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Archive for February, 2013

Thu, February 28th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Salt Sugar Fat
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

If the title of today’s book trailer is your answer to the question “What are your favorite food groups?” you are not alone. If the title of today’s book trailer is your answer to the question “What’s the name of that book by the Pulitzer prize-winning Michael Moss about how the food industry made us […]


Tue, February 26th, 2013
Reading the Screen: Hannibal trailer
Posted by: David Pitt

Months and months ago I talked about the forthcoming NBC series, Hannibal, based on the characters created by Thomas Harris. The series takes place before the events in Red Dragon, the first of the novels featuring Hannibal Lecter, and the only one featuring Will Graham, the FBI profiler who’s the star of the NBC series. […]


Mon, February 25th, 2013
Hostile Questions: Zoe Archer
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

Zoe Archer knows how to mix it up. This ain’t plain old la-la romance she’s writing. We’re talking paranormal historical romance (Hellraisers series). We’re talking steampunk adventure romance (Esther Chronicles). We’re talking magical Victorian romance (Blades of the Rose series). We’re talking spaceship science-fiction romance (Collision Course). In fact, I’m betting you could put any […]


Thu, February 21st, 2013
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

L.A. is where it isn’t 10 degrees, right? In case you haven’t guessed, we’ve passed the happily tramping-through-the-snow phase in Chicago’s winter to the point where any place warmer than the temperature at which moisture from your breath freezes your scarf to your glasses starts to look mighty appealing. The mythical land of “Los Angeles” […]


Thu, February 21st, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Breaking Point
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

“Watch out, guys,” Ilene Cooper warns in her review of Breaking Point (follow-up to Article 5). The breathy, emotional voice-over and electric heartbeaty soundtrack of the book’s trailer seem to say the same thing.


Tue, February 19th, 2013
Hostile Questions: Sarah Dessen
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

Let me just throw a few Sarah Dessen titles at your face. That Summer. Someone Like You.  Dreamland. What Happened to Goodbye. Did that hurt? Not enough? Well, she’s got a bunch more, so you might as well relent and read a few. Refuse and face the wrath of her army of devoted fans–seriously, they’ll […]


Thu, February 14th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Pride and Prejudice and Kitties
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

Valentines may come and go, “Love always!” might become “Yo, I want my Sega back,” and the grossest chocolates will most certainly die a stale death in their heart-shaped box assortment, but Book Trailer Thursday aims to give you a gift on this 2-14 you won’t soon forget. No, BTT won’t spend any time picking […]


Mon, February 11th, 2013
Hostile Questions: Megan Hart
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

I’m sure it’s oft been noted that Megan Hart has the perfect name for a writer of romance. “Hart,” as we know, brings to mind “heart,” that emblem of love and passion. And “Megan,” as we know, is an ancient Norse word meaning “Writer of a Whole Bunch of Books Sporting Covers of Men and […]


Thu, February 7th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Girlchild
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

In keeping with last week’s theme, today’s trailer features another winning title: Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman picked up an Alex Award last week, and was named on Booklist‘s Editor’s Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults list for 2012. This post might count for one big #humblebrag, because I reviewed and loved Hassman’s debut way back […]


Mon, February 4th, 2013
Hostile Questions: Cara McKenna
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

I don’t know about you, but when I’m in the mood to see perspiring torsos, seductively blowing manes of hair, and high-riding skirts, I head right on over to the website of Cara McKenna and gawk at the book jackets and synopses, which tease me with everything from the erotic promise of an “unheated subway […]





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