Austin Events for the Literati – March

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 Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece The Blanton Museum of … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – March

The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Yells “It’s A Wrap!” With Patton Oswalt’s Silver Screen Fiend

There are an exceptional few performers who have elevated the craft of stand-up comedy to an honest to goodness art form. Infusing the formula with absurd honesty, surreal world building, or just a singleminded dedication to absolute, neurotic truth, these champions of the spoken word have devoted their lives and livelihoods to skirting the line … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Yells “It’s A Wrap!” With Patton Oswalt’s Silver Screen Fiend

Top Shelf in March: INNOCENTS AND OTHERS by Dana Spiotta

While its cover hints at its sensuality, don’t let the flowered sheets mislead you—Innocents and Others is a bold novel of subversive characters and eccentric technologies. Beginning in 1980s L.A., it follows Meadow and Carrie, best friends who grow up to be successful filmmakers (of very different varieties), and one of their sad and seductive … Continue reading Top Shelf in March: INNOCENTS AND OTHERS by Dana Spiotta

What We’re Reading This Week

MONA  Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran by Laura Secor "Earlier this year, I picked up an advanced reading copy of Laura Secor’s Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran. Of the many great reads in our Middle Eastern Studies section, this new release is especially important and timely given … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week