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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 06/2013

PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of June 3, 2013

Posted 06.02.2013 | Books

First published on Publishers Weekly This week: time-traveling serial killers, a nautical Chariots of Fire, and dogs who save lives. Plus: Stephen ...

eBook Bestseller List For The Week Ending 6/2/13

Posted 06.04.2013 | Books

Every week, Digital Book World compiles an ebooks bestseller list (here's their methodology). This week, Dan Brown keeps the top spot again, ahead of ...

Book Domino World Record: Seattle Public Library Launches Summer Reading In Style (VIDEO)

Posted 06.04.2013 | Books

Seattle Public Library just set an unusual world record in its incredible flagship building: the world's longest book domino chain. Created to lau...

9 Books That People Will Judge You For Reading (And Why They're Wrong)

| Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
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Some people just can't help but be judgemental. They roll their eyes when they see your shoes, your haircut... but worst of all can be when they see what you're reading.

John Green On Self Publishing: Publishers And Bookstores Are Necessary, To Say Otherwise Is 'An Insidious Lie' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.05.2013 | Books

John Green is a cult author with more than 1.5 million Twitter followers, a hugely popular Tumblr page, and more than a million YouTube subscribers fo...

Why Do We Read Novelizations? | LitReactor

Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
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Big Hollywood movies arrive in theaters with an entourage of tie-in merchandise at their heels, ready to lure you in with their enticing buy-ability. ...

The 90s: Nostalgia For 7 Amazing Things That We Miss (EXCERPT, PHOTOS)

Posted 06.06.2013 | Books

Oh, the 1990s. 13 years gone and we barely new ye. Thankfully, The Totally Sweet 90s: From Clear Cola to Furby, and Grunge to "Whatever", the Toys, Ta...

Third Metric Books: Authors Participate In Unique HuffPost Event (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.06.2013 | Books

Today, The Huffington Post is sponsoring The Third Metric, a women's conference about redefining our metrics of success. You can read more about the e...

Judy Blume Censorship: Author Shares Thoughts (VIDEO)

Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

Judy Blume came to visit HuffPost Live, and shared her thoughts about censorship of books in schools. "The censors didn't come out of the woodwork...

Maurice Sendak Quotes: A Celebration For What Would Have Been His 85th Birthday

Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

Today, as Google has already noted, would have been Maurice Sendak's 85th birthday. When he died, we compiled a list of our favorite spiky Sendak quot...

US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Is Reappointed

Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — The nation's poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, has been appointed to a second one-year term. The Library of Congress was set to anno...

'The Faraway Nearby' By Rebecca Solnit: The Book We're Talking About

Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit $25.95, Viking Published on June 13th, 2013 What is it about? This non-fiction book is a beautiful, meander...

Maurice Sendak Interview: Beautiful Animation From Blank On Blank (VIDEO)

Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

On the occasion of what would have been Maurice Sendak's 85th birthday, Blank on Blank has released an animation produced in collaboration with PBS Di...

Ian Goldin Book: 'Divided Nations' Discusses Global Governance (EXCERPT)

Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

Excerpted from Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it by Ian Goldin ($21.95, OUP). Globalization increasi...

Colum McCann, On 'TransAtlantic': How I Wrote It

Posted 06.11.2013 | Books

First published on Omnivoracious I am half Irish and a naturalized citizen of Ireland, and I’ve often read the work of Irish writers, hoping they...

Ebook Bestseller List For The Week Ending 6/9/13

Posted 06.11.2013 | Books

Every week, Digital Book World compiles an ebooks bestseller list (here's their methodology). This week, Dan Brown slips from the top spot as Sylvia D...

Jet Pack History: New Book Features The Search For Individual Lift Devices (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.11.2013 | Books

Steve Lehto's new book The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device ($24.95, Chicago Review Press) looks at science'...

Himmler's Nazi Rituals: The Secret History Of The Spirit World (EXCERPT)

Posted 06.12.2013 | Books

Excerpt from WHISPERERS: The Secret History of The Spirit World © 2013 by J. H. Brennan. Published by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers Inc....

Norman Mailer's Son Discusses His Father As Critic (VIDEO)

Posted 06.12.2013 | Books

Norman Mailer's son John Buffalo Mailer, an author in his own right, stopped by HuffPost Live recently to reveal what a tough critic his father had be...

Game Of Thrones Merchandise: 9 Weirdest Official Tie-ins (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.13.2013 | Books

First there was the TV show. Then the video game. Then the iPhone cases... ok, it's a logo, it's a fan thing, we can see why people might want that. B...

The Splashy Debut Novel Is Dead--Or Is It? - The Daily Beast

Posted 06.13.2013 | Books
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When Ben Lerner's Leaving the Atocha Station came out in 2011, it won major awards and seemed in every respect like one of those dazzling debut novels...

NSA Leak: Did George Orwell Get It Right In 1984? | @pritheworld

Posted 06.13.2013 | Books
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Sales of George Orwell's novel "1984″ have spiked in recent days since Edward Snowden's leak about NSA surveillance. Was Orwell prescient?...

Salinger Trailer: Documentary Provides First Look (VIDEO)

Posted 06.13.2013 | Books

The first trailer for the forthcoming documentary movie "Salinger," about the life of the famous recluse author, has appeared on Yahoo! Movies, and it...

The 10 Worst Dads In Books

Posted 06.16.2013 | Books
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Interestingly enough--or should I say: predictably enough--Bad Dads turn up less in fiction than Bad Moms....

PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of June 17, 2013

Posted 06.16.2013 | Books

First published on Publishers Weekly This week, a dark and odd fable, a must-read short story collection, and a YA throwback to the likes of Logan'...