RT Senior Editor Elissa Petruzzi caught up with author Charlaine Harris to discuss all things Sookie Stackhouse. The pair chat about the pronunciation of Sookie, the future of Sookie and Bill on screen versus in the pages, and just how dreamy Stephen Moyer really is!
Whitney enjoyed the way the characters moved the story forward. "Will's dominant sexual nature lends itself well to the BDSM play while Penny's spunky nature keeps the plot full of excitement outside of the bedroom."
Mainstream author Mary Kay Andrews is in the June issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine!
The article features a photo spread of the author's family beach cottage, The Breeze Inn, on Tybee Island in Georgia. Andrews also wrote the story that runs alongside the spread.
Andrews' latest release, The Fixer Upper, is now available in paperback. Reader PJ Writer suggests, "If you loved the novels featuring Weezie and Bebe, you will love this cottage!" So don't miss the chance to sneak a peek into the world of Andrews' characters which have come to life on Tybee Island.
This past Saturday I scrolled through the available titles at the Red Box nearest my house and was thrilled to discover that they had in stock The September Issue, a behind-the-scenes documentary on the production of the September 2008 issue of Vogue magazine (the September issue being the most important issue in any given year).
I don’t read Vogue — my fashion tastes aren’t that haute. But I have certainly heard of Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, often described as the most powerful woman in the $300 billion fashion industry. Moreover, I can easily identify her — with her trademark bob and her shades — in a line-up.
Ms. Wintour is well aware of her power and unhesitant about using it. I find her slightly scary and downright fascinating — so of course I relished The September Issue, filled with scene after scene of La Wintour being La Wintour.
You know what we read each month, so now it’s your turn to tell us what you are reading now. Let us into your world with our Let’s Talk Books feature! You can enter your own message or just stop by to see what everyone else has been in the middle of.
Here’s what to do:
1. Log into RT BOOK REVIEWS
2. Go To Book Home. (Let’s Talk Books is on the left side of the page.)
3. Type in a subject
4. Tell us what you’re reading!
5. Hit Save
Tell us what you are in the middle of reading, which book you couldn’t put down or which one had you scared to shut off the lights at night.
*GIVEAWAY ALERT* Three readers will be chosen to win books from RT BOOK REVIEWS. To be considered you must enter a message in "Let's Talk Books" before 12:01 am on May 26th. The winners will be announced on this blog post, so check back on Wednesday, May 26th.
We here at the RT offices are riffing on a Cat Fancy vibe this sunny Friday afternoon, as we selected winners of our White Cat contest, which ran in our May issue.
Winners will get a copy of Holly Black's new series starter, White Cat, out now from Margaret K. McElderry, and one grand prize winner will receive a signed advanced review copy from Black herself. And since Black adopted a -- you guessed it -- white cat while writing the book, and also because we are totally cat crazy, we got readers to send in pictures of their cats as contest entries. The only problem? It was basically impossible to pick our favorite cats as winners! We love all your cats! They're all adorable and cat-astic. Thanks for participating, everyone.
Runner up #4 Pursey
(Pursey looks just like a baby version of our office cat, Dylan!)
Runner up #3 Matilda