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January 17, 2018
Friday, January 5th, 2018 was a tipping point for the book business.
January 12, 2018
Despite reviews, prizes, recommendations, lists, and more, some worthy books still seem to slip under the radar. Here are six books that nearly got away.
December 28, 2017
Everybody loves a twist, right? A great twist is an enticing prospect for many readers in choosing their next read and it is my view, this is never more important than in the psychological thriller. I think it’s fair to say that writers of ...
December 22, 2017
The holidays are just days away - if you’re scrambling for last minute gifts, we’re about to give you just 10 (of many!) reasons why an eReader is the perfect gift that keeps on giving. Whether you pick the Kobo Aura ONE that’s inspired by ardent ...

Diary of a Vacation Reader - Greece

December 22, 2017
Greece has always been on my bucket list. I was inspired to visit Greece while watching the 2004 Olympic Games from afar, and was hypnotized by the beauty of the land of the Greek Gods. I went to Greece alone. Traveling solo might be intimidating for some, but as Ernest Hemingway said, “there is no friend as loyal as a book,” and I discovered that to be true.
December 21, 2017
This year I stopped worrying and embraced the thrill and uncertainty of reading series. In addition to my annual tradition of reading another of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels at some point in the summer (only 1 more to go), I started Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series with The Gunslinger and an Afro-SciFi series called Binti, written by Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor; the third installment comes out early next year. I also read Okorafor’s first book in the Akata Witch young-adult series, which has a strong Harry Potter vibe if fantasy is more your thing. Extending my love of Brian K Vaughn’s Saga graphic novel series, I started Runaways and then discovered that it’s just been released as a TV show--and rebooted as a comic by Rainbow Rowell, another writer I adore.

Great audiobooks for the trip to granny’s house

December 20, 2017
If Christmas carols, satellite radio and games of Eye Spy are wearing thin on the long road trip to Granny’s for the holidays, we have an idea for you, and it is guaranteed to prevent any threats of what happens if you have to pull over to sort out ...