Posts Tagged: books
A character in Jim C. Hines’s Libriomancer calls bookstores “the closest thing I have to a church.”
If you, too, worship at the altar of crowded shelves and cracked spines, you’ll adore this list of ten unique bookstores from around the world as much as we did....more
Saturday 8/24: Join HOT DISH at the home of host Summer Block Kumar for a backyard BBQ with readers: Rumpus Letters for Kids editor Cecil Castellucci, Andrew Choate, Heather Havrilesky, Summer Block Kumar, Michal Lemberger, and Ruth McKee. 6:30 p.m. at a private residence in Burbank....more
Purists may cringe, but it happens: When a book is turned into a movie, some scenes and characters are shrunk or eliminated entirely, while others are expanded are introduced wholesale.
Bookish has a nifty roundup of minor characters in books whose roles got bigger in movie/TV adaptations, including Lestat in Interview with the Vampire and Irene Adler in the Sherlock Holmes series....more
Department of Eagles’ Fred Nicolaus is obsessed with John Cheever. “I read John Cheever’s collected short stories when I was twenty, and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since,” he states. So obsessed that his brand new solo project, Golden Suits, takes its name from a Cheever reference, and this brand new video was an experiment inspired by Cheever’s story “The Swimmer.”...more
In 1946, George Orwell wrote an essay called “Books vs. Cigarettes,” trying to figure out which habit cost him more and whether books were simply out of some people’s financial reach.
For the Los Angeles Review of Books, Kaya Genç updates the calculations in an essay titled “Ebooks vs....more