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Becky’s Arm Gets a Caldecott Medalist

With Books & Books’ attracting the best and the brightest of the book world, and Becky capturing their visits with personalized tattoos, it was only a matter of time before a Caldecott medalist graced The Arm.  The Caldecott Medal honors the “most distinguished American picture book for children” each year.  Like an actor who is…

Recommended Reading: David Mitchell

“Love’s pure free joy when it works, but when it goes bad you pay for the good hours at loan-shark prices.” – Holly Sykes in David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks Although he’s one of my favorite writers, I’ve never written about any of David Mitchell’s books (although I have hand-sold them to customers a time or…

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Stephen King Wrote a Hardboiled Detective Novel

For those of us who are addicted to Stephen King’s fiction, whether we should wait for the paperback is insignificant (I’m sorry, we just can’t).  What is significant is whether his latest is more along the lines of 11/22/63 or kind of From a Buick 8-ish.  His introductions to his early works contain more than a little genre justification but one…