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There's Good Reason to Love Bad Women

Shop this article on Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum Book hangover. Readers, you know what I'm referring to.

Recipe Road Test: "The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen" Carnitas de Puerco

Shop this article on The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen-A Cookbook by Shannon Bard I didn't have carnitas until I was in my mid-twenties but it's been a regular in my crockpot ever since--well, until now.  There are a lot of really good dishes in The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen (it topped our Best Cookbooks of the Month list in February) but the Carnitas de Puerco recipe put my slow cooker version to shame...

Celebrating 25 Years of Culinary Excellence

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards, honoring culinary excellence across the food industry.  Carla Hall will announce the winners in the book categories on April 24th, but you'll have to wait until May to see if any of your favorite chefs and restaurants take home a medal.  The finalists for the coveted 2015 James Beard Foundation Book Awards are: AMERICAN: Heritage by Sean Brock The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes by Erin Byers Murray and Jeremy Sewall Texas on the Table: People, Places, and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State by Terry Thompson-Anderson BAKING & DESSERT: Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere by Dorie Greenspan Della Fattoria Bread: 63 Foolproof Recipes for Yeasted, Enriched & Naturally Leavened Breads by Kathleen Weber Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours by Alice Medrich BEVERAGE: Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes by Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes by Talia Baiocchi COOKING FROM A PROFESSIONAL POINT OF VIEW:  Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes by Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns  Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef by Massimo Bottura Relæ: A Book of Ideas by Christian F.

Observation in Retrograde: Tracing the Origins of Modern Science

Shop this article on Amazon To Explain the World by Steven Weinberg "Is that what people believed when they weren't smart?

Wimps and Wizards

Shop this article on Amazon The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 10 by Jeff Kinney Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K.

Wimps and Wizards

Shop this article on Amazon The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 10 by Jeff Kinney Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K.

IndieReader: Nine Authors Who Break Boundaries with Indie Lit

Shop this article on Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander This article was originally published by IndieReader.

Sara Says...These Are Some of My Favorite "Plane Reads"

Shop this article on The World According to Garp by John Irving My college-age son is getting on a plane tonight for a three-month-long study abroad program in Japan.  An enterprising and resilient sort, he has gotten all his paperwork in order, packed his bags, even bought a gift for his “host mother.” So last night, we sat around talking about what he should take to read on the plane.

Cover for Harper Lee's Novel Revealed

Shop this article on Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Arguably the most-discussed book of the year had its cover revealed on this morning.

YA Wednesday: Breaking Down the Walls: Gayle Forman & Nova Ren Suma

Shop this article on Amazon The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma The Walls Around Us is the fourth book from Nova Ren Suma, an author Gayle Forman describes as something of a best kept secret--only with all the chatter and excitement this book is getting (including a spot on our Best YA Books of March list), the secret is out.  Forman recently released her latest title, I Was Here, but she made time to sit down with Nova Ren Suma and ask a few questions about The Walls Around Us for the Amazon Book Review.

Anne Lamott on Abigail Thomas, & "What Comes Next and How to Like It"

Shop this article on Amazon What Comes Next and How to Like It by Abigail Thomas You can’t judge a book by its title, of course, but the name of Abigail Thomas’ new memoir -- What Comes Next and How to Like It -- tells a prospective reader everything she wants to know about what’s inside it.

The Spy (Novelist) Who Loved Me: Olen Steinhauer's Top 5 Fictional Spies

Shop this article on All the Old Knives: A Novel by Olen Steinhauer Hollywood has seen its share of spy stories turn into blockbuster spy films--consider Ian Fleming's incredibly popular James Bond franchise, multiple novels by John le Carré, the Bourne series based on Robert Ludlum's books, and now Hollywood has come a callin' for one of our Top 10 Books of March: Olen Steinhauer's All the Old Knives.

Amazon's Best Books of March: Part Two

Shop this article on The Last Flight of Poxl West by Daniel Torday Here is the second half of our Best Books of the Month.

Hanya Yanagihara's Favorite Books About Male Friendship

Shop this article on Amazon A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life is the thinking person’s big book of the year so far, a long, complex and pretty dark look at the intertwined lives of four college friends.

Graphic Novel Friday: Go Deluxe

Shop this article on DC: The New Frontier Deluxe Edition by Darwyn Cooke We live in a golden age of comic collecting.

Sara Says...There's Something Satisfying About These Celebrity Memoirs

Shop this article on Amazon Born With Teeth by Kate Mulgrew A Fine Romance by Candice Bergen Oh, the promises of spring: Better weather, leaves on trees, naked ankles...And then, of course, there’s a brand new bounty of books which, I’m happy to say, this year includes a couple of straight-up, old fashioned celebrity memoirs.

From IndieReader: If You Liked “The Girl on the Train”, You’ll LOVE…

Shop this article on Big Lake Scandal by Nick Russel This article was originally published by IndieReader.

YA Wednesday: The Musical Stylings of David Levithan

Shop this article on Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan Authors and song writers are really two of a kind (after all, what are songs if not very short stories set to music?

"Saving Clara" - by Judith Claire Mitchell

Shop this article on A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell Judith Claire Mitchell is the author of A Reunion of Ghosts, which was a Best Books of March selection in Literature & Fiction.

Les Fleurs du Malware

Shop this article on Future Crimes by Marc Goodman It won't surprise many people to read that computers, networks, and personal information are under constant attack.