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Is This the New Hunger Games?

Everyone’s looking for a book that’s as addictive and absorbing as Hunger Games, and lots of people are choosing Veronica Roth’s Divergent, a story about set in post-apocalyptic Chicago, for their next fiction fix. But, being a cautious (and, frankly, fairly judgmental) person, I was skeptical. The plot (several districts try […]

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 […]

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50 Shades of Shocking

There’s one book that customers keep asking me about, but only in whispers or over email. It’s called Fifty Shades of Grey, and it’s the current darling of such harbingers of great literature as The Today Show and Entertainment Weekly … okay, so they’re not so dependable for great book recommendations. […]