Fake Bookish Neurosis: Dystoparanoia

Fake Bookish Neurosis: Dystoparanoia

Dystopian Dioramas by Lori Nix I’m currently listening to Claire Danes’ narration (fantastic, btw,) of Margaret Atwood’s classic The Handmaid’s Tale, which I’ve read a few times already & am re-reading in preparation for World Book Night. If you are not familiar, a) how is this possible and b) it’s about a near-future society in […]

THE TALE OF LUCIA GRANDI: THE EARLY YEARS – Read This If

THE TALE OF LUCIA GRANDI: THE EARLY YEARS – Read This If

The premise of The Tale of Lucia Grandi: The Early Years by Susan Speranza sounded incredibly promising: a 110-year-old centenarian recounts the details of her life to a biographer. The book begins with an eager, young graduate student wanting to record a biography of Lucia’s life – excellent, I thought, that could be interesting, a […]

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple: Read This If

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple: Read This If

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple has been popping up everywhere I look for the past several months. When I read a little about the author and discovered that she used to write for Arrested Development (and Mad About You and Ellen), well, I knew I had to read this immediately. This book is […]

SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS by Marisha Pessl: Read This If

SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS by Marisha Pessl: Read This If

How could you not be compelled to pick up a novel entitled Special Topics in Calamity Physics? That’s definitely what first peaked my interest. STCP (I seem to have a strong penchant for acronymizing all long titles lately, for brevity’s sake, of which, of course, I’ve just defeated the purpose with this wickedly long parenthetical) […]

FLPM Giveaway Winner

FLPM Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Heather from Between the Covers, winner of her very own autographed copy of Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie, Jr! I hope you enjoy it, Heather, and can’t wait to hear what you think! If you didn’t win, please find yourself a copy, and enjoy – and remember, it’s a book best […]