Every year I look forward to the BEA conference, a trade event for the book industry that over 1,000 publishers attend from all over the world. Fun fun fun. The event is sponsored by Huffington Post Books
Originally published on Kirkus: Starting in early June, Kirkus is going to publish our best bets for the new fiction and nonfiction that will delight you this summer. But summer isn’t just for reading
With newspapers slashing their books coverage over the past decade, the once-ubiquitous mega-chain Borders dying an agonizing death, and pundits wringing their hands over the decline of reading, we could
Move over, Cliff, there's a new Notes-master in town. If you've found the great works of literature to be too confusing or daunting to fully absorb, let Sparky Sweets, PhD illuminate them for you in his
When is it OK to give up on a novel? With summer reading season nearly upon us, the self-induced pressure to finish every new novel you buy can become intense. In fact, I hear this sentiment fairly frequently
Children's books scare the living daylights out of me. One night my daughters asked me to read the book "Outside Over There" to them. It's by Maurice Sendak, the guy who wrote "Where the Wild Things Are."
June 5, 2013 11:57PM (UTC) Salon's Willa Paskin hails BBC's new show on Netflix, "The Fall" as "a kind of compendium of contemporary TV cool": "There is a period of time before a cliché becomes a cliché