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PEN Award Winners and a Recommendation from Stephen King | Book Pulse

Layli Long Soldier takes home the biggest PEN Award for her debut collection of poetry, Whereas. Stephen King recommends The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor.

Creating Something New!

Follow easy-to-grasp language & step-by-step drawing exercises to help create tonal or color drawings of still lifes, landscapes, city scenes, and even a self-portrait; work on your patch work with well-known techniques such as sashiko, trapunto, and English paper piecing; and gather ideas on using the patterns and colors found in nature—such as wood, water, and soil—as the basis for creating one’s own home interiors

Joe Hill on Vinyl | Book Pulse

Audio-only on vinyl, book worlds moving to VR, and role-playing games point to the new ways stories are being told. In the NYT Mario Vargas Llosa gets much attention.

March 2018 LibraryReads

With spring in the air, there is no better time to dive into a fresh new read. New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman and her new novel Sunburn will have readers captivated with a suspense-filled love story that has twists and turns on every page;  ride alongside two heroines as they are driven apart […]

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

James Patterson and Candice Fox leads holds this week with Fifty Fifty and ABC lands the first James Comey book interview. Mozart in the Jungle,Black Panther, and and White Houses by Amy Bloom get media buzz.

Flora Reading | Wyatt’s World

There are many seasons to book publishing, from the fall list to January’s self-help explosion. Hovering around Valentine’s Day and the early push for spring are the flower books. Here are five seasonal examples.

A Sadly Growing Genre | School Shooting Fiction

As our country once again mourns the victims of yet another mass shooting, some readers may want to turn to literature to try to make sense of an action so violent and inexplicable. Fiction about school shootings is, sadly, an expanding genre, and four novels being published early this year will stir serious discussion.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The new best sellers arrive, Congressman John Lewis starts a new graphic novel trilogy, and George R.R. Martin’s book update will not please Game of Thrones fans.

Graphic Novels: Christmas & Co., Lieberman & Co., Quintero & Peña, Rangel & Cadwell | Xpress Reviews

An exciting and fresh world; mature fans will enthusiastically embrace this; for anyone interested in fine art photography, particularly of Mexican and Southwestern American subjects; this vibrant story displays engaging mayhem; golden oldies remain imaginative tales of midnight noir; despite more successful tales than misfires, overall this remains a misshapen monster

Nonfiction on Chronic Illness, Oral-Facial Problems, Stand-Up Comedy, and Sugar | Xpress Reviews

For those with a determined spirit during discouraging times; Fontaine does not make much of a case for any larger meaning in her experiences; an alternative approach to conventional orthodontics; for anyone thinking of performing stand-up and others who like an enjoyable read; recommended for those unfamiliar with sugar’s history and power