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YA Wednesday: Rainbow Rowell on "Landline," the 90s, and Disney theme parks
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Rainbow Rowell and when I met her in person a month ago, it only confirmed my suspicion that she's as fabulous in person as the books she writes. Her latest, Landline,...


Horses of the Apocalypse: Scott Cheshire's American Epic
A blurb from Philipp Meyer hails Scott Cheshire's debut novel, High as the Horses' Bridles, as "a great new American epic." At first glance, the page count of Bridles seems too slim to be an epic. But within its swift...


Bill Gates Sells a Business Book
What's the best business book Bill Gates has read? In a recent article, he named Business Adventures by John Brooks, sending it to the top of the Amazon Best Sellers list. (It currently sits at #4.) The billionaire/philanthropist heard about...


Peter Sis Shares Early Sketches and Talks About "The Pilot and the Little Prince"
An acclaimed children's book author and illustrator, Peter Sis' book The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, about his childhood in Cold War-era Prague, won a Caldecott Honor in 2008. Most recently Sis turned his attention to the life...


Amazon Asks: “War of the Whales” Author, Joshua Horwitz
Joshua Horwitz spent six years researching the story of the marine biologist and the environmental lawyer whose battle against the US Navy and its secret underwater sonar programs went all the way to the Supreme Court. The result, War of...


Graphic Novel Friday: Happy Birthday, Batman!
Happy Bat-Birthday! The Caped Crusader turns 75 this year, and to commemorate, DC Comics will release two 400-page hardcover collections chronicling the adventures and darkness surrounding the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker. Batman: A Celebration...


George Hincapie: Lance's Loyal Lieutenant
George Hincape learned early on that he was made to race bikes. The Queens-born son of a cycling fanatic, he rode early, fast, and occasionally recklessly. As a teenager, he discovered a passion for racing, often testing his talent against...


YA Wednesday: July Favorites
It's the middle of summer and Seattle is scorching hot these days. The best I can do under the circumstances has been to hide out with a fan and distract myself with books. For the Best YA Books of July...


The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
For fifty years, journalists have trekked to Monroeville, Alabama in search of Harper Lee. Normally, they leave town without even setting eyes on the famous but reclusive author. But in 2001, Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills wrote to Harper Lee's...


What to Eat This Week: Haute Dogs
Still recovering from the excitement of the World Cup finale? Hotter that hot outside (and inside for those of us without air conditioning...) and don't feel like spending a ton of time on dinner? My solution: hot dogs. But not...


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