Reviews, Recommendations, & Literary News
Salon.com | One of my favorite sites for literate, reliable book reviews is Salon.com, and in particular, any review by my friend Laura Miller. If Laura recommends a book, I guarantee you that it won’t disappoint.
NPR | There's such a trove of riches in NPR programming - I always feel like I'm missing something interesting and vital to my "literary education" ... Which is why the online NPR books site is so perfect. You can choose to read or listen to the articles, making for excellent multitasking. Book picks for all kinds of readers, author interviews, industry news- it's all there, all clever, and all in that perfect NPR monotone that makes the cacophony of my life disappear into the background.
Book Group Resources
ReadingGroupGuides.com | An unbelievable resource for reading
group study guides, as well as reading group "how-to" and tips for
The Publishers| Publisher sites are a great resource for "beyond the book" reading if you're one of the chou-chou-de-la-classe-types. (I would have no idea...) You can't go wrong here: Penguin, Viking Penguin, Random House, Harper Collins, Vintage...to name a few! Author sites have become more common, too, with lots of material.
Great Finds for Readers and Writers
Peter Pauper Press |
Do I really need more notecards and stationery? Of course not, but the
question isn’t relevant when you’re cruising Peter Pauper Press for all
things paper. I love their boxes of holiday cards, too.
Allport Editions |
I really hesitate to reveal the name of my favorite
source for special cards but in the spirit of generosity, I'll
recommend Allport Editions. Give yourself some time for fun on that
Felix Doolittle | This treasure of a site first piqued our interest with their unbelievebly well priced and gorgeous bookplates. Artist Felix Fu features his charming watercolor vingettes on stationery, memo paper, invitations, and frameable prints, to name a few. Most items can be personalized, and he'll take commissions for original artwork.