By Kate Gavino

Natalie Babbitt, Chip Kidd, and Roberto Bolano wrote some of Flavorwire's most anticipated books of 2012.

If you're a man, you'll probably be buying those books in bulk if you end up liking them.

Let's hope none of them are reduced to window dressing at your local J. Crew.

Though, whatever happens to James Joyce can't be predicted, now that his books are public domain.

Although, that's not the only thing of Joyce that's public. See also: his penchant for flatulance.

Or if you're like Verlaine, with a penchant for absinthe, you'd better check out science's best hangover cures.

Just make sure to take notes on everything you read—for posterity's sake.

But is all that reading's giving you a headache, make yourself a hot toddy, courtesy of Faulkner.

Or if you're in the mood for laughs, you could always check out Rupert Murdoch's Twitter.

Beware of the sudden prevalence fake Michiko Kakutani's while you're over.

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