by SB Sarah This week's top ten list is brought to you by awesome books on sale, box sets, the letter Q, ice cream, and the number 16. The Marrying Kind by Ken O'Neill | Amazon | BN | Sony | Kobo | ARE | iBooks My Wicked Gladiators by...Show More Summary
by SB Sarah Grade: A- Title: A Night of No Return Author: Sarah Morgan Publication Info: Harlequin 2012 ISBN: 9780373131044 Genre: Contemporary Romance This RITA® Reader Challenge 2013 review was written by Kylie. This story was nominated...Show More Summary
by SB Sarah Grade: B Title: The Way Back Home Author: Barbara Freethy Publication Info: Pocket 2012 ISBN: 9781451636550 Genre: Contemporary Romance This RITA® Reader Challenge 2013 review was written by Elizabeth G. This story was nominated...Show More Summary
by CarrieS Grade: C- Title: Freefall Author: Jill Sorenson Publication Info: Harlequin HQN 2013 ISBN: 9780373777952 Genre: Romantic Suspense Freefall is a romantic suspense novel by Jill Sorenson. It was exciting and emotional, but I...Show More Summary
How to Locate Jobs and Land Interviews French 1993 Seriously? Again? This just frosts me no end. This was published in 1993. The only technology reference in the whole book was a suggestion to use “desktop publishing” to make a sharp resume. I suppose in 1993 this would fly, but technology was definitely a part of [...]
Paper Darts, Volume 5 just became available for pre-order, and you can get a preview of Volume 4 online. In particular I recommend reading “Like,” which is a mesmerizing piece of fiction from Lindsay Hunter. Related posts: Babies (And...Show More Summary
Ah, summer. I believe it is finally here, and so I thought I'd put together a list of books I'd be reading this summer if I hadn't already read them. Trust me, each of these books is a pure, page-turning pleasure and beautifully written to boot. Not to be missed.
Year in Reading alum Geoff Dyer takes a fascinating look at two photographers – Garry Winogrand and Tod Papageorge – who happened to photograph the same thing at the same time, but wound up producing wildly different images. RelatedShow More Summary
How do you describe the life and times of John Horne Burns? He was in turn a military intelligence officer, a schoolteacher, a critical darling after he published The Gallery, a pariah after he published anything else, and a gay man in post-WWII America. In characteristic concision, Ernest Hemingway summed the whole thing up thusly: [...]Show More Summary
I’m thinking about installing a Delaney Nolan bat signal to alert the world of her new work whenever it appears. Previously I’ve evangelized about her writing in Guernica, Necessary Fiction, Sundog Lit, and The Rumpus, but this time I’d like to call attention to her photo essay about New Orleans in the latest issue of [...]Show More Summary
Everyone knows that authors — even bestselling authors — are familiar with sting of rejection, many seeing their manuscripts turned down by a dozen publishing houses before getting published. Everyone, that is, except for Kenn Nesbitt. Show More Summary
Looking for a new literary podcast to fill your downtime? David Naimon’s “Between the Covers” author interview series may do the trick. The series, which appears regularly on Portland, Oregon’s KBOO 90.7 FM, is available for free on iTunes. Past guests have included Karen Russell, George Saunders, China Miéville and Junot Díaz. Forthcoming episodes will [...]Show More Summary
Brynn Downing reviews Matthew Zapruder's Pink Thunder today in Rumpus Poetry.
“The Case for Mass Surveillance: The NSA’s database of phone calls makes sense. But it needs clear safeguards to prevent abuse,” by William Saletan. President Obama and James Clapper claim that our phone information is safe with the NSA, citing safeguards like “congressional oversight and judicial veto power” as limits to data abuse. Show More Summary
Before starting my first book, I would have imagined that there would be lots of time in the writing process to ruminate over those opening words. To ponder and pontificate and all those things writers do. But two books later, I know how wrong I was. That deadline demon is always there, its fiery breath scalding my backside.
The insights achieved by the greatest minds of the past century were not mystical or unknowable. They stemmed from identifiable tools that you, too, can access.
Two movies opening this week—Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This Is the End—give us a present-day Los Angeles that’s at once comic and nightmarish, the Hollywood dream capital turned moral hellscape. Show More Summary
8:45 a.m.: Whitey is wearing a powder-blue Henley today. He clearly has a stack of these shirts in a rainbow of hues. I guess we can add a third item to the list of self-presentational Bulger themes: 1) He doesn’t rat. 2) He doesn’t kill women. 3) He hates collars.
Rising seas and increasingly severe weather are expected to increase the areas of the United States at risk of floods by up to 45 percent by 2100, according to a first-of-its-kind report released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Hey Bartender is a documentary on the subject of finally being able to get a decent drink around here. In paying homage to the craft-cocktail scene—tracing its origins, cataloguing its attributes, charting the motions of its stars—director Douglas Tirola has created a recipe for a feature-length aperitif. Show More Summary