MysteryPeople Pick of the Month for October: Phantom by Jo Nesbo ~Post by Chris M. A few years ago Jo Nesbo was marketed as the heir to Steig Larsson’s Nordic crime fiction throne, and while Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy certainly catapulted Nordic crime writers into a new sphere of the public eye, it is my belief that Nesbo will ultimately … Continue reading MysteryPeople Pick of the Month: PHANTOM by Jo Nesbo
Rejoice YA lovers for the time has come. This is our 6th and final week in the countdown to the Austin Teen Book Festival. BookPeople is a proud sponsor of the ATBF. Join us in celebrating all things YA this Saturday! The Austin Teen Book Festival is THIS Saturday, September 29th from 9:30am to 5pm. … Continue reading Teen Thursday – Real Life Happens
Top Shelf in October: Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards by Jan Reid Reviewed by: Bosco For me, Ann Richards was Texas politics. I was born and raised here, the child of Democrats in a state leaving the party of LBJ in droves for the party of Nixon and Reagan. … Continue reading Top Shelf in October: LET THE PEOPLE IN
The Dangerous Animals Club by Stephen Tobolowsky Reviewed by Joe T. I have to admit up front that I had already determined that I was going to love this book when I first found out about it three months ago. There was no way in heck that a book by Stephen Tobolowsky, the genius storyteller … Continue reading Stephen Tobo–who? TOBOLOWSKY!
JULIE The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Johnathan Evison "The narrator's voice in this book drew me right in. Benjamin tells his story of loss and more loss, of being an utter loser, with just enough resignation, self-pity and humor that, even for all his loserdom, I can't help but find him charming. I want … Continue reading What We’re Reading
~post by Consuelo Confession: I did not read The Giver when I was a kid. Somehow, the endless amounts of Baby-Sitter’s Club and Boxcar Children books that were available in the books section of my small-town video store in the early ‘90’s kept me satisfied. And even as an adult, although I knew it was … Continue reading THE GIVER: A Wake Up Call for the Soul
Joyous day it is, we have new books dropped fresh from the publishing storks. Thank you sweet birds, we'll cherish them. As always the blurbs are provided by the book's publishers. HARDCOVER FICTION Love Anthony by Lisa Genova Olivia Donatelli’s dream of a “normal” life shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at … Continue reading New Releases
Calling all Wookies, Vaders, Leias, Skywalkers & Storm Troopers! Join us as we celebrate STAR WARS READS DAY here at BookPeople on Saturday, October 6 at 12pm! Across the country on October 6th people are gathering to celebrate two awesome things - reading and Star Wars. We'll be joining in with our own Star Wars … Continue reading Star Wars Reads Day!
In just eight days (seven and a half, really) one of the most highly anticipated books of the Fall season hits shelves: Let the People in: The Life and Times of Ann Richards. Many of us here have read this in-depth, all encompassing new biography (blurbed by none other than President Bill Clinton) of one … Continue reading Celebrating the Life and Times of Ann Richards
Take a little Tobolowsky break with us this fine Friday afternoon. This is your friendly reminder that on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm, your old friend Stephen Tobolowsky will be here at BookPeople with his new book, The Dangerous Animals Club. He'll be telling stories and signing books, live and in person. For more info … Continue reading Ned! Ryerson!