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On the heels of Amazon’s purchase of Goodreads, Bookriot offers 12 alternatives to Goodreads. Spoiler: any potentially good alternatives are still in Beta. We Don’t Know Why Someone Made a Having-It-All Rom-Com Trailer About Daenerys Targaryen, But We’re Glad They Did bit.ly/10ni2dY — Flavorwire (@flavorwire) March 29, 2013 28 books geeks should read to their [...]
This week Meg and I talk about The School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari. I was convinced that Meg was pronouncing that wrong, but that just goes to show what I know. Book Time with Meg Episode 32 The School of Fear
The Tournament is over. A winner has emerged victorious in The Tournament of Books. And I’m reading the winner now. Hooray! Amazon has inked a deal to buy the bookish social networking site Goodreads. Everyone seems to have forgotten about Amazon’s similar purchases of Shelfari and LibraryThing. In 2008. Video: Junot Diaz on the Colbert [...]
This week Meg and I discuss a book that is NOT by Rick Riordan. Instead we dive into the mysterious world of Lemony Snicket’s new series All the Wrong Questions. The first book in the series, Who Could that be At this Hour?, is good fun. The illustrations are pretty great, too. Book Time [...]
Salon: My Amazon bestseller made me nothing – a grim look at the economics of writing Songs from The Smiths’ album The Queen is Dead re-imagined as paperbacks Tarantino movies re-imagined as Penguin paperbacks Jimmy Fallon (video): Don’t read these books Video: Game of Thrones/Princess Bride mash-up Video: Explain Like I’m Five discusses Frederich Nietzsche [...]
Stop Paying Attention to Me and Get Back to that Crucial Word Game Immediately. T-shirt: The book was better A visual guide to what would happen if famous authors stuck to The Elements of Style How to use your Kindle as a bookmark “Moby Ick’s more like it.” 15 worst books to give as Mother’s [...]
This week Meg talks about Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. We also talk briefly about its successor in the series, Peter and the Shadow Thieves. She couldn’t put one of them down, and couldn’t keep the other one in her hands. Find out more on the podcast… Book Time [...]
Above from: The Pulp-o-mizer Don’t forget to check in on the Tournament of Books WSJ: How one novelist made more than $1 million before his book hit stores. Fahrenheit 451 Design Includes Match & Striking Paper Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling Cool idea: the underground library Character in novel writes Amazon review Believer Magazine announces [...]
Would the author be better off had they left the “By the New York Times bestselling author of Go the Fk to Sleep” off the front cover? Time will tell. Rage is Back by Adam Mansbach arrived on the scene at an opportune time. I’ve been reading, with relish, the Hip-Hop Family Tree comics by [...]
The annual tournament of books begins today with a pre-tournament play-in round. Which of these Cinderalla teams will make it off the bubble tot he big dance? Check out today’s action, and then check out the amazing brackets.
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In this episode we discuss what seems like our one millionth Rick Riordan novel. The Throne of Fire is the second book in the Kane Chronicles series – but who can keep up. We may have run out of things to discuss about Rick Riordan books as this is our silliest episode by [...]
Oops. Another slack week here at BGB. We have a queue of about 100 posts waiting to be written. Perhaps, soon, they will be. sigh Here are your Friday links: Performance enhancing drugs of the literary world 7 tips from Hemingway on writing fiction. The real story behind the Penguin – Random House merger Pulp! [...]
In this episode, Meg (8) and I return to the work of Carl Hiaasen. Scat is another environmental themed novel for young readers featuring the everglades and Florida panthers – an all around fun read. Book Time with Meg Episode 28 Scat
Whale Words: an analysis of word usage in Moby Dick Green and gorgeous libraries Harlem Shake in the West Point Library and Boston College Library. Kids today… On the Reading Habits of Teenage Boys Amazon is the new coal mine Proposal for a new punctuation mark Scholastic unveils the first of new covers for [...]
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Some enterprising young person who reads a lot decided to paint this across three buildings in a forgotten corner of downtown Atlanta. I have no idea what it means exactly, but I love it. Extra points for the upside down history book.
We’re back with MORE Rick Riordan. Impossible, you say. Hardly. This time we tackle The Red Pyramid, the first book in The Kane Chronicles series. Book Time with Meg Episode 27 The Red Pyramid