ComPost: books


Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Everything you need to know about Capital -- the hot summer beach read

Some tips for surviving the inevitable conversations.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:59 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, capital

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Study finds our brains are losing their ability to read long, focused books, so here are some TL; DR summaries of the classics

Print books are on the way out!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:29 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ack, books, reading

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ reaches pantheon of all-time bestsellers, civilization ends

That’s all, folks!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, fifty shades of grey

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/06/2013

The 15 best lines from Rush Limbaugh’s historical fanfiction about himself

Get it for your friends’ children! And your children’s children!

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  best books of 2013

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 11/07/2013

10 famous mean book reviews, edited for Buzzfeed Books’ new positive-only policy

Cut it out, Mark!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:44 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, new media

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013

All classic books should be banned! Thanks, Alamogordo parent!

Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’ challenged because of Highly Objectionable Sex on page 86.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, censorship

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Why Bustle.com doesn’t work for women

The Bustle founder is what happens when boys don’t read.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:14 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, bustle, reading, women

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Fix the girly book covers!

Maureen Johnson hits a nerve.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:09 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 05/06/2013

The problem with Amazon's new Kindle commercial

It's cute, but unnerving.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:01 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amazon, books, kindle

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 03/26/2013

The FAA moves toward ending asinine electronics bans -- although we might regret it

I know where you can stow this regulation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:58 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airplanes, books, ereaders, faa

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Goodbye, Barnes and Noble

Nook, but no niche.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, oy

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Mark Twain, American classic

A brief tribute to the man we praise and don’t read

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Twain, books, Google

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 09/28/2011

For Banned Books week, two reasons to ban ‘Brave New World’

In honor of Banned Books Week

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:35 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, irony, kids these days

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Dear Amazon: About that new Kindle Fire tablet

Your monthly Cassandra installment

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:59 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, books, kids these days

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Can you still ban a book? Ray Bradbury vs. Republic, Missouri

Republic, Missouri, tried. Ray Bradbury succeeded.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, kids these days, oy

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011

The Borders are closing. We’re stuck here.

We’re stuck here — in a world without books.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Borders, books, oy

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Bristol Palin’s TMI memoir

Look at your life! Look at your choices!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:35 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston, argh, books

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Barnes & Noble’s even newer Nook — there’s a word for that

Stop it, you’re killing me!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:18 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, Barnes & Noble, argh

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Tumblebooks and other ways not to read

The screens are the only things that captivate us.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:58 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, kids these days

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 10/11/2010

Book thrown at Obama? Try this list!

Someone tossed a book at President Obama at a rally? Clearly, as Dorothy Parker once said, "This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." Talk about slinging words around! Whoever...

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:52 PM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Barack Obama | Tags:  books