Austin Events For The Literati – December

Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of the book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and/or socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the Book People community would enjoy.  The last month of 2015 is upon us and it seems … Continue reading Austin Events For The Literati – December

The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Stands With Amy Poehler And Says “Yes Please!”

Amy Poehler wasn't always America's favorite aggressively positive city councilwoman Leslie Knope on television's Parks and Recreation. Nor was she born into the role of writer, performer, and all-around comedy goddess on Saturday Night Live. It was no accident that she co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and starred in the Upright Citizens … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Stands With Amy Poehler And Says “Yes Please!”

What We’re Reading This Week

CHRISTINE The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 edited by Joe Hill "It is the first science fiction and fantasy collection in the Best American series. The editor is John Joseph Adams, who edits science fiction magazines and has written lots of award-winning science fiction. Joe Hill is the guest editor for this first volume of … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

Deep in the Infinite Image: The New & Noteworthy Book Club Discusses Bats of the Republic

Deep in the Infinite Image: The New & Noteworthy Book Club Discusses Zachary Thomas Dodson’s Bats of the Republic Bats! Texas! Overlapping genres! Parallel timelines! Archival records! Full disclosure: I am an archivist who is a former graphic designer--who also has a weak spot for misunderstood animals. If there is any book that is written … Continue reading Deep in the Infinite Image: The New & Noteworthy Book Club Discusses Bats of the Republic

2015 National Book Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of this year's National Book Awards, which were announced last night in New York City. Learn more about the finalists and see footage from the award ceremony on the National Book Foundation's website. NONFICTION Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates FICTION Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson POETRY Voyage of … Continue reading 2015 National Book Award Winners Announced