Perhaps one of the greatest pleasures of summer is lying on a beach or in the grass reading a good book (Kindle, Nook, Tablet, iPad, whatever) that ...
Galliano describes "hearing the rustle of the taffeta" and "being able to smell the perfume on the girl." The glee that once was Galliano's shines through still, alive and well. Galliano brings fairy tales to life, although he's been very close to losing his own.
Siege and Storm is somehow even better than its prequel -- a feat I did not think was possible. The dialogue is so clever and sharp that I found myself pausing to marvel at it.
Parents want two things of their newly-minted college graduate offspring: that they get a job, and that they don't move back home. Here's a short list of books guaranteed to get them off your couch and into the working world.
In 1987, as a young sports writer and newlywed, my dad met John Wooden while covering a talk Coach gave. A thank-you note from Wooden for the column my dad wrote led to a shared morning walk.
When you start publishing, nobody prepares you for the weird experience of being praised in person by a stranger. The moment is both heartening and a bit embarrassing, even when you're an extrovert.
Individually, each marriage is multi-faceted, honest, full of both flaws and beauty -- not unlike a diamond. Collectively, they show us that even when things go badly, even in times of heartbreak and sorrow, people persevere, family bonds endure and love lasts despite all odds
They say that those who fight the hardest are those who are the most alike, so perhaps it shouldn't have surprised me that when it comes to parenting, the English and the French have quite a bit in common.
After seeing many tantalizing mentions of Tara Books over the last few years, I was delighted to receive Joydeb Chitrakar and Gita Wolf's The Enduring Ark and get a firsthand look at one of their creations.
Many yoga teachers seem to be afraid of imparting all of their knowledge. Kino MacGregor does the opposite, proving both her teaching ability and business savvy by explaining everything in as much detail as possible.
Economic growth is the real third rail of American politics. Question it and you are immediately branded an outsider (or even a Marxist). Who doesn't want a rising tide that lifts all boats? Well, this is a good question to ask, and author Brian Czech bravely asks it, and many others.
The release of the book has allowed, in an easy way, the opportunity for me, and fans the world over, to say thank you to those five VJs. For we, the pop culture inclined, they changed everything.
My Dad started to keep track of all of the books that he read in an Excel Spreadsheet. When he died on Wednesday, he had accumulated review scores for 10,496 books.
Named for the license plate on Manx's murderously sentient Rolls Royce, NOS4A2 is Joe Hill's homage to traditional horror after two novels that did not adhere as clearly to genre conventions.
A less-well known group of literary figures have taken an opposite approach to championing books -- by capitalizing on the very changes that have even spooked thriller novelist James Patterson.
After receiving an advanced reader's copy of Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, the Milk, I asked my class if they'd like me to read it aloud. Now keep in mind that while Neil Gaiman may have a huge adult fan base, he isn't particularly well-known among young kids. Actually, I'd say he isn't known at all.
by Daniel Alarcón
by Donna Tartt
by Jennifer DuBois
by Julian Barnes
Published on September 24th, 2013