5 Historical spy thrillers with real events behind them

https://bookriot.com/historical-spy-thrillers/? FIVE HISTORICAL SPY THRILLERS BASED (IN PART) ON REAL EVENTS Ann Foster Jan 21, 2021This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. So the thing about being a spy is, when you’re very good at it, nobody knows your name or what you’ve done. The few … Continue reading 5 Historical spy thrillers with real events behind them

Amanda Gorman’s poetry will be published by Viking Books in September

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/read-amanda-gormans-inauguration-poem-the-hill-we-climb/ Read Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’ The 22-year-old L.A. native captured the national moment in her new work By Brittany Martin -January 20, 2021 Poet Amanda Gorman delivered an inauguration poem from the steps of the United States Capitol which powerfully captured the national mood. Titled “The Hill We Climb,” the piece was … Continue reading Amanda Gorman’s poetry will be published by Viking Books in September

Book-to-screen adaptations to look for during 2021

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/book-to-movies-2021? 20 of the Best Book-to-Screen Adaptations Coming Out This Year By Melissa Flandreau January 15, 2021 There’s no shortage of book-to-screen adaptations to be excited about this year, including several notable releases that were pushed from 2020. From sci-fi classics like Dune to moving dramas like The Nightingale, there’s something to delight readers and moviegoers of all kinds. … Continue reading Book-to-screen adaptations to look for during 2021

Latest books about racial justice

I am a huge fan of Isabel Wilkerson's book "Caste." Its endless examples and the inescapable parallels of Black's status in the U.S. to that of Untouchables in India are almost unbearable. But the book is so well-written and so compelling that it's difficult to put down. https://www.bookbub.com/blog/new-books-on-racial-justice? 8 Powerful New Books on Racial Justice … Continue reading Latest books about racial justice

Sci-fi and fantasy novels that have fallen off the radar

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/lets-talk-about-fantasy-and-science-fiction-books-that-have-fallen-off-the-radar/2021/01/12/2f653b56-34a9-11eb-b59c-adb7153d10c2_story.html Let’s talk about fantasy and science fiction books that have fallen off the radar By Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie TidharJan. 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. ESTAdd to list After “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell” was published in 2004 its author, Susanna Clarke, went mostly silent. Hopeful readers wondered what happened to Strange and Norrell next, and only … Continue reading Sci-fi and fantasy novels that have fallen off the radar

Amazon and Big Five Publishers Sued for Price Fixing

One important reminder -- anyone can file a law suit. That doesn't mean they've proved their case. It doesn't help that the big fish publishers are eating the little ones and that an increasing percentage of the book market is highly concentrated. If you need to be reminded of the consequences, just look at the … Continue reading Amazon and Big Five Publishers Sued for Price Fixing

Great sci-fi and fantasy from 2020

https://www.polygon.com/22220762/best-books-2020-sci-fi-fantasy The best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2020 to catch up with Stretching from the expanse of space to sagas right here on Earth By Andrew Liptak  Jan 10, 2021, 10:20am EST 2020 was quite the year for science fiction, but it wasn’t all about escaping to other worlds. It’s easy to imagine flights of fancy in … Continue reading Great sci-fi and fantasy from 2020

Kindle Challenge Award rather fun — once you find out about it

Am not sure whether this program is widely available in the U.S. or not. Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a $5 discount. Amazon launches Kindle Challenge Award System January 4, 2021 By Michael Kozlowski 17 Comments Amazon has just launched a new Kindle Challenge system. It allows users to engage in quests and get $5 … Continue reading Kindle Challenge Award rather fun — once you find out about it

In defense of cookbooks

I used to have a very large library of cookbooks but sold or gave away hundreds of them as part of my effort to stop having stacks of books all over my apt. The process (plus a wholesale adoption of Amazon's Kindle) worked, but cookbooks are still one of two categories on books on paper … Continue reading In defense of cookbooks

21 Best sci-fi/fantasy novels of 2020

marysue.com/heres-our-list-of-some-of-the-best-sci-fi-and-fantasy-novels-in-2020/ No pun intended, but they were all simply out of this world good! By Larissa IrankundaDec 30th, 2020, 1:07 pm books In many ways, 2020 felt like science-fiction come to life, but despite all the wacky, weird, and straight up bizarre plot points this year brought out, speculative fiction still had a strong presence on both bookshelves and in readers’ … Continue reading 21 Best sci-fi/fantasy novels of 2020

CSM’s 10 best fiction of 2020

Unfortunately, the Christian Science Monitor (newspaper) no longer has the presence that I remember from my days living in Boston. Excellent writing and thoughtful articles but didn't make the leap to the internet as well as others that stumbled but now thrive, like The Atlantic. CSM's list of best fiction for 2020 has several fresh … Continue reading CSM’s 10 best fiction of 2020

Favorite cookbooks published in 2020

Our favorite cookbooks of 2020 (Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; styling by Marie Ostrosky for The Washington Post) By Washington Post StaffDec. 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. ESTAdd to list Like all of you, we’ve been at home for most of 2020, cooking more meals in our own kitchens than we ever expected to. Many … Continue reading Favorite cookbooks published in 2020