- Bookish adj. 1. given or devoted to reading or study. 2. more acquainted with books than with real life.
- Angela. Enjoys books and book-related things; talks of them often. Works in the industry. Also a sort of aspiring writer.
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That is, according to Joel Stein. I’m not going to bother rehashing the article, because it’s ridiculous. Instead, I’m going to compile some lists! YA books that are better than most adult fiction (“Better” meaning well-written with an engaging plot.) … Continue reading
Not long ago, someone at work brought up the novel Fifty Shades of Grey in casual conversation. And I, like any normal bookaholic, filed the title in my brain. But I immediately tossed that mental index card when said person … Continue reading
Recently, I don’t know why people continue to ask me about it. Maybe because there’s an upcoming movie (people don’t care about books until there’s a movie about it coming out, right?). Or maybe because it’s been on the New … Continue reading
I don’t often discuss rumors, because they’re—well—rumors, but this one was too good to pass up. Apparently there’s word from a “reliable source” (whatever that means) that Apple is considering buying Barnes & Noble. What a bunch of rubbish. Another … Continue reading
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has written a children’s book focused on 9/11. After several failed attempts to get it published, she’s self-publishing it as an e-book. (Article is here.) Apparently it’s in poor taste to fictionalize 9/11. I have … Continue reading
I apparently missed a big debate online regarding teen literature, and whether it’s “too dark.” The Wall Street Journal posted something that claimed this fact, and YA guru Maureen Johnson immediately jumped in on twitter to defend it. (She wrote … Continue reading
I stumbled upon an article that asks an intriguing question: Will home libraries survive in the digital age? In short, they say yes—because books have become an aesthetic. In the words of actress Davinia Taylor, who proudly displays books in … Continue reading
I’ll admit—I’m obsessed with checking the status of my goodreads reading challenge. It says I’m five books behind, but I know I’ll catch up (I’ve been reading some fairly hefty things lately). But it makes me wonder if the reading … Continue reading
‘Twilight’ Bites Bath Business. I don’t even know why I’m warranting this with a response. Basically, the producers of Twilight (the movie) are threatening legal action over Bath & Body Works’s “Twilight Woods” line since, you know, Stephenie Meyer was … Continue reading