Another exciting look into the minds and knapsacks of BookPeople's book people. _________________________________________________________________ MANDY Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon "Melanie Gideon writes in a really accessible way. You feel as though you are reading the thoughts of your closest friend, and I haven't even got to the 'fun part' yet." Join us Wed, June 13th … Continue reading What We’re Reading!
Top Shelf: Red Shirts by John Scalzi Reviewed by: Joe Turner, 2nd Floor Inventory Manager & BP Blog Superstar Ah, June, the month when summer is upon us and we travel far and wide to visit beaches and lakes for a reminder, a taste, of what it means to know water. The month where, when … Continue reading Top Shelf in June: REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi
What's that you say? It's Thursday? Oh my, you're right- it's Teen Thursday!!! And this is an exciting one! We're very excited to announce the launch of our brand new BookPeople Teen Press Corps! We've gathered up the best and brightest of Austin's voracious teen readers to review books, interview authors, cover events, and blog … Continue reading Teen Thursday!!!
Plenty of great reads are coming down the pipeline next month. Here are a few we have our eye on. Descriptions provided by the books' publishers. How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection by David F. Dufty (On sale June 5) In late January 2006, a young robotocist … Continue reading New & Noteworthy in June
Tuesday, you've come back to me! AND you've brought gifts!!! That's right, new releases and as always the blurbs are provided by the publishers. PAPERBACK FICTION _________________________________________________________ The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan Marissa Rogers has always been just fine as a beta. After all, hadn't taking charge without taking credit been paying … Continue reading New Releases!
Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon This is Michael Chabon’s first novel and it is filled with the same wit and wonder that fans of his later work will recognize. A perfect summer read for recent college grads. It tells the story of Art Bechstein’s adventures during his first post-collegiate summer and has some of … Continue reading Daniel’s Summer Reading List
Summer is here and we couldn't be happier! School's out and the sun is shining, June in BookKids is going to be grand! EVENTS ___________________________________________________________ It Jes' Happened by DON TATE It Jes' Happened is a biography of outsider artist Bill Traylor, a former slave who at the age of 83 began to draw pictures … Continue reading June in BookKids!
More than 100 protesters rallied outside Amazon.com's annual meeting Thursday at the Seattle Art Museum, where the company told shareholders it planned to improve warehouse conditions and drop its membership in a conservative public-policy organization. 50 Shades of Grey hits 10 million mark in sales this week. New York Times reviews Jubilee Hitchhiker, the biography … Continue reading As the Book World Turns…
Thursday is here! Time for another round-up of what's going on in the world of all things YA. 1) This week we received a glowing review of Kristin Cashore's Bitterblue from teen review Gretchen, age 13: "I loved this book, mainly for the depth of the plot-I won’t ruin it, but it’s AMAZING! I don’t … Continue reading Teen Thursday!
Voyage out discusses Galore by Michael Crummey ~Post by Brian C. The Voyage Out Book Club meets at 5pm on the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. We read regional fiction. The April meeting was the beginning of our Canadian region. Our first book in our Canadian quartet was Galore by Michael Crummey. Below … Continue reading Voyage Out Talks Galore!