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“Anything else”

These days I am especially thankful for books.

Comic: reality vs. anything else

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Something pretty . . .

. . . upon which to feast our eyes. A gorgeous wedding dress!

These images via @whatgrandmawore on Twitter: “A trim of orange blossom runs around the bertha of this 1856-59 dress . . . with large silk bows hanging from the shoulders. The bodice ends at a sharp point, nipping in the waist and emphasizing the skirt. Take a look at the lacing on the bodice.”

 

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“Birds have wings . . .”

I would gladly drink my coffee from this. :)

Photo: mug: "Birds have wings, humans have books," shared via LisaBerne.com

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We’re in this together!

Some thoughts on community during these trying times.

Graphic: We're in this together!

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Share the Love!

Tomorrow! Excited to be visiting Eloisa James’s Lindow Castle on Facebook, and joining her epic “Share the Love” book extravaganza!

Graphic: Eloisa James's Lindow Castle "Share the Love" Book Extravaganza

Stop by on Tuesday, March 24th, at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST for an hour-long bookish chat and some fun giveaways! Here’s a sneak peek at one of them:

Photo: Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Hope to see you there!

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For your reading pleasure! (Redux)

ICYMI . . . Would you like to read the first two chapters of Engaged to the Earl, compliments of my lovely publisher Avon Books/HarperCollins? Click here

Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

“The author’s effortlessly elegant writing and impeccably rendered Regency setting are perfectly paired with a full cadre of exquisitely realized characters and a delightfully done friends-to-lovers love story that is fueled by equal measures of sweet charm, sharp wit, and heart-melting sexual chemistry.” —Booklist, starred review

And would you like to order your copy? It’s available in print, ebook, and audio (and the narrator is amaaaaaaaazing!). Click here to go to the Avon Books website. You can listen to a sample from the audiobook, too.

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“Types of self-care” redux

Seems like a very good time to re-up this . . .

Graphic: "Types of Self-care," from the Pub-Craft Team, shared via LisaBerne.com

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Book love: Light Changes Everything

“I blame the beginning of the whole thing on Jane Austen.”

Photo: a snippet from Light Changes Everything

The first sentence of Light Changes Everything, a newish novel of historical fiction by Nancy E. Turner, totally hooked me, and the rest of the story reeled me in, all the way to the glorious conclusion. I’d love to share the closing lines, which are beautiful and soul-satisfying and perfect, but I won’t, because I think you should read this marvelous book. :)

Photo: Light Changes Everything

I love the cover, too!

 

More about Nancy E. Turner here.

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Cozy bookishness!

Or bookish coziness! Regardless, something pretty and peaceful to look at.

Artist: Bettina Baldassari. Shared via Helen Warlow on Twitter

Artist: Bettina Baldassari. Shared via Helen Warlow on Twitter

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Creative bookshelves!

My own bookshelves are sadly conventional, but I will always look with deep interest at more innovative ones. Here are a few that recently caught my eye. (Thanks, Bored Panda!)

Any of these get your bookish heart thumping? :)

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