Member Blogs Archive > April 2021

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Thomas Creeper and the Gloomsbury Secret by J.R. Potter

    Sat, 17 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Thomas wants to be anything but a mortician's apprentice.  It's his family's business, though, so there's not much choice.Fitzroy Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on March 21st.When they find a body on the doorstop., his father takes it in for preparing.  But Thomas knows it was murder and he and his friend try to solve it.There are ghosts, wicked men, and danger of drowning.  The more Thomas learns, the more dangerous it gets.  He's off on an adventure he may not come back from.  It's a very good thing he Read More
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    Mystery Force : Mystery Force Assemble! Ted Neill, Suzi Spooner (Illustrated by), Nicole Saunders (Edited by)

    Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    If your child likes fantasy, this is the book for them.  Three children who are disabled are friends and like to solve mysteries.  When they hear there are creatures that have escaped and are running free, they decide to find them and see just what they are.Tenebray Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.The factory they visit where the strange creatures were kept is vacant except for one left over animal.  He's a fox that has fire abilities.  The man who owns the factory Read More
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    Manga Classics Anne of Green Gables L.M Montgomery, Crystal Chan, Kuma Chan (By (artist))

    Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a classic tale told in graphic style.  It's great fun to read it like this.  You see  all the faces and reactions.Diamond Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.This is an easy way to let your child read a classic story.Anne is adopted from an orphanage but the folks who adopted wanted a boy for chores.  Despite the mix up, they decide to keep Anne.  Anne has a wonderful imagination.  She's a redhead with freckles which causes some trouble along the way.Anne Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    Entering a Post-Covid Bookselling World – Q&A with Vic Zoschak

    Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:55:38 Permalink
    * Well, all… this year has been a doozy for almost everyone! We don’t know a single soul that was completely unaffected by this global pandemic, and many sadly affected in traumatizing ways. The bookselling community has done its best to stay connected and functioning during this time, and we thought it might be a […] Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Harriet Tubman: Fighter for Freedom! by James Buckley

    Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a graphic novel that tells you about Harriet Tubman.  From her childhood to her death, Harriet did everything she could to help black slaves.  It's partly sad but it's all facts.Portable Press let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get it now.This is easy to read and you can see the hardships and the victories very clearly.  You'll learn some new facts about Harriet which will make you appreciate her even more.  She asked for God's help and never complained about the conditions she had to work in.This is Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Gemma and the Giant Girl by Sara O'Leary

    Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Gemma lived at home with her parents.  Nothing ever changed but she was OK with that.  And then one day she sees a big eye looking in at her...Tundra books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.She thinks the girl looking is a giant, but she gives them new clothes.  And then she takes Gemma into her room and lets her see the world out her window.  What does Gemma do now? Read More
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    Ophie's Ghosts by Justina Ireland

    Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Ophie is a young girl who discovers she can see ghosts.  She can even talk to them.  She's learning how to help them pass on.  The first ghost she saw was her Daddy.  He'd been murdered and he told her to take her mother and hide in her hiding place.  It was good thing they did.  The men who killed him came to burn down their house.Balzer & Bray and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 18th.Her mother has taken her out of school to work with her as a housemaid Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Somebody Help Me… UHhh!

    Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:59:50 Permalink
    to quote the words of the immortal Wilson Pickett in “Land of 1000 Dances” I need helpand I’m calling on you, loyal readers in hopes that you can provide.For the past month I’ve been getting 5 or 10 emails a day from Blabberbuzz, a bullshit pretend conservative nonsense-news outlet, specifically designed to annoy people of a more liberal persuasion.It’s obviously a phishing scheme, so unsubscribing or sending nasty replies will only play right into their hands.Continue reading Somebody Help Me… UHhh! at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Edge of Strange Hollow by Gabrielle K. Byrne

    Sun, 11 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Poppy has been banned from the woods by her parents.  There are things in the woods that will take your life.  Her parents hunt for the monsters in there and eliminate them as a threat.  This time, they haven't come back...Macmillan and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 18th.Poppy takes her friends and goes out to find them.  She has an elf, a shapeshifter, and her dog with three heads.  They have quite the adventure attempting to locate them.  They run into a banshee, have to watch for the thorn trees Read More
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    Matters of Doubt : A Cal Claxton Mystery by Warren C Easley

    Sat, 10 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Cal is trying to move on after his wife's suicide.  He's living in Oregon and is a lawyer.  When a scruffy young man shows up at his door to ask him to find out who killed his mother, he says no.  But then he changes his mind.  He wants to help him.Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on May 18th.Then the young man is accused of murdering his mother's old boyfriend.  He says he didn't do it, that the man had called and invited him over to Read More
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    Wayward Creatures by Dayna Lorentz

    Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Gabe is feeling lost and alone.  His family has its problems and they don't have time to worry about his.  His friends have moved on at school and nobody pays much attention to him there either.  But when his old friends have found a new one to include, he feels hurt and angry.  He steals some Roman candles and takes them to the park.  They are all having fun with them until he tries to hit the new guy with one and starts a fire.  The others all run.  The cop takes him down to the station.Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

