THE THORN NECKLACE, by Francesca Lia Block, Seal Press

For devotees of Bird by Bird and The Artist's Way, a memoir-driven guide to healing through the craft of writing Francesca Lia Block is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including the award-winning Weetzie Bat series. Her writing has been called "transcendent" by The New York Times, and her books have been included … Continue reading THE THORN NECKLACE, by Francesca Lia Block, Seal Press

INSIDIOUS INTENT, by Val McDermid, Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Atlantic/Publishers Group West

Widely recognized as one of our finest crime writers, with numerous accolades and legions of devoted readers worldwide, internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is back with the latest installment in her series featuring psychologist Tony Hill and former police detective Carol Jordan. In Insidious Intent, Tony and Carol are on the hunt for a serial … Continue reading INSIDIOUS INTENT, by Val McDermid, Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Atlantic/Publishers Group West

A “Reader’s Bill of Rights” by Daniel Pennac

Daniel Pennac's “Reader's Bill of Rights 1. The right to not read 2. The right to skip pages 3. The right to not finish 4. The right to reread 5. The right to read anything 6. The right to escapism 7. The right to read anywhere 8. The right to browse 9. The right to … Continue reading A “Reader’s Bill of Rights” by Daniel Pennac