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  • 'Lengthen and strengthen' at barre3

    'Lengthen and strengthen' at barre3
    Warm weather is here again! This means getting reacquainted with longer days, shorter sleeves and, if you're a winter bum like me, harder workouts. Whether you are looking to lose weight, build strength or just improve your overall well-being,...
  • The Biblioracle: Ending my reading slump with a 'Sellout'

    The Biblioracle: Ending my reading slump with a 'Sellout'
    Three weeks ago, I lamented my reading slump, which was rooted in trying to read books that others seemed to think were important, and I declared that I would go to the store and choose a book for no other reason than it seemed to call to me in that...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Michi Trota

    Me, My Shelf and I: Michi Trota
    Words that loom large in Michi Trota's tag cloud (at geekmelange.com): diversity; geek culture; sexism; C2E2. The managing editor of science-fiction/fantasy (SFF) magazine Uncanny and an organizer for the Chicago Nerd Social Club, Trota is a regular...
  • J.K. Rowling: new book, charity launch, Harry Potter rumors

    J.K. Rowling: new book, charity launch, Harry Potter rumors
    A book release, an upcoming movie, a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building and the usual questions about Harry Potter: It's been an unusually busy month for J.K. Rowling. The British author released a new book yesterday -- but don't get too...
  • Young adult roundup: 'Love & Profanity' and more

    Young adult roundup: 'Love & Profanity' and more
    Love & Profanity edited by Nick Healy, Switch, 232 pages, $16.95, ages 14+ "I watched myself from outside myself so as not to be so tiny and so hopeful, and when I turned the doorknob, I fell in." Here Heather Sellers, one of 43 gifted authors who...
  • Society of Midland Authors to celebrate centennial

    Society of Midland Authors to celebrate centennial
    At 3:25 p.m. on April 24, 1915, a group of Midwestern authors held their first official meeting in Club Room No. 1 of the Auditorium Hotel, kick-starting an organization of writers that would still be in existence a century later. That group was the...
  • Chicago Independent Bookstore Day expands to 12 stores

    Chicago Independent Bookstore Day expands to 12 stores
    On July 12, 2014, nine of Chicago's independent bookstores collaborated to hold the city's inaugural Independent Bookstore Day. Despite just over a month's worth of coordination, little funding and an early morning downpour, it was a success. Customers...
  • Chicago book news: Mary Kubica's 'Good Girl' optioned by Anonymous Content

    Chicago book news: Mary Kubica's 'Good Girl' optioned by Anonymous Content
    Mary Kubica's debut novel, "The Good Girl," has been optioned by production company Anonymous Content. The novel follows a young Chicago teacher who is kidnapped by a man she meets at a bar. Kubica lives in Lake Zurich. →"The Big Jones Cookbook" by...
  • New in paperbacks: 'The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels' by Edward St. Aubyn

    New in paperbacks: 'The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels' by Edward St. Aubyn
    The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn, Picador, 880 pages, $30 All five of St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels — "Never Mind," "Bad News," "Some Hope," "Mother's Milk" and "At Last" — are collected in this one, unabridged...
  • Review: 'This Must Be the Place' by Sean H. Doyle

    Review: 'This Must Be the Place' by Sean H. Doyle
    These are my memories of the ghosts of myself. Be they real or not, they have made me, put me here, kept me alive and continue to do so. The above words serve as a forward and introduction to Sean H. Doyle's memoir, "This Must Be the Place." They follow...
  • The Litwits book club

    The Litwits book club
    Our club: We are the Litwits, formed in April 2010. We are located in the Bermuda Triangle of books. You can try to pinpoint us, but it won't work. Radar has picked us up in Oak Park, Lake Zurich, Chicago, Wheaton and Melrose Park. One unique thing...