Confession: Not all of these books are about the type of two-wheeled bicycles that one pedals with their feet. Some of these books are about the motorized kind of bike, because I happen to ride those, too. And one very special book is a fake-out entirely - its title is Bicycles, but it's really a collection of love poems.
Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead.
Here's a brilliant bit of literary snobbery meets the 21st century: imagine what your favorite classic book characters would be like if they lived today and had access to social media. Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations With Your Favorite Literary Characters (click this link and you can download a PDF excerpt from the … Continue reading New Release: Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg
Ladies - are you tired of not understanding when some man in your life starts talking about science-y things? Well look no further! Just out today, a new book has hit the shelves to help you understand the science that's relevant to you. Please, dear God, understand that this is satire. Science...for Her! Megan Amram … Continue reading New Release: Science for Her by Megan Amram
Surprise! I know I've been swearing that Tuesdays are new release day, but for some reason, this book is coming out today. As a big fan of the 1920s, I'm excited to read pieces by some of that era's most prominent writers. Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells: The Best of Early Vanity Fair Edited by … Continue reading New Release: Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells: The Best of Early Vanity Fair
I drive at least 40 minutes to-and-from work every day. Some days, it's more like a couple of hours. I often listen to audio books, and though I usually prefer to listen to authors read their own work, preferably essays like David Sedaris or fascinating and sardonic non-fiction like Sarah Vowell, for some reason, I … Continue reading Audio Book Review: Robin Hood: The Story Behind the Legend by David B. Coe, Read by Robin Sachs
This post should really just be called OMG NPH because NEIL PATRICK HARRIS WROTE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND IT'S CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE AND IT COMES OUT TODAY. I'm done screaming now. But seriously, this is the man's short bio: Neil Patrick Harris is a Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, famous for his roles as Barney … Continue reading New Release: Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
Tuesday is new book release day! Today is special because two new books I'm very excited about are hitting indie bookshelves everywhere. The first was Pen & Ink, which I already mentioned earlier today, and the second is this: Poison Fruit, Agent of Hel #3 by Jacqueline Carey 9780451465313, Hardcover, $26.95 Here is the official … Continue reading New Release: Poison Fruit by Jacqueline Carey
Tuesday is new book release day! Two books are releasing today that I've very excited about. The first is a new coffee table tattoo book called Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them. It's written by Isaac Fitzgerald, who tells his story in the book trailer below, with tattoo illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton. … Continue reading New Release: Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them by Isaac Fitzgerald & Wendy MacNaughton
Tuesday is new book release day! It's hard to imagine, but we're technically 39 books into Nora Roberts-writing-as-J.D. Robb's In Death series (and that's not counting the handful of short stories in found in various collections). #39 is called Festive in Death, and it is available in stores and online starting today. Published by Penguin, … Continue reading New Release: Festive in Death by J.D. Robb