Member Blogs Archive > December 2017

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay

    Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    When the little girls spy their cat up on the neighbor's roof, they immediately rush the house to get it back.  Zach goes out to see what's going on and ends up getting involved in their lives...Berkley and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 2nd.Their mother is hot on their heels reminding them they are not to go anywhere without checking in with her first.  Zach is attracted but he doesn't want any commitments.  That's the way it always starts, isn't it?You have the kitten and a dog in Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Hard Copy

    Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:19:54 Permalink
    Got the wood put upand the garden mostly put down.The Christmas trees are moving right along,and Maritime List 255 is “all in and all done,” with an excellent percentage of items sold.So there I was, sitting around yesterday, feeling moderately pleased with myself, when it occurred to me that I hadn’t published a catalog in quite a while.Continue reading Hard Copy at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
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    Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

    Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Someone is killing the survivors of an old cult.  The building was burned down but a courageous cop saved the children.  Now the children are dying...Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 2nd.When a beautiful young woman comes into their detective agency and tells them the woman who died by jumping from a cliff in the San Juan Islands didn't commit suicide, she was scared and running from danger.  She was from the children in the barn and she was doing a series of paintings.  The last one she Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Secrets of the Home Wood: The Sacrifice by Julie Whitley

    Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Every one knows you need to stay out of the home woods.  Ever since his father got lost in there for a bit, it's been forbidden.  But when Jonathan's mother and father fight, she leaves to "think".  When his father finds out she didn't make it to the neighbors, he knows she must have gone too far in the woods and he goes after her.  He doesn't know that Jonathan is right behind him...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.This author creates Read More
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    Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly

    Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    She has an usual power.  She can hide in shadows, weave them into something solid and even has a relationship with her own shadow.  It's her best friend.  After all, her parents are afraid of her...Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 1st.Emmeline has been hidden in the house away from the eyes of the neighbors.  She's not taken to any functions and they limit their visitors.  But she gets bored, so she sneaks out to play with shadows and then she gets in trouble.  When more Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Visiting the Richard Wright Papers at the Beinecke

    Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    The Richard Wright Papers at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is an enormous collection. It’s one of the collections that’s actually stored on-site, so you don’t need to request access days in advance as you may find with certain other papers owned by the library. The papers contain 143 boxes, along with additional materials. Researchers have access to Wright’s manuscripts, correspondence, journals, travel documents, photographs, and even the novelist’s screen test for the film version of Native Son, his 1940 novel. We’ll tell you a little bit more about the collection. Read More
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    Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

    Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    What if the man you married was a chameleon?  If he could change his spots to fit his present world and make his truth the "real" truth?    What if you didn't realize that until it was too late?Atria Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published December 5th.Reading this book echoed the current news headlines about men abusing women.  It's currently very topical and just as disturbing as the news.James and Sophie met in college and married.  James had secrets from his college days he didn't share with her.  He Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    A New Detective: The Early Response to Sherlock Holmes

    Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Sherlock Holmes is without a doubt literature's most famous and well-loved detective. His deductive reasoning skills and unique personality have garnered a following that has kept the novels and short stories in continuous print since their publication. The original four novels and fifty-six short stories have spawned numerous adaptations including television shows, movies, radio programs, video games, and cartoons. In fact, Guinness World Records lists Sherlock Holmes as the most portrayed character in history. Since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective entered into the public domain, even more derivative works featuring Holmes and other characters from his world have seen publication Read More
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