Books

Must-Read Book: 'Bringing in Finn'
Must-Read Book: ‘Bringing in Finn’

Most births don't make headlines unless the mother is, say, Snooki. But the arrival of Chicago mom… >>

6 Reasons Our Love-Hate Relationship with Jack Reacher Grows
6 Reasons Our Love-Hate Relationship with Jack Reacher Grows

1. He's an ugly hero. Jack Reacher is big and tall, ragged and unkempt. In A Wanted Man, the… >>

Can't-Miss Book: 'Beautiful Ruins' by Jess Walter
Can’t-Miss Book: ‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter

Sometimes a good book is all about balance. It should be accessible, yet challenging. Funny, yet… >>

Where Hope Begins: Teens Gain Strength Through Writing
Where Hope Begins: Teens Gain Strength Through Writing

An interesting thing happens when you take 14 troubled teens and help them write their stories:… >>

The Year's Best Science Fiction
The Year’s Best Science Fiction

The 2012 Hugo Awards were just announced at the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago. This… >>

“Call Me Pete” Just Wouldn’t Have Done the Job

I love the subject of character names. So much depends on what an author decides to call the people… >>

How to Write a Book: The Painful (Funny) Truth
How to Write a Book: The Painful (Funny) Truth

Nathan Bransford is an author as well as a former literary agent. Which means that he's been on… >>

Under $20 Guide: The Superman-Wonder Woman Lip-Lock
Under $20 Guide: The Superman-Wonder Woman Lip-Lock

As Entertainment Weekly first reported last week, Superman and Wonder Woman are set to bring new… >>

Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don't Step in That
Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don’t Step in That

For a dose of delight in the closing days of summer, I recommend  Barynard Confidential: An A to… >>

7 Websites For Book Lovers
7 Websites For Book Lovers

This past weekend, friends and I had a long conversation about our latest and greatest reads. I… >>