Write What You Know (Will Sell): J.K. Rowling Returning to Kid’s Books

The Casual Vacancy debuted at the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list (50 Shades had already been displaced two weeks earlier by Lee Child's A Wanted Man and again the next week by Ken Follett's Winter of the World), but the reviews have been less than stellar and many booksellers are reporting … Continue reading Write What You Know (Will Sell): J.K. Rowling Returning to Kid’s Books

Neil Gaiman and the Problem of Fan Interaction

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

Books on Film: Racist Hunger Games Fans Don’t Know How to Read

"HOW IN THE WORLD ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE RUE A FREAKIN BLACK BITCH IN THE MOVIE ?!?!?!??!" "Eww. Rue is black. I'm not watching." “Awkward moment when Rue is some black girl and not the little blonde innocent girl you pictured” The quotes above are an extreme, yet sadly accurate, representation of some of … Continue reading Books on Film: Racist Hunger Games Fans Don’t Know How to Read