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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT --   It’s been a while since I read any sensation fiction, and as the weather started to turn increasingly wintry in the evenings over the past couple of weeks, I decided the time had come to pull The Woman in White off the shelf once
2017 was the year I stopped reading. All told, I finished eight books. I probably started two dozen more. Nothing could hold my attention. Nothing seemed as gripping as this vicious news cycle, the new Netflix drama, some podcast, my social media fee
"A Novel of Strange Adventure" says the cover blurb about the lead novel in this issue of ARGOSY, and it's got a strange but effective cover to go with it. The mid-Thirties was the best era for ARGOSY, in my opinion. This issue features stories by Do
I guess it is easy to think of a loop as being circular as we are blinded by its own inherent vastness which renders our view of existence, lineal & stationary, so we live our entire lives not knowing how it moves, how it feeds itself from i
I finally found time to get to the local bookshop to pick up some Christmas reading: Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic; A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman; A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles; and A Thousand Falling Crows by Larry Sweazy. Hopefully I
Revisit pieces about childhood from The New Yorkers archives, by Margaret Talbot, Nick Paumgarten, and more.
Ireland has the most beautiful skies, the most beautiful light, that I have ever seen. Peter Harrison andLeslie Conron Carola celebrate Ireland's light, scenery, history and myth in a stunning book of photographs, Ireland: A Luminous Beauty.
Cynthia Ozick Talks about The Shawland much more. Only eight minutes but please listen The New Yorker Podcast -listen to Joyce Carrol Oates read The Shawl  - with analysisClick here to read The ShawlA few days ago I read a
I don’t remember the last time I read two books by the same author in immediate succession. It’s been at least 11 years (that’s when I started keeping a detailed record of my reading) but I have a sense it’s &a
P-p-p-poetry! Motto: It’s not just for April anymore. In a given year I tend to run out of poetry books for kids to review. I’ll find five or six spectacular ones, and then a handful of hundrum okay-but-not-great titles to fill in
I didn't notice it was missing until Christmas Eve...and only then because I was looking for places to hang my stocking in our new home.Immediately the boy sees his dilemma. How can St. Nick make his visit if there's no easy way into his house? But t
Zo SharpWith the death earlier this month of Christine Keeler, fellow author John Lawton asked for the chance to write an obituary. As well as being acquainted with some of the players in the infamous Profumo Affair, Lawton wrote a fictionalised acco
WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"  I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S  AUDIO BOOK CHOICE.....*****************************  THE MUSIC SHOPRead by Steven HartleyBY RACHEL JOYCE ABOUT THE AUDIO B
Author Love ChallengeBecause Reading (sign up)January - December 2018 My goal to read Anthony Trollope chronologically. I started this project in 2017. I have 38 books STILL to read. I know that's way more than I can read in one year. But I'm hoping
I sometimes wish I could recapture the enthusiasm I had when I first discovered Nancy Mitford, but as time passes I find her less amusing, her characters grate on me more, as does her snobbery. I think that might partly be because the Mitford sisters
The Ice Sea Pirates, by Frida Nilsson, is a Swedish middle grade fantasy from Gecko Press (August 2017)  that will appeal to those who enjoy stories about plucky girls setting off alone on worthy quests.  It has tons of atmosphere,
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life. Annie Spence. 2017. 256 pages. [Source: Library] Raid of No Return. (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7) Nathan Hale. 2017. [
Linda L. Richards is a journalist, photographer, and the author of 15 books, including three series of novels featuring strong female protagonists. She is the former publisher of Self-Counsel Press and the founder and publisher of award-winning Janua
Today, we look back on the incredible selection of books our members have reviewed for First Impressions during the year - 45 titles in total. Reader reviews abound on the web these days but it's difficult to know which to trust, especially when ther
Clinical Medical Assisting, Judy Kronenberger (F, 50s, glasses, ponytail, houndstooth check bag, M15+ bus)
PUT LIGHTS AND STARS ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE!What tot doesn't want to "help" decorate the family Christmas tree--even before he or she can reach higher than the lowest branch?It's a temptation to let the littlest ones get in on the holiday fun, and Gab
(hb; 2017: loosely linked prequel to the 2015 film Star Wars -- Episode VII: The Force Awakens)From the back cover"Discover Captain Phasmas mysterious history in this Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi novel."One of the most cunning and merciless of
