Books to Brighten Your New Year

Books to Brighten Your New Year
Daily Beast
Bookseller Roxanne Coady recommends books with big ideas, refreshing perspectives, and a dose of reality to help welcome in the New Year. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending a bar mitzvah and was struck by how hope and optimism can sneak ...

Daily Beast

Books That Are Never Done Being Written
Wall Street Journal
By NICHOLAS CARR I recently got a glimpse into the future of books. A few months ago, I dug out a handful of old essays I'd written about innovation, combined them into a single document, and uploaded the file to Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing ...

Wall Street Journal

More romance authors share their favorite books of 2011
By Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY Here we have part three of romance authors' picks for their favorite books in 2011. If you missed parts one and two, you can find part one here and part two here. (Authors sharing their picks are listed alphabetically along ...


Descriptions of 2012 Notable Books
Detroit Free Press
"Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them, Contemporary Michigan Literature," edited by Keith Taylor and Laura Kasischke (Wayne State University Press): This anthology is a collection of stories from renowned Michigan authors collected and edited by Taylor and ...

Real books of e-books? Maybe there's a place for both
The Huntsville Times -
I'm prepared to do my part by buying books every year. But the truth is readers like me were doing more than our part for many years. We enabled a book publishing and book store industry that published wonderful books, but also became a cynical ...

The Huntsville Times -

BOOKS: The Better Angels of our Nature
Harvard professor Steven Pinker has drawn a great deal of attention to his latest book, primarily because – in stark contrast to so much of what we're used to reading – he argues for optimism about the state of the world. Steven Pinker writes that the ...

I should be so plucky
Sydney Morning Herald
No damsels in distress, the adventurous girls in children's books inspired the first flush of feminism in Stephanie Peatling. A sturdy little girl with a pink-and-white striped dress, white socks and sensible shoes was one of my best friends and ...

Sydney Morning Herald

2012 Michigan Notable Books announced
Detroit Free Press
Announced today, the list includes 20 books published in the past year that feature people, places, events or authors related to Michigan or the Great Lakes region. The list has been a year-end tradition since 1991 with selections made by a panel under ...

Books by Simon Doonan, Taylor Armstrong, Sanjay Gupta earn early buzz for 2012
New York Daily News
BY Sherryl Connelly Winter used to be the slow season for publishing, but the list this year is studded with intriguing titles. Some will make news, some are from cherishedauthors and others just demand to be read. “New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009” by ...

New York Daily News

Talking Books: Uzma Aslam Khan
Trespassing was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize Eurasia 2003 and The Geometry of God was voted one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2009 and won a bronze medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2010. The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng. A ...

Our Authors: Racine native pens second comedy-detective novel
Journal Times
I have also published two non-fiction books: "Writing Television Comedy" (a best-seller) and "Surviving Hollywood." (Skyhorse Publishing) Why did you write the book? I couldn't help it. I'm a writer; I write. I love to amuse readers. ...

Top food books
I do not read cook books or scour through recipe books for the next meal to dazzle my friends and family with but because I love looking at beautiful pictures, reading words associated with food, the drama and sizzle, the plethora of ingredients and ...


Niamh books in as big reader
Selkirk Today
Bookbug encourages parents and children to share and enjoy books together. Bookbug Sessions – lasting about 30 to 40 minutes – and Bookbug's Library Challenges are free for all young library members. Free book packs provided by the Scottish Book Trust ...

Selkirk Today

Skirmish with Amazon draws new attention to Bay Area bookstore
Los Angeles Times
Marcus Books also has been a lifeline for prominent black authors such as Ishmael Reed — a link to readers and a source of research. On its shelves, the poet and novelist said, he discovered a book on the son of the first African American US Army ...

Los Angeles Times

Baldwin County library system's top 20 requested books for 2011
Press-Register - (blog)
By Press-Register staff Books that became movies, works by best-selling authors and thrillers were among the most requested titles in the Baldwin County library system for 2011. Prisoner of War, World War II hero and Olympic runner, Louis Zamperini is ...

Press-Register - (blog)

Boys club about books
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
Book club members can read books, magazines or anything so Debro makes sure to search forbooks in subjects the boys will like. "Ultimately, the goal is to get boys reading," she said. James Williams, chairman of the Weldon Memorial Library board, ...

Meet your favourite authors this book fair
Times of India
Your dream authors will be here during the book fair to chat about their life and works. And it is notauthors alone who have confirmed their date with the city, there are luminaries from other fields also who are making a beeline for the Kolkata ...

Three books you should not miss
India Today
Andrew F. Gulli, who is friends with many crime authors, initially roped in 12, but the result was "frustrating", so he expanded the list to 26. He wrote the prologue and handed it over to the writers to pen a chapter each. The list of contributors ...

