Is Stephenie Meyer the Author of the Decade?

| Dec 22 | 5 Comments

Read Street, the book blog of the Baltimore Sun, has declared 2000-2009 the decade of Stephenie Meyer. Their reasoning for this bold declaration is that: Meyer’s novel “Twilight,” released in October of 2005, hit the top of the bestseller lists and has hardly budged since — while being joined by others in the series. In the comment section the author clarifies: I’m not saying she’s […]


Book to Reveal Vatican Archives

| Dec 17 | 0 Comments

All you Angels & Demons fans out there will not want to miss this article from USA Today. Apparently that super secret, air conditioned room that holds all the Vatican’s archives really exists…except it’s not super secret, or air conditioned. The real thing is an old storage area thats holds archives up to 1,200 years old. Although it’s open to scholars, it’s organized in a […]


Kristen’s Favorite Books of 2009

| Dec 15 | 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe that 2009 is coming to a close and we’re about to enter a new decade. As the end of the year approaches, I’ve been looking back at all the books I’ve read in 2009 and I made a list of a few that stood out from the rest. These might not be the best books of the year, but they are […]


Cool Holiday Gift Ideas For the Book Lover

| Nov 25 | 0 Comments

Well holiday shopping is upon us, so I thought I’d help by making a list of some good gift ideas for the book lover in your life. Kindle This electronic book reader can hold up to 1,500 books and is sure to make any book lover’s day this holiday season. Users can download books directly on their Kindle for usually less than they would spend […]


Friday News Roundup, November 13, 2009

| Nov 13 | 0 Comments

Palin’s book bashes Couric and McCain camp (ABC) Journalist and North Korea jailbird, Euna Lee has a book deal. It will be released through Broadway Books and will be about her experiences after she was arrested (NY Times) NPR released an interesting interview and feature on the book “Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words” by John Bemelmans Marciano. Marciano delves deep into the world […]


THE LOST SYMBOL by Dan Brown [Review]

| Sep 16 | 0 Comments

Since The Da Vinci Code exploded onto bestseller lists in 2003, fans of Dan Brown have been anxiously waiting for his next novel. They can finally relax because The Lost Symbol is here and it doesn’t disappoint. Like Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol has college professor Robert Langdon frantically racing against time to piece together clues that will unlock […]


New Book Releases for September 2009

| Sep 2 | 0 Comments

September is going to be a great month for book lovers. Dan Brown’s latest book has been getting all the press, but there are a lot of long anticipated books coming out this fall. Take a look at the September releases I think you’ll be interested in: Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin (Order on Amazon) Available September 8, 2009 From […]


Cover of Dan Brown’s THE LOST SYMBOL Revealed

The cover for Dan Brown’s new novel, THE LOST SYMBOL has been revealed by Random House. This is the third book that will feature Harvard symbologist Robert Langon, whom we first met in Angels & Demons (read our review here) and The Da Vinci Code. However, this time, the story will take place in Washington, DC. You can see the Capitol on the cover. The […]


ANGELS & DEMONS by Dan Brown [Review]

| Jun 26 | 0 Comments

Angels & Demons, starring Tom Hanks, is the top grossing film so far in 2009 and is, of course, based on the novel by Dan Brown. Thanks to the success of the movie, the book is enjoying a resurgence and is back on top best-seller lists. Angels & Demons, which was published before The Da Vinci Code, introduces Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of religious […]