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March 15, 2012
Sequels, Prequels and Companions: Is it Fanfiction?
Recently I was browsing new releases in my local bookstore, and I came across P.D. James’ new novel, Death Comes ...
READING PATHWAYS: Philip Roth, Volume I: The Social Novels
I’m cheating with this one. To my mind, there are two main thoroughfares through Roth’s work: the big social novels ...
When Obsessing Over Genre Leads Us Astray (And When It Doesn’t)
There are a lot of things that are designed to prime a reader for a book. Publishers design appealing book ...
Critical Linking: March 15, 2012
“Look, a retailer should be able to sell whatever they want to sell, for however much they want to ...
March 14, 2012
Name That Author! for March 8: The Answer
Time for the answer to last week’s Name That Author!. But first, a recap of the clues. 1. I was ...
Open Thread: March 14, 2012
We’re halfway through the work week! What’s on your mind today?
Why You Might Ignore Your Favorite Author’s Jerkiness
Yesterday, Amanda wrote an honest, insightful, and wholly relatable post about why it’s a problem when you find out that ...
Talking about Nipples in Novels
I saw this tweet from Sarah Wendell at Smart Bitches,Trashy Books, and I clicked because I needed that laugh she ...
Young Adult Literature
Of Mermaids and YA Fiction
It has been suggested that “mermaids are the new vampire” when it comes to YA fiction on too many blogs ...
The Well-Readheads: The Dating Game
RJS: Now that we’ve broken our writer’s block, we can get back to our regularly-scheduled friskiness. This edition is brought ...
Critical Linking: March 14, 2012
“The Encyclopaedia Britannica will stop publishing its 32-volume print edition after 244 years and instead focus on its digital ...
March 13, 2012
Open Thread: March 13, 2012
Yesterday we talked about Kerouac, book hoarding, and giving into the siren call of Game of Thrones. Isn’t variety delicious? ...
7 Signs You’re Reading the ‘Right’ Books
There are still a surprising number of people who feel shame when it comes to their reading choices. They may ...
Why You Should Consider Buying Your eBooks from Barnes and Noble
There was a time when Barnes and Noble was the big bad wolf of bookselling. Higher volume, lower margins, deep ...
Book Fetish: Volume XXI
“Nerd” bookends: The folks at Knob Creek Metal Arts have created a collection of handmade metal decorative items and their ...