Find That Book!: Book Boyfriends

We have a new Find That Book request– and this is a super fun one! Tiffany would like to find: “Best book boyfriends (not including Mr. Darcy, because that would be too easy :).” What is it that makes a good book boyfriend? There are the classics, of course.  Anne of Green Gables‘s Gilbert Blythe,…

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Holiday Giving Made Simple!

As the holiday gift shopping panic ramps up and I scramble to figure out what to get the non-children people in my life (fruitcake, anyone?), I am delighted to announce that I’ve teamed up with Shakespeare & Co Lexington Avenue to make signed and personalized copies of Band of Sisters available to the historical fiction…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! My reading list for this week is very short and simple: I’ve been reading through the Dorothy Sayers’s Harriet Vane mysteries, the four Peter Wimsey novels that chart the relationship between aristocratic sleuth Peter and mystery novelist Harriet.  So far, I’ve been through Strong Poison and Have His Carcase and made it…

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Find That Book!: Beach Read That’s Not a Beach Read

Scan those bookshelves!  We have a Find That Book request for a very specific sort of beach read…. The parameters (in more detail below): no dystopias, no thrillers with nasty people, no deeply depressing content; yes mysteries, historical fiction, or the lighter sort of thriller (I’m thinking romantic suspense?) Christine writes: We’re going on a…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! This is a week I’m very happy to see the end of– let’s just say it involved a lot of taking temperatures, administering pediatric Tylenol and Motrin, bathing fevered brows, and wiping noses. I tried to escape to a remote Scottish island with Mary Stewart, but I was reminded that there was…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! You all know how much I love Golden Age mysteries.  My Sayers and Tey are falling apart at the seams; Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver kept me company through the first year of the pandemic.  But for some reason, I just can’t get into Dame Ngaio Marsh’s Inspector Alleyn mysteries.  Periodically, I go…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! As we get closer to Halloween, I’ve gone witchy with my reading: Sangu Mandanna’s The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches and Bianca Marais’s The Witches of Moonshyne Manor. I adored The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, which is basically Jenny Colgan with witches, the same wonderful, warm tone, and the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s been a bit of a rough week with all the plagiarism drama, which continues.  My solace (in addition to all the lovely messages and support– thank you so much to everyone who reached out!) was Deanna Raybourn’s Killers of a Certain Age, which I’d been saving either as a reward for…

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BAND OF SISTERS on sale for $1.99!

A bit of brightness on a grey day: Band of Sisters is on sale for $1.99 today! You can find it on sale for Kindle, Nook, and wherever else e-books are sold. Here’s the official description: A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War…

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An Unpleasant Exercise in Plagiarism

I haven’t been around much this week.  There are so many things I’d meant to post about, from this week’s Find That Book (ghost stories!) to a give away for ARCs of Two Wars and a Wedding on Goodreads.  But I haven’t done any of that because instead I found myself plunged into a deeply…

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