Member Blogs Archive > October 2017

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    Amanda in New Mexico: Ghosts in the Wind by Darlene Foster

    Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Amanda lives in Canada and they are taking a school trip to New Mexico to visit the Taos area.  She and her classmates are excited to see the historical sites and buy some trinkets to take home.  Now if her roommate would just quit thinking she's seeing ghosts, all would be well.Central Avenue Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.I live in New Mexico and I don't see ghosts, but I can hear them.  I've heard soldiers talking at an old deserted Read More
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    The Lost Frost Girl by Amy Wilson

    Sun, 08 Oct 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Owl not only has an unusual name, she only has a Mom.  Her Mom won't tell her who her father is.  Then an odd boy starts attending school and he's in all her classes.  He looks at her all the time but she's not sure she likes him.  Then he tells her she's just like him.  She pressures her mother for her father's name.  She finally says Jack Frost.Katherine Tegan Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 7th.She's beginning to notice that she can turn things to ice, which Read More
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    Easy Errors by Steven F Havill

    Sat, 07 Oct 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a tale of the days when Robert Torrez was a rookie.  He's out on a ride along observing night time activity.  He doesn't realize he's beginning one of the worst days of his life...Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 7th.Undersheriff Gastner is at home in his adobe and he's enjoying the silence.  When he hears a crash despite the 2' depth of his walls, he knows it's bad.  He calls it in and then responds.  As he looks at the accident his heart sinks.  Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Notable Nobel Prize Firsts

    Sat, 07 Oct 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    In 1895, Alfred Nobel—Swedish chemist, philanthropist, and inventor of dynamite—died. In his will, Nobel dedicated the bulk of his massive estate toward awarding five yearly prizes. This, then, is how the Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Physical Science, Medicine, Peace, and Literature were born. The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded annually to a writer whose body of work represents a standard of excellence and that moves literature as a whole into an “ideal” direction. Though every year the committee's interpretation of the word “ideal” has held different meanings, in most recent times it has seemed to mean work that focuses Read More
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    A Christmas Return by Anne Perry

    Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison helps solve a long unresolved murder that the murderer is trying to blame on her friend.  The doctor wants to marry and he wants his past behind him.  Mariah is not going to let him sweep it under the rug...Ballantine Books and Edelwiess gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 7th.It all starts when she gets a Christmas gift.  It's a big heavy Christmas pudding.  But when she tries to cut it, there's something baked in it.  It's the cannon ball that killed a man Read More
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    Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Dublin

    Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Ireland has a long literary history, which grows especially dense in the twentieth century. From W.B. Yeats to James Joyce to Seamus Heaney, there are many collectible Irish poets and writers. In addition, there are numerous novelists who have been published in Ireland and whose work relates to Ireland’s history of colonialism that is shared, in many ways, by numerous countries around the globe. If you’re traveling to Dublin, you should certainly look into the city’s expansive literary past, but you should also be sure to visit the fantastic used and rare bookstores in the city. In terms of rare Read More
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    Dead of Winter: A Lily Dale Mystery by Wendy Corsi Staub

    Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Bella and her son moved to Lily Dale after her husband's death.  She still can't hardly believe he's gone but she's trying to move on.  Lily Dale is a community of psychics and ghosts.  She has a woman who lives in her house and offers suggestions on home improvements.  Late one night, she sees someone who look like Elvis outside near her property.  She thinks it just another ghostly visitor.  It's not, it's a murderer...Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 7th.Bella has no idea she's Read More
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    Crime and Nourishment (Angie Prouty Nantucket Mysteries #1) by Miranda Sweet

    Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Angie's boyfriend cheated on her and presented her ideas as his own instead of giving her credit.  She's hurt badly, so she quits her job and moves home.  She has the opportunity to open a bookstore and sell some pastries that should be more rewarding.  Besides she's working next door to friends from childhood.  She trusts them.  But should she?Freebooksy gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy today.When the landlord makes the rounds of the businesses on his property, he tells them he's raising the Read More
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    Congratulations to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature Winner, Kazuo Ishiguro!

    Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    It's that glorious time of year again! After almost a week of Nobel Prize announcements, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature was announced today at 1:00p.m. local time in Sweden. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world". Read More
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    Welcome to Tavistock Books, Cassie Leone!

    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:23:35 Permalink
    Tavistock Books is proud to announce a new member of the team – Cassie Leone! Cassie will be working part-time at Tavistock Books and we are glad to welcome her to the fold. Welcome to Tavistock Books, Cassie! How long have you been involved in the antiquarian book world for now? Thank you! I began […] Read More
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    Dark Asylum by E. S. Thomson

    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Angel Meadow Asylum is where they confine the mental patients that aren't easily cured.  The doctor there tries experimental surgery on the patients.  He believes the size of their head and how the bones are formed influence their mental problems.  The people he operates on sometimes die, sometimes never speak again, and he sees nothing wrong with this.  But the others in the asylum do...Pegasus Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 7th.Jem and Will are more herbalists than doctors but they do what they can to help.  The Read More
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    Black Dragon by Adam Boustead

    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    He's heard that the black dragon is dead, so he comes to check it out.  Dragon parts are worth money.  With his soldiers along, he hopes he'll have no trouble.  But when one of the soldiers says he found the body and the wizard goes in to check it out, it's only an old skin.  He's caught...BooksGoSocial and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.The dragon tells him if he can tell better tales than she can, she'll let him go.  It's his only Read More
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    Listen to Seven Classic Authors Read Their Own Work

    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Shakespeare gave voice to his poetry as a performer in his own plays. Charles Dickens showed such theatrical commitment that he briefly fainted after reading from Oliver Twist. Unfortunately, these stirring author readings (and doubtless many more like them) have been lost to time. Luckily, though, since the late nineteenth century we have had the means to record our most cherished authors read their own work. Read More
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    Queen of the Flowers by Kerry Greenwood

    Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Phryne has agreed to be the Flower Queen in a new event being held in town.  When she meets the girls who have chosen to be princesses, she notices one is acting older than her age.  As time goes on, she learns why...Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 7th.Her problems this time are mixed.  It involves a girl outside her house and one inside, too.  Ruth has never known who her father was and she wants to find him.  She actually gets her mother Read More
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    Ragged Lake: A Frank Yakabuski Mystery by Ron Corbett

    Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Frank is a well seasoned character.  He's been in the military, knows his way around the wilderness and has been an undercover cop in a biker's group, and now he's a cop.  He's going to encounter the strangest case ever in this story.  History comes back to bite him.ECW Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.When Frank gets a call about a cabin with a dead family in it, he gets ready to head out.  It's winter, there are no roads maintained in the area so he and Read More
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    Best Books from Japan

    Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Are you interested in reading more Japanese literature, or are you traveling to Kyoto or Tokyo soon? We have some book recommendations for you. Read More
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    Smoke and Mirrors by Casey Daniels

    Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Evie manages her brother's museum.  She got caught in a scandal at home, her mother threw her out of the house, and her brother offered her sanctuary.  Now if her sister-in-law had been more pleasant, it might have worked out better.  But she did have a home and a job even if her sister-in-law was match-making to get her out of the house...Severn House and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 1st.When an old friend shows up at the museum asking for her help, she tells him she doesn't have Read More
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    World Enough: A Boston-based noir mystery by Clea Simon

    Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Tara has lost her husband and is divorced.  She has a good job but it's boring.  So when she runs into an old friend and he offers to have her write a story about the bands and music they grew up with, she says yes.  She sees no danger there but there are secrets hidden in the past...Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 1st.Tara remembers the music setting her free, letting her dance in wild abandon, drink what she wanted and to admire the men on Read More
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