Fifty Shades of Grey is bad news for the bedroom — and cars, apparently

If your nose is in a book these days, there’s a good chance it’s Fifty Shades of Grey, which has sold 32 million copies in the U.S. Either that, or you’re reading Twilight, which inspired E. L. James’ novel and its sequels. We can talk bedroom dos and don’ts until the handcuffs come off, but… Continue reading Fifty Shades of Grey is bad news for the bedroom — and cars, apparently

The 8 most important lessons about writing you’ll ever learn

Lisa Cron’s Story Genius is one of my favorite books on writing, and it packs so much invaluable, hard-hitting advice into the beginning that it’s worth reading for the first 40 pages alone. Story is imperative to our biology When it comes to story, we’re getting more than entertainment. We want to be engrossed because… Continue reading The 8 most important lessons about writing you’ll ever learn

Lost in type: She-Hulk author Marta Acosta talks miscommunication, genre confusion, and sexism

Marta Acosta is frustrated. In our emails, she half-jokingly said that she was considering writing “I don’t write romance novels” at the top of her blog. I don’t blame her. It’s an understatement to say the media overreacted to publishers Marvel and Hyperion’s announcement of a new line of prose novels, starting with The She-Hulk… Continue reading Lost in type: She-Hulk author Marta Acosta talks miscommunication, genre confusion, and sexism

BookRx recommends books in 140 characters or less, plus e-readers going out of style

This post comes to you in four parts! Part 1: Need some books to keep you busy during all that holiday downtime? Considering trying out Knight Labs’ new BookRx, which selects potential new reads based on your Twitter account. Just enter your handle, and voila! BookRx generates a list of recommendations from specific words, users,… Continue reading BookRx recommends books in 140 characters or less, plus e-readers going out of style