News & Notes – 12/10/16

News & Notes – 12/10/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Penguin Random House Gave Away 100K Books in Three Days as part of its #GiveaBook campaign. (GalleyCat) The Goodreads Choice Awards were announced.  The… Read more »

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Someone to Love (Mary Balogh)

Someone to Love (Mary Balogh)

Someone To Love by Mary Balogh Series: Westcotts #1 Published by Signet on November 8, 2016 Genres: Historical Romance Pages: 400 Format: eARC, eBook Source: purchased, the publisher Purchase: Amazon Goodreads Also by this author: The Proposal, The Arrangement, The Escape, Only Enchanting, The Heart of Christmas, Christmas Gifts, Christmas… December 9, 2016 Book Reviews 3 ★★★★½

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Top Ten New-to-Me Authors of 2016

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Things I Love/Hate About Romance in Books.   I was surprised when I looked back through this year’s reads to realize how few new-to-me authors I had tried. There were… Read more »

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My Goals for The Backlist Reader Challenge

My Goals for The Backlist Reader Challenge

The Backlist Reader Challenge (#BacklistReader) is a year-long challenge hosted by The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. It’s for all those older books that have been piling up on your TBR pile and list — not just the ones you own, but the ones you’ve been wanting to read for a while. My Goals I’m setting my goal at 24… Read more »

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Sunday Post – 12/04/16

Sunday Post – 12/04/16

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures — I mean books! My Week It’s been a heck of a week. I spent most of it working… Read more »

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Happy birthday, Louisa May Alcott

Happy birthday, Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott Nov. 29, 1832 – Mar. 6, 1888 I first discovered Louisa May Alcott in elementary school, and I fell in love with her books. I owned two battered copies of Little Women and Eight Cousins, which I read over and over. I added copies of Little Men and Jo’s Boys when I found… Read more »

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Sunday Post – 11/27/16

Sunday Post – 11/27/16

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures — I mean books! My Week Last Sunday’s concert went well! I’m always very proud of “my kids” and… Read more »

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