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March 15, 2012
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Is Your Favorite Author A Jerk?
In the summer of last year, V.S. Naipaul made eyes roll worldwide when he claimed that women writers (yes, all ...
March 12, 2012
Open Thread: March 12, 2012
We’re trying something new today and putting the open thread in the afternoon. Let us know if you like it ...
Riot Reading Days
Morrison Marginalia: SULA
In preparation for the release of Toni Morrison’s new novel Home and our day-long celebration of same, I’ve set out ...
Four International Writers To Know
Sometimes it seems like men named Jonathan have a monopoly on American Literary Fiction. While this might be true, it ...
Tournament of Books: Week 1 Commentary
Jeff O’Neal and Morgan Macgregor are both huge Tournament of Books fans. So, they decided to read all the finalists and ...