What Was The First "Adult" Book You Read?

Nowadays, the definition of books for kids and grownups is pretty vague. Lots of people over 30 read YA fiction for pleasure, while plenty of adult writers write novels aimed at younger readers. In the meantime, the "intermediate" stage — a massive category when I worked in book retail a few years ago, and a huge… » 1/12/15 7:55pm 1/12/15 7:55pm

Twas The BookClub Before Christmas

Twas the WednesdayBookClub before Christmas and all throughout the O-Deck, not a commenter was stirring, not even GeeseJuggler who is typically the one roaming about but who is probably getting ready for work at the moment and had the foresight to write this on Tuesday so she wouldn't forget again. Wait, none of that… » 12/24/14 9:30am 12/24/14 9:30am

When Old Faves Write New Books

So I was in B&N tonight, and I almost picked up that new Anne Rice novel, Prince Lestat. I was bored and had a coupon and figured it might be a fun read over a cold, gloomy, goth-y weekend. I was never what you'd call a devotee of her work, but I enjoyed the core Vampire books as a teenager, as well as The Witching… » 12/20/14 1:24am 12/20/14 1:24am

WednesdayBookClub, the Wednesday Before NaNo

Hello, io9er!! Welcome to WednesdayBookClub. I'm not sure who's doing NaNo this year but instead of doing it, I'm transcribing the book I did last year. 51K+ words handwritten at 2am. *Shudder* I remembered that I was a pretty steady reader until NaNo last year which mean writing sucked up all of my reading energies.… » 10/29/14 11:09am 10/29/14 11:09am

How Long Have You Held Off On Reading A Book?

Lately, I've been catching up on my reading. More specifically, I've been reading high profile novels that I bought and meant to read years ago: Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists, Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story, and Jennifer Egan's A Visit From The Goon Squad, all from 2010. (They were all pretty good!)… » 10/25/14 8:11pm 10/25/14 8:11pm