Pinkorama #3: “Peep-times in the Park”

Our third and final Pinkorama of 2022 is brought to you by returning champions Candace and Cassandra, who take us way back to the beginning of the Pink Carnation series to bring us… Penelope and Charlotte hiding behind shrubbery in The Masque of the Black Tulip! Candace and Cassandra write: Inspired by Chapter 15, of…

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Pinkorama #2: “Puddings, Performances, and Peeps”

Our second Pinkorama of 2022 comes from returning champions Carrie and Laura and features fan favorite Turnip Fitzhugh in all his sugary glory in “Puddings, Performances, and Peeps; or, The Havey Cavey Nativity Where Turnip Makes His Move” with captions by the artistes (and interpolations by the author). The Scene: Mrs Climpson’s Annual Christmas Pageant,…

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Pinkorama #1: “Fall of Popeeps”

It is with great joy that I present to you the first of the 2022 Pinkoramae! Little did I know when I launched the first Pinkorama (aka Pink Carnation Peep Diorama Contest) back in the mists of time in 2010 that twelve (12!!!!) years later this would be a joyful annual tradition, not just here…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s been rather a rocky week with sneezing small people, book tour prep, and all the things, so there was less reading time in there than I would have liked.   I did, however, go back to T. Kingfisher’s Nettle and Bone, and loved it on the second go, especially since about a…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I started the week off with the most recent in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series (think Harry Potter meets police procedural with a secret supernatural police unit in modern London).  This one opens with a man killed by magic in London’s silver vaults, and, unsurprisingly, soon-to-be-dad Peter Grant is on the…

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Mother’s Day Gifts

It’s hard to believe that we’re only one weekend away from Mother’s Day! Team W has teamed up with Bank Square Books to create a special Mother’s Day Lost Summers of Newport package: your giftee will receive the card pictured below on Mother’s Day, followed by a package containing a tri-signed copy of The Lost…

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The Most Fun Book Tour Ever! (Part IV.)

Join Team W on the Most Fun Book Tour Ever!  (Part IV.) Below you can find the updated list of Team W tour dates to date!  Between May 14th and May 23rd, we’ll be visiting Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Indiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, and Arizona. Some events are ticketed; others are free but require…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! After a week of winter in April, it’s finally starting to feel like spring!  So to launch off the new springy season, I left aside my comfort reads and picked up the ARC of Susan Elia MacNeal’s first ever stand alone, Mother Daughter Traitor Spy, which takes a close look at the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! A few people have mentioned The Inheritance Games to me as Westing Game for Grown Ups, but a post from Beyond the Bookends finally made me dredge the book out of the wastes of my TBR pile– and I’m so glad I did.  Think Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious crossed with the Westing…

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Ready… Set… Peep!

Welcome the to 12th Annual Pinkorama! There’s something rather majestic about the number twelve, isn’t there?  I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a random impulse twelve years ago– “Hey!  Does anyone feel like making a Pink Carnation-themed diorama out of Peeps?”– has turned into a dozen years of brilliant works…

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