Is this what reading e-books is like?

I purchased a reprint copy of Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock some time back because it was one of those books that was on my to-read list for awhile. For those not familiar with reprint books, these are cheap, very bare-bones reprints of books that are out of...

A Momentous Occasion

It’s official. I am a bona fide author. I just signed my name after the words “Author’s Signature” on my very first book contract. Come 2011, the world will be able to buy my book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or their local bookshop. Until...

What I’m Reading: Nobody Move

I’ve got to assume that Denis Johnson has already sold the film rights to Nobody Move. This short, incredibly quick-based story reads like a screenplay. It’s almost nothing but action and dialog. With action that tends towards the exciting and snappy...

Borders Recognizes Value of Teen Shoppers

Things have come a long way since I was a teenager. I remember the days when store managers viewed teen shoppers as nothing but potential shoplifters and watched us like a hawk as we browsed their wares. OK, I’m sure there still are stores like that, but Borders...

What I’m Reading: Generation Loss

One of the quotes on the back of my copy of Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand describes the novel as a literary thriller, but that hardly does the book justice. Take a cast of wonderfully eccentric and completely original characters with more than their fair share of...

Win a book

Are you the next Jane Austen? Mandy Hubbard is running a contest and looking for your best take on the immortal opening line of Pride and Prejudice. Here’s what it’s all about and good luck!: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an avid reader must...

What I’m watching: Everything is Illuminated

I’m always a little bit hesitant to watch the movie made from a book I enjoyed because I have endured so many horrible film adaptations. (One of the most disappointing in recent memory was The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.) So, I wasn’t sure what...

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