~post by Merrilee I bet if Mary Roach wrote textbooks, you could get a lot more high school students interested in Biology. I say this because I'm three-fourths of the way through her new book, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, and even the parts that are too disgusting to repeat here (and trust me, … Continue reading GULP: All the Fun & Ick of the Alimentary Canal in One Handy Volume!
Margaret Atwood revealed the cover of her upcoming novel via Twitter today (@MargaretAtwood). MaddAddam finishes the trilogy that includes Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood. The book hits shelves in September. An advance reader has not made it our way yet, but if it does, oh if it does....we will READ that … Continue reading MADDADDAM Cover Revealed!
~post by Tommy Noir detective stories have been a part of the American literary landscape since the 1920s and stories of magic and fantasy have been around almost as long as mankind has been writing. Thirteen years ago however, a man named Jim Butcher put the two genres in a blender and out popped one … Continue reading Sci Friday: The Wondrous World of Harry Dresden
We happily celebrate Friday and (of course) National Poetry Month with W. H. Auden. Lullaby by W.H. Auden Lay your sleeping head, my love, Human on my faithless arm; Time and fevers burn away Individual beauty from Thoughtful children, and the grave Proves the child ephemeral: But in my arms till break of day Let … Continue reading National Poetry Month
~post by Children’s Book Buyer Meghan G. In this week's meeting, the kids staff talked a lot about how many amazing picture books have been hitting the shelves lately. Of course, we discussed the much buzzed-about The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen and sort of launched into a tangent about what kinds of … Continue reading Notes From the Kids Staff
Our hearts and thoughts are with West, Texas this morning in the wake of the explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant that has affected so many. We are now accepting monetary donations at our registers for the American Red Cross of Central Texas. (Money only - we are not equipped to accept supplies.) We'll also … Continue reading Accepting Monetary Donations for Central Texas Red Cross
Today we celebrate Teen Thursday with our BookPeople Teen Press Corps and their celebration of National Poetry month! Here are Hayden and Emily reading some of their favorite poems: If you don't know Shel Silverstein's Runny Babbit, be sure to check it out. And, if you enjoyed Emily's pick, Evgeny Bunimovich's Leaving Home Sadly Plot … Continue reading Teen Thursday
Last night Amy Stewart gave us the lowdown on exactly how to choose the right tonic to go with our gin, when we should throw away the vermouth in our cabinet, and how long our banana beer will last outside a bottle. These helpful tips and more can be found in her new book, The … Continue reading Amy Stewart Recommends….
~post by Bruce I was angry when I turned the last page of Louise Erdich’s The Round House. Not at her. But at the injustice that burned at the heart of her story. We learn that if a Native woman is attacked or abused by a non-Native person on a reservation, the tribe has no … Continue reading A New Ending for THE ROUND HOUSE
EMILY Dancing With Mrs. Dalloway by Cecelia Blue Johnson "It's a really interesting succinct look into the writing process of people from Garcia Marquez to J.R.R. Tolkien. Johnson talks a lot about the how much creativity can vary from person to person. With some people it takes years for one inspiring sentence to become a … Continue reading What We’re Reading