Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 The Shadows of the Past can’t save you from the Shadows of the Present. 

The Maya come alive in Pat Murphy’s Nebula Award-winning novel, The Falling Woman. 

 The Shadows of the Past can’t save you from the Shadows of the Present.

The Maya come alive in Pat Murphy’s Nebula Award-winning novel, The Falling Woman. 






Monday, April 14, 2014
Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. Here, an infographic of Walter Lord’s minute-by-minute account, A Night to Remember.

Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. Here, an infographic of Walter Lord’s minute-by-minute account, A Night to Remember.






Friday, April 11, 2014




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Response to Book Riot’s “The Great TBR Poll”

We loved Book Riot’s "The Great TBR Poll" so much that we asked the Open Road staff to sort through their shelves and e-readers and share a bit about themselves. The results varied from how many books are on their TBR lists to where they’re kept, but one thing remained the same: the Open Road staff loves their books.

Some notes on methodology: 

Total participants: 28

Like Book Riot, we rounded and approximated numbers like “over 300” became “300” to generate these averages. And for answers like “too many to count” we decided that you could never have too many books.  

1. Do you keep a list of books you want to read?

Responses: 28

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2. How many books are currently on your “to be read” list?

Range: 0300

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Average: 39

3. How many books do you own that you haven’t read yet?

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Range: 0500

Average: 57

4. Where do you keep your TBR list?

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File or spreadsheet: 0
Goodreads: 8
Journal or notepad: 1
Mobile device or app: 7
On e-reader: 1
Physical stack/shelf: 3
Retailer wishlist: 4
Other social network: 1

Props to Rebecca Schinsky and the team at Book Riot. This was really fun!

—Friends and fans at Open Road






Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring has sprung!

Knitters, check out these lightweight projects that only use one little skein for big springtime fun.






Monday, April 7, 2014

Breaking down The Edgar Awards, the most prestigious award in mystery writing.

Find winning and nominated titles here!






Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Facebook Sonnet

Welcome to the endless high-school
Reunion. Welcome to past friends
And lovers, however kind or cruel.
Let’s undervalue and unmend

The present. Why can’t we pretend
Every stage of life is the same?
Let’s exhume, resume, and extend
Childhood. Let’s all play the games

That occupy the young. Let fame
And shame intertwine. Let one’s search
For God become public domain.
Let church.com become our church.

Let’s sign up, sign in, and confess
Here at the altar of loneliness.

—Sherman Alexie






Saturday, March 29, 2014
Happy birthday to the amazing Elizabeth Hand!

Happy birthday to the amazing Elizabeth Hand!






Wednesday, March 26, 2014
paperispoetry:

AMY POEHLER FOR PRESIDENT!
Amy Poehler, actress, comedian, Saturday Night Live veteran and star of Parks and Recreation, has agreed to be the honorary chairperson for this year’s World Book Night U.S., which will be held April 23.
"I grew up loving books," Poehler said. "In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever to know how it feels to have a good book in your hands. I’m thrilled to be part of World Book Night. People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read.”
 via Shelf Awareness

paperispoetry:

AMY POEHLER FOR PRESIDENT!

Amy Poehler, actress, comedian, Saturday Night Live veteran and star of Parks and Recreation, has agreed to be the honorary chairperson for this year’s World Book Night U.S., which will be held April 23.


"I grew up loving books," Poehler said. "In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever to know how it feels to have a good book in your hands. I’m thrilled to be part of World Book Night. People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read.

 via Shelf Awareness