India Today

Kara Patterson's Words of Art column: Higgins Clark among authors coming to ...
Appleton Post Crescent
Rothfuss, a central Wisconsin resident and New York Times bestselling author, has written “The Name of the Wind” and “The Wise Man's Fear,” the first two books in a trilogy. New York Times bestseller Higgins Clark is the author of the Regan Reilly ...

Library Corner: Top books in 2011
Longview Daily News
Russell, who visited us this fall as part of Northwest Voices, is one of my favorite authors and this book, which is all about John 'Doc' Holliday, is one of her finest. • "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks. Another incredibly well-written ...

New authors for 2012: Harriet Lane, Chibundu Onuzo, Faramerz Dabhoiwala
The Guardian
It begins with a car crash on an icy English road and a death which turns, slowly and unnervingly, into an opportunity for the narrator Frances Thorpe, a lowly subeditor on a newspaper books desk, to insinuate herself into the upper echelons of London ...

The Guardian

Between the Lines: Best books of 2011
Las Cruces Sun-News
By Mark Pendleton / For the Sun-News Each year in January, I offer my choices for the best books I read during the previous year. In non-fiction, I've selected two. Not surprisingly, Mary Roach's "Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the ...

The 5 Best Books of 2011
Long Island Press
The books starts sharp: Emily witnesses the suicide of a neighbor and tries to work out how she should treat his surviving family members, especially a son her age. In Emily's orbit, her father is going through a mid-life crisis and, though her parents ...

Long Island Press

GenCon Interview: Self-publishing author Michael Stackpole (Part ...
By Chris Meadows
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ... Michael: Well, with house slaves I'm referring very specifically to those authors who have done well traditional publishingand basically are denigrating all self- publishers and taking the traditional publishers' word for it that they don't need to worry about digital publishing, ... Me: And publishing is still stuck on that model where they take back and destroy a significant fraction of the books that they print. ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

nwhyte: December Books
By Nicholas
Non-fiction 10 (Total for year 70) Interpreting Irish History , edited by Ciaran Brady Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography Unrecognised States , by Nina Caspersen Gulistān , by Sheikh Muṣleḥ-ʾiddin Saʿdī Būstān , by Sheikh Muṣleḥ-ʾiddin ...
From the Heart of Europe

Books I read in 2011
By Cynthia Hand
I've had the pleasure of getting to know Julia a little bit in the Elevensies (which is a group of debutauthors whose books came out in 2011), and she is awesome. Her book was in the ... Do I have a problem with self-publishing? Am I jealous? ...
Writing Angels

Jesus Creed » Jesus Creed Books of the Year
By scotmcknight
An article in The Atlantic on writers and their books, an article well worth your read, sets the right tone for our annual list of Books of the Year. That article in The Atlantic appeared on one of the days I was clearing out my library. I've already ...
Jesus Creed

Zoe's Book Reviews: Books Read in 2011
By ZoeAlea
So, since 2011 is officially over- I want to provide you all with a list of books I've read in 2011. Without further to do, here are the books I've read in 2011- 1.Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer 2. XVI by Julia Karr 3. The Carrie Diaries by Candace ...
Zoe's Book Reviews

2012 Publishing Predictions | Dear Author
By Jane
In an effort to capture the attention of talented authors, the digital rate of books at the big six will rise to 30-35% off the net with higher figures being offered to backlist only titles in exchange for nominal to no advances. And/or more tiered royalty structures will appear similar to the Avon Impulse .....Many of the ebooks I purchase have no table of contents, for example, which I think is a must have of every digital book. There are not only content editors but copy editors and proofreaders to ...
Dear Author

Lost in Books: TSS: The Books That Got Me Hooked
By Rebecca :)
THE BOOK THAT GOT ME HOOKED ON READING AGAIN AFTER I LOST THE LOVE IN HIGH SCHOOL (reading nothing but books you don't want to or like can do that to a person): ... historical fiction (18) kidlit (15) library loot (14) Lists (11) month in movies (13) movie review (4) new-to-meauthors (59) nonfiction (49) personal message (49) philosophy/religion (16) poetry (14) quotes (25) south asian challenge (1) sunday salon (33) take me away post (34) world cultures (58) YA ( 14) ...
Lost in Books

I Want To Read That: British Books Challenge 2012
By I Want To Read That
I signed up for this last year when it was hosted by Becky @ The Bookette and while I managed to read enough to complete the challenge I failed to reach my goal of 50 books - I didn't event succeed in getting anywhere close to 50 books:( So I ...
I Want To Read That

Harriet Devine's Blog: A Century of Books (thanks, Simon)
By Harriet Devine
Not my idea -- but a most intriguing one originating with Simon over on Stuck in a Book. The rules are simple -- you have to read a book published in every single year of the 20th century. Although Simon...
Harriet Devine's Blog

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