Book Review Podcast: Pete Townshend's Rock Memoir

Book Review Podcast: Pete Townshend's Rock Memoir
New York Times (blog)
This week in The New York Times Book Review, Robert Christgau reviews Pete Townshend's memoir “Who I Am.” Mr. Christgau says the driving force behind the Who is particularly qualified to write about a life in music because his “I.Q. has always seemed a ...

New York Times (blog)

Pippa Middleton Book Tour: Girl Tells Her 'I Hate Princesses'
ABC News
Alert icon. Loading... Published on Oct 26, 2012 by ABCNews. The Duchess of Cambridge's sister got a little surprise at the start of her book tour. For more, click here:

Book sale to benefit Doylestown Library starts today
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
Leftover books are donated to charities, including the USO, A Women's Place, nursing homes, schools in underprivileged areas, Operation Santa, Purple Heart and Better World Books, which sends books to Africa. Last year's sale raised more than $11,000.

Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)

'Cloud Atlas': You're Better Off Reading The Book
First I need to talk about the book, because it's not as if Cloud Atlas the movie came from nowhere — and if you think it's only the movie you want to know about, I think you need a context for what's onscreen. Author David Mitchell writes exquisite ...


Cultural historian, author Jacques Barzun dies
Jacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in his 90s with the acclaimed ''From Dawn to Decadence,'' has died. He was 104. Barzun, who taught for ...

Self-published books triple in production since 2006
Christian Science Monitor
What happens to all these self-published books, one may wonder? Do they mostly end up in boxes in the authors' garages? Not necessarily. Self-published author M. Leighton's e-book “Down to You” made it to No. 8 on The New York Times e-bookfiction ...

Christian Science Monitor

Fiction Books: Short History Collection
Wall Street Journal
It's the age-old exclamation of readers encountering a book that seems gallingly formulaic or derivative. Most of the time, though, it isn't true: James Patterson thrillers and Harlequin romances are assembled by highly proficient plot engineers. Same ...

"Goosebumps" Author Keeps Chills Going For Loyal Fans
Author R.L. Stine is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the scary children's bookseries "Goosebumps" by scaring the readers who grew up on his tales all over again. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report. Author R.L. Stine gave young ...


Book Review-Mantel's second Tudor novel refreshes and regales
Ukiah Daily Journal
However, Mantel's genius in tackling such an overdone period lies in her choices as author: she uses the present tense, making the story urgent and surprising; all narration is through the singular viewpoint of Henry's chief advisor Thomas Cromwell; ...

Books | Picture book | SmartPlanet
By Jenna Marotta
In 1978, Polaroid employed 20,000 individuals. Today's staff of 30 barely outnumbers an overcrowded kindergarten class. Despite winning a milestone patent-infringement case against Kodak in 1986 – and a $925 million settlement – the ...
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Book News: Theoretical Novels, Twitter Linguistics : The New Yorker
By Andrea DenHoed
The owners of Penguin and Random House are in talks for a merger that would create the world's biggest book publisher. “If novelistic realism aspires to be a history of the present, that present now includes—in the educations of...

Libertarian Vote Ebook Shows Libertarian Growth | Cato @ Liberty
By David Boaz
Our new ebook, The Libertarian Vote: Swing Voters, Tea Parties, and the Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal Center, is No. 1 on Amazon's Practical Politics bestseller list (at least as of post time.) Get your own Kindle version at Amazon or a ...
Cato @ Liberty

Pippa Middleton: 'Celebrate' Book Launch Party! | Magazine, Pippa ...
By Just Jared
Pippa Middleton: 'Celebrate' Book Launch Party! Pippa Middleton holds her book, “Celebrate: A Year Of Festivities For Family and Friends”, with pride at the launch party held at Daunt Books on Thursday (October 25) in London, England.
Just Jared

Do You Like Scary Movies and Books? -
What accounts for our continuing fascination with “the old dark house,” as John Tibbetts, a media studies professor at the University of Kansas and the author of “The Gothic Imagination,” calls it? In both literature and film, he said, it endures ...
The Learning Network

Nordic news publisher Schibsted buying in to ebook service Riidr ...
Nordic news publisher Schibsted buying in to ebook service Riidr. By Robert Andrews · No ...

E-Book Review: The Lizard King -
In Brief: E-Books. A scurrilous satire imagines a world in which every single one of the conspiracy theories about President Obama is true. Article; Comments ...

Book about developing civilization? - Yahoo! Answers
When I was in my elementary school gifted program (maybe 5/6 years ago), my teacher had this maybe 100-200 page book filled with worksheets to fill out used ...

On Media Matters Radio, Eric Deggans, Author Of Race-Baiter ...
On Media Matters Radio, Eric Deggans, Author Of Race-Baiter, Discusses CNN's Quiet Suspension Of Dana Loesch. Video ››› 57 minutes ago ››› MEDIA ...

"Goosebumps" Author Keeps Chills Going For Loyal Fans -
Author R.L. Stine is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the scary children's book series "Goosebumps" by scaring the readers who ... So fans who read his books and watched the "Goosebumps" TV series in the 90's can now be scared again.

Schlock Mercenary - Sailing to Sarantium
Sailing to Sarantium. People have been telling me for years that I need to read something -- anything -- by Guy Gavriel Kay. Then they describe his settings by ...

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