This week, NPR published their list of the 100 Best YA Novels of all time — as nominated by their readers and then selected by a panel of judges. While we have our reservations about the ranking (Twilight before Earthsea?), the poll reminded us of the fact that no matter how many serious books grace their shelves, every devoted reader has at least one favorite YA series from their childhood (or, um, more recently than that) that they still think is pretty great. After all, of the 100 entries on NPR’s list, almost half of them weren’t novels at all, but rather series of novels at least three books long. So in case you’re wondering what that lingering affinity for Weetzie Bat means for your life on a grand scale, or wondering what strangers on the train think when they see you reading Vampire Academy, we’re here to help. Click through to find out what your favorite YA series says about you, and let us know if we’ve got you pegged — or if we’re totally off the mark — in the comments. … Read More
This past week we were lucky to notice a few books new to us on the 1 train. The more we observe our fellow subway riders, the more we realize how different their tastes are. Yes, there’s a certain vampire nov generic cialis online
el that keeps appearing, but in general diversity beats out the bestsellers.
Among the more obscure choices we spotted: The Stainless Steel Rat for President. Amazon wasn’t much help with this one, but after a quick Wikipedia search, we discovered that this book is part of series of science fiction novels by Harry Harrison, written between 1961 and 1999. Its zany illustration and vintage cover are what caught our eye — it looked like it’d been salvaged from a rotting storage box or plucked from the dollar cart at a tiny used bookstore. … Read More