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Artists Speak Out on Censorship for Banned Books Week

by Isla McKetta on October 1, 2012

In honor of Banned Books Week, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012, we’re letting the artists do the talking about censorship. Here’s what they have to say: George R.R. Martin “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” Mark […]


Are Dummies Books Really for Dummies?

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on August 2, 2012

When the Dummies books first hit the market in the early 1990s, many were concerned their titles insulted prospective readers.  After all, anyone seriously seeking education can hardly be called a dummy. Fun, instructive and easy to read, the series kicked off with DOS for Dummies and has grown into a series that, according to […]

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REVIEW: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on July 26, 2012

Payback is the name of the game in Gillian Flynn’s latest novel Gone Girl.  Flynn, the author of two previous books – the stellar Sharp Objects and the slightly less stellar Dark Places – crafts a compelling portrait of a marriage told from the perspective of each party. Using a sinister split narrative, Gone Girl […]


9 of the Best Books about Journalists

by Guest Author on June 22, 2012

Journalists tend to be represented in popular media as cynical, nosy, self-righteous, and insensitive. But, while this may be true for a very small percentage of them, most journalists are just on a quest for the truth. And on that quest toward the truth, a journalist must be ethical, inquisitive, and unrelenting. I mean, how […]


7 Tips on Finding a Great Book

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on May 21, 2012

We’ve all been there.  Meekly wandering the aisles of the airport bookstore, wondering which paperback will take our mind off the impending doom of a water landing.  And yet, despite hundreds of options, nothing seems to be remotely interesting.  What’s a tremulous traveler to do? Below are 7 tips for finding a future favorite. Bestsellers […]