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Graphic Novel Friday: Welcome Back to Shazam!


Shop this article on Amazon.com Shazam!: A Celebration of 75 Years by Various There must be something in the lightning over at the new offices of DC Comics, because the past few months have seen: 1.

The Fangirl’s Guide to Squee-tastic Books


Shop this article on Amazon.com The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs Sam Maggs is the patron saint of fangirls everywhere.

Kiss & Tell: Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot Return to Rogue River


Shop this article on Amazon Spiraled by Kendra Elliot Minutes to Kill by Melinda Leigh Romantic suspense authors Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot teamed up last year to write a series of linked novellas set in Rogue River, Oregon.

Sara Says...My Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2015


Shop this article on Amazon.com City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg It’s the week after Memorial Day, and as any publishing-business-follower and most readers know, that can only mean one thing: Time for the Book Expo, a three day extravaganza in New York (next year in Chicago) to introduce writers and their forthcoming books to booksellers and, on Saturday, to the reading public.

Rad Gifts for Grads


Shop this article on Amazon Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen Enough with the pontificating commencement speeches!

"White Heat" 25 Years Later


Shop this article on Amazon White Heat 25 by Marco Pierre White The Devil in the Kitchen by Marco Pierre White 25 years ago Marco Pierre White, the UK's notorious enfant terrible of the restaurant scene penned his now iconic cookbook White Heat, bringing his brash personality, sublime recipes, and Bob Carlos Clarke's arresting photographs to the world at large.  The youngest chef to win three Michelin stars, over the past quarter of a century White has acted as surly mentor to chefs Gordon Ramsey and Mario Batali, starred on various reality cooking shows, and built himself a restaurant empire.  In celebration of the book that made being a bad-boy chef look oh-so-appealing, there is a new 25th anniversary edition, White Heat 25.  Among other things, this new edition includes an epilogue by Marco Pierre White, excerpted below, and new photographs, a couple of which you see here courtesy of Bob Carlos Clarke.

Kiss & Tell: Scoundrels and Rogues Who Will Steal Your Heart


Shop this article on Amazon Dearest Rogue by Elizabeth Hoyt The Scoundrel and the Debutante by Julia London Rogues or scoundrels can be a bit wearying.

Neal Stephenson Speaks about His Latest Epic: "Seveneves"


Shop this article on Amazon Seveneves by Neal Stephenson David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and the forthcoming Slade House, recently interviewed Neal Stephenson about Seveneves, Stephenson’s breathtaking new book about the survival of the human race, which Amazon picked as one of the Best Books of the Month.

Snatch This Charcoal From My Hand, Grillmaster...


Shop this article on Amazon Flavorize: Great Marinades, Injections, Brines, Rubs, and Glazes by Ray "DR.

Sara Says: I’m Binging on "Dietland"


Shop this article on Amazon Dietland by Sarai Walker My New Favorite Book of the Moment is, you might be able to tell from our Best of the Month reviews,  is this wonderful, oddball, sly-if-not-downright-subversive novel called Dietland, by newcomer Sarai (pronounced Sar-ay) Walker.

Draw Your Own Maps: Jeremy Collins and the Art of Adventure


Shop this article on Amazon.com Drawn: The Art of Ascent by Jeremy Collins At age 32, Jeremy Collins had it all: A loving family and a successful career as an artist and illustrator whose work had appeared graced the cover of National Geographic magazine.

The Kids AREN’T All Right: Phil Klay Talks With the Authors of "War of the Encyclopaedists"


Shop this article on Amazon War of the Encyclopaedists by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite A poet and a soldier collaborate on an exciting debut novel called War of the Encyclopaedists, a story that takes us into the lives of a group of millennials who find themselves in Seattle hipsterville and also in Baghdad; it’s a book that author Mary Karr says is written with “sweep and heart and humor.” National Book Award winning author, Phil Klay, sat down with authors Christopher Robinson (the poet),   and Gavin Kovite (the former infantry platoon leader), to talk about this unusual meeting of the minds.  Phil: War literature often gives only minimal notice to the experience of women, but your two main characters are balanced by two fascinating women who become involved in both of their stories.

Get Ready for the Scorch


Shop this article on Amazon The Scorch Trials by James Dashner The Maze Runner by James Dashner If you haven't read James Dashner's Maze Runner series, a.

Lost at Sea: A Survivor's Tale


Shop this article on Amazon Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas by Matt Lewis Claire Cameron is becoming our go-to Harrowing Encounters with Nature Correspondent.

Our Dragon Doesn't Eat the Girls He Takes: Novik's "Uprooted"


Shop this article on Amazon Uprooted by Naomi Novik Best-selling author Naomi Novik explains that her vision for Uprooted came when she imagined this sentence, “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes.” It’s also a powerful opening for a book that will twine around your thoughts and anchor your body to a chair until you reach the last page.

Kiss & Tell: Beyond the Letter Jacket


Shop this article on Amazon All Lined Up by Cora Carmack Back in Play by Lynda Aicher   Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?

Recipe Road Test: "A Bird in the Hand" Chicken with Thyme and Lemon and Smashed Garlic Potatoes


Shop this article on Amazon.com A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry Chicken is always a go-to for dinner at home (though I rarely order it out) so I got pretty excited about a cookbook that is all chicken recipes, and good looking ones at that.  The cover photo for A Bird in the Hand has that rustic, comfort food feel and I went looking for the recipe it came from--chicken with thyme and lemon and smashed garlic potatoes.

Graphic Novel Friday: By the Power of Grayskull!


Shop this article on Amazon.com The Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe by Various Nostalgia alert: One of my clearest memories as a child is running up the stairs to find a He-Man sword and armor set at the top—a birthday present that turned me into a life-sized action figure.

"Nature Connection Is a Contact Sport": Raising a Wild Child


Shop this article on Amazon.com How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott D.

IndieReader: Great Book Launch Tips (from Two Authors Who Really Know)


Shop this article on Amazon Rip Tides by Toby Neal Haven Lake by Holly Robinson This article was originally published by IndieReader.


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