Next Force Awakens: What To Watch, Read, Listen To | RA Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Star Wars lead me down a winding path.

Harry Potter: The Backlist | Wyatt’s World

Just as Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, with authors John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, has looked to stories past to create the latest entry in the series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, readers’ advisers can reach into the stacks and pull out plenty of Potter read-alikes to share.

Fiction from Galbraith, Kilpack, Moggach, & the late Rendell | Xpress Reviews

Galbraith continues to develop interestingly flawed characters; readers will shake their heads over Kilpack’s frustrating hero; fans of Moggach will be disappointed; Rendell’s latest (perhaps last) portrayal of a psychological quagmire

No Fooling Terry! LJ Mystery Columnist Picked a Winner

J.K. Rowling is a dark horse. While we thought she was enjoying a post-Harry-and-Casual-Vacancy tea break, she was writing a mystery, The Cuckoo’s Calling, under the name Robert Galbraith. Although Galbraith was a ruse, there was no fooling our mystery reviewer, Teresa L. Jacobsen, about the book’s quality: she named it a debut of the […]

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, October 12, 2012

Burrowes’s latest Windham historical, a 19th Harry Bosch from Connelly, DeMille sets Corey after the Panther, and Rowling adds to her canon with “The Casual Vacancy”

The Dursleys Talk Dirty: the Top 10 Most Memorable “Adult” Moments in The Casual Vacancy

I was 11 the year Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone came out; the boy-wizard and I started the series together at the same age. When it ended, I had gained at least three years on Potter as well as a fairly average complement of college-era vices that he and his compatriots seemed to lack. […]

Geeky Friday | Wolverine 2 Images, Rowling’s Casual Hint, Expanded JAWS Memories, Titan Books at NY Comic Con, Clone Wars Alert!

The first publicity images from the new Wolverine flick are surfacing. Even though the initial Wolvie Origins was mediocre, fanboys/girls can’t get enough of Hugh Jackman rocking the claws. Here’s Logan ripped and ready to kick wholesale ass (I know HJ is in unbelievable shape, but those abs look suspiciously shopped): And another with him […]

Geeky Friday | Scammed Rowling Tickets Go Poof!, Adult Swim NY ComicCon Schedule, Scary Muppets, Indy Marathon Last Call

To promote her forthcoming book, The Casual Vacancy, which is being billed as her first title for adults, J.K. Rowling will be making a single appearance at Lincoln Center on October 16. Due to what is being categorized as a “security breach,” some crooked bastard tried to turn it into a double appearance by putting […]