In this age of YouTube and endless TV, it takes passion to fulfill yourself with the written word. Yet the book nerd thrives, surviving on the scent of old books and the meaty thoughts of great writers.
The Greatest Man He Has Ever Met On Tuesday, June 14, 1994, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz walked into my classroom, visibly shaken; I was in the 9th grade. I...
There are novels with titles that are puzzling, at least at first. What exactly do they mean? What are they referring to in the book? It can be frustrating to figure that out, but also fun. Many people like to read mysteries, and an obscure novel title is sort of a mystery in microcosm.
It's such a beautiful, little, Brooklyn, exquisitely-curated indie that fits in perfectly with its neighborhood -- exactly the kind of bookstore alleged 'publishing pundits' like to scream is dying.
If someone had warned me that Wharton's novel could be upsetting or painful for whatever reasons, I might have avoided it, skimmed it, or turned to Cliffs Notes. I would have missed a book that helped change my life.
A life that ends from any cause is horrific and a tragedy for the family left behind. I believe everyone grieves in his or her own way. There is no right or wrong. Losing a child to suicide is unnatural. Parents are supposed to die before their children.
Do I think self-publishing is killing books? In a word, NO. In fact, not only do I believe self-publishing isn't killing books, I believe it's actually enlivened the marketplace, bringing a fresh, less structured, less filtered, more open life to the entire literary industry.
Motherhood. It's something I think about often, tracing my fingers around its fuzzy edges, trying to make sense of it with with words, trying to get it right. But I fail and fail again.
Just having a voice, using that voice to write one's truth, is a powerful thing.
Have you ever fallen in love with someone that you shouldn't have? We've all been there, right? And now, thanks to Bloomsbury's new If Only line of young adult romances, you can relive that feeling just in time for the summer reading season
Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.
Social isn't "real life," but the humans who are typing things on their keyboards sure are. The same rules apply online as do to face-to-face communications: be polite (say please and thank you), don't be a bully, use your inside voice.
After that first doubt-filled day, a new plan emerged, focusing on nothing but what I came to do -- write my book.
Some of America's top poets respond to questions by readers of poetry in this final blog for National Poetry Month 2014.
In its wisdom, Amazon is currently my novel The Germany Money for a special promotion on Kindle. I'm glad they chose it because the book is one of ...
by John Boyne
Published on February 3rd, 2015
by Deepti Kapoor
Published on January 20th, 2015
by Miranda July
Published on January 13th, 2015
by Peter Buwalda, translated by Jonathan Reeder
Published on January 13th, 2015