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October 5, 2012
The World’s Largest Floating Bookstore
Carrying more than 5000 books and measuring more than 430 feet long, the Logos Hope is the world’s largest floating ...
Critical Linking: October 5, 2012
If “In Sunlight and in Shadow” did not have Mark Helprin’s name plastered on the cover, a reader might ...
October 4, 2012
Casting THE SECRET HISTORY in an Alternate Universe
Donna Tartt’s wintery, bizarre (in a great way) college tale is our current Riot Read- and wouldn’t it make an ...
Reimagining the Reading Life: An Interview with Lauren Leto
It was a happy day when Lauren Leto’s Judging a Book By its Lover landed on my doorstep last month. ...
Name That Author!: October 4, 2012
This round of Name That Author! is sponsored by Angelfall by Susan Ee. It’s been six weeks since angels of the ...
Young Adult Literature
Thoughts on “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Film Adaptation
THOUGHTS ON THE CASTING: Logan Lerman, who plays the eponymous wallflower Charlie is A VERY GOOD ACTOR. Thoughtful, observant, sensitive- ...
A Director’s Cut of HARRY POTTER? No, Thanks.
JK Rowling has revealed she toys with the idea of doing a director’s cut of the Harry Potter books. Let me be among the first to warn her off.
Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Week of October 1, 2012 [Audiobook Edition!]
Note: I listened to all of this week’s books, so my opinions are based on the narrator’s performance just as ...
Our Reading Lives
“Knit Your Own Cat” or, The Worst Gift Book Ever
Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne, authors of Knit Your Own Cat, Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines are obviously good, ...
October 3, 2012
Name That Author!: The Answer for September 27, 2012
This round of Name That Author! is sponsored by Big Maria by Johnny Shaw. There’s gold in them thar hills—or more precisely, in ...
Write Place, Write Time: Erika Robuck
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway I agree with Mr. Hemingway about books, and my writing ...
5 Books To Watch For in October
Autumn: Apple cider. Pumpkin beer. Crisp leaves. The World Series. BOOKS! Yes, fall always presents us with a cornucopia of ...
Movie-To-Book Recommendation Engine: THE WOMAN IN BLACK
This time, when we turn the crank on the Movie-to-Book Recommendation Engine, what falls out is a lot of magic, ...
What We Talk About When We Talk About VAGINA
Naomi Wolf’s new book Vagina: A New Biography is (sort of?) about the neuroscience behind the brain-vagina link, and how ...
Young Adult Literature
Growing Up With Dragons
In Growing Up With …, Jenn features picture books, middle reader, and teen books linked together by concept or theme. ...