Member Blogs Archive > October 2020

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz

    Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Filo has some bullies at school but she can't turn them in or the hazing will get worse.  So she suffers through it.  Her parents are very protective so she's surprised when they let her go to the bookstore by herself.  The worst part is that the last book in the series isn't there.  It turns out it never got written because the author died.Roaring Book Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on December 1st.On the way home she is being followed by someone.  When she decides to confront Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    Honoring our Literary Heroes this Halloween

    Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:06:29 Permalink
    Long ago, before the days of commercialized holidays and plastic trick or treating pumpkins, many of our pagan ancestors celebrated a time of year that honored the thinning of a veil between the worlds of the living and the dead. At a time of year when the Northern Hemisphere is getting ready for a winter […] Read More
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    The Outcast Girls by Alys Clare

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Lily owns her own private detective agency but things have been so slow she can barely keep her male employee busy.  So when a school teacher come with a case of missing school girls, she takes it on. Severn House Publishers and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on December 1st.Lily finds they need to hire a new nurse for the school.  She has been a nurse in the past, so she applies for the job and gets chosen.This is a school that takes in any unwanted female child.  They may be Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    How to Find the Value of a Rare Book

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 08:00:00 Permalink
    Whether you have your own rare book collection and have questions about the overall market value of the items, or you recently inherited some older books or purchased a book that seems like it might be valuable at a flea market, you’re probably trying to figure out how to determine that book’s value. When you’re hoping to figure out how much a book is worth, it’s important to distinguish between market value and other forms of value. To be sure, a book may be considered rare or valuable to a particular person, but it may not necessarily have significant market Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Heather and Homicide : The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series: Book 4 by Molly MacRae

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Heather Kilbride says she's true crime writer and she's in town to gather facts to write her book.  She's researching a recent murder but she asks questions about a lawyer in town and he has nothing to do with that murder...Pegasus Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 1st.Janet has gone for a walk when she sees what looks like a body right where she found the other one.  She's shocked and scared but goes down to see if there's any life left.  That's when she finds it is a Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Top Books by State: Maryland

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:00:00 Permalink
    As one of the thirteen original colonies, Maryland's history is as old as America itself. Know primarily around the country for mining Annapolis, and The Chesapeake Bay, Maryland is a beautiful state with much to offer both in the way of tourism and literature. In today's continuation of our Top Books by State series, we take a look at two books both set in Maryland but that explore two very different sides of the state. Set respectively in a fishing village in World War II or an antebellum plantation, both of these Maryland books belong on everyone's must-read list. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    A Shot of Murder by Brenda Gayle

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 03:00:00 Permalink
    Charley is a newspaper reporter and she enjoys it.  Then her boss invites her in and tells her he's giving her position to a male reporter back from the war.  He wants her to take over the women's page.  She doesn't want to and tells him so.  She says she'll think it over...This is a Goddess Fish Blog Tour and they and the author shared the book with me (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.Charley's brother was in the service and got held in a prison camp.  Now he is drinking too much.  Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Living the Dream

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:05:00 Permalink
    Okay. This time I mean it. As soon as I finish uploading my 20 items for the Boston Virtual Book Fair, I’m gonna finish shelving my entire stock of 1500 books in alpha order. Then I’m going to go through the inventory, book by book, and make sure each title is listed on Biblio and ABAA. While I’m at it, I’m going to update the keywords for each item, so that yachting people won’t have to wade through whaling stuff, and whaling people won’t be distracted by clipper ship material, and so forth. Continue reading Living the Dream at Ten Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Shed No Tears by Caz Frear

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    There had been a serial killer in the area in the years past.  He strangled his women.  He was dead now.  But they found some bones in a ditch partially covered.  It turns out this one was shot in the head.  Is there another killer on the loose?Harper and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on December 1st.This is a long drawn out investigation.  There are a lot of people to interview.  The victim had been a foster child.  She wasn't old when she died but she had a bad habit Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Blind Vigil by Matt Coyle, Series: The Rick Cahill Series

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Rick got shot in the face while doing his private eye job.  He's blind now.  You can't investigate if you can't see...Oceanview Publishing and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 1st.He's been staying in his house and thinking of what he could do in his condition when a female private eye approaches him and asks him to come with her and tell if her client is telling the truth or not.  He doesn't want to be used, but she's paying him and he knows her client.  He used to work Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Three against the North by Dianna Dorisi Winget

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Penny's father is going to work on the Grand Coulee dam and even though she begs, he won't take her with him.  She gets to go to Alaska to stay with her uncle.  The sea journey makes her sick and when she arrives in Juneau her uncle is no where to be seen.  She finds a friendly dog, though, even if she is deaf.BooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now. She asks where she might look for her uncle and gets sent to Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Rembrandt Conspiracy by Deron R. Hicks - Series: The Lost Art Mysteries

