wrote: "Thank you Orianna for accepting my Friends request. I am looking forward to exchanging more book discussions with you."

Aww, looking forward to being your bookfriend, Kalliope!


Kalliope Thank you Orianna for accepting my Friends request. I am looking forward to exchanging more book discussions with you.


message 44: by Oriana

Oriana karen wrote: "pssst - the atwood is on netgalley right now...."

thanks pumpkin. but i don't even know how to use netgalley, and i don't have an e-reader, and i can't read books on a computer or my eyes will fall out. ugh.


message 43: by karen

karen pssst - the atwood is on netgalley right now....


message 42: by Oriana

Oriana Tuck wrote: "this "initiates" comix is SO good. AND i found out the publisher is at 160 broadway st, nyc. jugsandcapes fieldtrip?!
1561637033"


Cool!! Who's the publisher?


message 41: by Tuck

Tuck this "initiates" comix is SO good. AND i found out the publisher is at 160 broadway st, nyc. jugsandcapes fieldtrip?!
1561637033


message 40: by Oriana

Oriana Tuck wrote: "hi oriana, pub weekly came out with their best graphic novels 2012 list
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by......"


Cool, thx for the link! And I can't believe you know Dot, that's incredible!!! Small small small world. : )


message 39: by Tuck

Tuck hi oriana, pub weekly came out with their best graphic novels 2012 list
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by...

and i found out we have a mutual friend, dot. i think dot is living in tulsa now, but funny when she dropped your name the other day. i was like, who? i think i know that person too


Scribble Orca Hello Oriana! Wish you all the best for the coming year :)


message 37: by Samara

Samara Whoa, you're like a book reading machine.


Bookworm Thank u so much for adding me to ur friends list. Itahas tken me FOREVER to build my profile up again but Im getting there.


Magdelanye Hi there new friend, I have been looking for the thread of our conversation and yes, getting a bit overwhelmed. Whats with this extra cool group, like is it a legit research project...some of the groups seem so serious and some really off the wall
Im a bit off the wall myself...


message 34: by Lavinia

Lavinia Ludlow thanks Oriana!

-Lavinia


message 33: by Oriana

Oriana Eh?Eh! wrote: "I know! It happened last fall I think, where gr got a little more fbook-y. And that's a great picture, like you were just laughing at something."

The pic was taken in Amsterdam, actually. So yeah, I was, um, doing a lot of laughing.


message 32: by Eh?Eh!

Eh?Eh! I know! It happened last fall I think, where gr got a little more fbook-y. And that's a great picture, like you were just laughing at something.


message 31: by Oriana

Oriana G N wrote: "Hi Oriana. Happy New Year's Day and all the best with work and reading (and life too) in 2011."

Aww, thanks G N! All the same to you.


Scribble Orca Hi Oriana. Happy New Year's Day and all the best with work and reading (and life too) in 2011.


message 29: by Oriana

Oriana MyFleshSingsOut wrote: "Someone is posing as you, sorta: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/42..."

haha, oh no! well, it's not like I actually designed this avatar or anything, I just found it. I guess I can share...


message 27: by Oriana

Oriana G N wrote: "Thank you. Anytime you need some extra troll-beating brawn, just let me know."

Aww, thanks! They don't usually target me (I swear), but it's good to know you're in my corner if they do. : )


Scribble Orca Thank you. Anytime you need some extra troll-beating brawn, just let me know.


message 25: by Oriana

Oriana karen wrote: ""

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I can't believe you found it!!! it looks EVEN MORE obscene and appalling than I remembered!


message 23: by Oriana

Oriana karen wrote: "speaking of semen (always), who do i have to blow to get the grey one??"

Haha, I have no idea. I think I've only seen red ones.


message 22: by karen

karen speaking of semen (always), who do i have to blow to get the grey one??


message 21: by Oriana

Oriana Randy wrote: "Thanks for the friending...it was really a flash following you and Karen during Semengate!"

Yay! I really love that I will forever be associated with Semengate, and Karen, of course.


message 20: by Randy

Randy Thanks for the friending...it was really a flash following you and Karen during Semengate!


message 19: by Oriana

Oriana Isaiah wrote: "I feel like semen has really brought us all together on this day."

bwahahahaha!!


trivialchemy I feel like semen has really brought us all together on this day.


message 17: by Oriana

Oriana Thanks Kevin & Natalie! It's been up for awhile, how funny that you both noticed it within like an hour of each other.


message 16: by Natalie

Natalie your current default pic is awesome!!!


message 15: by Kevin

Kevin I like your "book-loving" picture, though it is slightly disturbing. Hahaha.


message 14: by tee

tee do you have any other websites that i can befriend you on? i was just sorting through my goodreads friends list and was like, oh HER! (that being you), i quite like HER! (you again). you're rather funny and interesting and you gave me a compliment once i think - obviously beneficial to my devastatingly low self esteem and i'm pretty bored on the internet since i got it back. i moved interstate, see. anyway, message me with any deets on where i can stalk you at. i'll take my caffeine-fuelled rambling elsewhere now.


message 13: by Oriana

Oriana Thanks! I wish I'd had something to do with it, but no. I really ought to figure out how to Photoshop my face on, but my design skills are woefully inadequate.


Joshua Nomen-Mutatio It's lovely in any case. I guess I was mostly wondering if that was you in the picture or if you had anything to do with its creation.


message 11: by Oriana

Oriana You know, MFSO, I already forgot where it came from! But I think it might have been from the blog Boldtype? (It's possible that I forgot accidentally on purpose, because I don't want anyone to steal it...)


message 10: by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (last edited Jan 10, 2010 11:50PM)

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio Where does that excellent avatar image of yours come from anyway?


message 9: by Oriana (last edited Dec 31, 2009 11:11AM)

Oriana Yay, thanks Tim!! That's exactly what I thought when I saw the image. (Now if only I could photoshop my face onto it...)


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