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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- The Wandering Jews, Joseph Roth (M, 50s, white shirt, blank pants, I told him how much I liked Roth and he said he might be related, 6 train at 51st St)
Have you even really been on holiday if you don't buy a book, or two? Well, if you're a bibliophile than thevanswer is clearly no. I didn't buy a lot of books this time but I'm really pleased with the ones I got and have noted a couple more to look f
Hello, dear readers & Happy Monday! Today on the blog I have a great interview with author D.K. Marley and a giveaway for her book, Blood and Ink! Enjoy!Hello D.K. and welcome to Passages to the Past! Thanks so much for stopping by today to talk
  The following books, published this week, received starred reviews inBooklist.Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale?Subscribe toBooklist!   Adult Fiction Give Me Your Hand,by Megan Abbott Kill the Farm Boy,b
The Couple Next Door, Shari Lapena (M, 30s, pink t-shirt, shorts, glasses, beard, rubbing chin, NYC Aids Memorial Park)
This great event will take place in Albany, CA, this Thursday, July 19. Don't miss it!
At Dolores ParkHe is reading the first volume from the manga series Dorohedoro, by Q. Hayashida. His friend gave him Prison Pit, by Johnny Ryan, in which there's an ongoing battle, filled with disgustingness, and monsters, fighting
The answer to the question you want answered, plus how Millions readers are ensuring we'll have Previews for years to come. The post Counting Down to the Second-Half Preview appeared first on The Millions. First, the answer to the question you want a
1.99/$2.99Click Here To BuyThe Nightingale Chronicles - Book 4 - All's Well That Ends WellThis is the final book in a four book series and both Sarah Cooper and Alfie Nightingale will have to endure a deal of heartbreak and danger over the next two y
Clive King, who has died aged 94, was the author of several children's books and is best known for Stig of the Dump, the original and imaginative fantasy story of the friendship between Barney, a boy of the modern era, with Stig, a boy from
Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (M, 30s, very beaten up paperback, navy poly, navy chinos, black leather shoes, L Train)
by Mercedes Lackey First sentence: “A gentle breeze rustled the leaves of the tree, but the young girl seated beneath it did not seem to notice.” Support your local independent bookstore: buy it there! (Though, to be honest, you&a
It's Marvelous Middle Grade Monday at Always in the Middle and #IMWAYR day at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers. It's also Nonfiction Monday.Whittemore, Jo. Lights, Music, Code! (Girls Who
A couple of friends have said something to me lately along the lines of: "So, [my elementary-age child] can read, but never chooses to read. What can I do?" I've shared various posts in the past with suggestions for encourag
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The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr (9781452159584) When Grisha was a young dragon still learning of the dangers of the world, he is trapped by a magician into the shape of a teapot. He spends decades trapped in that form, decorating the rooms of t
Something OldThe Three Musketeers. Alexandre Dumas. Translated by Richard Pevear. 1844/2006. 704 pages. [Source: Bought]Rachel Ray. Anthony Trollope. 1863. 326 pages. [Source: Bought]The Blue Fairy Book. Andrew Lang. 1887. 390 pages. [Source: Bought]
Somehow I managed to work myself up into quite a state for this book discussion. There always seemed to be more research that needed to be done, more questions needing to be answered, more tangled webs to untangle…. In the end, though, I wa
This year (tomorrow, to be exact) marks a century since the execution of Russia's tsar, Nicholas II, and his family in 1918, following the Russian Revolution. Novels set during this tense, violent, chaotic period continue to fascinate for their depic
My writing room hasn’t changed too much from the last picture I posted–boxes and boxes of books, still unpacked, alas. However, I have been making progress on replacing the home office furniture that didn’t make it aroun
Understanding Food The Chemistry of Nutrition Tannenbaum and Stillman 1962 This little retro science book is all about food. This book starts with a discussion of how times have changed and that our ancestors were not as tall and that The post Food F
Aside from book and movie release dates, Harry Potter Book Night has to be the best day of the year for Harry Potter fans!Bloomsbury officially announced today that Harry Potter Book Night 2019 will take place on February 7th, and the theme will be H
Racter poses virtually no threat to human authors, nor does any other algorithmic author currently available. The question is hence not one of replacement, but of augmentation, of new responsibilities for the human author in light of the algorithmic
Why Did I Listen To Stitching Snow by RC Lewis? Stitching Snow by RC Lewis has a pretty bomb cover, am I right? BUT ALSO, a part of me assumed this would be a sci-fi retelling kind of likeCinder. Of course, that part of me was wrong. But still, I wal
Book News: New paperback design for book 1Newly released book 2Duology is now complete.Ten Reasons to Read it:1. Photographs2. Sisters3. Secrets4. Creepy Dolls5. Breaking the Rules6. Betrayals7. Danger8. Bike Riding9. Plot Twists10. Addison 
On this day in 2005, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was published, and we’re celebrating by bringing you exclusive new material from Lev Grossman’s interview with J.K. Rowling following the release of the sixth book! This
Poetry by Gabrielle Calvocoressi: Whatever does not welcome / me I tear asunder.
