Bullfights, Bankruptcy And A Damn Dangerous Book

Bullfights, Bankruptcy And A Damn Dangerous Book
Reading The Sun Also Rises as a 12-year-old, author Ben Mezrich realized he wanted to be just like the main character — an alcoholic. Not that he knew what that meant. The book also helped him find his true calling. Have you wanted to be like a ...

The Author of the Civil War
New York Times (blog)
Why Sir Walter Scott dominated southern literary taste before, during and after the conflict. ... At the height of the holiday shopping season of 1860, a bookseller in Richmond, Va., placed a telling advertisement in The Daily Dispatch promoting a ...

New York Times (blog) 

'Savages' author: 'I don't even do drugs'
Don Winslow: I just wanted to write a book the way I heard it in my ears and saw it in my mind. If any given scene I saw it ... CNN: Reading a character like that, especially from a male author, the assumption to me is that perhaps the author is ...

Shades of Grey, a 'How-to' Book With Many Climaxes
Huffington Post (blog)
While there is some attempt to give the two characters that are the protagonists of this story some rounded dimension, they are essentially stick characters that are manipulated through their paces in the service of the central point the author needs ...

Did authors really find huge trove of previously undiscovered Caravaggios?
msnbc.com (blog)
Nevertheless, on Friday the historians published their findings on a two-volume, 600-pages e-book in four languages. (Authors' website). Not enough, experts said, to give credit to an extraordinary claim that has the power to rewrite Italian art history.
msnbc.com (blog)

E-books Catch on at Public Library
Voice of America
Pew Internet Project director Lee Rainie noted that e-book borrowing is becoming more popular at the same time that publishers - who are selling plenty of e-books and fewer hard-copy editions - are worried that free e-book check-outs at the library ...

Voice of America

Speed Read: 'Presumed Guilty—Casey Anthony: The Inside Story'
Daily Beast
With these thoughts in mind, Baez relived the three years he dedicated to defending Casey in his new book, Presumed Guilty—Casey Anthony: The Inside Story, explaining why he stood by America's most hated woman and how the jury came to deliver a ...

Books are finished, TV dominates – and Fifty Shades of Grey proves it
The Guardian (blog)
Despite the book being quite old and deeply disappointing (if you want tips on where to find truly arousing and at times disturbing borderline legal BDSM material, do tweet me), I can't open a newspaper, visit a public toilet or turn on the internet ...

The Guardian (blog)

'Fifty Shades of Grey' sparks uptick in women seeking Christian Grey and ...
New York Daily News
... matches young women with willing “sugar daddies” is claiming that more and more women are seeking a relationship like the one that Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey share in the smash erotic book trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey” by author E.L ...

New York Daily News

Rubio Book Stays on Times' Top 10 List
Sen. Marco Rubio's new book An American Son is moving up to No. 4 on the New York Times nonfiction best-seller list for the week of July 15 after debuting on the prestigious list the first week after its publication.

Book reports sought; get your kids to read and write
Chicago Tribune
Summer vacation is here for Chicago-area schoolchildren. We're curious about what they're reading and what they would recommend to other kids. Tell us. Our “Read & Write” summer books program looks to spur young people to engage with books and ...

HathiTrust, Authors Guild File Motions for Summary Judgment in Digitization Battle
Publishers Weekly
HathiTrust filed motions for summary judgment, with the Authors Guild asserting that it should win because the library defendants have no viable defense for their mass-digitization program, while the HathiTrust argues that it should win because its ...

LA Review of Books
Was I simply an elitist, anti-populist literary snob who felt he would be soiled by reading stuff that sold? I do have some snob in me — it's my sense that a lot of the books read by practically nobody are often good, whereas a lot of the books read ...

Super sad book trailers
Chicago Tribune
In fact, book trailers shouldn't be terrible, not when more and more readers rely on the Internet as a key resource — one awash in mind-blowing videos about everything, it seems, except books. We read reviews online, buy books online and search out ...

