Books

  • Children's authors increasingly downplaying junk food in books

    5/30/13 11:47 AM Comment

    Should authors of children's books take more care to include depictions of healthy eating choices in their work? Some say yes, and some say that you should let your kids eat cake (literally).

  • Amazon's Top 10 most well read cities list

    4/24/13 11:01 AM Comment

    Alexandria is the most well-read city in the country. That’s according to Amazon.com’s top 10 list of most well-read cities.

  • "Topgun Days"

    2/18/13 5:15 PM Comment

    Dave Baranek, the author of "Topgun Days," came on the show to tell us about his experience as a Naval Flight Officer.

  • "Love at First Flight"

    2/8/13 9:29 AM Comment

    Bud Orr, a retired Navy captain, and his wife, Fran, came on the show to talk about their book "Love at first flight."

  • "The Sixth Station"

    1/24/13 5:44 PM Comment

    Linda Stasi, an award-winning columnist, sat down with Natasha to talk about her fist novel, "The Sixth Station".

  • "Was it Something I Said?"

    1/4/13 9:48 AM Comment

    Social media, emailing, and texting have created opportunities for dating missteps and humiliation.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey class at American University

    12/30/12 9:39 AM Comment

    The racy best-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey is sneaking out of the bedroom and into a D.C. classroom.

  • Book club says 'Fifty Shades of Grey' changed their lives

    12/12/12 11:50 PM Comment

    Barbara Walters profiled British author E.L. James, who penned the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, during her "10 Most Fascinating People" special, which aired Wednesday. A Montgomery County book club says the book has changed their lives - at least their love lives.

  • "My Sisters the Saints"

    12/6/12 1:44 PM Comment

    Author, journalist, and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush Colleen Carroll Campbell came on the show to talk about her new book, "My Sisters the Saints."

  • Holiday book fair in Alexandria

    12/5/12 1:38 PM Comment

    Authors Matthew Iden and Kristin Levine came on Let's Talk Live to talk about a holiday book fair going on this Saturday at Grounded Coffee in Alexandria.

  • Holiday breadsticks

    12/4/12 12:54 PM Comment

    Author Nick Malgieri came on the show to show us an easy way to make breadsticks and to talk about his new cookbook, "Bread."

  • "Picture Perfect"

    11/21/12 1:15 PM Comment

    Author Lakia Brandenburg came on the show today to talk about her new book "Picture Perfect."

  • New cookbook: "A taste of Virginia Tech"

    11/16/12 12:28 PM Comment

    Krista Gallagher, the author of the new cookbook "A Taste of Virginia Tech," came on the show to talk about some of the most coveted dishes from the university dining establishments.

  • Barnes & Noble: PIN pads in 63 stores hacked

    10/24/12 7:12 AM Comment

    Barnes & Noble Inc. said Tuesday that devices used by customers to swipe credit and debit cards have been tampered with in 63 of its stores in nine states.

  • The ladies of Georgetown Cupcake

    10/23/12 1:20 PM Comment

    Sophie and Katherine, the sisters behind Georgetown Cupcake came on the show to talk to Melanie and Natasha about their new book, "Sweet Celebrations".

  • Jewish Literary Festival opens this weekend in DC

    10/13/12 8:32 AM Comment

    Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon will headline the festival's opening Sunday. He will give a talk on his novel "Telegraph Avenue: A Novel," a story about race and class in urban America.

  • The Casual Vacancy released: J.K. Rowling's novel for adults hits bookshelves

    9/27/12 8:56 AM Comment

    British bookshops opened their doors early Thursday and some grown-up Harry Potter fans lined up overnight as J.K. Rowling launched her long-anticipated first book for adults, "The Casual Vacancy."

  • US Book Festival opens in D.C.

    9/22/12 2:27 PM Comment

    The National Book Festival runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m. It includes readings and author discussions, book signings, entertainment and storybook characters to interact with children.

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