Author Essay

Emma Straub’s Bookshelf

Get a sneak peek inside author Emma Straub's bookshelf and the reads that inspired Modern Lovers.

By Emma Straub
Your Reading Life

Welcome to Jurassic Park … and to Reading: Movie Adaptations Create Voracious New Readers

Eight-year-old Emily Ansara Baines couldn't wait for her dad to read Jurassic Park to her. So she read it herself, and Emily the Reader was born.

By • 3 years ago
Your Reading Life

What to Expect When You’re Dating a Bestselling Author

Ever wondered what it would be like to date a bestselling author? You might be surprised to find out he's nothing like his books.

By • 3 years ago
Your Reading Life

Fun Reading for Recent Grads: Part Five

The final chapter of an irreverent guide crafted especially for recent grads looking to reintegrate with a society of readers.

By • 3 years ago
Your Reading Life

Fun Reading for Recent Grads: Part Four

You learned how the fetishization of technology turned us all into a mass of automatons, now it's time you learned how technology made a couple of drop-outs insanely rich.

By • 3 years ago
Your Reading Life

The Twitterverse as Seen Through Your Favorite Authors

From Jodi Picoult to Bret Easton Ellis to R.L. Stine - authors on Twitter to tickle your tweets.

By • 3 years ago
Your Reading Life

Finding Common Ground Through the Written Word

What happens when you discover your grumpy Russian stereo repair guy reads Harry Potter?

By • 3 years ago
Author Essay

Debut Novelist Janice Clark on Her Love for Libraries

Watch debut author Janice Clark describe her love for libraries during the Random House Library Marketing's BEA Breakfast 2013.

By Janice Clark, author of The Rathbones • 3 years ago