"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Visit Book Soup at the LA Times Festival of Books!

Book Soup will be haunting Booth 88 at the LA Times Festival of Books at USC this weekend (Saturday, April 18, 10am - 6pm & Sunday, April 19, 10am - 5pm)! We'll be selling a selection of Penguin books, books about LA, tshirts, and other fabulous goodies, so be sure to stop by!

For more information, please visit: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Adriana's Recommendations: Spring Fever Edition

Rejoice! Spring is finally here, which means it's *officially* outdoor reading season. There's absolutely nothing I enjoy more -- in fact, I even prefer reading outdoors to reading in bed, which is saying a lot. I guess it's something about the breeze. Anyway. Here are a couple of recent and forthcoming releases I recommend you dig into while the weather is still right:


Girl in a Band, by Kim Gordon -  Even if you're only a cursory fan of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon's memoir is inspiring and insightful, a look into a life transformed by art. If you loved Just Kids, then you'll enjoy Girl in a Band.

I'm Very Into You, by Kathy Acker & McKenzie Wark - The heartfelt/vulnerable/compelling/nerdy/tragic email exchange between Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, published posthumously almost 20 years after Acker's death. A time capsule that thrusts you right back into the 1990s, when email and the internet was a brand new territory for writers. 

God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison - Because it always comes back to childhood, doesn't it?