No matter which writing camp you may fall into, there are plenty of ways that you can get yourself prepared for the New Year, as a writer, author, and/or blogger.
Jay Parini offers us in less than 200 pages a warm, bold, strong, well-written historical biography of Jesus Christ. No kidding. It is probably the most reliable biography on Christ written for a century or two.
Hopefully, the majority of you are resting on your laurels and enjoying the extra sleep, but for those who are beginning to feel antsy or wonder what's next, I have a few suggestions for when the NaNoWriMo glow wears off.
David is one of the most prominent figures of the Bible, a person whose life and lineage shaped both Judaism and Christianity in crucial ways. So when I discovered a new book called The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero, I was fascinated.
Don Weise Publishing,
If Magnus is any indication, LGBT lit is clearly alive and well and forging ahead into uncharted territory, discovering new and unheard voices.
F. Scott Fitzgerald,
The New Yorker,
Writers Guild Of America,
Today there is only one spot in Los Angeles that remembers Dorothy Parker's 30 years as a resident.
I used to hate entitled women -- skags who act like relationships and manicures are a birthright. As a child of the seventies, I grew up knowing one thing: I was entitled to a career, I was not entitled to a relationship.
If you have a francophile on your gift-giving list, you're in luck. This year saw three terrific new books that celebrate the country where "good Americans go when they die."
The world of books is unimaginable (to me) without him. Without him, Studs Terkel might never have done his oral histories and Art Spiegelman's Maus, the "first graphic novel," might never have been published.
You may know Josh Klein as the guy who built a vending machine for crows (and his incredibly popular TEDTalk about it), his National Geographic TV series, The Link, or his popular free science fiction novel, R'ood.
Haroon K. Ullah's work, Vying for Allah's Vote, focuses on democratization, security studies, and political party dynamics.
Heidegger said that the only way to live an authentic existence is through the awareness of death. By this definition Zadie Smith is living an inauthentic existence since she is not capable of entertaining the notion of her own impermanence. In her essay "Man vs. Corpse,"...
Newlywed and Broke not only serves as a charming form of entertainment, it also provides helpful information demonstrating how to save money and live at your own means. Recent college graduates and young couples are all in this same metaphorical boat.
The following is a list of books that have fundamentally changed the way I view education.
The entire success of a criminal poisoning depends on the process imitating the effects of a natural disease. So said Edinburgh's professor of forensics Robert Christison in 1836. If he was right, then the odds ran strongly in the murderer's favor when arsenic was involved.
Best Books Of The Year,
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work By Mason Curry,
Maria's Farm Country Kitchen,
Passionate Minds: The Great Love Affair Of The Enlightenment,
Reputation Economics: Why Who You Know Is Worth More Than What You Have,
Sex And The Citadel: Intimate Life In a Changing Arab World,
The Crossfire Series,
The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage And The Quest To Build The First Computer,
The Signature Of All Things,
The Typewriter Girl,
What Happens In Scotland,
Best Books Of 2013,
by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I confess, after a long day writing novels, I don't always want to spend the evening looking at more words. Having said that, there is no greater pleasure than...
A bookstore is a nice thing in a neighborhood. Not just because you wouldn't mind if your daughter worked there, or your brother. It would be good for the community, too. They could help people find a book.
Books For The Foodies,
John F. Mariani,
These recipes are more fascinating for their rigor, and how they are distinguished from so much that passes for sleight-of-hand cookery these days.
Perron's book flows like a choreographic retrospective. The reader has an opportunity to witness both the writer, and the work, evolve.
Learn how entrepreneur and best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk sells thousands of books by using social media. Gary discusses his book marketing strategies from his new book called Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook.