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Missing Pages, Wrong Addresses: Colorado Blue Books Are Kind of a Mess This Year

If you’re looking to your handy Colorado Ballot Information Booklet, aka the blue book, for information on the upcoming election, you might be looking for something that isn’t there — if you even got a blue book in the first place. Proponents of various ballot initiatives included in the blue book are finding that some […]

US, Canada roll to wins and book Women’s World Cup 2019 spots

FRISCO, Texas — The U.S. women’s national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France. The Americans still have to face Canada. “Just because we qualified for the World Cup doesn’t mean we’re going to take our foot off the gas,” Alex Morgan said. “We want […]

5 new books you won’t want to miss this week, including Nicholas Sparks, Tina Turner

“Every Breath” by Nicholas Sparks(Photo: Grand Central) USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. “Every Breath” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, fiction, on sale Oct. 16) What it’s about: A woman returns to her family home in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, where she meets a safari guide from […]

When Pop-Up Books Taught Popular Science

Read: The one-of-a-kind treasure of a 3-D type book Large sheets of paper were printed with male and female figures and a small amount of explanatory text. Flaps of paper representing different organs were pasted in layers on top of the figures. The top flap represented the skin and external anatomy; when it was down […]

The 10 Scariest Books You Should Keep On Your Nightstand—But Maybe Don’t Read Before Bed, K?

Vampire fiction has been all the rage for centuries, but you’d be surprised at just how scary it is to revisit the only one famous enough to have a Sesame Street character and a sugary cereal named after him. Count Dracula is an aristocratic shape shifter, charmer, menace, blood sucker who happens to drive women […]

Kate DiCamillo is much like her books: funny and respectful of children – TwinCities.com

In a joyful atmosphere with lots of kids in attendance, Kate DiCamillo celebrated the launch of her new novel, “Louisiana’s Way Home,” last weekend at Steppinstone Theatre in St. Paul. This is DeCamillo’s first-ever sequel, told in the first person by Louisiana Elefante, one of three girlfriends in the Minneapolis author’s previous middle-grade novel “Raymie […]

Having more books as a kid makes you smarter: study

You can’t tell a book by its cover — but you can tell how smart a person is by how many they own. A new study from the Australian National University and the University of Nevada discovered which countries’ households own the most books. Researchers say that having more books growing up, even if you […]

Buying books isn’t enough to keep community bookstores alive

Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of October 7, 2018. At Wired, Jason Kehe delves into the enduring trope of the orphaned chosen one going to magic school: Authors change; […]

Bookmark: Should newlyweds combine their book collections?

Like many new couples, my husband and I were pretty excited about living together. We were excited to share furniture and art, tableware and bed linens. We were even excited to open joint banking and retirement accounts. But he hesitated when it came to books. “You want to put Jennifer Egan between Dostoevsky and Faulkner?” […]

Michael Lewis and Tana French on Their Latest Books

“The Fifth Risk” is about the dangers that Mr. Lewis and others see developing and worsening under the current administration’s watch. Image Tana French’s new novel, “The Witch Elm,” is the first of hers not to feature the Dublin Murder Squad. “I realized that I had looked at the process of a murder investigation from […]