Category Archives: Book News

Articles or Information about books, authors, or reading.

Happy Anniversary Harry!

The 10th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is upon us (I know, we’re really that old).  Apparently a new anniversary edition is being released, with new cover art and some addition insights from J.K. Rowling.  Looking forward … Continue reading

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Saramago’s Blindness Now a Film

I saw today that the novel Blindness by Jose Saramago, which I previously read and reviewed, has been turned into a movie.  Starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, it was selected to be the opening movie at the Cannes Film … Continue reading

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A Guest Review of “Free Culture”

Check out Jonathan’s review of the book Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig on his website.  Here’s a little excerpt of his review: “The great thing about this book is Lessig’s approach to presenting the problems and his arguments. He doesn’t … Continue reading

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Michael Gruber

I previously read and reviewed Michael Gruber’s novel The Book of Air and Shadows, and today at the library I saw that he has a new one out called The Forgery of Venus.  Looks pretty promising.  And from Amazon it … Continue reading

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50 Best Cult Books

Saw this article on The Telegraph of their 50 best cult books.  I thought the choices were good.  Unfortunately for me it seems, I’ve only read 4!  Slaughterhouse-Five, The Bell Jar, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  Jonathan … Continue reading

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Will Books Survive the Internet?

Here’s a neat article from the Chicago Tribune by Julia Keller from today, called “Relevance of the book questioned in Internet age?”.  The basic question she raises is: Yet in an age in which computers are as common as cockroaches, … Continue reading

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Dating- For Book Nerds

If my boyfriend wasn’t dating me, he might want to check out this website:  http://www.theatlasphere.com/ Yes, that’s right, it’s a dating site for Ayn Rand lovers.  What will they think of next?

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Discover Magazine’s Essential Reading List

I know this article was published in 2006, but I just ran across it in my files again, and we know I’m a sucker for a good reading list. Plus, as you’ll be able to tell, timeliness isn’t a huge … Continue reading

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Ariana Franklin’s New Book

According to my BookPageXTRA Ariana Franklin has a new book out.  The Serpent’s Tale appears to be a follow-up to The Mistress of the Art of Death which I really enjoyed.  Amazon says that the main character,  Dr. Vesuvia Adelia Rachel … Continue reading

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BookPage: America’s Book Review

If you can’t get your free public library’s excellent Book Page every month, you can subscribe to get a newsletter emailed to you, or check out their website. Book Page has book reviews, author interviews, and advice for writers. The … Continue reading

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