We're just over a week away... ARE YOU READY?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Plot your course. Plan your schedule. And make sure you're prepared for all the fangirling/fanboying you can handle! GET THRILLED BY NEW RELEASES There's Someone Inside Your House Stephanie Perkins From the author of Anna & The French Kiss comes a brand new thriller … Continue reading Texas Teen Thursday…
...or: if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. brought to you by Mat and Jason So Mat and Jason decided that BP's cooking section needed some love. Thus, they put together an end cap made up of their favorite food and food-related books currently available in the store. Please be patient … Continue reading Crazy from the Heat…
On the eve of Banned Books Week, YA author Patrick Ness spoke to an enthusiastic audience at BookPeople about the inspiration behind his new book, Release. He talked about the impact Judy Blume’s Forever had on him-- its raw honesty and accurate portrayal of teenagers and sexuality was previously unheard of, and for those reasons, … Continue reading Celebrating Banned Books Week in BookKids!
Provenance Ann Leckie Provenance is the latest novel from Ann Leckie, author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice, and its Locus Award-winning sequel Ancillary Sword. Her new sci-fi novel is set in the same world as the Ancillary novels, but follows a new character; a powerful … Continue reading New Releases: 9/26
by Razieh Snow (Kar) by Orhan Pamuk Snow is a novel of many different layers. It is a mystery, a portrayal of a socio/cultural change of a country en route to modernization, and a challenge of different political/religious popular views. There is also an interesting layer of symmetry in original title “Kar”, the protagonist’s … Continue reading Found in Translation: Snow by Orhan Pamuk
CHRIS Dune by Frank Herbert I've spent this year going back through some old favorites and half-remembered stories looking for... stability? I guess I haven't claimed a firm reason yet, but this second read through Herbert's magnum opus feels so alive and terrifying. The tactile reality of Arrakis keeps boring into me. The byzantine … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Peter Straub's Ghost Story opens with a question: "What's the worst thing you've ever done?" The Nightmare Factory Book Club would like to answer that question with one of its own: "How much time you got?" For the last six years, The Nightmare Factory has met around the campfire at BookPeople every month to tell each other … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Celebrates The Fear Of Growing Old With Peter Straub’s GHOST STORY!
Madness Zac Brewer Zac Brewer has a new book out y'all! Dark and compelling, Brewer's latest is the story of surviving when you don't want to. Until Brooke met Derek, she was just pretending to be fine, patiently waiting for her parents to let down their guard. But Derek gets it--he's the same. But as … Continue reading New Releases 9/19
by Amy Schakel If you’ve read Isabel Allende’s House of the Spirits you probably remember the opening line, “Barrabas came to us by sea…” It is a line that immediately ensnares and excites the mystery of what is to follow through the book. It follow the lives of three generations of the Trueba family and … Continue reading Found in Translation: The House of Spirits
post by Cathy Maxwell It is finally growing cooler in Austin and this is the time of the year when Romantic Suspense moves to the forefront. This category of Romance takes all we love about a gripping suspense novel and heats up the relationships of the characters. It is also known for series with recurring … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: ‘Tis the Season for Romantic Suspense