Member Blogs Archive > February 2017

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Steam and Sensibility (Sensibility Grey #1) by Kirsten Weiss

    Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Sensibility Grey is heading to California to meet her uncle.  She's underage and needs a guardian after her father's death.  She's never met him before but she doesn't expect any trouble.  That's what she finds, though.The author and instaFreebies  allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.Sensibility is destitute.  Her father was an inventor and he spent not only the money they had but went into debt.  Upon his death, the creditors took everything.  She has only her tools and a carpet bag with a few coins Read More
  • from ten pound island book company


    Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:13:59 Permalink
    So, as the third quarter begins, I say to Gordo and Butch, “We got ’em just where we want ’em.” Rueful chuckles ensue. Had as pretty good blog post lined up, but I think I’ll take the day off.  I’m all wrung out.The post Gaga appeared first on Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Death of a Ghost by M. C. Beaton

    Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Hamish is back and he's just as fuddled as before.  This time, he's investigating ghosts...Grand Central Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 21st.Hamish is tired of being controlled by his current girlfriend, so the first thing he does is figure out how to get out of the commitment.  He's not kind about and it's a bit crude, but she's definitely out of his life.  He thinks he'll write off women for a while.The local castle owner asks him to come and visit and look into the noises Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Sparks by Kyle Prue

    Sun, 05 Feb 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Get ready for a grand adventure.  Mr. Prue takes you into a world that reminds me of the Roman era and has it's own gladiators, assassins, and emperors.  He's created a full bodied world with characters that will hold you tight in tension as they fight their battles. The author shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published now. The Vapros, the Taurlum, and the Celerius are three different families of power in the walled city.  They are each scheming about how to make their wealth more extensive and how to get to even Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Every Trick in the Rook: A Birds of a Feather Mystery by Marty Wingate

    Sat, 04 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Julia's life is going well.  She's organizing events and bringing tourists to town and she's living with Michael, a man she loves.  She should have known it was too good to be true.  When they find a dead man in the unused summer house on the castle property, she wonders why he was there but she should be wondering who he was.  It was her ex-husband...Alibi and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 7th.When the press descend on Julia and Michael, he decides to leave for a while and take Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Seven Famous Literary Cafés

    Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    The idea of the writer in a café is so prominent it has become almost cliché. Depicted in books and movies for decades, it's likely something you have even seen for yourself: young men and women working diligently on their laptops in the local coffee shop. Next time you find yourself irritated by the writer hogging the power outlet for hours while your cell phone dies, consider the fact that these writers are part of a time-honored literary tradition. Businesses all over the world offer up stories of their famous patrons as a means to draw in new customers. These Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Bride's Deception by Heidi Vanlandingham

    Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Alayna is on the run.  Her mother died, her father was an alcoholic, and he was also friends with Juan Sanchez who was an outlaw.  When Juan indicates he wants Alayna in his bed, her father says OK.  Alayna left and the outlaw is still after her...The author and instaFreebies allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  You can grab a copy on Amazon now.The reverend's wife in Santa Fe found her sitting on the church steps and took her in.  She gets cleaned up, has new clothes and is getting regular meals.  She appreciates their help Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Jorie and the Gold Key by A H Richardson

    Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Lord Fodomalk has evil plans.  He's going to drive out the good wizard and take over his protected land.  Then everything will be dark and dreary and he can make servants out of them all.  Only one thing really stands in front of him and could stop him:  Jorie.  So he intends to eliminate her, too.Book Publicity Services and the author provided me with a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and is available now.To understand how Lord Fodomalk came into such a such a powerful position, you should read this first Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Best Books on Canada

    Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    In many ways, writing a short article listing the best books on Canada is an impossible task. The nation is a particularly diverse one filled with prolific First Nations indigenous writers, novelists who are descendants of European settlers, and immigrant authors from Southern and West Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Europe, and other parts of the world. In short, we can’t imagine any kind of singular classification of Canadian literature. We can, however, offer you some of our more recent favorites that make up at least one list of the best books on this country. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Strangers in Atlantis by Matt Myklusch

    Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Dean was all through with pirate life.  The captain that forced him into service is dead and he's going to go straight now.  The problem is that pirates aren't through with him...Carolrhoda Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 1st.  While you're waiting for this one, you can read the first in the series that will explain about Dean's pirate life and how dangerous it was.He and his friends are surfing and relaxing on an island that they need to leave before dusk falls.  There are gorillas on Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    How Ulysses Got Published

    Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    The past few years have been big for small presses. The two most recent Man Booker Award-winning novels were published by the same small press in England: London’s Oneworld Publications put out both Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014) and the British edition of Paul Beatty’s The Sellout (2015). Meanwhile, in the United States, Coffee House Press in Minneapolis put out the first American edition of Eimear McBride’s acclaimed debut tour-de-force, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (2013) which won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Anyone who claims that we are entering a golden era of Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    Celebrating Children's Authors and Illustrators Week… with an Antiquarian Spin

    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:02:12 Permalink
    February 1st marks the beginning of Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week! Now, we’ve written several blogs on some of our favorite children’s book authors, but what we haven’t done in a while is take a look at some of our most popular antiquarian children’s literature items! We thought we’d take a little tour through some […] Read More
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    New Year's Resolution: ONE TO KEEP (River's Sigh B & B) by Ev Bishop

    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Sophie is looking for a good place to be alone and recover from being jilted at the alter by her fiance.  She's decided men aren't worth it.  She'll just rest, recover and enjoy the snow...The author graciously shared a copy of her book with me through instaFreebies (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy on Amazon.The Bed and Breakfast she's chosen is perfect.  She'll be the only guest.  The caretaker will show her around and take care of her breakfasts.  It should be a piece of cake.  She never expected the caretaker to be handsome Read More
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    I'll Hug You More by Laura Duksta, Melissa Iwai (Illustrations)

    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    This story is double sided.  You read it one way and then can turn it over and read it the other way.  It's written from the child's and the parent's perspectives and it's all about hugs!Sourcebooks Jabberwocky shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.Whether it's morning or evening or anytime of the day, it's a good time to have hugs.  Melissa Iwai illustrated this book with sweet heartwarming pictures.  Sharing this book with your little one could be very rewarding.  Look how many hugs Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Saving Langston Hughes' Home

    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    The slow and ever-increasing gentrification of New York neighborhoods isn't breaking news to anyone. Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Chinatown are full of newly renovated apartments and upscale restaurants, and those are just a few examples. Yet the transformation of these neighborhoods is a cultural and emotional loss to the generations of people who have called them home. In the wake of these changes, they are faced with the prospect of being displaced due to increasing costs. In some cases, even city landmarks aren't safe. Read More
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