The e-book bubble?

Has the e-book bubble burst?
Los Angeles Times
I like Nicholas Carr. His 2008 Atlantic cover story “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (expanded two years later into “The Shallows,” a 2010 Pulitzer finalist) helped catalyze a key idea: the distracting nature of digital culture, which encourages us to ...

Book Buzz: Is heaven for real, Lena Dunham hype
Here's a look at what's buzzing in the book world today: Heavenly tales: Is heaven for real? Three best-selling books - Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal and Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo - tell personal stories ...

The UK's Biggest Distributor of Children's Books Is About to Be ... McDonald's
The Atlantic
If so, that activity would make an apt reaction to the following news: McDonald's restaurants across the U.K. are going to start distributing books, instead of toys, in their Happy Meals. For the next five weeks, as part of the chain's "Happy Readers ...

The Atlantic

'Silver Linings Playbook' author happy for recognition
I tried to put the best of me, the truest version of me, in the book at a time when there weren't many people who thought I could publish a book, let alone get this far. "To see it grow to this point, it's heartening and beautiful." Once he got news of ...

Co-author of Mike Piazza biography says catcher did not use PEDs
Los Angeles Times
Actually, Lonnie Wheeler tried real hard not to say it, before naturally, saying just that in response to a question on whether Piazza denies taking performance enhancing drugs in the book. Said Wheeler on Thursday to Long Island Newsday: “Anybody who ...

Winter book preview
Los Angeles Times
Novels from 87-year-old James Salter, "All That is," and National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner, "The Flamethrowers," arrive in April. And rumor has it that October will bring a new novel from reclusive author Thomas Pynchon, "Bleeding Edge." But ...

Book Review Podcast: The State of the Nuclear World
New York Times (blog)
This week in The New York Times Book Review, Bill Keller reviews three new booksthat address the current thinking about nuclear weapons. Mr. Keller writes: Fear of nuclear weapons spiked for a time after 9/11, when we confronted the possibility of ...

New York Times (blog)

How to Fail in Business
Wall Street Journal
There are books that gallop you through a landscape of vivid anecdotes in a quest to turn five insights or seven habits or 10 lessons into a grand theory about how things should work. "The Org" isn't one of those books. It is an amiable guide ...

Wall Street Journal

New Book Tells Inside Story of Atari
PC Magazine
A new book based on nearly eight years of research and extensive interviews with former Atari employees tells the story of the iconic, pioneering U.S. video game company. Atari Inc.: Business is Fun, written by Martin Goldberg and Curt Vendel, was ...

New Book Explains Why Ex-CIA Director Richard Helms Lied to Congress
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Now in a new book, his widow Cynthia Helms attempts to explain why. Richard Helms, who was the director of the Central ... He chose the oath to the CIA, and told the questioner "no," she explains in the book. Four years later, that response would come...

U.S. News & World Report (blog)

MAKE | Book Review: Tiny Homes
By Laura Cochrane
Lloyd Kahn's gorgeous new book, Tiny Homes, is filled with inventive and unique tiny-house inspiration. ... Book Review: Tiny Homes by Lloyd Kahn. Review by Meara O'Reilly. In the county, where I built my tiny house, anything smaller than a ...

'How Dare You': Conservative Author Confronts Piers Morgan on ...
By Madeleine Morgenstern
Conservative author and Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro on Thursday accused CNN's Piers Morgan of "standing on the graves of the children" who died in Newtown, Conn. in his opposition to guns. "Honestly Piers, you've kind of been a ... - Stories

The Best Book Covers Of 2012, As Chosen By Our Favorite Book ...
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Anti-Feminist Press Crows Over Book Celebrating Domestic Abuse ...
By Amanda Marcotte
In the book, Valdes celebrates her boyfriend for forcing her into a submissive role, which she describes as letting go of feminism's “dreary shroud of lies”* to embrace what she believes is a woman's natural role, which is one with no autonomy: ...
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