For all intents and purposes, many of my recent posts were about appreciating the art of writing. Now I want to appreciate the art of reading.
There’s something special about indie bookstores: the passion from their booksellers, the creativity in their setups and their comforting environments.
Each month there are new book releases I’d love to read, but October just seems to be the jackpot. Here are the three I’m most anticipating.
They say everyone has a book in them, but apparently not all of those stories are created equal. And the (financial) disparity can be alarming.
In Luke Mogelson’s debut collection, “These Heroic, Happy Dead,” we experience the raw, unflinching lives of war veterans through an empathetic lens.
What began more than 100 years ago in a battle between major New York newspapermen now seems tailored to the digital age.
Amazon is the worldwide leader in online retail. Is its new move to physical bookstores a good thing?
There’s a new biopic about J.D. Salinger’s life, and he wouldn’t be pleased about it.
The physical book seemed to be dying. But after years of physical book sales decreasing and ebook sales increasing, have the tides finally turned?
As the world goes digital, our obsession with studying metrics grows, whether it’s actually useful or not. But please, keep the metrics out of literature.
Some books are just too good to be overlooked. And it’s a darn shame when they are. Here are five you should make some time to read.
How do you best bring a bestselling memoir to the big screen? Assemble an all-star cast including Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson and Naomi Watts.
Philipp Meyer made his name known in the literary world with the release of his 2013 epic The Son. But that’s not what I’m here to write about, because there is another book by Meyer that is similarly exceptional: American Rust.
Jim Harrison was one of the most gritty, honest writers the literary world has even seen. It was writers like him that most inspired me to write.
When talented people share their thoughts on a subject, others should listen. It’s no different in the writing world. For me, while I enjoy a good laugh, the words that resonate are often words of encouragement or motivation from writers I admire.
Remember that book I proclaimed should be considered a Great American Novel? Philipp Meyer’s The Son? Well, it is now a TV show.
There is a certain degree of mystery in every novel. What’s most impressive is when the plot surfaces, the reader gets a sense of the direction of the story, yet every page is as important as the next and you cannot seem to stop turning them. That’s what it’s like reading Daniel Magariel’s One of the Boys.
The elusive Great American Novel. You’ve heard the term. What does it mean to you? And, in current American culture, is the term becoming outdated?
This, I should tell you now, isn’t about comparing the novels of great American writers. See, even the biggest personalities in the world sometimes find…
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