A couple months ago, I reviewed Tonya Kappes' latest book, Cake & Punishment, written under the name Maymee Bell. Since then, she's come out with the first ebook in her new Campers & Criminals mystery series,  Beache
  I am so excited to be partnering with Disney Hyperion to bring you a super special giveaway for HOCUS POCUS – THE SEQUEL Novel – I can’t tell you how much I adored the first... [[ This is a content summary onl
Ruth Franklin on Jane Yolens Mapping the Bones, which reflects the way the Holocaust-fiction genre she helped to create has changed.
Who doesn’t love the British Library Crime Classics? I’m amassing them far faster than I can read them, but earlier this month I did readExcellent Intentions (1938) by Richard Hull, which is one of their more recent publications.
Dawn of the Flame Sea (Flame Seas, #1) by Jean JohnsonIntermix, 2016  Fantasy; 130 pagesSource: I purchased a copy of this book for my reading pleasure.Opening Sentence: Energy shimmered into view, at first forming a single
GINNY GOBLIN IS NOT ALLOWED TO OPEN THIS BOX.NOT UNTIL DINNERTIME.The box is nifty. It's perfectly round, it's sorta pinkish, and it has a tag on it. What's not to like?But what's in it?Ginny's just itching to get her little green hands on that box..
SYNOPSIS In a realm where toxicmistsweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power. Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website
Poetry by Robert Pinsky: I want to publish a book with on every page / The one same poem.
This week we decided that scatological was the way to go. And so, we are pleased to announce that this is honestly the first Nonfiction picture book we’ve done on the show. Thinking about it, this may well be the most famous Nonfiction pict
OED Word of the Day: fluonomist, n. A chimney-sweep
Annamaria on MondayIf you subscribe to our blog, we are sure you noticed that functioning here on MIE went kaflooey for a while.  We are almost back to normal, but we want you to know what happened, and wh
Happy Release Day to The Songs of You and Me by Mylissa Demeyere! To celebrate the release of this great book we’re giving away $50!! The Songs of You and Me by Mylissa Demeyere Jane Hartford... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w
A gripping novel about the depth of a sister's love; poised to be the next book you won't be able to stop talking about.A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind. Sadie hasn't had an easy l
Fiction by Zadie Smith: I instinctively sympathize with the guilty. Thats my guilty secret.
Part of a series honoring the late author and blogger Bill Crider.Death in the Wind, by Edwin Lanham (Permabooks, 1957). Originally serialized in The Saturday Evening Post in 1955. Cover illustration by James Meese.
The Yiddish Policemens Union, Michael Chabon (M, 50s, chambray shirt, jeans, glasses, sneakers, DTW to EWR)
Library LootIt's been three weeks since I wrote about putting Amy Suskind's The List (2018) on reserve at the library, and now I have it.  I probably won't read the whole thing, which is over 400 pages long with an additional 100+ p
My class for this semester started last week, and I (finally) have all the books in one place. I’m taking a comics and graphic novel course, and so far (one week into a three week course!) there’s a lot of work, but it’s
Last evening, during a ceremony at ThrillerFest in New York City, the winners of the 2018 Thriller Awards were announced, as follows:Best Hardcover Novel: Final Girls, by Riley Sager (Dutton)Also nominated: Ill Will, by Dan Chaon (Ballantine); The Lo
On July 17th 2005, the day after the publication of the Half-Blood Prince, Lev Grossman published a write up of his interview with J.K. Rowling in Time Magazine. On July 13th 2005 Grossman had an extensive, two-hour interview with Rowling but, as he
Universal Harvester, John Darnielle (M, 30s, baseball hat, halfway through book, tall, CLT to JFK)