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Moveable Paris: Visit the City of Lights with Hemingway's A Moveable Feast

May 30, 2013 | Elisa Munoz

It was Tolstoy who said, “Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” but it’s Elisa who writes about their unhappiness. In this column, she reads and reviews the best memoirs of the worst... read full article

Strangers on a Plane: Awkward Conversations about Books

May 29, 2013 | Mollie Hawkins

Everyone has a favorite place to read a book.  If I happened to define myself as a “normal” person, I might say I loved to read books on the beach. Or in a big comfortable... read full article

There's Still Money in the Banana Stand

May 26, 2013 | Janie Logan

By Janie Logan For the 11 of you who know what that title refers to, you’re not dreaming: the Bluth family is back, now streaming via Netflix Instant.   Years after being canceled by FOX,... read full article

Hell in a Handbook: I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp

May 17, 2013 | Kevin Wilder

Ever wonder what makes a writer an author? Are they born with author genes, or does it have more to with family life, personal discipline, or what kind of cereal they choose every morning? An... read full article

Reading Pathways: Chuck Palahniuk

May 12, 2013 | Mollie Hawkins | 2 Comments

Chuck Palahniuk disgusts me. Really. His writing is gritty, dark, and at times — downright gross. He’s casually known as “the guy that wrote Fight Club.” But I’m here to tell you, he’s worth a... read full article

The Man Behind the People Behind Books: Kevin Reads Lord of Publishing

May 10, 2013 | Kevin Wilder

Ever wonder what makes a writer an author? Are they born with author genes, or does it have more to with family life, personal discipline, or what kind of cereal they choose every morning? An... read full article

Missing Your Other Half: Grief and Memoir

May 08, 2013 | Elisa Munoz

It was Tolstoy who said, “Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” but it’s Elisa who writes about their unhappiness. In this column, she reads and reviews the best memoirs of the worst... read full article

Killing Yourself to Finish a Book: 100% of a True Story

April 18, 2013 | Mollie Hawkins

Librarians have a certain … mystique. They’re strict gatekeepers to the world of books. Cataloguers of information. Guardians of story. Watchdogs of truth. Mollie’s not a librarian yet … well, actually Mollie’s a barista now.... read full article

A Gay Man’s Creepy Odyssey: My Husband and My Wives

April 09, 2013 | Bobby Watson

 Bobby Watson is a recovering non-reader. After devoting his formative and college years to reading, he’s been seduced by the business of life, the addictive nature of cable TV, and the all-consuming need for a... read full article