Member Blogs Archive > June 2017

  • from Books Tell You Why

    Five Facts About Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

    Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    “How do you think we can fight when our own brothers have turned against us? The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.”―Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Fox by Kelly Oliver

    Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    She wakes up partially nude behind a dumpster at the bar.  She doesn't remember much after she met this nice intern who bought her two specialty drinks.  She was waiting for Jack but he didn't show up on time.  She decides the intern must have slipped her a mickey but she hasn't been raped.  Something worse happened...JKS Communications and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can grab a copy now.Jessica has an interesting female friend who has a variety of defensive skills, rides a motorcyle, and is always Read More
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    The Map That Leads to You by J P Monninger

    Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Heather has just graduated from college and now is going on a trip across Europe for one wild ride of freedom before she settles down to her working life.  She has her two best friends with her, what could go wrong?St. Martin's Press sent me an ARC of this to review (thank you).  It has been published now, so you can buy a copy now.This story looks deeply into the women's characters.  The happy go lucky girls are forced to look a bit deeper in their souls and determine what they really want and how they really want to live Read More
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    The Bond Dossier: Colonel Sun

    Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    There comes a time in many artistic endeavors when the torch is passed. Film franchises change directors. Television shows bring in new producers and writers. And wildly popular novel serializations employ different writers to help ferry the characters into new territory. This is perhaps evidenced most clearly in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series when the mantle was passed to a host of new writers following Fleming’s death in 1964. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Bring Her Home by David Bell

    Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    First he lost his wife.  She fell, hit her head and died.  Now his daughter was missing...Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 11th.Bill worked hard, felt he had a happy family, and misses his wife dreadfully.  He can't lose his daughter, too!The story starts with a report that she is badly beaten and in the hospital.  His sister comes and stays with him and they take turns staying in the room with the girl.  Then he and his sister begin to wonder if that is really Summer under Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Just In Large Folio Society Collection 15th June 2017

    Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:58:15 Permalink
    Just In Large Folio Society Collection 15th June 2017 Arrived today …… a huge Folio Society collection including many brand new still in their original unopened cellophane wrapping. Brand New titles include; The Dark Is Rising Complete 5 Volumes The Handmaids Tale Big Chief Elizabeth The Bronte Complete Novels The Body Snatcher In Cold Blood […]The post Just In Large Folio Society Collection 15th June 2017 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
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    Just In … Large Folio Society Collection 15th June 2017

    Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:58:15 Permalink
    Just In … Large Folio Society Collection 15th June 2017 Arrived today …… a huge Folio Society collection including many brand new still in their original unopened cellophane wrapping. Look Out for these Folio Society titles as they are listed over the coming weeks. Brand New titles include; The Dark Is Rising Complete 5 Volumes […]The post Just In … Large Folio Society Collection 15th June 2017 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
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    Visiting the Homes of Victor Hugo

    Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Planning a trip to France or the U.K. anytime soon? While many famous writers have called these places home, perhaps no author’s experiences living in both regions better reflect a life lived, in many ways, on the margins, as those of Victor Hugo. As you might know, Victor Hugo was a central figure in the Romantic movement, and he remains one of the most well-known French novelists and dramatists today. He published his first works in the 1820s, but it wasn’t until the publication of the novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame [Notre Dame de Paris] in 1831 that Hugo Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    "I won't be any Properer than I have a mind to be." The Life and Times of Female Champion Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:04:40 Permalink
    “It’s a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.” Some people seem born destined for greatness, rather than mediocrity. The Beecher family was absolutely full of those with steadfast beliefs and causes – people born to preach from pulpits and lead movements. Harriet Elizabeth […] Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

    Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    When she goes hiking and never comes home, her husband can't understand it.  There's no body, just a broken cellphone and a hiking shoe to be found.  They have to wait a year to get a death certificate.  As he waits, he learns that as much as he loved his wife, he didn't know her...Spiegel & Grau and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 11th.His daughter starts having visions of her mother.  He can't believe it because that would mean she left him on purpose.  But it makes Read More
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    Libraries & Special Collections: Notable Private Libraries

    Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Ever since Alexandria, the library has been an institution engineered for the public good. Most major libraries belong to communities and to universities, places where one large group or another may borrow books and read them. But there are, of course, some spectacular libraries in private hands. Places where knowledge, and the sharing of it, are highly valued by the person who filled the shelves. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Space Between The Stars by Anne Corlett

    Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    There's a virus.  It's spreading to every occupied world.  There's a very minuscule chance of survival.  She never expected to.  When she has lived through it, she finds everyone else on the ranch has turned to dust.  Is she the only left on this world?Berkley sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published today.When everything else is gone, what do you do?  You gather food and then look for others.  While you're doing that you have plenty of time to think about the past.  How you were never good enough for Read More
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    Dorothy Sayers, Detective Fiction, and Dante's Divine Comedy

    Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Dorothy Sayers is often regarded as one of the top mystery writers of all time. Her detective stories continue to be read today, and her books' hero Lord Peter Wimsey is often mentioned among such fictional greats as Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, and Hercule Poirot. A prolific writer, Sayers published widely and not just the novels for which she is best known. Sayers also had considerable success as a playwright, short story writer, poet, and Dante scholar. If what you know of Sayers' work only includes Lord Wimsey, the breadth and scope of the rest of her work—and of her rather Read More
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    Interesting Bookselling Career Moment Number … (whatever)

    Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:10:37 Permalink
    Very nice summer auction in a schnoozy little town on the South Shore. Along with scrimshaw, paintings, and assorted smalls, two whaling logs are on offer. One is accompanied by a portrait of the captain who wrote the log, and by a portrait of his daughter. Except, in typical auctioneer fashion, this attractive lot is […]The post Interesting Bookselling Career Moment Number … (whatever) appeared first on Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Dying for Dinner Rolls (The Chubby Chicks Club #1) by Lois Lavrisa

    Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Cat and her friends are at the meeting of The Chubby Chicks when they find they need dinner rolls.  One of them goes home to bring some that she'd bought earlier that morning.  When she doesn't return, they go looking for her.  They certainly didn't expect to find her dead.  And the investigating cops are calling suicide.  Cat doesn't think so.Instafreebies and the author allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  You can buy a copy now.Cat and Annie Mae head out to do some investigating on their own.  They have a cop club member but he's Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

    Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's been his editor for years and can't wait to get his new detective novel to read.  As she anxiously reads the document, she gets to the end and realizes the last chapters are missing.  He never turns in a manuscript until it's complete.  What's going on?Harper and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.Not only is part of the manuscript missing, the author is dead.  They said he committed suicide but she doesn't believe that.  He had lots of meetings and trips Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    A Dark so Deadly by Stuart MacBride

    Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Long ago, as a young boy, he asked his parents to stop at the local rest stop so he could visit the bathroom.  When he's doing his business, a sexual predator finds him and tries to take him.  He escapes, but he can't find his family.  The car and the caravan where there, but they were not.  He hides in the caravan until the predator goes away.  In the end, he goes into foster care...Harper Collins and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It's been published so you can buy a copy now.Callum had become Read More
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    A Brief Guide to Collecting Maurice Sendak

    Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Why do collectors collect?  I imagine the answers to this question are as varied as the things they treasure. For some, it’s the classic affinity for coins and stamps connecting them to the past. For others it’s the acquisition of expensive art, building a portfolio along with a gallery, while for still others, it’s the nostalgia of scouring markets for marbles and action figures that remind them of their youth. Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince famously collected the famous. He lamented that he had taught the entire Black family save Sirius saying, “I got Regulus when Read More
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    Nemesis Rides The Trail by S J Bounds

    Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    When a young woman is brought to the cattle drive, the trail boss knows there will be problems.  She's young and shapely even if she's dressed like a man.  It doesn't take long to prove him right.Pioneering Press sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  You can grab a copy now.Jo McQueen and her family were ravaged and her parents killed before the Preacher and his men moved on their way.  They were outlaws that took what they wanted anywhere they could.  McQueen intends to make them pay.  This cattle drive is heading in Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    MatchUp by Lee Child

    Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    This one was a real find for me.  It has some of my favorite authors in it with amazing combinations.  This was an excellent read.Simon and Schuster and Net Galley allowed me to read this one for review (thank you).  It will be published June 13th.Mr. Child asked various authors to participate in writing a short story with another author.  They could chose which of their characters to use.  Some of the women even knew who they'd like to work with.  Each story in this group is great.  Some of witty, some punny; all are full of tension and suspense.  Read More
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    VLOG: The Entrancing Art of Japanese Papermaking

    Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Centuries before Europe, and as early as the 800s, Japan hosted the best papermaking craftsmanship in the world. To this day, a few hundred businesses—often family-run and owned—continue the tradition of making superior-quality paper by hand. The process is labor intensive, slow, and requires years of expertise, but why expect anything less when it comes to manufacturing some of the best paper on earth? Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Little Tails in the Savannah by Frédéric Brrémaud, Federico Bertolucci (Illustrator), Mike Kennedy (Translator)

    Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    These are always a fun read.  The puppy and the squirrel are done in black and what comic strips, the country being visited is in full color.Lion Forge and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 30th.The illustrations are always lush and rich with color.  This is a pleasant way to learn about the animals of the Savannah and enjoy the artwork at the same time.They fly in a cardboard airplane, are careful around the predators and visit a flying squirrel uncle.  They're a joy to read and it's easy to learn Read More
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    Best Books on Cuba

    Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    As you may know, former President Obama’s announcement of an opening of U.S. relations with Cuba occurred in December 2014. The United States had not had an embassy in the country since 1961, the year of the Bay of Pigs Invasion that occurred two years after the Cuban Revolution through which Fidel Castro came to power in the nation. Until former Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the country during the Obama presidency, no U.S. secretary of state had traveled to Cuba for over 50 years. Now that it is more “open,” so to speak, for American visitors, we Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

    Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Her name is Sunday Night.  She ran from an abusive past and chose the day she was found as her name.  She's built a new life but it's not like anyone else's.  She lives on island that is accessible only by boat.  She has a squirrel for a pet.  And she likes it that way.  But when a grandmother asks her to find her missing granddaughter, Sunnie agrees.  She feels a connection to the young missing girl...Random House Publishing and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 11th.This is a creepy Read More
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    A Reader's Guide to Louise Erdrich

    Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    American author Louise Erdrich has been publishing novels, short stories, children's books, and poetry since 1984. Erdrich has been awarded in every genre in which she has published. Her novels Love Medicine and LaRose won the National Book Critics Circle Award while The Round House won the National Book Award. She received the World Fantasy Award for The Antelope Wife. Her children's book The Game of Silence won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Her poetry has won the Pushcart Prize, and in 2005, she was the Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota. She holds several honorary doctorates and Read More
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    Archival Cataloguing for Booksellers, Part II

    Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:10:21 Permalink
    By Kate Mitas Getting to Know Your Archive Now that you know your archive is about, say, Alaskan beauty pageant contestants or Italian motor scooters (to use two of Lorne Bair’s examples from the last blog in this series), it’s time to write up a snazzy description and send the archive out into the world, […] Read More
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    Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson

    Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Gork's earliest memories are being raised by his spaceship computer on earth.  When he's three, his grandfather comes down to pick him up and take him to the planet they live on.  He's going to teach him how to be a dragon...Knopf and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 11th.It's hard to be respected when your horns are only two inches tall and you've got a gentle heart.  His stats don't look good in the mean categories and they call him Weak Sauce.  His overall rating is Snacklicious.  Read More
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    Prohibition and the Writers Who Tried to Get America to Stop Drinking

    Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Part of the joy of being an proper, democracy-protecting American is getting to tell people what to do. The founders told the prominent how to govern, Evangelists told their parishioners how to behave, Emerson told his readers to be self-reliant, and Theodore Roosevelt told the nation’s men to be manly (whatever that may mean). Yet out of these many, bloviating camps, few have been more dedicated or influential than those who told us to be sober. Read More
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    The State Counsellor: A Fandorin Mystery by Boris Akunin

    Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Fandorin finds himself accused of murder.  Someone had imitated him and killed the new Governor General of Siberia.  It doesn't take long before they realize it was not him.  But who was it and how did he know the Governor General would be on that train?Mysterious Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 4th.This is a tale of the princes, politics, political favors and positions of power versus the Resistance.  Those at the top want the resisters to go away.  Those at the bottom use bombs, weapons and Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Words None of Us Thought We'd Ever Hear

    Mon, 05 Jun 2017 02:28:17 Permalink
    (We’ll get to those words in just a minute, but first things first) It being that special time of year again I went down to my secret lady slipper patch to visit this year’s crop of lovely, white, wild orchids in bloom. Usually they come in varying shades of pink, so white lady slippers are […]The post Words None of Us Thought We’d Ever Hear appeared first on Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
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