The University of Houston-Victoria now has its own bookstore in downtown Victoria. Opened by the UHV School of Arts and Sciences, the bookstore features the work of publishers, journals and presses that have a UHV connection.
The store will also sell books written by authors who have visited the university for the UHV/American Book Review Reading Series...
In the late '80s/early '90s, how many of you were glued to books by people like Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine and A. Bates? Long before 'Twilight,' these young adult authors were churning out sordid tales of psycho teenage killers, body-switching beautiful girls and revenge fantasies that also somehow involved final exams.
Sometimes, it's all too easy for an illustrator or a cover artist who has hit a huge creative block to use a picture of a celebrity as their guide for young adult novels. Plus, the celebrity lookalikes will help sales too, especially if it's a popular actress such as 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke...
Today's reading experience is nothing like the literal "page-turners" of yesteryear. But even with the e-Book, the Kindle and the iPad at our fingertips, we can still spot a wacky romance novel cover from a mile off.
So, you're thinking of catching up on some reading this summer? Well, you're not alone.
Amazon.com has come out with its list of the most well-read cities in America. The website created its rankings by looking sales of books, magazines and newspapers in print and on the Kindle since January 1 of this year.