Archive for 'books'

So . . . I’m nosy . . .

Must ask this periodically! I get so many great additions to my TBR pile. :)

Graphic: "So . . . I'm nosy . . . What are you reading right now?" Via Lisa Berne

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Newsletter alert!

Coming soon in my next newsletter . . . an exclusive (and very fun!) interview with one of my favorite authors, the super-talented Anna J. Stewart. Anna writes sweet to sexy romance for Harlequin’s Heartwarming and Romantic Suspense lines, is an RWA Golden Heart nominee and Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence finalist, and a USA Today and national bestselling author.

Graphic: Interview with Anna J. Stewart and a giveaway. Via Lisa BerneHere are some of the questions I’m asking Anna:


  • If you weren’t a romance author, what else would you be doing?
  • Do you have an all-time favorite book in the world?
  • Can you tell us about your upcoming books?
  • Any advice for an aspiring writer?
  • Do you ever experience writer’s block? If so, how do you overcome it?
  • Who or what are your literary influences?

I’m also giving away three print copies of Anna’s The Rancher’s Homecoming. (Don’t you just love the gorgeous cover?!?) Subscribers to my newsletter are automatically entered into the giveaway.

If you aren’t a subscriber yet, would you like to be? There’s an easy-peasy form on my website as well as on my Facebook page.

Want to learn more about Anna and her books? Visit her at her website.


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Here’s an interesting book storage idea.

Photo: a staircase with built-in book storage

I must admit, though, I’m ambivalent. On the one hand, you’d have more room for books. (Always a good thing.) On the other hand, wouldn’t they get (ugh) dirty with all the foot traffic? What say you — yes or no?

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“January Reading Challenges”

Hahaha, I love this.

Comic: "January Reading Challenges" via Tom Gauld

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Your recommendations?

Over on Twitter, author and advocate Sarah MacLean’s been dialoguing with Patton Oswalt about some great romance novels for a newbie-to-the-genre like himself. She’s recommending Free Fall by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner; Let Us Dream by Alyssa Cole; Wanted: A Gentleman by KJ Charles; Thirsty by Mia Hopkins; and Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas.

Graphic: Your recommendations? Via Lisa Berne

What are your recommendations for a newbie like Patton Oswalt? Join the conversation on my Facebook page!

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“Books are . . .”

. . . all these, and more. ♥

Comic: "Books are . . ." by Grant Snider

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Bookish holiday question!

Now here’s an intriguing question, which I’ve just shared with my Facebook community. So . . . who would you bring?

Graphic: Which book character would you take as your plus-one to a holiday party? Via Goodreads




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Hours later . . .

Yep. :)

Comic: "Bookstore" by @YeahItsChill

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“I will judge you by your bookshelf”

I plead the fifth. ;)

"I will judge you by your bookshelf": a comic by Grant Snider
via Grant Snider
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Come hang out with me . . .

. . . on Monday, when I’ll be hosting the Romance of Reading Facebook group’s page! We’ll be celebrating Women’s History Month and the romance of reading (of course!)

Graphic: The Romance of Reading celebrates Women's History Month

I’ve got some giveaways I’m thrilled about, too: signed copies from some amazing authors of historical romance including Julia Quinn, Cathy Maxwell, Jade Lee, and Lenora Bell.

Photo: Lisa Berne's giveaways for the Romance of Reading's celebration of Women's History MonthThe Romance of Reading is a closed page, but the admins are speedy-quick in admitting new members. Hope to see you there!

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