Welcome to Part 2, where I discuss even more of my favorite books that are currently getting turned into films or TV shows (go here to read Part 1). You may have noticed the heavy emphasis on Fantasy and Sci-Fi. Well, that's where I live, and so many of these stories just cry out to … Continue reading Books Getting The Movie Treatment – Read Them First! (Part 2)
ALEX Authority by Jeff VanderMeer "I am 100 pages into this middle volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy. I thought Annihilation (the first in the series) was one of the best books of the year, so I am hooked already even if they seem to be very different types of books so far. Here's … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Book: Some Remarks by Neal Stephenson Reviewed by: Joe T. One of the things I love most about reading a new Neal Stephenson novel is the detailed digressions that he often makes. Whether it’s having Eliza from The Baroque Cycle explain how money works or, in Reamde, describing how an MMO game (such as Warcraft) … Continue reading BookPeople Review: SOME REMARKS
~Post by Joe T. To coincide with the visit of Mr. Neal Stephenson to our little shop, BookPeople, on Saturday, August 11th, we were given the opportunity to email him a handful of questions for him to answer. So, I gathered my little think tank of Stephenson fans and came up with a mess of … Continue reading BookPeople Q&A with Neal Stephenson
In August, we have not one, not two, not three but FOUR author events for the Sci Fi/Fantasy-minded. Just set up a cot and move in for the month. The cafe has great tacos, you'll like it. Can't make it and think you might die? Here's a salve: order a signed copy of the event … Continue reading Our Summer of Speculation
It's The Day BookKids Has Been Waiting For!!! Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein is ON SALE!!! From the publisher: Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Well, here it is, an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the … Continue reading New Releases
~Post by Joe T. With the release of Neal Stephenson's Reamde (pronounced, I'm pretty sure, as "Read Me"), I've noticed a certain trend amongst the speculative fiction writers I've grown to enjoy the most: a preoccupation with World of Warcraft and other massive multiplayer online role playing games (or MMOs from this point onwards). These … Continue reading Neal Stephenson’s ‘Reamde’ & the Course of Speculative Fiction (Or, Joes Goes to Casino El Camino, Brings Pen)
I always get a little nostalgic during this time of year. I think it's because I see new backpacks, boxes of crayons and other back-to-school necessities, and I have no need for them. The end of August and beginning of Fall was always a time of excitement for me, because I loved school. Yes, I … Continue reading Get ready for Fall!