April’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

April 30, 2010 • No Comments

1. Adaptations. I understand the general stigma of film adaptations of great books; I know I’ve certainly grumbled about my fair share of poorly executed films. But think about THIS: what a great compliment to…


April 28, 2010

What Rhymes With Wednesday?

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For this, the final Wednesday of National Poetry Month, I’ve decided to go with one of my favorite poems from a contemporary poet. Billy Collins is clever and relevant and perfect to read aloud–partly because…


April 27, 2010

1 Loaf: Starter and Getting Started

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I once tried to bake my own bread. I had a shiny new red KitchenAid and a “simple recipe” in hand. I was on a mission to save money, avoid preservatives, and in general become…


April 23, 2010

Earth Day: The Nature We Love!

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Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we have a guest post from Kelly Bowen, senior publicist at Algonquin. Her earthy topic? SNAILS!

I recently joined the Algonquin team, moving from NYC to Chapel Hill. I knew…


April 21, 2010

Hairbands: A Poem From Julia Alvarez

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I’m always happy when National Poetry Month comes along.  It’s easy to forget about poetry in our busy lives, in our busy world. We don’t seem to forget to read novels or newspapers or works…


April 20, 2010

Interview with Randi Davenport

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Randi Davenport, author of the new memoir The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes, was just interviewed by Stacey Cochran for the Raleigh Television Network program “The Artist’s Craft.”
It’s a wonderful interview!  To find out more…


April 16, 2010

Goolrick Takes On Arizona

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Robert Goolrick‘s reading for the Desert Mountain Book Club in Arizona last week.
A Reliable Wife is still on the NY Times Paperback Bestseller list, this week at #5!
Visit the website for A Reliable…


April 15, 2010

Pete Nelson (sort of) LIVE!

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Today we have a video interview with Pete Nelson! Grab a cup of coffee and tune in as he talks about his new book, I Thought You Were Dead, and the scene that he had…


April 14, 2010

What Rhymes With Wednesday?

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The Owl And The Pussy-Cat
By Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a…


April 13, 2010

I Thought You Were Dead – Read the First Chapter!

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I Thought You Were Dead, by Pete Nelson, is on sale now. Independent booksellers across the country have been reading and recommending this new novel, and we are so excited that it is the #1…