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September 17, 2014 - 10:05amAh, classic literary fiction. It can be so wonderful, but at times dense, leaving us wishing for a guide to lead us through the venerable prose. Enter: Italian artist and writer Francesco D'Isa, who reviews the classics in a candid, tongue-in-cheek (and very short) way. We're happy to bring his column, "Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books," to English language readers! Check back here every Wednesday for three new reviews from Francesco.Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Ask yourself what you are allowed to do, and you will not stop asking until you understand who you are. And if anything goes, you're nothing. Plot: A guy with a fever kills a granny.
September 16, 2014 - 12:03pmRomance, secrets and hockey come together in full force in Sawyer Bennett's upcoming novel Garrett, the second book in her Cold Fury Hockey series, which kicks off this October with Alex. And while Garrett doesn't come out until February, we have something rather delicious to tide you over — the cover! And let us tell you, it's a hot one. But don't let us spoil it for you, read on to see the reveal and to learn more about the book.Let's start by seeing what this book is about:Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest.
September 16, 2014 - 11:24amHollywood never rests and the book-to-film buzz just keeps on growing! There's plenty of news this month to satisfy everyone, whether you enjoy Game of Thrones-esque epics, V.C. Andrews-style romance, a dash of Austen or a little pinch of horror. Grab some popcorn and take a look:Is The Last Kingdom the New Game of Thrones?In the on-going search for the next Game of Thrones, BBC America is making headway with their epic series, The Last Kingdom, based on Bernard Cornwell’s book series, set in the ninth century and known for its blend of fact and fiction. Recently, BBC America announced Alexander Dreymon has landed the lead role as Uhtred.Lifetime Continues Showing V.C.
September 16, 2014 - 10:44amWriting a book by yourself can be rather lonely — but that all changes when you team up with a co-author to pen a story. Or, in Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian's case, an entire trilogy! To celebrate today's release of Ashes to Ashes, the third and final entry in their Burn for Burn series, Jenny and Siobhan discuss the ins and outs of their partnership, complete with GIFs! Take a look:We have been reading each other’s work almost since day one of our friendship. We wrote together, we traded pages and gave each other notes, and maybe most importantly, we fell in love with each other’s stories. We were so in-sync that it made perfect sense to collaborate on a book together.source But there was a part of that decision that felt a little scary.
September 16, 2014 - 10:20amHere's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
September 15, 2014 - 1:20pmLast week: Claire traveled with the Castle Leoch crew to collect rent — and discovered that Dougal's trying to raise money for a Jacobite army to unseat England's current king. Hurray, treason!We left off last week with British soldier Lieutenant Jeremy Foster asking Claire if Dougal is holding her against her will. Returning from the smash cut to black, we pick up immediately with Claire's answer: No, she's not a prisoner. She's a guest of Clan MacKenzie.Foster still feels his superior would want to speak to Claire, so he requests she come with him. Dougal insists on going as well and, as they travel, Claire VOs that there's something comforting about riding with her own people; after all, she did serve in the British army for six years.