Archive | June, 2012
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Literary Silver Linings, Announcements, and “Anna Karenina”

22 Jun

Obviously, I have not been as good about posting as I had hoped to be. But never fear! I’m already planning in the fall for a revamp with theme months! In September you can all look forward to a Young Adult month, complete with all of your favorite reads from adolescence (and maybe some new gems!).

If you’re looking to contribute to a YA fiction month, or have ideas for other months, feel free to check out the “Want to Contribute?” page.

In the meantime, I leave you all with the new “Anna Karenina” trailer. I think it looks promising, if not totally over-the-top. What do you all think?

RIP Ray Bradbury

6 Jun

Awarding-winning and groundbreaking science fiction writer Ray Bradbury has died today at age 91. It is a sad, sad day for the literary and science fiction world. Even if you’re not a science fiction fan, he was an extremely influential writer whose work influenced much of the genre today. You will always be remembered here at Better Know a Book.

Updated: The New Yorker has released his short piece “Inspiration for ‘The Fire Balloons'” that was in this week’s Sci Fi issue. It’s a beautiful piece and more than worth a read. Here is why science fiction is no less of a realistic genre than any other.

Another Hiatus. Ugh.

5 Jun

Hey all, as you’ve undoubtedly noticed, another hiatus has occurred. My apologies. Finals, graduation, and the real world have taken up FAR more time and energy than anyone could have predicted. But don’t despair! I have been reading! And I should have new posts for you in the upcoming days.

Thanks for your patience!