    Thu, 08 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    The sun is disappearing.  Can a suicidal mission save it?Ballantine and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 4th.This story is a bit dry in the beginning and has all kinds of technical information about what's happening to the sun and what they will need to do to save it.They lose two of the astronauts before they even leave earth.  Their lab blew up.  So the lady in charge assigns the  teacher to go in their place.  It's because he has a tolerance for the drug they will use to make Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Virtual Book Fair Query

    Thu, 08 Apr 2021 08:27:40 Permalink
    Dear Colleagues:Promoter Marvin Getman has asked me to circulate the following query:I’m doing some research to see if we can make uploading easier for dealers. Do you have an idea of what system most dealers use to catalogue listings? Is BookRouter very popular with dealers? I want to try to determine if we could make that work with my platform and if that would make it easier for dealers to upload. Continue reading Virtual Book Fair Query at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Thief of Souls - An Inspector Lu Fei Mystery by Brian Klingborg

    Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Lu Fei is a policeman in a small village where the crimes aren't serious.  But now he's called out on a murder...Minotaur Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on May 4th.She's a pretty young woman but not only is she dead, it appears that some of her organs were harvested.  No one saw anything and the cameras in that part of the city don't work so it's going to be a hard hunt for the killer. They find some cold cases that indicate there is a serial killer in their Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Berta and Elmer Hader

    Tue, 06 Apr 2021 07:39:00 Permalink
    Why is it that the books we read as children have such an impact on our lives? Is it because they offer some of the first reflections of the thoughts and experiences that we encounter early on? Is it because they grant us the opportunity to take in stories in a way that educates and entertains in a format perfectly geared toward that point in our development? Or maybe it's the way children's literature can transcend time and space. After all, even as we grow, it offers us an opportunity to connect with our histories as well as with the Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters

    Tue, 06 Apr 2021 03:00:00 Permalink
    It started as a friendship.  They'd known each other for a long time and they loved sniping back at each other with words.  But now she's a widow and he's become the Marquess of Willingham after his older brother's death.  They make a bet that he will be married in a year.  He prefers having sex with no commitments, but he takes her bet sure he will win.Atria Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.Diana has agreed to give him sex lessons.  It seems the last lady he bedded Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Bounty A Novel by Janet Evanovich, Steve Hamilton

    Mon, 05 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Kate is in the FBI.  Nate is a thief that now works with the FBI and Kate specifically.  They've solved many crimes but this one is the most dangerous venture of all.Atria and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.They are after gold hid by the Nazi's during the war.  But they are not the only ones on the trail.  There are hidden maps that are a trial to recover, the Brotherhood wants the maps and the gold, and everyone helping them is in danger.The Read More
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    The Flash Crossover Crisis The Legends of Forever by Barry Lyga

    Sun, 04 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    The group is back together again working on saving the various worlds from a crisis.  It's harder to do when not everyone has their powers back yet but they don't give up.Amulet Books sent me a copy of the book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.They have old enemies to watch for and a brand new one called the Time Trapper.  He wants to end the world.There's time travel, fantastic battles, and sacrifice required by all of them.  It's not going well for them.  They can't destroy the Time Read More
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    Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond by Jessica Fletcher; Terrie Farley Moran

    Sat, 03 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Jessica goes to visit an old friend and stay at their house.  Dolores is married very happily and Jessica knows they get along well but thinks he's a little blunt and a bit rude.  He can be very charming and then turn into an angry man.  As long as Dolores is happy, Jessica lets it go.  When she decides to go for a morning run, she sees something funny by the koi pond.  Unfortunately it was the husband and he's dead.Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published the 8th of Read More
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    The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

    Fri, 02 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    Thea is having a bad week.  They let her go from her job and her husband has been having an affair with one of her friends.  The good news is that a relative she didn't see much has died and left her his house and belongings.  At least she has somewhere to go.Ballantine Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on May 4th.She finds the house.  It will need some work done to it but it's in good shape.  Soon she has a visit from her neighbor.  He wants the Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    New Listings Week Ending 2nd April 2021

    Fri, 02 Apr 2021 05:53:35 Permalink
    New Listings Week Ending 4th April 2021 The Surinam Album Maria Sibylla Merian Folio Society 2006 £650 Feudal Society Marc Bloch Folio Society 2012 £49.99 The Long Weekend Graves and Hodge Folio Society 2009 £19.99 Jane Austen The Complete Novels 7 Volume Boxed Set Folio Society 1988 £69.99 Life On The Mississippi Mark Twain Folio […]The post New Listings Week Ending 2nd April 2021 appeared first on HC Books. Read More
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    Find You First by Linwood Barclay

    Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:00:00 Permalink
    When he's given the information that he has a terminal disease, he's shocked.  As he thinks about death, he realizes he donated sperm to get money to buy a computer years ago.  Those children could have his disease...William Morrow sent me an ARC to read and review this story (thank you).  It wull be published on May 4th.Miles has lots of money and he dislikes his sister-in-law, so he thinks he'll find those children and split the money between them.  He'll  pay for the tests to see if they inherited his disease.  The names are not disclosed by law, but Read More
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