• 5 Books That Prove This is a Great Fall for Epic Fantasy

    5 Books That Prove This is a Great Fall for Epic Fantasy

    It seems you can’t turn around in the bookstore these days without bumping up against a stack of the next great fantasy doorstopper, but even by those standards, this fall is a particularly strong one for epic fantasy, featuring long-awaited […]

  • What Class Will You Be Taking at Hogwarts this Fall?

    What Class Will You Be Taking at Hogwarts this Fall?

    Whether you’re dreading trig and sharpening your pencils, or are just barely able to remember what it felt like to have a summer vacation, much less sit in a classroom all day, back-to-school season has arrived. Everyone’s getting their class […]

  • In Which Author Heidi Schulz Interviews the Characters of Hook’s Revenge

    In Which Author Heidi Schulz Interviews the Characters of Hook’s Revenge

    Heidi Schulz’s swashbuckling adventure story Hook’s Revenge is sharp as a cutlass and funny as a puffy pirate shirt. It follows the unladylike adventures of one Jocelyn Hook, the daughter of the most infamous captain to ever roam the salty […]

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IMMORTALITY

The Bone Clocks is David Mitchell’s Mid-Life Crisis Novel

The Bone Clocks is David Mitchell’s Mid-Life Crisis Novel

All of the characters in David Mitchell’s ingenious, interlocking new novel The Bone Clocks are striving for immortality, be it figurative (frustrated British writer and former “wild child of letters” Crispin Hershey, who hopes his work will outlive him), or entirely literal […]

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THE WRITING LIFE

The Author Who Struggled to Read: Kameron Hurley on What Makes a Writer

The Author Who Struggled to Read: Kameron Hurley on What Makes a Writer

You wouldn’t peg Kameron Hurley as someone who came late to reading. She’s the author of four acclaimed novels, including new epic fantasy The Mirror Empire, which has been praised for its complexity and daring. Her sci-fi debut, God’s War, was […]

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COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

6 Cool Coffee Table Books You’ll Love Showing Off

6 Cool Coffee Table Books You’ll Love Showing Off

What’s the first thing you do when invited inside a new friend’s house? If you’re a book nerd, you scan the shelves looking for books you’ve loved, books you’ve hated, and titles that can provide some glimpse into the inner […]

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WHAT TO READ NEXT

What to Read Next If You Liked Edge of Eternity, The Day the Crayons Quit, Killing Patton, Gray Mountain, or Leaving Time

What to Read Next If You Liked Edge of Eternity, The Day the Crayons Quit, Killing Patton, Gray Mountain, or Leaving Time

Ken Follett’s ambitious, epic Century Trilogy, tracking the course of the 20th century through the lives of five interconnected families, drew to a close this week with the publication of Edge of Eternity. If you’re looking for another widescreen journey through […]

by × September 18, 2014 ×

ROMANCE ROUNDUPS

Danger and Desire Collide As 10 Romance Authors Share Their Favorite Hero Traits

Danger and Desire Collide As 10 Romance Authors Share Their Favorite Hero Traits

Fall is in the air, and it’s the perfect time to curl up with a cup of tea and a stack of steamy romance novels. The new romantic suspense collection Danger and Desire contains ten full-length novels—so make sure you’ve got a […]

by × September 17, 2014 ×

ASK A LITERARY LADY

When Should I Quit a Book I Don’t Like?

When Should I Quit a Book I Don’t Like?

Ask Ginni, our resident Literary Lady, anything you want to know about reading and relationships! She’ll comb the books and wrack her brains to help you out with your page-turning problems, your wordy woes, and your novel nuisances. Fire away, […]

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NEW RELEASES

War, Murder, and Intrigue: James Ellroy’s Perfidia

War, Murder, and Intrigue: James Ellroy’s Perfidia

James Ellroy’s newest novel, Perfidia, is a rollicking ride through the depths of L.A.’s seedy wartime underbelly. The story picks up as we meet Hideo Ashida, a young Japanese chemist on the L.A.P.D. payroll. Dr. Ashida is called to the […]

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COOKBOOKS

An Exclusive Recipe to Celebrate the Ovenly Cookbook

An Exclusive Recipe to Celebrate the Ovenly Cookbook

As autumn weather descends, our minds turns lightly to thoughts of baking. Apple cakes, pumpkin pies, spice cookies…and the mother of all desserts, deep, decadent brownies. The folks over at Brooklyn bakery Ovenly know their way around a brownie so […]

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ROMANCE ROUNDUPS

Romance Roundup: In the Battle of Sexy Cowboy vs. Sexy Librarian, Who Will Triumph?

Romance Roundup: In the Battle of Sexy Cowboy vs. Sexy Librarian, Who Will Triumph?

This week’s romance roundup features soldiers returning home from battle, a cowboy named Hank, and a vile rogue who convinces an amnesiac member of the aristocracy that she is his housekeeper. Fetch the smelling salts! Screwdrivered, by Alice Clayton First, […]

by × September 16, 2014 ×