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5 Journeys Through The South

In the fall of 1942, Vladimir Nabokov, unsuccessful at extending his teaching position in creative writing at Wellesley College, found work as a lecturer on a tour that included stops at small southern towns in South Carolina and Georgia. Show More Summary

9 Amazing Fictional Trios

"Two is company, three a crowd" the saying goes, but whoever said it missed the point. Trios are fantastic precisely because they're inherently unstable. Romantic tales become rich in conflict when a love triangle emerges. AdventureShow More Summary

Practical Art: On Teaching the Business of Creative Writing

This is the inside joke of creative writing programs in America. We know creative writing doesn’t make money, and yet we continue to graduate talented writers with no business acumen. At best, it is misguided. At worst, it is fraudulent.

Me and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

When I first heard that Jesse Andrews‘ debut novel Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was being made into a movie, and was being filmed here in Pittsburgh, no less, I immediately snatched the book up from our teen section at CLP – … Continue reading ?

HaBO: Trying Again With Smugglers Under Her Skirts

by SB Sarah Back in 2009, Katherine was looking for a book, but alas, it wasn't identified. She's remembered more details of this book she's still hunting, and wanted to ask again. HaBO, Take Deux! So I sent this in a few years ago, but nobody was able to ID the book for me. Show More Summary

Books on Sale: A Susanna Kearsley Novel, Plus Popular Historical Romances

by SB Sarah The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley is $1.99 today! This is an older Kearsley title, originally published in 1995, I believe, and features the hallmarks of her novels: parallel storylines in the present and past, a mystery, and some romance. Show More Summary

HaBO: A Stuffed Alligator May Have Been Involved in her Sexual Awakening

by SB Sarah This request comes fromPeggy, who is looking for a steamy Silhouette title from some years back: I am looking for a category {most likely a Silhouette Desire} from the late 1980s that featured a fantasy involving the sexShow More Summary

I’m a Paperback Kind of Girl

by Elyse I want to confess something: I love paperback books. Yeah, I know that ebooks are cheaper and easier and generally awesome, but I love my paper. I grew up in a house filled with books. I think literally every room had a bookshelf in it. Show More Summary

Books on Sale: Contemporaries from Morgan, Dane & Rowell

by SB Sarah RECOMMENDED: Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan is $.99 at Amazon - and I'm hoping for price matching so I'm leaving the other links below. This is a TERRIFIC book, you guys. It's a contemporary romance set in Vermont at a failing ski resort called Snow Crystal. Show More Summary

Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

by SB Sarah Grade: A- Title: Attachments Author: Rowell Publication Info: Penguin 2014 ISBN: 978-0452297548 Genre: Contemporary Romance I have a couple different kinds of Good Book Noise. Sometimes it's a high pitched vibrating squeak, sort of the Jack Russell terrier hop version of Good Book Noise. Show More Summary

Movie Review: Into the Storm

by Redheadedgirl Grade: B- Title: Into the Storm Author: Publication Info: August 8, 2014 ISBN: Genre: Mystery/Thriller I wasn’t really planning on reviewing this, but look at this suave dude. And I will admit that when I first saw the...Show More Summary

SBTB/DA Bestsellers - 7-15 August 2014

by SB Sarah This week's bestseller list is brought to you by TimTams, because I brought six million kilos of them home with me. Why Dukes Say I Do by Manda Collins A | BN | K No Good Duke Goes Unpunished: The Third Rule of Scoundrels (Rules of Scoundrels Book 3) by Sarah MacLean A |BN | K Mystic Cowboy (Men of the White Sandy) by Sarah M. Show More Summary

Bestselling Author Marie Force Provides Her Path to Success

How many times have you had a goal or a dream you wanted to pursue but you kept making excuses, only to find that you never accomplished what you set out to do? You go through life constantly wondering what if and you never quite feel whole inside. Show More Summary

The art of paper marbling… in video

Endpapers of fine books are often decorated with marbling. The patterns can be extremely eye-catching but sometimes the reader may skip the marbling in order to get to the content. You might enjoy this marbling video from a Turkish artist. This article from Fine Books magazine is also useful. There is, of course, a book […]

Hammer Museum Announces Three Biennial Prizes

Alice Könitz won the top prize in the Hammer Museum's "Made in L.A." biennial for her collaborative Los Angeles Museum of Art.

Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling to Star in ‘A Month in the Country’

The two 2014 Emmy Award nominees will star in the Classic Stage revival of Turgenev’s play.

Great Job, Internet!: Here’s how to play Haruki Murakami Bingo as you read his books

For fans seeking a more interactive and adorably competitive experience with the author’s novels, an artist has created “Haruki Murakami Bingo,” a tongue-in-cheek ”game” that collects the various idiosyncrasies and recurring elements that have popped up in most of Murakami’s 13 novels and many short stories. Show More Summary

“You’re a young man from the provinces”

“You frequently attend the opera to gossip about other patrons. You have never actually seen an opera.” How to tell if you’re in a Balzac novel.

Matthew Thomas Is Going to Carry That Weight

Every year, a handful of books are singled out for big advance buzz months in advance of the fall season: debuts and "break-out" titles carrying the burdens of hope (the author's) and expectation (the publisher's). Needless to say, not all...

Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Traveling to a far-flung destination is a great way to get away from it all. But you don't always have the money, time or health to cast off for ports unknown. If this summer you couldn't get farther than a poolside chair, it's not too late to refresh your mind with novel ideas. Show More Summary

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