The year rolls round to its end once again, and once again we are celebrating the birthday of Jane Austen. It is our tradition to write about what we would give Jane Austen for her birthday, but we don’t think we could top two pretty amazin
The 22-Day Revolution, Marco Borges (F, 20s, glasses, hair piled on head, in a cab stopped at Third Avenue and 50th Street)
Brunner, Max and Mackay, Dustin (illustrator). SuperfailOctober 17th 2017 by Running Press KidsCopy provided by the publisherMarshall lives in a world where most people have super powers, but not everyone has really great ones. For example, he can sh
Here's Part 4 of my list of Christmas Mysteries -- Authors O-R. Hope you're having fun with the titles and authors. Let me know if I've forgotten any! Be sure and check out Christmas Crime Fiction Authors A-D, Authors E-H and Authors I-N.CHR
The year rolls round to its end once again, and once again we are celebrating the birthday of Jane Austen. It is our tradition to write about what we would give Jane Austen for her birthday, but we don’t think we could top two pretty amazin
Yesterday, Book Riot released the list for their 2018 Read Harder Challenge. In 2016, I began giving feminist recommendations for each task, and I’ve been doing it ever since. As usual, some of the tasks were trickier to figure out than oth
Walking with God, John Eldredge (M, 40s, gray jacket over gray hoodie, NYPL copy, moving lips while reading, M15 bus)
So I’ve been cudgeling my brain for the right adjectives to describe this singular house of treasures….But in the end, I’ve decided to let this mighty institution, repository of riches going back millennia and stretching
Cassandra Clare spotlights three of her favorite books of the year, with a special focus on the otherworldly.Cassandra Clare understands the hearts of young adults. Between her Shadowhunter Chronicleswhich includes her blockbuster Mortal Instruments
Reading Roger’s Sutton’s post about Patrick McDonnell’s Caldecott chances for his delightfulThe Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way)*,made me think fondly McDonnell’s illustrations fo
RPenelope Fitzgerald on The Reading LifeThe Beginning of Spring is the third novel by Penelope Fitzgerald which I have the great pleasure of reading.  Prior to today I have posted on her Offshore, her acknowledged by all masterwork, Blue Flo
When Justyce gets falsely arrested; he no longer has patience for the injustices around him.The Good:Racial discussionsHow the threads of the story all come togetherDebate teamDoc DrayClass discussionsRomanceFriendshipsThat surprise endingThe Bad:Nit
On Friday I sent out the Decemberinstallment of FROM THE DESK OF 100 SCOPE NOTES. It’s about messy (and tidy) desks, packing, and Robot Santa.You can see it here. Interested in having future newsletters sent directly to your inbox? Click he
Lovers can be the best mirrors because they tend to know us more intimately than anyone else. This is a curse too, though, because the more we care about another person, the more we want to know what they think of us, the more power they have over us
You could always count on Popular Publications for top-notch Western pulps, and DIME WESTERN was the flagship of their line. This issue has a great bunch of writers in its pages: Walt Coburn, Harry F. Olmsted (under his own name and possibly as by Ba
It's a busy time of year, evenings with friends and I'm also on deadline. So, once in a while, it's nice to be able to thank Sandie Herron and use one of her audiobook reviews. This time, it's Charlaine Harris' Dead to the World.DEAD TO THE WORLDSook
The Scarlet Ibis is part of a bigger exploration using Trinidad and Tobago's national bird as a jumping point for experimentation. The poem references Marcel Broodthaers' homage to Mallarm, Un coup de ds jamais n'abolira le hasard, as well as Wittgen
I’ve finished work for Christmas (sorry to people who haven’t!) and I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks of reading and relaxing – or trying to, and then ending up going to a zillion carol concerts and the
Keep Children’s Literature Weird. There. There’s your rallying cry for the day. Now Travis Jonker has been nice and consistent on this front, producing his lists of The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books
    How to Kiss a Billionaire by Cami Checketts Sassy meets swoon-worthy in this fast-paced contemporary romance. Miriam Salisbury escapes to Oregon to avoid a boyfriend who won’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visi
JeffSaturdayFive years ago I wrote a book with what some thought a preposterous, never happen premise: a plot centered on turning Mykonos, the Aegean Greek island I call home, into Europes Las Vegas.  How foolish of me to suggest that Mykoni
Sad news. The philosopher Bob Hale has died. He had been a British Academy Research Reader (1997-9), was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (elected 2000), was President of the Aristotelian Society in 2002-3, and a Leverhulme Major Research F
In Ann Quin’s first novel, the black comedy Berg, “Alistair Berg, alias Greb, commercial traveler, seller of wigs, hair tonic, paranoid paramour” has set out to murder his father, a semi-itinerant womanizer living in a f