Previous Post. You guys, Christian can't sleep. He's just so worried about Leila. Sorry, sorry -- let me clarify. He's worried about whether or not Leila's suicide attempt is about him. The suicide attempt that she made in his apartment -- that's the suicide attempt he's not 100% sure involves him. But don't worry, because … Continue reading EL James Should Be Deeply Ashamed of Herself, and Other Basic Truths: Chapter 19 of EL James’s “Grey”
This is more housekeeping than anything else, but lately I've felt self-conscious that this blog is turning more into a celebration of what I've been randomly watching on TV than what I've been randomly reading. So in order to reign things in back to the literary side of things, I'm bringing back the torturous but fun … Continue reading The Return of the New York Times Project
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?
Though 50 Shades of Grey still sits smugly atop the New York Times list, the most popular and reviled book of the century has finally been knocked from its spot on Amazon's bestseller list by Dark Horse Comics' new-released The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, an encyclopedia of the game and its characters. Dark Horse … Continue reading Celebrations Are in Order: 50 Shades No Longer #1 on Amazon
This past week, amidst the outpouring of national pride surrounding the London Olympics, Britain has harbored a dark, shameful secret: 50 Shades of Grey has just become their best-selling book of all time. It finally eclipsed each individual Harry Potter tome to snag the top spot and has just been named the biggest-selling book from … Continue reading Today in Embarrassing News, 50 Shades of Grey is Now Britain’s Bestselling Book of All Time
Hopefully if you're reading my blog, it means you like books. Which is great. I like books, too. But what I don't like is having to pick out my next book to read when unaided by, say, a University book list or the New York Times bestseller list because I'm really rather bad at it … Continue reading Please, I’m Begging You: An Unabashed Request for Book Recommendations
In a single month (September 1988 specifically), Pamela Paul, New York Times book reviewer and author of three books on marriage and parenting, claims to have read at least 15 books, a combination of some of the world's greatest 19th Century and Modernist Lit, and a couple of not-so-classic books. If you're having a hard … Continue reading I Call Bullshit on Pamela Paul’s Book of Books