Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s a grey and misty Friday over here, which was perfect for the non-fiction book I just finished: Kate Summerscale’s The Haunting of Alma Fielding, an account of the investigation into a case of supposed poltergeist activity in 1930s England. But what makes this book so fascinating isn’t just the step by…

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Pink Carnation Read Along Month 5: THE TEMPTATION OF THE NIGHT JASMINE

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in to discuss The Seduction of the Crimson Rose last week! It’s June, which means… it’s time for Book V: The Temptation of the Night Jasmine! This book is very dear to me.  Charlotte is the character with whom I felt the greatest personal affinity (of all my heroines, she’s…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s been a week of dark thrillers and monastic murder for me.  Riley Sager’s The Last Time I Lied was a read-in-one-night book for me, sitting in the dark between putting my daughter to bed and finally putting the light out myself.  I so enjoy Sager’s takes on classic themes– in this…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  I haven’t quite wrapped my head around the fact that it’s Memorial Day weekend– and neither, apparently, has the weather, which has decided it should kick off the summer season by plunging back into the fifties for a bit. I started the week with Alexis Hall’s new rom com, Rosaline Palmer Takes…

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THE SEDUCTION OF THE CRIMSON ROSE Read Along: Tonight!

Practice your triple entendres, grab a crimson cocktail,  and get ready for tonight’s Pink Carnation Read Along Zoom discussion of The Seduction of the Crimson Rose with super special guest co-host Sarah Wendell of Smart B*tches! The Zoom link has been sent out to registrants, which means the registration form is now closed.  If you…

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The Winner of the Eleventh Annual Pinkorama Contest Is….

Congratulations to all of this year’s Pinkorama entrants!  You are all winners– or, rather, the rest of us are the winners for getting to see all the loveliness you’ve created.  I am, as always, in utter awe of the scenes you’ve spun from marshmallow and sugar. This year’s entries brought us everything from dancing penguins…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I need to get back to the Team W chapter I’m working on, but wanted to pop in for just a moment to talk about this week’s books! I started the week with Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Dance Away With Me, in which a grieving widow moves to a remote rural cabin– but finds…

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The 2021 Pinkorama Round-Up

Calling all 2021 Pinkorama participants to take a bow!  Or curtsy.  Or, like my first grader, a twirl followed by a full split.  (I have no idea how she does that.) After several days of superlative sugary creations, it’s time for the 2020 Pinkorama Round Up!  This year, we’ve got secret meetings in bookshops, Colin as…

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Book Club Bundle!

Who wants to be the book club hostess with the mostest? I’m thrilled to announce that Red Jacket Books is offering a Band of Sisters book club bundle!  Everyone who orders between three and six copies for their book club (or just for themselves, I suppose?), gets a 15% discount on their order, a set…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  There’s been so much going on this week– the Team W book, my next book, the Pinkorama, an art exhibit in which I got to take part– that I’m having trouble remembering what I’ve read.  Do you ever have those weeks where Monday feels an awfully long way away from Friday?  Or…

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