Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford Reviewed by Katie Presley In the afterword to his new novel Songs of Willow Frost, Jamie Ford describes “beautiful melancholy” as his constant writing partner. His niche was built directly into the title of his stellar debut, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which is as … Continue reading SONGS OF WILLOW FROST: Eye Level With A Pair of Hearts
~ ABBY Vivian Maier: Self Portraits by Vivian Maier, John Maloof "Vivian Maier was an amateur photographer, extremely private person, and a nanny in Chicago throughout the 50's, 60's, and 70's. This book is another selection from the Maloof archives responsible for finding Maier's lost treasure of a storage locker at a thirft auction house … Continue reading What We’re Reading
~post by Julie Yesterday we received our first shipment of S., the new novel from J. J. Abrams and Austinite Doug Dorst. Today I actually opened up a copy. Holy pajamas. This is quite a book. So okay, let's start with looks, because the experience of reading this book has almost everything to do with … Continue reading S. Is Here. And It’s Completely Unexpected.
HARDCOVER FICTION AFTER DEAD by Charlaine Harris Dead Ever After marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next. With characters arranged alphabetically, Bestselling Author Charlaine … Continue reading New Releases – 10/29
So.... we're sort of in love with Josh Ritter. His story telling style of songwriting has always struck a chord with our literary hearts and then, as you may recall, he went ahead and wrote a novel, Bright's Passage, which we loved. Oh, and then he came here and performed and signed books and hugged … Continue reading Josh Ritter Ticket Giveaway!
Sunday morning we had ourselves a TIME with Mac Barnett and Jon Scieszka. Bunny ears, eye patches, carrot cupcakes, sword fights. It was awesome. While signing copies of their new book, Battle Bunny, (available on our shelves and via bookpeople.com), Mac recommended a few books we all must read (the younger set might want to … Continue reading Mac Barnett Recommends….
~post by Tommy So, I'm a bit of a history nerd and one of my favorite periods in military history is the Napoleonic Wars. I'm a particular fan of that era's naval combat, so when my father told me about a book series that he called "the Napoleonic Wars in space," I was immediately hooked. … Continue reading Sci Friday: David Weber & Honor Harrington
~ TOMMY W Year Zero by Rob Reid "I'm reading this for my book club, Ludicrous Speed. It's the book we're discussing in November. This guy's a new absurdist sci fi writer in the legacy of Douglas Adams & Terry Pratchett. It's his debut novel, and it's incredibly goofy and a lot of fun. The … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Don't be scared! It's no trouble finding the perfect book for your little ghoul or goblin this Halloween. Here are a few of our favorites: The Hallo-Wiener by Dave Pilkey Recommended for ages 4-7 years Long a favorite of ours, this tale of the little dachshund who dresses up like a hot dog for Halloween … Continue reading Halloween Reads for the Short Set
_____________________________________________ HARDCOVER FICTION THE GOLDFINCH by DONNA TARTT The Goldfinch is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. Thursday, November 7th at 7PM Donna Tartt will be at the store … Continue reading New Releases – 10/22