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Kiss & Tell: Scoundrels and Rogues Who Will Steal Your Heart


Shop this article on Amazon Dearest Rogue by Elizabeth Hoyt The Scoundrel and the Debutante by Julia London Rogues or scoundrels can be a bit wearying.

Neal Stephenson Speaks about His Latest Epic: "Seveneves"


Shop this article on Amazon Seveneves by Neal Stephenson David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and the forthcoming Slade House, recently interviewed Neal Stephenson about Seveneves, Stephenson’s breathtaking new book about the survival of the human race, which Amazon picked as one of the Best Books of the Month.

Snatch This Charcoal From My Hand, Grillmaster...


Shop this article on Amazon Flavorize: Great Marinades, Injections, Brines, Rubs, and Glazes by Ray "DR.

Sara Says: I’m Binging on "Dietland"


Shop this article on Amazon Dietland by Sarai Walker My New Favorite Book of the Moment is, you might be able to tell from our Best of the Month reviews,  is this wonderful, oddball, sly-if-not-downright-subversive novel called Dietland, by newcomer Sarai (pronounced Sar-ay) Walker.

Draw Your Own Maps: Jeremy Collins and the Art of Adventure


Shop this article on Amazon.com Drawn: The Art of Ascent by Jeremy Collins At age 32, Jeremy Collins had it all: A loving family and a successful career as an artist and illustrator whose work had appeared graced the cover of National Geographic magazine.

The Kids AREN’T All Right: Phil Klay Talks With the Authors of "War of the Encyclopaedists"


Shop this article on Amazon War of the Encyclopaedists by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite A poet and a soldier collaborate on an exciting debut novel called War of the Encyclopaedists, a story that takes us into the lives of a group of millennials who find themselves in Seattle hipsterville and also in Baghdad; it’s a book that author Mary Karr says is written with “sweep and heart and humor.” National Book Award winning author, Phil Klay, sat down with authors Christopher Robinson (the poet),   and Gavin Kovite (the former infantry platoon leader), to talk about this unusual meeting of the minds.  Phil: War literature often gives only minimal notice to the experience of women, but your two main characters are balanced by two fascinating women who become involved in both of their stories.

Get Ready for the Scorch


Shop this article on Amazon The Scorch Trials by James Dashner The Maze Runner by James Dashner If you haven't read James Dashner's Maze Runner series, a.

Lost at Sea: A Survivor's Tale


Shop this article on Amazon Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas by Matt Lewis Claire Cameron is becoming our go-to Harrowing Encounters with Nature Correspondent.

Our Dragon Doesn't Eat the Girls He Takes: Novik's "Uprooted"


Shop this article on Amazon Uprooted by Naomi Novik Best-selling author Naomi Novik explains that her vision for Uprooted came when she imagined this sentence, “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes.” It’s also a powerful opening for a book that will twine around your thoughts and anchor your body to a chair until you reach the last page.

Kiss & Tell: Beyond the Letter Jacket


Shop this article on Amazon All Lined Up by Cora Carmack Back in Play by Lynda Aicher   Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?

Recipe Road Test: "A Bird in the Hand" Chicken with Thyme and Lemon and Smashed Garlic Potatoes


Shop this article on Amazon.com A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry Chicken is always a go-to for dinner at home (though I rarely order it out) so I got pretty excited about a cookbook that is all chicken recipes, and good looking ones at that.  The cover photo for A Bird in the Hand has that rustic, comfort food feel and I went looking for the recipe it came from--chicken with thyme and lemon and smashed garlic potatoes.

Graphic Novel Friday: By the Power of Grayskull!


Shop this article on Amazon.com The Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe by Various Nostalgia alert: One of my clearest memories as a child is running up the stairs to find a He-Man sword and armor set at the top—a birthday present that turned me into a life-sized action figure.

"Nature Connection Is a Contact Sport": Raising a Wild Child


Shop this article on Amazon.com How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott D.

IndieReader: Great Book Launch Tips (from Two Authors Who Really Know)


Shop this article on Amazon Rip Tides by Toby Neal Haven Lake by Holly Robinson This article was originally published by IndieReader.

Sara Says...Five Favorites, Now in Paperback


Shop this article on Amazon.com The Blessings by Elise Juska Call me un-PC. I don’t usually count – and often don’t even notice – the gender of the authors of the books I love.

Mann to Mann: Q/A with Penny Mann & Sally Mann, Photographer & Author of “Hold Still”


Shop this article on Amazon Hold Still by Sally Mann Sally Mann’s memoir, Hold Still, debuted this week and is on our Best Books of the Month list for May.

YA Wednesday: Book Clubbin'


Shop this article on Amazon I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson I've always loved book clubs, it's fun to get together and hear other people's take on the same story.

100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime


Shop this article on Amazon Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor Looking for Alaska by John Green Young adult books have transcended their humble beginnings to become a wildly popular category read by people far beyond their teens and twenties, and embraced by Hollywood in a big way.  We love our YA, too and the time had come for us to put together the 100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime list.  We wanted to include books that may not be classified as YA but that we think about as the titles we read--or wish we had--during that time of our lives.  The list has books that span decades and genres--everything from Shakespeare's Macbeth and Donna Tartt's The Secret History to Marissa Meyer's cyberpunk Cinderella story, Cinder.  And how could we have a list without Judy Blume's young adult classic, Forever...!

Laugh Your Pants Right off of Your Body


Shop this article on Amazon.com Has Anyone Seen My Pants? by Sarah Colonna Face it, we've all lost our pants at some point, but nobody loses her pants like Sarah Colonna.

Winners of the Bram Stoker Award for Horror and Dark Fantasy


Each year, the Horror Writers Association presents the Bram Stoker Award to works of excellence in horror and dark fantasy.


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