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Is it right that I appreciate bad book reviews more than good ones? By "bad", I mean uncomplimentary assessments, not poorly written texts. Book selectors aren't glass-half-empty folks, but we need to be pragmatists, given that library budgets...
TBF or not TBF?
Last weekend's Texas Book Festival was, in the words of local Barnes & Noble public relations manager Frank Campbell, "the perfect storm". Owing to ideal weather, immediate follow-up to ACL, and over 200 notable authors on site, TBF...
Families! Can't live with 'em...
Leila Meacham's well-publicized new novel comes out later this week. If you've already heard that it's primarily set on an East Texas cotton plantation, the title may surprise you-- Roses. Explained early on, the flowers symbolize a unique...