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Exactly As Advertised: Books That Wonderfully Meet Expectations

Books that are just as good as people say they are.

The Well-Readheads Play Word Association

LH: Kittenhips! We’ve finally had a whole week without snow up to our eyes. We have doffed our long underwear! ...

Baby Got Backlist: The Best Books That Didn’t Come Out In 2013

There were certainly some amazing releases in 2013, but there are no rules that say you have to read new ...

The 10 Most Talked About Books of 2013…So Far

A few weeks ago, we rounded up our favorite books of 2013 so far, but these aren’t necessarily the books ...

Fresh Ink: New Books Out Today: April 2, 2013

That sound you hear? It’s the whooshing of cash flying out of your hands. This is a huge week for ...

Is ALL THAT IS All That? : Two Rioters Discuss the New James Salter

Today marks the under-the-radar publishing event of the year: a new James Salter novel! All That Is is the 87-year-old ...

8 Writers Over 80

Philip Roth may not exactly have been in his prime when he “retired” from writing last year at the spry ...

The Well-Readheads’ 2013 Forecast

LH: It’s 2013! A fresh start to another year of reading books. And this is really-really the year I read ...

Drop It Like It’s Haute: The Jersey Shore Booktionary, Volume III

Welcome to Drop It Like It’s Haute, a weekly celebration of that unholiest of marriages between pop culture and literature. __________ ...

Beat the Algorithm, MATTERHORN Edition: And the winner is…

Last week, I took on Amazon’s algorithm to recommend a book for Ken, whose last great read was Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. ...

Beat the Algorithm: MATTERHORN Edition

Beat the Algorithm….in which we pit bloggers against Amazon’s algorithm for recommendation supremacy… __________________________ Last week, Rachel defeated Amazon in ...