Books About the Pursuit of Al Qaeda
New York Times
Two books explore the pursuit of Al Qaeda and one of its most notorious leaders, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. ... Where the book falls short is in the depth and intimacy of its portraiture. McDermott and Meyer present a tantalizing cast of characters ...

New York Times

Book Review Podcast: Superman and Supremely Boring Books
New York Times (blog)
In the New York Times Book Review, James Parker reviews Larry Tye's new biography of Superman, the iconic hero who is approaching his 75th birthday. Mr. Parker calls Superman “a lonely, lonely man-god. Was he even a real superhero? On his native ...

New York Times (blog)

New Books by Sarah Manguso, Joe Blair and More
New York Times
New books by Sarah Manguso, Joe Blair, David Treuer and Mikey Walsh. ... How Manguso, a poet, fiction writer and memoirist, classifies her new book is anyone's guess. It's labeled an elegy, a poetic form, and were she to add a few line breaks, several ...

My Fabulous Boring Book Collection
New York Times
I collect boring books, which probably even sounds boring. I assure you it's not. By “boring books” I don't mean boring in the sense that an out-of-date psychology textbook or a 900-page history of dairy farming in the Hebrides is boring. Books like ...

New York Times

New Book: How to Avoid Foreclosure in California, 2012 Edition by Howard L ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Mr. Hibbard is also author of The Legal Pitfalls of Short Sales and Foreclosures, and teaches seminars on how to avoid foreclosure through loan modification programs, and other important information on buying and selling distressed properties.

San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

The perfect hobby? Reading books is fun, cheap and good for you
Christian Science Monitor
A single good-sized book will provide you with many hours of entertainment, it will make you think about some aspect of the world around you and make you reconsider that aspect a little. And even better, that single book can be acquired for practically ...

Christian Science Monitor

Book trailer debut for 'Obsidian' by Jennifer L. Armentrout
HEA is ecstatic to reveal the awesome (and hot) book trailer for Obsidian, book one in Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series. ... Sales are good, too: Obsidian has been hovering in the top 100 best-selling books at BN.com. Here's the teaser about ...

eBook Review: Rogue's Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy
Blogcritics.org (blog)
It's not as erotic as I was expecting it to be — the erotic elements are more about desire throughout the book, rather than actually acting on those impulses. But thebook certainly has its sexy moments. So if you're looking for a paranormal erotic ...

Blogcritics.org (blog)

Book review: Broken Ballots
A number of earlier books have examined computer-based voting and concluded that it's a supremely bad idea. Primarily, these have focused on explaining the basic security issues and the contemporary context for the popular market. In Broken Ballots...


Book review: 'Absolution' by Patrick Flanery
Washington Post
The central figures in this story are Clare, a famous but reclusive South African author, and Sam, a South African expatriate from her past who has returned to write her biography. With the explorations they make together, along with excerpts from ...

Casey Anthony: Baez criticizes investigators, Ashton in new book
Central Florida News 13
In his new book, defense attorney Jose Baez levels his biggest criticism squarely at the Orange County Sheriff's Office and one of the prosecutors.

Central Florida News 13

Authors say they find 100 new Caravaggio works in Italy
Art historians Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz and Adriana Conconi Fedrigolli are publishing two e-books on Amazon in Italian detailing their research and attribution process for Caravaggio's early works. Sketches make up the bulk but there are paintings as ...

Rodgers Forge: Author on fast 'Tracks' to gold medal
Baltimore Sun
As we celebrate this anniversary of our independence, let's join Forge resident Eric Goodman in celebrating his 2012 Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic Region in Independent PublishingBook Award.

Bucking national trends, Quincy Public Library seeing surge in e-book downloads
Quincy Herald Whig
Pat Tortorige, second from left, thumbs through her Kindle during an e-reader seminar at the Quincy Public Library. ... Nonetheless, statistics from a recent Pew Research Center survey show only 22 percent of people nationally realize their local ...

