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“The Blair Witch Book Trailer”

It would probably have taken me a while to stumble across the trailer for  Rhiann Ellis’ novel After Life on ...

The Short, Sweet Side of E-Reading

If you own an ereader, chances are you’ve blown your monthly (weekly?) book budget more than once on impulse ebook ...

Our Reading Lives: Meeting My Author Idols

Wednesday morning saw me driving like a mad woman to get to the convention center before the exhibit floor opened ...

Which Classics Should Twilight Fans Read?

Every time a reviewer exclaims that Popular Modern Writer is the new Popular Classic Writer, you can almost feel the ...

When Literary Opposites Attract

People often ask me — since I’m always reading more than one book at once — how do you keep ...

Would You Give This Author A Second Chance?

I recently learned a valuable literary lesson: Neal Stephenson is not for the faint of heart. And by “faint of ...

Reading Pathways: Margaret Atwood

  Margaret Atwood. Maggie. Companion of the Order of Canada. Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Bad-ass bitch of ...

Margaret Atwood’s Tasting Menu

In November, the Wall Street Journal published “Rethinking the Familiar Book Tour,” a piece that argued bookstore readings were (or ...

Why Books Are EVIL!

Of course, I’m being facetious. Books are not evil. I heart books’ faces (as the parlance of our times would ...

Best Books of 2011: Can You Pick Just Two?

On my first pass through the 104 books I’ve read this year to come up with some “Best Of” lists, ...

If You Like Watching X, You Should Read Y

One of the best things about catching up with friends and family over the holidays is getting to dish over ...