12:11 pm, August 27th | by Colette McIntyre
“For every pug, the road to romance is filled with dramatic highs and crashing lows. For every successful lick there’s an aborted leg hump, for each whiff of a pretty posterior there is a howl lamenting unrequited adoration.”
4:20 pm, July 15th | by Grace Rasmus
The Cuckoo’s Calling saw poor sales but excellent reviews; thriller writer Val McDermid said the book “reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place.” Rowling’s debut adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, received just the opposite: ridiculously high sales (probably because the book was by freakin’ J.K. Rowling) but luke-warm reviews (at best), with many reviewers lamenting Casual Vacancy’s “lack of sophistication.”
10:00 am, June 21st | by Pamela Ryckman
Why shouldn’t more women back each other? Why shouldn’t they be angling to make their companies and schools and communities and cities and countries better for themselves and others? Why shouldn’t they be banding together and tipping the scales?
2:00 pm, June 10th | by Grace Rasmus
The new book Do Babies Matter? investigates the impact of motherhood on women in academia. (Spoiler alert: turns out babies do matter. A lot.)
1:00 pm, May 24th | by Sarah Devlin
The Bling Ring book will turn you into the polar opposite of a hoarder.
12:15 pm, May 3rd | by Sarah Devlin
For those of you who might not be familiar with The Saddle Club, I’m sorry. You have my sympathy for your wasted childhood. To those of you who did follow the exploits of Carole, Lisa and Stevie obsessively I say greetings, sisters. In honor of the Kentucky Derby this weekend (one of the three major yearly horse races, the other two being the Grand Prixe and the Preakness — it’s called Saddle Club trivia recall ability and mine will crush yours) let’s take a look at back at some of the best parts of the YA series.
12:15 pm, May 2nd | by Sarah Devlin
Like a lot of us, Mary Dimino was fed up with the constant pressure from our culture and media for women to diet and stay thin. But while most of us just complain, she wrote a whole book about it! Her new book Scared Skinny, chronicles her weight loss after a lifetime of struggle with her weight.
9:45 am, April 10th | by Sarah Devlin
Cat Marnell finally got it together enough to write a book proposal. And then she got a $500K advance…which is almost emphatically not about the quality of the proposal/book as it is about drumming up publicity. This is the world we’re living in. What are your feelings?
3:45 pm, March 12th | by Colette McIntyre
Dramatically sweep all books from your shelves like you’re clearing the space for some wanton smooching, burn your Kindle/iPad/Nook in a millennial take on Fahrenheit 451, and just generally don’t do any reading at all — menus, street signs, and mail included — because Mindy Kaling is set to write a second book and you need to rest your eyes in order to fully appreciate its glory.
9:55 am, March 5th | by Colette McIntyre
According to VIDA’s byline counts, women’s representation in national literary publications like The Paris Review and The New Republic decreased in 2012.