<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![CDATA[Baron of the bizarre]]> Work days can consist of bad coffee and mundane chit chat with coworkers. However, author Christopher Moore doesn’t deal with boring office mates or monotonous stories — his work days are filled with clever banter and fantastical adventures. Granted, it all takes place in his head.]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Aug. 27, 2015]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[Sex Workers Unite, Melinda Chateauvert]]> Covering five decades of sex-worker activism, University of Maryland African American studies professor Melinda Chateauvert explores the idea that sex workers act as political organizers and are not just victims.]]> <![CDATA[Filling the gaps of experience]]> There must be something in the mountain air. More and more young writers are coming to Boulder from far-flung American locales, unlearning who they thought they were as artists and people, and then (usually) moving on, spreading the cool, creative calm of Colorado elsewhere.]]> <![CDATA[New York Times bestselling author comes to Boulder]]> Nights have always been a busy time for Justin Cronin. A self-described “champion sleepwalker” in his youth, he has since been bombarded by vivid dreams and an active imagination, something he shares with the characters (the possessed ones, that is) in his haunting New York Times Bestselling novel, The Passage.]]> <![CDATA[The truth about 'On the Road']]> In his latest book, Gerald Nicosia has unlocked the dynamic of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, and not a moment too soon. Nicosia, the author of Memory Babe, the definitive Jack Kerouac book, was an advisor to the On The Road movie due to premiere in May at the Cannes Film Festival. On the Road, published in 1957, was, of course, the book that made Kerouac famous. It was inspired by Jack London’s famed book The Road, published in 1907.]]> <![CDATA[Fifty shades of grey]]> “Someone said once that if you read a mystery book, even if it’s poorly written, you’ll keep reading because you want to find out what happened,” he says. “But for me, I stopped reading those kind of books because I got more interested in narrators, in unreliable, crazy narrators.]]> <![CDATA[Science fiction for the masses]]> “[Having worked] in [a] bookstore, I’ve known about this for a long time. There are some books that, once they become acceptable enough to the mainstream, they are no longer shelved in the science fiction, they’re shelved in the literature section, like [George] Orwell’s 1984,.]]> <![CDATA[poetry]]> <![CDATA[Your neighborhood book club]]> In an effort to slow down the train, Kashkashian has partnered with KGNU News Director Maeve Conran to start the KGNU Radio Book Club. Book lovers, newcomers and everyone in between are welcome to read along and call in. Every month Kashkashian chooses a book, then he and Conran host a radio show along with the author to talk about the book.]]> <![CDATA[schedule]]> <![CDATA[A story takes flight]]> Whenever the sisters had a problem, whether it be they were afraid of the dark or something had been broken, their grandmother would try to help solve those problems through Mother Eagle stories. A few of their favorite and most memorable childhood tales from their grandmother have become the basis for their new book.]]> <![CDATA[A tale of two predators]]> In 1989, a jury found Brent Brents, then 18, guilty of raping two children. He spent the next 15 years in jail, and when he got out in July 2004, he went on a terrifying rampage, raping and assaulting dozens of men, women and children until his capture in February 2005.]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[Words]]> 10:30 a.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495- 3303..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Nov. 6, 2014]]> Cowboys, Yogis, and One-Legged Ski Bums: The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Coloradans.]]> <![CDATA[Think]]> Finishing a meaty book such as War and Peace comes with a sense of accomplishment. But if reading more than 560,000 words sounds too long, try something more bite sized. Flash fiction is even briefer than short stories and uses only a handful of words to pack just as mighty a punch as longer literature.]]> <![CDATA[This is your brain on the Internet]]> Ever get the feeling you just can’t concentrate like you used to? Feel like your brain is stuck on overload and you can’t put together a coherent thought?]]>