‘Hot Dudes Reading’: Men of Viral Instagram Account Reveal Summer Book Picks

Hot Dudes Reading, the Instagram account that features photos of attractive men reading in public, is now coming to followers as a book. That’s right. Creators of the account that has nearly 900,000 followers are putting photos of their good-looking subjects reading books into an actual book — aptly titled “Hot Dudes Reading.” Find out what they’re reading here. (Hint: There’s a Baldacci title in the mix.)

 

Book review: Baldacci’s ‘Last Mile,’ Hart’s ‘Redemption Road’ serve up compelling characters

Character development has always been a mainstay of good detective fiction, with the fame of the made-up gumshoes long outliving their authors. Holmes, Poirot, Spade, Hammer, Marlowe, McGee, Spenser, Rawlins, Robicheaux, Milhone, Bosch … the list goes on ad infinitum and continues to grow. Two new characters that could well end up on the all-time list are David Baldacci’s Decker and John Hart’s Black. Read the full review here.

 

Behind the Bestsellers at an NYU Media Talk

How much talent can you cram into a room? At the latest New York University Media Talk hosted by the NYU SPS Center for Publishing on February 9th, it would have been hard to squeeze in any more. On stage as part of a panel entitled “The Real Story: Four Authors Take You Inside Their Literary Lives,” four authors decided to let the audience gain insights into their writing process, from the original manuscript to the finished print product. Read more here.

A Conversation With Scholastic Authors

At the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., last September, Gabe Ferris interviewed Scholastic authors Sonia Manzano, Peter Sis, David Baldacci and Jennifer Holm. Here are highlights from his conversations with them.