Displaying articles for: October 2012

Not Your Ordinary Chocolate

Bonbons. They’re considered the candy of choice for romance readers by folks who don’t share our passion for the genre. But as readers, we know the truth. We’d rather spend our money on a good book than candy. Okay, so we save a dollar for that Milky Way bar we’ve been craving. But when all is said and done, our favorite kind of chocolate is a good romance book.


So just in time for the biggest candy holiday of the year, I've found a delicious bonbon of a self-published romance. Chocolate doesn’t get any better than Love Letters by Lori Brighton.


Married To The Mob

There's no shortage of villains in the world, but what if the villains were members of your own family? What if your father, brother, or even your husband was the bad guy, someone who didn't think twice about committing murder?


Welcome to life in the Mafia. 


Most romantic suspense novels these days seem to be either police procedurals or serial killer stories, but I recently came across two entertaining thrillers set in the world of organized crime.


April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.