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This Week on Well Read TV: Chantel Acevedo, Sloane Crosley, and Margo Jefferson

This Week on Well Read TV: Chantel Acevedo, Sloane Crosley, and Margo Jefferson

In their second installment from the thirty-second annual Miami Book Fair, hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn speak with Chantel Acevedo, Sloane Crosley, and Margo Jefferson. The year 2015 was big for each of these authors: Acevedo’s The Distant Marvels (2015), a poignant work of historical fiction set in the author’s native Cuba, was released in April; essayist Crosley’s […]

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 12: Worst Dude Ever

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 12: Worst Dude Ever

In this episode of the Oral History Podcast, we unpack traditional cultural lessons regarding masculinity. We started discussing some of this on Twitter under the hashtag #WorstDudeEver and in this episode, we talk about six young-adult titles that showcase aspects of masculinity that are complex and troubling. Do you have recommendations that deconstruct masculinity? Tell […]

Shelf Evaluation: Donna Seaman

Shelf Evaluation: Donna Seaman

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I’m not proud of the state of my bookshelves, but I will […]

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Calories Not Included: 26 Romances for Your Sweet Tooth

Calories Not Included: 26 Romances for Your Sweet Tooth

Sizzle. Nibble. Sip. We’ve all heard that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but anyone who loves food will be smitten by these yummy stories of candlelight dinners, bad-boy chefs, and behind-the-scenes restaurant life.   Your Heart’s Desire, by Melody Carlson Picking up and moving halfway across the country isn’t easy […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Sara Benincasa Talks about D.C. Trip

This Week on Well Read TV: Sara Benincasa Talks about D.C. Trip

This week on Well Read, comedian and author Sara Benincasa will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her most recent novel, D.C. Trip (2015). Benincasa has appeared everywhere from NBC’s Today Show to a sudsy bathtub with Neil Gaiman (see her YouTube series, Gettin’ Wet with Sara Benincasa). Partially inspired […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Victoria Grace Elliott’s Balderdash! Or, a Tale of Two Witches

Webcomics Wednesday: Victoria Grace Elliott’s Balderdash! Or, a Tale of Two Witches

In my last installment of Webcomics Wednesday, I picked a comic to banish your winter blues. I still think Magic Realms fits that description, but this week’s pick—Victoria Grace Elliott’s Balderdash! Or, a Tale of Two Witches—does too. Maybe, like Magic Realms, it’s the magic girls at the center of Elliott’s comic, but I have a suspicion it […]

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