It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! Where we bring you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps blog! Don't forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news! Texas Teen Book Fest 2015 News! It's that time of year again - … Continue reading Teen Thursday 7/23/15
GREGORY Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler "According to Chandler, Los Angeles in 1940 was a very down and out town. Searching for a missing woman, Philip Marlowe strolls through a segregated city deflecting gangsters, drunks, and exhausted cops. This is a great portrait of depression-era LA where the drinks are rye, everyone wears cheap suits, … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
JENN G The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro "The Remains of the Day has been on my to-read list for a while--practically everyone I know has raved about it--so I finally picked it up the other day. Narrated by a mid-century British butler who is the very definition of the word restraint, the … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Love it or hate it, the book adaptation to film/TV show pipeline is here to stay. I, for one, am not against it, on principle. There have been some really great adaptations, films that stand on their own as great works that happen to have great source material in literary form. But the history of … Continue reading Books Getting The Movie Treatment – Read Them First! (Part 1)
In honor of National Poetry Month I bought three books of poetry (something I've never done). Here is my report...
In which I interview my friend Louisa, poetry goddess, about why we should read more poetry… "You can squeeze a little juice from a fruit and get a taste of it, but the good poems are fruit that you can never squeeze all the juice from."
One of our favorite books of 2011 is now available in paperback! A BookPeople Winter Catalog feature whose hardcover release we celebrated with an awesome '80s party, Ready Player One has been a bestseller and one of the top recommended reads by our booksellers since it first hit shelves. If you like things like video … Continue reading READY PLAYER ONE out in Paperback Today!
It's a short list of new releases today, but oh, it's quality: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline We've been loving this book around here. The advance copy has been a hot item among staff. Thankfully, the book goes on sale today, so there's finally plenty for everyone. Here's the publisher's blurb: At once wildly … Continue reading New Releases
Clint Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino "This is not so much a novel as a series of beautifully descriptive passages. The literary conceit here is - Don Juan sits in the palace of Kublai Kahn, telling him of his travels around the ruler's realm. These fantastic descriptions of imaginary cities take the reader on a … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week