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Beach reads

Whether it’s the beach, the public pool or your own tub, we’ve got a cool summer reading list for these hot days. And don’t dismiss ‘beach reads’ as mere fluff.


Features

Kathy Wheeler
“Beach reads” is a catchy little term, isn’t it? But how would one go about finding out what a beach read is? Or what actually might constitute a beach read?
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Doctor's orders

A local doctor hopes to help Oklahomans stay healthy with a new book on preventative medicine.


Features

Ryan Querbach

Dr. John Tompkins
6:30 p.m. Monday
Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway
FullCircleBooks.com, 842-2900

 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Returning to history

Sonia Gensler’s debut novel, ‘The Revenant,’ digs into a part of Oklahoma history many may not know about.


Features

Jenny Coon Peterson

Sonia Gensler
2 p.m. Saturday
Barnes & Noble, 540 Ed Noble Parkway, Norman
BN.com, 579-8800

 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music — Nona Willis Aronowitz, ed.

A fascinating republishing of an unfairly forgotten seminal rock critic’s work


Nonfiction

Stephen Carradini
The New Yorker hired Ellen Willis as its first pop music critic in 1968. She wrote the monthly “Rock, Etc.” column for the magazine until 1975.
 
Friday, June 10, 2011

Ghost stories

Tara Hudson’s debut novel uses the backdrop of southeastern Oklahoma to tell an eerie, ethereal, young-adult paranormal romance.


Features

Jenny Coon Peterson

Tara Hudson
3 p.m. Saturday
Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway
Fullcirclebooks.com, 842-2900

 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Indie Rock Poster Book — Yellow Bird Project and Andy J. Miller

Indie designers take indie songs and make indie posters. What’s not to love?


Nonfiction

Stephen Carradini
Yellow Bird Project is a charity organization that allows musicians and visual artists to do what they do best for charity: create art.
 
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Action Comics #900 / Flashpoint #1 / Batman: Arkham City #1

What’s up with Superman, Batman and The Flash lately?


Comic Book

Rod Lott
Recently, when I overheard two Bubba types talking about how "left-wing nutty" and "un-American" that DC's oversized 900th issue of "Action Comics" was, I knew I had to check it out.
 
Friday, May 27, 2011

Shoot from the hip

“An Old-Fashioned Haircut” is featured in photojournalist J. Don Cook’s new book, “Shooting from the Hip.”


Features

Courtney Silva
Veteran photojournalist and Norman native J. Don Cook will sign copies of his new book, “Shooting from the Hip,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

We were framed

As long as movies have existed, the state has been a part of them, as the book ‘Shot in Oklahoma’ lovingly details.


Features

Rod Lott

John Wooley
2 p.m. Saturday
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
6100 N. May
bn.com
843-9300

 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Write-hand view

Oklahoma Gazette Book Feature: Part publishing house and part art collective, The Consortium surfaces around ideas of self-sufficiency and cross-creation


Features

Danny Marroquin
As the Amazon Internet river carries books and jobs out of struggling stores, many traditional publishers ask themselves, “What happened?”
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's a puzzle

Crossword creator Patrick Jordan was featured in 2006’s acclaimed puzzle documentary, “Wordplay.”


Features

Courtney Silva
Crossword puzzle master Patrick Jordan will sign copies of his latest book, “Crafty Crosswords,” at 3 p.m. Saturday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shutter sounds

For decades, local photographer Vernon Gowdy has shot rock concerts, images from which comprise his new book.


Features

Stephen Carradini
Hanging out with Oklahoma City shutterbug Vernon Gowdy will get you a boatload of stories about near-mythical rock bands.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo — Richard C. Rattenbury

Pleases hard-core fans and the curious


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Remember when going to the rodeo meant your eyes weren’t assaulted by sponsorship logos at every angle?
 
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Graphic substance

Norman author Rob Vollmar bypasses caped crusaders in favor of cerebral historical fiction set in ancient Sumer, in ‘Inanna’s Tears.’


Features

Charles Martin

Rob Vollmar and J. David Osborne
3-6 p.m. Saturday
Atomik Pop
918 W. Main, Norman
atomikpop.com, 329-9695

 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pioneer project

How does one become a pioneer woman?


Features

Malena Lott

Ree Drummond
1 p.m. Saturday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 NW Expressway
Fullcirclebooks.com, 842-2900

 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
 
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