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Movie Trailer Monday: Great Gatsby

We have to admit — we’re skeptical about the new movie version of any classic novel, and since The Great Gatsby is (arguably) the classic American novel, the new version coming to theaters May 10 has us more than a little concerned. On the other hand, director Baz Luhrmann has […]

Read Your Way to Resolutions

My New Year’s Resolution was to take more stupid pictures of myself. Clockwise from top right: Running with the Mind of Meditation, The Happiness Project, The Power of Habit, The Great Oom and Yoga Bitch, What I Talk about when I Talk about Running, Drop Dead Healthy. New Year’s Day […]

Writing on Film: Ruby Sparks and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Last week, a customer asked me what the difference is between Fiction and Non-fiction. (Surprised? This happens more often than you’d think.) The easy, mnemonic device to remember this is “Fiction is fake,” and that’s what I told her. But that’s not really what I believe. I think Fiction is […]

Paper Doll H.G. Wells Wants to Give You Free Books!

Paper Doll H.G. Wells goes extraterrestrial in his alien costume.   Think getting books from a paper doll is weird? Well, Paper Doll H.G. Wells thinks you’re weird! But, weird or not, you probably still want a free book. To win, just leave a comment here or on our Facebook […]

This November, Let’s Write!

Carrie and one of our favorite Church Street customers, Sara-Margaret Hall, check out the Nanowrimo book, No Plot? No Problem.  There’s one sure-fire way to appreciate books more, and that’s to try to write one. Lots of us feel like we have The Great American Novel inside us, just waiting to be […]

Peek into Pottermore

The latest big book news is all about J.K. Rowling, starting with last week’s announcement of the storyline of her first book that’s meant for grownups — The Casual Vacancy will focus on small-town politics and is scheduled for September release. But, of course, this won’t be the first book […]