To celebrate Juneteenth ( the June 19th holiday celebrating the commemoration of slavery’s end in the US) here are 19 (mostly fantasy) books by Black authors that Tomoko has read, loved, and recommends for your reading lists! Fantasy/Fantasy Adjacent (aka, Tomoko's favorite type of book) 1. What it Means When A Man Falls from the … Continue reading Celebrating Juneteenth
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
Fearfully huddled together for the indefinable comfort of human contact in the middle of the haunted BookPeople coffee shop, the Nightmare Factory Book Club listened, quivering mostly with terror but a little from the indefinable thrill of human contact, as something powerful knocked over the bookshelves. The candelabras on the tables flickered and blew out … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Reads Shirley Jackson’s Classic The Haunting of Hill House
Tonight is the night that The Nightmare Factory Book Club dons our black robes, straps on our sacrificial knives, and gathers together in the BookPeople cafe to celebrate the unholy ritual of discussing M. John Harrison's The Course of the Heart. To prepare ourselves, The Nightmare Factory has scoured the non-euclidean corners of the internet … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory’s Missing Links for February 2015
Here are a few short stories, interviews, and reviews, most of which have absolutely nothing to do with love, to read this Valentine's Day weekend!! In We Contain Multitudes, Andrew Rose interviews trans author Thomas Page McBee (Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man) about his female to male transition and how his views … Continue reading weekend reading
Are you hankerin' to curl up with a good book but sitting in front of your computer instead? Well, I have a few ideas for you! In The Rumpus, Kevin Thomas reviews Crystal Eaters, by Shane Jones. In Discuss Rules Beforehand, Chris Kraus (author of I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, Summer of Hate, and many … Continue reading Weekend Reading