The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

by Madeline Miller Ecco In shops now I’m a little late to the party on this one. It’s been a minute since I read “The Iliad” and I never did see Brad Pitt’s “Troy,” so most of the particulars of the Trojan War have escaped my...
For Rowling’s ‘Darkly Comic’ Adult Novel

For Rowling’s ‘Darkly Comic’ Adult Novel

J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults has a name and a publication date. Little, Brown & Co. announced Thursday that “The Casual Vacancy” will be available worldwide on Sept. 27. The story is centered on the death of Barry Fairweather, whose...
Poo Wins Oddest Book Title Award

Poo Wins Oddest Book Title Award

Before you make a face, Poo is the Thai word for crab, and the nickname of the recipe book’s author. The Global Post reports that online voters picked  the winner of The Bookseller magazine’s Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title over six other strong...
Look It Up… Online

Look It Up… Online

We live in the digital age, so you figured this was going to happen sooner or later. Encyclopedia Britannica is stopping the presses after 244 years. The books, which have been in print since it first published in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1768, will stop being...
This Is Why Wives Are Having More Sex

This Is Why Wives Are Having More Sex

It’s a word-of-mouth sensation from a British writer, published in Australia. A romantic novel with erotic elements that have earned it the label “mommy porn.” And now it’s No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list Combined Print and E-Book...
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