How in the time spent on social media, nearly 150 books could have been read

Many state they would like to read more, if only they had the time; however, maybe they actually do.How much time do you spend on social media? Think about it, write down your answer and then check your phone app using statistics for the right answer. It’s worse than you thought isn’t it? According to […]

Anna Krien’s Night Games wins sports book of the year prize

In a week of prizes, the William Hill sports book of the year for 2014 was won on Thursday by Anna Krien’s Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport (Yellow Jersey). Written by an Australian journalist who has previously covered environmental issues, the book is at once an investigation of the macho […]

The Joy of Writing a Book With My Dad

We argued often about rather irrelevant aspects of the writing process, such as which cloud-based word processor to use, whether in-person or over-the-phone brainstorming sessions were more effective to plan chapters, and even, when it came time to record the audiobook, the proper pronunciation of our last name.

18 Great Books That Are Out In Paperback This Month

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton (July 7)Hollow Kingdom is a climate change cautionary tale in the form of a zombie story, narrated by a domesticated pet crow who’s learned to speak English and who you’ll wish were your best friend. S.T. — short for Shit Turd, which will give you a sense of his […]

George W. Bush is to release new book of portraits celebrating the ‘countless ways’ the US has been strengthened by immigrants

‘Through powerful four-color portraits—personally painted by the President himself—and their accompanying stories, OUT OF MANY, ONE reminds us of the countless ways in which America has been strengthened by the individuals who have come here in search of a better life,’ a statement from Crown, the book’s publisher, read.

Best Headphones with Amazon Alexa Support in 2020

Alexa is available as voice assistant option, and as you might expect, the integration is much like it is in other headphones. Battery life won’t match what other brands can do, hitting a max of 17 hours per charge. There is no fast charging option, either, forcing you to wait longer to get them back […]

What It’s Like to Run a Bookstore With Your Best Friend

VaLinda Miller: She and I attended the same church here in Goose Creek. We became close because we were members of the Christian book club at the church. We would meet once a month at different restaurants. Arrylee and I just started talking, I guess because we’re both black women, we’re both divorced, and we […]

Joan Collins, Giancarlo Esposito and More to Team With Podium Audio for Audiobook Productions

Additionally, The Mandalorian star Esposito and Grey’s Anatomy star Dane will narrate a military sci-fi novel from Richard Fox and Jonathan Brazee called Hell’s Horizon (Grand Central Publishing). The story is narrated through the two main characters, Army Major Emil Richter (voiced by Dane) and Marine Captain Mateo “Teo” Alcazar (voiced by Esposito), who document their war […]

The Best Streaming Services Reviewed and Compared

HULU We like Hulu, which has held its ground against Netflix thanks to critically acclaimed original shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, High Fidelity and The Looming Tower. Hulu has also garnered attention with buzzy movies and documentaries like the new Hillary Clinton doc, Hillary, the buzzy, Fyre Fraud, and Minding the Gap, which earned an […]

The 13 Best Things That Happened in Music This Week (August 7)

Gomez’s makeup line will officially drop on Sept. 3. “I’m SO excited to finally share that @RareBeauty will be launching September 3rd only at @Sephora, @SephoraCanada, @SephoraMx and RareBeauty.com,” the singer and future beauty mogul wrote on Instagram. “I’ve had so much fun creating everything and can’t wait for y’all to try it all! I […]