Seattle has a book club for bus riders | Seattle's Big Blog - seattlepi ...
By Scott Gutierrez
Seattle has a book club for bus riders. ... Called “Books on the Bus,” the new program will highlight a new book every three months for transit riders to share and discuss. ... Most of the selections will be works from Pacific Northwest authors.
Seattle's Big Blog

Mediabistro Book Club Returns to Los Angeles - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Oxford University Press is looking for a Prepress Editorial Lead. next job Greenleaf Book Group is looking for a Distribution Account Executive. next job Trident Media Group is looking for a LiteraryAssistant. next job Globe Pequot Press is looking for a Acquisitions Editor. see all ... You can read all the online book reviews in the world, but nothing beats real-world conversations between readers and authors. ... The free event will feature giveaway books and lots of literary conversation.

Book Blogger Hop: July 6-13 - Crazy-for-Books
By Jen
... Blogger Hop! A place to connect book bloggers and readers every week! ... my non-answer. I'm not sure who I'd want to be because, of all the books I've read, there are a lot of great characters, but I'm not sure I want to BE any one of them.

This Week In Photography Books – Evzen Sobek
By A Photo Editor
His 2011 book, “Life in Blue,” was published by Keher Verlag, and ought to transport you somewhere entirely new. (If you have, in fact, Summered in the Czech resevoirs of NovĂ© Mlyny, then you'll have to visit another website. Maybe Colberg ...
A Photo Editor

Book Review: Eight Amazing Engineering Stories - Hack a Day
By Mike Szczys
The most resent season (he calls it series #4) scratches the surface of the topics covered in his book Eight Amazing Engineering Stories, which was written with fellow authors [Patrick Ryan] and [Nick Ziech]. They provided us with a ...
Hack a Day

High Desert Barbecue Wins Book of the Month - Hit & Run : Reason ...
By J.D. Tuccille
Oh, I gave it away in the title, didn't I? Anyway, yes, High Desert Barbecue wins Book of the Month for July 2012 at Freedom Book Club (click the video there for the announcement). That's right, my wildly irreverent, authority-baiting "tale of ...
Hit & Run

Top 100 Picture Books Poll Results « A Fuse #8 Production
By Elizabeth Bird
Top 100 Picture Books Poll Results. July 6th, 2012. And here at last they all are! Pressed and cleaned and ready for your perusal. From one to one hundred and everything in between. Enjoy! #1 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak ...
A Fuse #8 Production

Author Interview: Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter | Dark Faerie ...
By Kristie
Gena Showalter sold her first book at the age of 27 and now, four years later, is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirteen books, with eleven more on the way in a thrilling blend of genres: breathtaking paranormal and ...
Dark Faerie Tales

pattinase: Friday's Forgotten Books, July 6, 2012
By pattinase (abbott)
Although THE NATURAL probably won Malamud his fame, this book written in 1957 is just as satisfying without the supernatural elements. Ed Gorman is the author of the Sam McCain and Dev Conrad series. He also writes short stories, ...

David Horowitz on CSPAN Book TV Discussing The New Leviathan ...
By FPM Admin
David Horowitz on CSPAN Book TV Discussing The New Leviathan. Posted by FPM Admin Bio ↓ on Jul 5th, 2012 Comments ↓. Print This Post. A A A. Saturday, July 7th at 11pm EST Monday, July 9th at 4am EST on CSPAN Book TV ...
FrontPage Magazine

Sizzling Book Club Pick for July - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
By sarah@smartbitchestrashybooks.com
Tam, if Nalini wrote that book, I would read it for sure! by SonomaLass on. RITA Reader Challenge: Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh. We've had the big football team in a couple of the very small (10K people) towns I've lived in. And the radio ...
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

10 Books Not Included in the New Testament
By JFrater
But the list of 27 books we know today as the New Testament came together gradually through a series of councils and general usage until the books became the standard for most of Christianity. This list is about 10 of the most interesting ... The most well-known Apocalypse (book describing visions of the end times) is of course the Book of Apocalypse (Revelation), but it was far from the only Apocalypse being widely read by the early Christians. One of the most popular and widely ...

UK Official Calling for Task Force on eBook Lending
Good E-Reader (blog)
He has been writing about electronic readers and technology for the last four years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the Huffington Post, CNET and more. Michael frequently travels to international ...

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