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    There has been one robbery already where paintings were stolen that were worth millions.  Now Art thinks the museum his father works at is next on their list.HMH Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 1st.Art has seen the same lady come into the museum several times and she always does the same thing.  But his only proof that a grand heist is about to take place is iced mocha, forty-two steps, and a mysterious woman who appears like clockwork in the museum.  He can't take Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Gift A Book For Christmas – 4 Books Between £20 and £50

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 01:17:30 Permalink
    Gift A Book For Christmas – 4 Books £20-£50 Find Over 600 Books £20 – £50 £23.99 Agatha Christie Miss Marple Short Stories Folio Society [2013] Click To View £24.99 The Double Helix James D Watson Folio Society 2010 Click To View £25.99 The Postman Always Rings Twice James M Cain Brand New Folio Society […]The post Gift A Book For Christmas – 4 Books Between £20 and £50 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
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    Gift A Book For Christmas – 3 The Beauty of Folio Society Books

    Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:09:51 Permalink
    Gift A Book For Christmas – 3 – The Beauty of Folio Society Books These titles and many more beautiful Folio Society books for Christmas are currently available at Folio Society Books ‘Would you like a book for Christmas?’ one of P. G. Wodehouse’s plump, tilt-nosed, sporty heroines asks her boyfriend from the Drones Club, […]The post Gift A Book For Christmas – 3 The Beauty of Folio Society Books appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Adventures of the Sensokids: Oh Messy Me by Reema Naim

    Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Children don't instinctively know their senses.  This book talks about them , introduces you to the characters and has a story to tell also.Palmetto Publishing and Smith Publicity sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.The first girl we meet doesn't realize she left part of the peanut and jelly sandwich on her face.  When she goes to clean up, she finds she put her top on backwards.  She learns to touch things so she will know next time.Each character has a sense they Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Uri Shulevitz

    Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:00:00 Permalink
    Each year, thousands of children's books are published in America to the delight of parents and children alike. While many of those books are wonderful, an ALA committee comes together each year to honor the best illustrated books of the year. The most innovative books are nominated for the Caldecott Medal. In 1969, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Join us as we continue our Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series by examining Shulevitz' long and honored career: Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    You're Pulling my Leg by Allen Wolf

    Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Can you tell a lie and not give it away?  This book is a game.  This one is for the kids, there's another one out for adults.  There are instructions in the book for how to play.  There are 225 cards with multiple questions on them.The author and PR by the Book sent me a copy of this book to read for review.  It has been published so you can buy a copy today.This is a good game if you have a road trip or need to stay in a hotel on the way.  There are a variety of questions Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    How to Display Rare Books

    Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:00:00 Permalink
    When you’re developing a rare book collection, chances are good that you want to be able to display it. After all, one of the joys of having a rare book collection is getting a chance to look at it. Yet you may know that some ways of displaying your rare books are better than others for purposes of preservation. To be sure, you don’t want to display your collection in a manner that puts the books at risk of damage. For most collectors, displaying closed rare books requires considerations for exhibiting the objects on shelves (i.e., when you’re not opening Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Prospects of a Woman by Wendy Voorsanger

    Tue, 20 Oct 2020 03:00:00 Permalink
    Elisabeth is a young wife who travels with her husband to find her father who is panning for gold on the American River.   But she has a rude awakening.  Her father takes his young Indian lady friend and leaves.  Then she finds her husband is more interested in men than he is in her.  Her whole life to this point has been a failure...She Writes Press sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It is being published today. After seeing her husband at a dance, dancing with another man, and then heading into the darkness Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Dogwinks: True Godwink Stories of Dogs and the Blessings They Bring by SQuire Rushnell; Louise DuArt

    Mon, 19 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    If you've had pets in your life, you'll want to read this book.    Theses stories are about dogs who help their owners.  Sure we help them too by feeding and petting them but animals help us in various ways.Howard Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published be published May 4th, 2021.These tales have a positive focus even if there was separation or doctor bills.  I was amazed to read about the lady who got misdiagnosed by her doctor but her dog told her something was seriously wrong.  She survived because Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Letter from a Customer and Friend Regarding an Earlier Conversation

    Mon, 19 Oct 2020 02:06:15 Permalink
    Greg,I feel that if you rethink how you use your website, you may be able to liberate more time for yourself while selling more books.Here are four websites I suggest you have a look at:https://antiquephotographics.com/https://mikemedhurst.com/http://www.mqamericana.com/Museum_Quality_Americana.htmlhttps://modoc1873.stores.yahoo.net/All of these are specialty dealers just like you, although they are not book dealers.Jeffrey Kraus of Antique Photographics… is one of the major photo dealers and cornered the stereoview market early on.Continue reading Letter from a Customer and Friend Regarding an Earlier Conversation at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Dogs of Winter by Ann Lambert Series: A Russell and Leduc Mystery (#2)

