Help for the holiday procrastinator: 10 gift books that don’t say “last minute” at all

As someone once wrote in a book, the best-laid plans often go awry. Worry not if you have last-minute holiday shopping to do; Barnes & Noble is open Christmas Eve, mom-and-pop shops that have yet to shutter their doors are desperate for your holiday purchases, and even Amazon can still get you books if you order them…

Lin-Manuel Miranda to produce and compose the Kingkiller Chronicle adaptation

Music plays an important role in Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles, with entire passages and plotlines of the fantasy series hinging on half-remembered folk songs or the ability to play guitar after a string snaps. With the series in the process of getting not just the big-screen adaptation, but also a TV show…

The A.V. Club’s summer reading guide

The words “summer reading” have become synonymous with fluffy garbage, easily digested and disposed of in one sitting. But there’s no reason beach reads have to be light enough to float away on a warm breeze. Here we recommend books substantial enough to be worth your time, but not so heavy that they block out the…

Patrick Rothfuss on his charitable fans, priorities, and kissing a llama

Patrick Rothfuss is the author of the Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy, with the first two books—The Name Of The Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear—having landed on The New York Times bestseller list, and the third eagerly awaited. He recently published The Slow Regard Of Silent Things, a story about a Kingkiller Chronicle side…