Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Sunday Salon: BookPage

(March 2010 Edition)

I look forward to reading the monthly BookPage newspaper magazine that is chock full of bookish news and information. This is a FREE magazine that is available at most libraries and  bookstores (although personally, I have only found it at indie bookstores). I anxiously await each months edition and pick up a copy at my local library. What I love about Bookpage is that it is fun to read and full of interesting bookish news.  There are several features that I love to read: Buzz Girl (publisher info on authors and upcoming books & news), Meet an author-one for adult fiction & one for childrens fiction. This is a fun column where a featured author hand writes answers to questions and the childrens authors usually adds drawings and illustrations. There is also a  book club and cooking columns. I have to say I read this magazine cover to cover as it highlights so many different books..fiction, mystery, childrens, teens, memoirs, travel, romance, and more. I always find books to add to my wishlist. Here are some that caught my eye from the March edition:

House Rules: A NovelMaking ToastThe Journal Keeper: A MemoirFavorite Food at Home: Delicious Comfort Food from Ireland's Most Famous Chef

House Rules by Jodi Picoult: From reading the article in BookPage, it has me interested. I haven't read the last few books by Picoult but this one sounds like a story that I want to read.

Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt: This sounds like a touching memoir about life and family and I love the cover art.

The Journal Keeper by Phyllis Theroux: This grabbed my interest as it is about mothers and daughters,  journal writing, writing, spiritual growth and more.

Favorite Food at Home by Rachel Allen: I am always looking for new cookbooks and this one sounds great. Rachel Allen is a TV cooking star in Ireland and England and has "an easy comfortable way with food" and the cookbook is described as "Real food for all occasions". Sounds good to me!

If you haven't read BookPage, I'd highly recommend you look for a copy at your local library. You can also check out the BookPage website where you can read the current issue online, read about books and authors, book news, enter contests, and they also have a blog and much more.

If you have read BookPage can you share what you like about it and where you're able to find a copy?


  1. Nice post! House Rules and The Journal Keeper appeal to me too.

  2. Oooh, thanks for bringing this to my attention - sounds like a great source to learn about new books (not that my TBR isn't long enough already...). I'm definitely going to see if my library has it!

  3. I think we were twins separated at birth!! I grab this every time I go to the library!! I love them and keep each copy so that I can go back and read it again. I'm on the hold list for Picoult's newest, and the other three you listed are ones that grabbed my attention too!

  4. I've never seen this- but I want a copy! :-) Thanks for the heads up!

  5. I love Book Page!! I get it from the library but haven't gone in quite awhile so I've been reading the online version and their blog too.

    My review of Making Toast is scheduled to post on Wednesday.

  6. I've never seen BookPage! But I sure want to, sheesh, it looks great! I'm going to poke around the library but I'm not optimistic - can't imagine I'd overlook this.

  7. I've never seen this magazine here. I wish we had it. I'll have to check it out online.

  8. Can't wait to hear what you think of Making Toast. I heard Rosenblatt on NPR and he's a very interesting man.

  9. I also get Book Page monthly at our library --a favorite publication. I also love Book List Magazine which comes out twice a month (that comes by mail).


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