By Cathy Maxwell I’m sunbound in Austin, my favorite time to read. I enjoy a long afternoon of reading until the world cools down enough to go outside. It is my treat for all the weed-pulling I have to do. Here are some of my latest faves— The Kissing Quotient by Helen Hoang caught me … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!
BookPeople is proud to host a book club for kids ages 8-12 along with local volunteer group Austin Allies. We meet every third Saturday of the month at 12:30 PM. Today we're giving you an inside look at our last meeting, where we discussed Flora and Ulysses by Newbery medalist Kate DiCamillo! What do squirrels … Continue reading BookKids: On Squirrel Poetry & Taking Action
“I used to dream about a dress that had the colours of the medicine wheel: black, white, yellow, and red. I finally made one from some clearance clothes I found at the Sally Ann: I ripped out the stitches down to the original panels, cut out pieces from a McCall’s pattern I found at Value … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book club discusses Johnny Appleseed
This week I read a book by a French cartoonist called The Mental Load. It’s both a feminist education and the story of the artist’s own journey toward feminism, beginning with the mental load of managing a household and covering topics such as cutting a woman’s perineum during childbirth without her consent and the inevitable … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses Red Clocks
“The day before Deming Guo saw his mother for the last time, she surprised him at school. A navy blue hat sat low on her forehead, scarf around her neck like a big brown snake. ‘What are you waiting for, Kid? It’s cold out.’” So opens Lisa Ko’s The Leavers, National Book Award Finalist, winner … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses The Leavers
Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Visit www.cathymaxwell.com to learn more. Spring is always a busy time. Here is a trio of intense reads to help take your mind off your too full to-do list. Austin favorite Alisha Rai is hitting all targets … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Spring Chemistry
The Nightmare Factory book club meets the third Tuesday of every month to discuss the best in literary horror fiction. Join us this Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m., if you dare! The iconic shower scene. A girl – Janet Leigh – is interrupted mid-lather by an obscured figure holding a butcher knife. Cue the … Continue reading Nightmare Factory reads ‘Psycho’ by Robert Bloch. Yep, it inspired the Hitchcock movie.
Voyage Out meets the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. On April 29 at 5 p.m. the group will begin a three month exploration of the literature of Los Angeles, starting with Helena Maria Viramontes’ Their Dogs Came With Them. You (and your friends) are invited to join! Below, Brian offers a reading guide … Continue reading Reading Guide: ‘Paradise’ by Toni Morrison
Voyage Out meets the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. On March 25 at 5 p.m. the group will discuss Toni Morrison's Paradise. You (and your friends) are invited to join! Below, Brian offers a reading guide to another Morrison novel, Jazz, which Voyage Out discussed last month. Voyage Out reads books in three-month, … Continue reading Reading Guide: ‘Jazz’ by Toni Morrison
Enjoy a good mystery? Consider joining Murder in the Afternoon, our book club dedicated to crime and thriller fiction. The next meeting is March 19 at 1 p.m. on BookPeople’s third floor. For March, our Murder in the Afternoon book club will celebrate the month that marks the hundredth year of hard boiled writer Mickey … Continue reading You’re invited to Mickey Spillane’s unofficial birthday party!