Bookshelf

7 Books to Read Before the Summer Blockbuster

Is the book always better than the movie? Read these before hitting the theater and decide.

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5 Really Odd Places Where I Love to Read

Oh, the places you'll read!

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Conversation With Space-Geek and Science Fanatic Andy Weir

I’m the same level of smart-ass as [the main character]. It was a really easy book to write; I just had him say what I would say. However, he’s smarter than I am and considerably more brave. I guess he’s what I wish I was.

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Reader’s Guide for Buddy Raises Questions about the Limits of Love

Some believe that when a pet dies, the best way to cope is to get a new one. Do you find that strategy helpful, or does it only exacerbate the loss?

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The Elusive Calculus of Book to Screen Adaptation

For years I’ve been working on the elusive, mathematically unsustainable formula that predicts the likelihood of successful screen adaptation, which never quite adds up.

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Your Reading Life

Help Us Build a List of the Top 20 Reasons to Read

Why do you read? To relax? To be entertained? To learn something?

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Your Reading Life

Reader Spotlight: “Why I Yell at My Books”

I'd love a cozy reading corner all to myself. That way, when I'm yelling at my books, I won't wake up my long-suffering spouse.

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Your Reading Life

Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects is Pure Southern Gothic

Sharp Objects is all derelict buildings and terrifying but perfectly turned-out matriarchs, dripping charm and sweet iced tea.

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