Interview with Yewande Omotoso

Bearded Book Boys (BBB): First let me just thank you for taking the time to chat with us. How has reception been for The Woman Next Door? I know it’s been released for a while in other parts of the world, despite only coming out next week/this week in America. Yewande Omotoso (YO): Thank you for the interview and your reading and interest. ‘The Woman … Continue reading Interview with Yewande Omotoso

The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

Hatred eats the soul of the hater, not the hated. – Alice Herz-Sommer There are various quotes similar to the one stated above. Most of them allude to the fact that hating someone is more harmful to those who hate than to the hated person. It’s seems true to an extent, especially when the other person doesn’t understand why you dislike them so. If you … Continue reading The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

There’s a certain amount of trust that an author asks of their reader when writing a book that constantly changes. John Darnielle, best known as the lead man of indie folk band The Mountain Goats, asked that of his readers when he debuted in 2014 with Wolf In White Van. Following a non-chronological plot, Darnielle’s first novel was very well received and nominated for the … Continue reading Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot

If you search through the upcoming releases for new graphic novels, you’ll undoubtedly find a ton of graphic memoirs. Seemingly on the rise in the last few years, graphic memoirs likely found their footing with the success of such titles like Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home or Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. Joining the bunch is Ruby Elliott, better known on Tumblr as Rubyetc. Her simple art style … Continue reading It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot

Interview with Michael Schmitt, creator of the Serial Reader app

Bearded Book Boys (BBB): First off let me just say thank you for taking the time out of your day to chat with us. We’ll start with an easy one: what inspired you to create Serial Reader? Michael Schmitt (MS): I was inspired to build something like Serial Reader out of a growing frustration with how I read. I think I’ve always read way too … Continue reading Interview with Michael Schmitt, creator of the Serial Reader app