    Sun, 18 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    There's an awful snowstorm in Montreal that basically shuts down the city.  The next day they find the dead body of a woman.  She'd apparently been hit by a car but she died from asphyxiation.   She has a picture of a cop in her pocket with his phone number on the back of it.  The investigating officer calls him and asks if he can identify her.Second Story Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has beeen published and you can get a copy now.Romeo doesn't know the woman and has no idea where Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Gospel in Dickens by Gina Dalfonzo

    Sat, 17 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    I read Dickens in my younger years and never thought about him expressing any gospel in his stories.  There's a paragraph at the front of each excerpt that tells you what he was expressing.  They call it gospel, I call it life... Plough Publishing share this book with me for review (thank you).  It has beeen published and you can get a copy now.I found it enjoyable to read the parts of the story presented.  Dickens gets a bit boring if you read a whole book of his.  The introduction to each excerpt tells you what to look for and I Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Fortune and Glory : A Novel Janet Evanovich Series: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Stephanie is back again!  She is helping her grandmother look for her dead husband's treasure.  Unfortunately, so are the bad guys.Atria Books and Edelweiss share the book with me for review (thank you).  It will be published on November 3rd.They try to find the clues that will tell them where the treasure is hidden.  While they are doing that, the men are trying to kidnap them.  They think her grandmother knows where it's hidden.  If she doesn't tell them right away, they'll torture her.Stephanie stays with grandma to protect her but the men are bigger than she is.She's "off" on Read More
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    Gift A Book For Christmas – 2 Books Under £20

    Fri, 16 Oct 2020 08:55:50 Permalink
    Gift A Book For Christmas – 2 – Books Under £20 If you are on a budget and don’t have huge funds to spend on books, there are over 2,000 beautiful books for less than £20 on my website £6.99 Acting and Stagecraft Made Simple Bowskill 1973 £7.99 Alpine Climbing On Foot and With Ski […]The post Gift A Book For Christmas – 2 Books Under £20 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
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    Gift A Book For Christmas – 1

    Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:43:14 Permalink
    Gift A Book For Christmas – 1 – The Magic of Poetry There are many different famous poetry verse forms including verses, poems, limericks, rhymes, ballades, blank verses, elegy, idylls, lays, lyrics, odes and sonnets! Here are some familiar poems; Twas brillig, and the slithy toves, Did gyre and gimble in the wabe. From Jabberwocky […]The post Gift A Book For Christmas – 1 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Gift A Book For Christmas – 1 The Magic of Poetry

    Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:43:14 Permalink
    Gift A Book For Christmas – 1 – There are many different famous poetry verse forms including verses, poems, limericks, rhymes, ballades, blank verses, elegy, idylls, lays, lyrics, odes and sonnets! Here are some familiar poems; Twas brillig, and the slithy toves, Did gyre and gimble in the wabe. From Jabberwocky in Through the Looking-Glass […]The post Gift A Book For Christmas – 1 The Magic of Poetry appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Isabella the Jade Warrior (Book 1) by M. Anthony Phillips

    Thu, 15 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Isabella decides to wear the necklace that came from her grandmother.  She had no idea that it had magical powers...BoooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.When a ice encased dragon comes to town, Isabella wants to see it.  She doesn't just see it, it talks to her telepathically.  The ice melts, the dragon comes back to life, and Isabella and her uncle's girlfriend go to save him from the money hungry guys who found him.  Grace is a witch and she shrinks him,  Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Most Wanted Rare Books

    Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:00:00 Permalink
    What are the most wanted rare books? Yes, yes, we know—this is a wholly subjective question. Certainly, the definition of a rare book extends far beyond its market value, and what may be the most desirable rare book to one person might not be desirable at all to another. Today, however, we want to talk about the most wanted rare books in terms of market value and what kind of hefty price you might expect to pay for certain rare books at auction. As times change, rare book values also change. Accordingly, the “most wanted” rare books today may not Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Georgia Ann ~ English Rose (Charleston Brides #2) by Elva Cobb Martin

    Wed, 14 Oct 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Georgia has two neighbor brothers that want to marry her.  She's grown into a beautiful woman.  She intends to marry Samuel but he goes away for two years to make enough money to live on.  The next news she gets is that his ship has sunk and he must have gone down with it...Wild Heart Books let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on November 17th.Joshua tries to make her feel better and eventually asks her to marrry him.  She says yes guardedly.  She still loves Samuel but if he's dead she needs to Read More
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