Goodreads recently polled 40,000 British citizens on their reading habits and among the many trends that popped up, the one making the rounds today is all about sex. Namely, the surprising gender divide between male and female readers and the writers they prefer. The survey found that men and women stick closely to their own camps … Continue reading Goodreads Poll Finds that Readers Stick to Their Own Gender
Remember when this site was about books? Those were the days. Remember my New York Times project? We shared some laughs. Book laughs. Then I sold out for the bright lights of TV and film and the dozens -- literally dozens -- of readers clamoring for more unnecessarily vicious book reviews were left out in … Continue reading Why Aren’t We Talking about JK Rowling’s New Work?
Not available on Kindle in North America until April 2nd, Kate Atkinson's latest book -- Life After Life -- is already receiving rave reviews from The Guardian and the Citizens of Goodreads. Sadly it's not a continuation of the Jackson Brodie series, but is instead the stand-alone story of Ursula Todd, "a child born in … Continue reading Kate Atkinson’s New Novel Looks Great, Stephen Fry Calls Out Grammar Nazis
The difficult thing about a book blog is that, unlike movies, nothing really compels me to exclusively read and review new releases. Mainly because trustworthy, unbiased and professional reviews are hard enough to find for new books -- let alone to find on a website that collects and processes them as efficiently as Rottentomatoes. So … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and the Problem of Fan Interaction
The spectacular and talented Kate Beaton is responsible for the cartoon above, to which she added the following description on her Tumblr account: I love reading bad reviews of classic books on Amazon and Goodreads. That was all I needed to hurtle myself down this rabbit hole of ridiculousness, so today I bring you three … Continue reading Dispatches from the Poop Shelf: Moronic Reviews of Timeless Classics