An Interview with Mia Sosa About Her New Novel, The Wedding Crasher

The rom-com is alive and doing very, very well. We recently talked to author Danny Pellegrino about the “Return of the Rom-Com” in wake of well, *looks around* everything. Call it formulaic, call it corny, but time and time again, we return back to comfort-food entertainment in times of uncertainty, joy, and sorrow. The literary … Read more

Metro Roundup: Little Professor Bookshop to host author book fair

The Little Professor Bookshop is gearing up to host its first ever local author book fair this Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 6 pm The event is a celebration of the local writing community and part of its Indie Bookstore Weekend festivities. Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at … Read more

OK library nixes romance book club after board bans sexual content

An Oklahoma library has canceled a romance book club and a sexual-awareness program after its board voted to ban programs on sexuality. The board of directors of the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County in Enid voted 3-2 last week to ban book displays and programs that focus on sexual content, Public Radio Tulsa … Read more

World Book Day: Writing despite war, exile and fear of death

World Book Day 2022: Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych describes himself as an Odysseus-type guy since, like the legendary figure from Greek mythology, he is often on the road. Like the ancient warrior, he also longs for his native country. (Also read: World Book Day 2022: Boosting memory to mental health, many benefits of reading books … Read more

Lost Charlotte Brontë Manuscript Sells for $1.25 Million | Smart News

A Book of Ryhmes by Charlotte Bronte Courtesy of James Cummins Bookseller, Inc. Nearly 200 years ago, a 13-year-old created a tiny book of poems in minuscule, print-like text and sewed it into a miniature book with needle and thread. That teenage author was Charlotte Brontë, who would later go on to write Jane Eyre … Read more

Google Play Store Removes Library Ideas’ iVOX Reading App, Calling ‘I Need a New Butt’ Sexual Material and Public Sharing of Nudity’

Library Ideas will not remove Dawn McMillan’s book from its collection, vows to take legal action if necessary. On Thursday, Library Ideas LLC, a Virginia-based publisher of books and multimedia apps, received a call from a customer who couldn’t access the iVOX app from the Google Play store. Looking into the customer issue, the company … Read more

Official Launch Of Children’s Book “Amelia’s Adventures

MIMI, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At 39 years old, Carolina Isaias is a writer and author of an amazing and fun children’s book called “Amelia’s Adventures, Come Find the Clues With Me!”. Carolina studied digital film and broadcasting, but she dreamed of writing, working with children in some shape or form and more importantly, … Read more

The Murrow Boys were eye-witnesses to history – Daily Press

Award-winning journalist Marvin Kalb was the last reporter hired by legendary news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, joining the group of recruits who became known as the Murrow Boys. This second installment of his memoir is a well-written and insightfully crafted tome, “Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War” (Brookings … Read more

‘The Year We Learned to Fly’ speaks to power of the mind – The Virginian-Pilot

On a rainy spring day when they are both stuck inside with nothing to do, a brother and sister heed the words of their grandmother: “Use those beautiful and brilliant minds of yours.” So, they do, as the story shows, in every season of the year. In the summer, after a fight, the siblings use … Read more

A Writer Who Tells His Story Like ‘A Gospel Song’

Silas House: Exploring an Appalachian Writer’s Work Edited By Sylvia Shurbutt University of Kentucky Press, pp. 208, $32.95 “Since that night I have come to understand that sometimes the best families of all are those we create ourselves, the people we choose to be with,” writes American writer and an Appalachian native Silas House in … Read more