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What’s On Your Nightstand?: Week of September 3, 2012

Is it just me, or is that the scent of newly sharpened Crayola crayons in the air? As a bookish ...

Riot Asks: Rebecca Harrington

Rebecca Harrington is a twenty-six-year-old writer living in New York City. She currently works at The Huffington Post and studied ...

5 Books to Watch for in September

A colleague recently lamented in a Facebook post that another well-known literary site’s Big Books of Fall list was basically ...

Dear Book Maven: Book-Hating Moppets

  Dear Book Maven: My policy towards children’s gifts has always been bibliocentric. Not only do I love books, not ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: Topical Applications

I’ve been thankful, in the past week, for things that can be applied topically, bug spray in particular: It’s High ...

Dear Book Maven: Digital Dilemma

We hope you enjoy this column of bookish advice, penned by our own Executive Editor Bethanne Patrick, who also happens ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: Sticky Fingers

I maintain that there are two types of readers: Those who eat while in the act, and those who would ...

Dear Book Maven: Forget About the Price Tag

We hope you enjoy this column of bookish advice, penned by our own Executive Editor Bethanne Patrick. Patrick also happens ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: Dressed for Success

I apologize immediately for giving you a Roxette ear worm with this post’s title. While Roxette may be culturally cobweb ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: The Problem of Reach

They say we’re all just one phone call from our knees. In my case, it was just one concrete step: ...

Front-to-Backlist: “You and Me” and “Dog of the South”

In “Front-to-Backlist”  Executive Editor Bethanne Patrick reviews a new release (in publishing parlance, something from the “frontlist”), and Editor-in-Chief Jeff ...

5 Books to Watch for in August

For the book reviewer, August, not April, is the cruelest month–because August isn’t really a summer month in the publishing ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: Teeter-Totter

Last week I wrote about the 10 books I read on my summer vacation. I didn’t mention the several dozen ...

What’s on Your Nightstand?: Survivor Cape Cod

I’ve been on vacation, which means many things: sun, sand, lobster–and forgetting, every year, that Massachusetts has “packies” in place ...

Exclusive: Book Trailer for “Fifty Shames of Earl Grey” by Andrew Shaffer

Most literary parodies will delight the bookish, but some literary parodies and their promotional materials can be enjoyed even if ...