Tag: Books

“If He Had Been With Me” is a heartbreaking coming of age must-read (Op-Ed)

“If He Had Been With Me” is a heartbreaking coming of age must-read (Op-Ed)

As of late, I haven’t been able to read a book that’s truly tugged at the heartstrings and allowed me to emotionally invest in characters- especially those that are going through one of the most tumultuous times of life, with some of the most difficult choices and circumstances relating to their development: high school.  “If […]

Libraries are one of the most valuable public services (Op-Ed)

Libraries are one of the most valuable public services (Op-Ed)

In an era where commercial spaces dominate our urban landscapes, libraries stand as sanctuaries of knowledge, community, and accessibility.  Beyond housing books, libraries provide invaluable public services, offering a plethora of benefits that extend far beyond the printed page. As pillars of non-commercialized public spaces, they foster education, socialization, and relaxation, often inaccessible in other […]

Have online recipes made cookbooks obsolete? (Op-Ed)

Have online recipes made cookbooks obsolete? (Op-Ed)

There is a wealth of information online pertaining to every topic imaginable, especially when it comes to recipes, cooking tips and tricks, and the best advice for hosting a home-cooked meal.  For generations, word-of-mouth, dog-eared physical cookbooks and hand-me-down written recipes were the cornerstones of learning how to cook properly and efficiently- especially for the […]

The “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” series is an absolute must-read (Op-Ed)

The “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” series is an absolute must-read (Op-Ed)

Although the crime, thriller, and mystery genres are not for all readers, there are a few titles that are undeniable works of art in literature.  “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” (2019), written by Holly Jackson, is a breakout debut that touches every base of what a quality mystery should be. With solid character development, […]

 We need to continue to support local bookstores (op-ed)

 We need to continue to support local bookstores (op-ed)

In the digital age, convenience often comes at a cost, and nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of retail.  Online shopping, epitomized by the behemoth Amazon, has revolutionized the way we consume goods. Yet, amidst the allure of doorstep delivery and competitive pricing lies a less-discussed consequence: the erosion of local bookstores […]

Colleen Hoover’s “It Ends with Us” set to hit the big screen, starring Blake Lively

Colleen Hoover’s “It Ends with Us” set to hit the big screen, starring Blake Lively

Colleen Hoover’s 2022 New York Times bestselling novel, “It Ends with Us”, is officially being adapted for the big screen, starring Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni. Released in 2016, the novel began to gain widespread popularity in 2022 and became a social media culture phenomenon, becoming the top-selling print book of 2022. The novel was […]

LA Public Library acquires publishing company

LA Public Library acquires publishing company

In a historic move, the Los Angeles Public Library has acquired publishing house Angel City Press. First announced in December, Angel City’s retiring co-founders Paddy Calistro and Scott McAuley donated the publishing house they had run for over 30 years to the library system. It will now be called Angel City Press at the Los […]

Salman Rushdie’s memoir may delay trial of attacker

Salman Rushdie’s memoir may delay trial of attacker

The trial of Salman Rushdie’s alleged attacker may be delayed until the author publishes his memoir about the incident. In August 2022, Rushdie was being introduced for a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York when a man rushed onto stage, stabbing him several times and forcing him to stay in a hospital for […]

Author admits to review bombing other authors on Goodreads

Author admits to review bombing other authors on Goodreads

An author who used a series of fake accounts to “review bomb” other books on Goodreads has been dropped by her agent and publisher. U.S. publisher Del Rey Books announced Monday through social media that it would be dropping Cait Corrain’s debut novel “Crown of Starlight,”  just two hours after Corrain’s agent, Becca Podos, announced […]

Publisher sues Mark Meadows for breach of contract

Publisher sues Mark Meadows for breach of contract

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is being sued by publisher All Seasons Press for contradicting claims he made about the 2020 election in his memoir “The Chief’s Chief.” Central to Meadows’ book is the assertion that Donald Trump was the true winner of the 2020 Presidential election, and that the results were […]

Scholastic drops controversial Diversity Book Collection

Scholastic drops controversial Diversity Book Collection

Scholastic will be dropping its highly controversial “Share Every Story, Celebrate Every Voice” package following a fiery amount of backlash. Scholastic quickly backpedaled, sending an apologetic open letter on Wednesday, announcing that they’re discontinuing the collection. “This fall, we made changes in our U.S. elementary school fairs out of concern for our Book Fair hosts. In […]

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