This week we are checking in with the Austin Teen Book Festival and taking a look at their recently announced author panels. But first feast your eyes on the brand new kick butt poster they released just yesterday! And now here are the panels! AND... vs IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME! We hope to see … Continue reading Teen Thursday… On Friday!
HARDCOVER FICTION How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny Award-winning author Louise Penny is back with a brand new Chief Inspector Armand Gamacheand mystery! When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get … Continue reading New Releases
~Post by Steven A horse walks into a meeting of the Stand Up Sit Down book club. Flippo and Steve(n), the long-suffering hosts of the aforementioned book club, knowing fully what is expected of them, glance at one another and then smugly ask of the horse, “Why the long face?”. The horse wipes its tear-smudged … Continue reading Stand Up, Sit Down or Die… TONIGHT
The AISD International High School recently took a field trip to BookPeople as part of an initiative to promote free voluntary reading. Check out the fantastic video Austin High students created as part of a summer internship program for film students across the district.
SHAPPY Manson by Jeff Guin "This is a straight forward approach to Charles Manson's life. Many books about Manson focus on his power, and depict him as some sort of boogey-man. Jeff Guin interview's Charles's sister and goes into detail about his relatively normal upbringing. There are definitely indicator of who Charles would become in … Continue reading What We’re Reading
HARDCOVER FICTION Night Film by Marisha Pessl On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with … Continue reading New Releases
~Post by Steven It's time to send the little ones off to dreamland and set your book lights to "spooky" as you once again commute to another grueling night's labor at The Nightmare Factory! Meet your two fearsome foremen Joe and Steve(n), the tentacular terrors that oversee the torment as we mine your subconscious for … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Bows to the King of Chaos TONIGHT
~Post by Marie Every once in a while, I read a book that piques the literature student in me that has been reined in since college, and I have to suppress the strong urge to write lengthy dissertations peppered with philosophical references and jibes at certain aspects of our culture. So I felt when reading … Continue reading Sci Friday: Fahrenheit 451
I already loved the Casserole Queens, and I'm happy to say they've done it again. This past weekend was filled with yard sales, baby sitting, a marathon of The Sopranos, and a wicked tonsil infection, but in all that I still found the time to make the Queen's Summertime Tomato Pie. This is by no … Continue reading Grace Pledges Allegiance to the Queen… Well, The Casserole Queens
HARDCOVER FICTION The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest … Continue reading New Releases