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December 5, 2011
Chasing Literary Ghosts in Paris
La Coupole and Le Select (two of Hemingway and Fitzgerald’s favorite restaurants/hangouts) are now two big tourist traps. As I ...
2012 Tournament of Books: Final Forecast
You can have your Pulitzers. You can debate your National Book Awards and your Orange Prizes. You can argue over ...
Holiday Survival Guide: Julia Child Style
A holiday survival guide, Julia Child style.
December 4, 2011
A Note on “Thank You”
This may sound just a tad ungrateful, but I hate thank-you notes. It’s not the thank you—I have no problem ...
Sunday Diversion: Literary Term Word Search
Last week, a classic novel jumble. This week, a word search of literary terms.
December 3, 2011
Featured Book Trailer: TAFT 2012 by Jason Heller
December 2, 2011
Friday Forum: What is Your “Laying in the Gutter Dying” Book?
In an early scene in Walk the Line, the still undiscovered Johnny Cash wrangles an audience with an influential record ...
The Cure-All for Reading Woes
I’ve been in a reading slump, y’all. It’s a perilous, disastrous reading slump that not only means I haven’t read ...
Our Reading Lives
Lying in the gutter, looking at the stars: My Year as a People Magazine Subscriber
Do you slum it? I don’t mean do you read Tom Clancy or books written by a guy standing near ...
December 1, 2011
Name That Author!: Episode 5
Welcome to Name That Author!, a Name That Tune-style author-guessing game. We start by giving you one clue, then one additional ...
Be the Reading Babysitter
As holiday schedules kick into high gear, so do the babysitting requests. When you get the call from a friend ...
If You Like Watching X, You Should Read Y
One of the best things about catching up with friends and family over the holidays is getting to dish over ...
On the Importance of Reading Rituals
I love packing my bags for Thanksgiving. No really. I do. Not because I take some perverse pleasure from a ...
November 30, 2011
Young Adult Literature
Crossover Appeal #5
Crossover Appeal is a weekly feature that challenges the idea that you have to choose a side between YA and adult ...
Young Adult Literature
Retro KidLit Throwdown: School Daze Edition
Do they still have book orders at elementary schools? I hope so. I guess the internet has extinguished the need ...