Top Shelf for January – Vanished Kingdoms by Norman Davies

History, from Herodotus down through Gibbon and into Ambrose, Zinn and beyond, has always been about narrative. And with narrative, almost by its very nature, comes a certain sense of inevitability: what has happened is what would have happened. But that is history as it has been written. History as it is lived is a … Continue reading Top Shelf for January – Vanished Kingdoms by Norman Davies

MysteryPeople’s New Home on the Web

MysteryPeople, our mystery-bookstore-within-a-bookstore, now has its very own home on the web: http://mysterypeople.wordpress.com/ While we'll continue to post some MysteryPeople content here on the main BP blog, the majority of it will now go up over there, so be sure to visit regularly to keep up with all events, book reviews, author Q&A's, discussions, and … Continue reading MysteryPeople’s New Home on the Web

Lev Grossman Praises ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Just came across this post on Lev Grossman's (The Magicians and The Magician King) blog. Apparently Grossman's a John Green fan. Scroll down to the PS, where Grossman says of John Green's The Fault In Our Stars "...I can see this book sitting next to The Catcher in the Rye. It’s that good." http://levgrossman.com/2011/12/the-naming-of-julia-john-greens-the-fault-in-our-stars/ Add … Continue reading Lev Grossman Praises ‘The Fault In Our Stars’