Archive for 'reading'

Today’s bookish question

Fellow readers! Yes or no on this one? Let me know!

Graphic: "Acknowledgements: Love 'em? Or skip 'em?" Via LisaBerne.com

As for me, my answer’s a resounding YES. I always read ’em.

 

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The Magic of Change

I’m so honored to be a part of Read-a-Romance-Month 2019! Here’s a little tidbit from my essay on love and the magic of change:

Graphic: Read-a-Romance-Month logoRomance novels — love stories — can, and do, portray their share of dark matter. But within them, like a bright skein woven throughout a dappled fabric, is an optimistic and unshakable faith in change. That it’s not only possible, but achievable, and it happens just when we’re just about to lose hope. There’s no need to fear, though. See? The heroine and the hero have bettered themselves, they’re changed, their trajectories have met and are firmly joined. 

See? Change; connection; hopefulness. Joy. Magic.

Here it is: love. Magic.

Maybe for us, too. Why not?

Plus, there’s a Q&A, book/author recommendations, and a giveaway! Copies of You May Kiss the Bride and The Laird Takes a Bride, the first two books in my Penhallow Dynasty series, are up for grabs. For a chance to win, simply add a comment at the bottom of the post.The cover for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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Find your happy place . . .

. . . in this short, sweet, funny video from Harlequin Books. Even if you’re in a lousy mood, I promise it will have you smiling at the end!

Photo from a "Find your happy place" video via Harlequin Books

 

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Scariest book?

For me — hands down — it’s Stephen King’s terrifying (and heartbreaking) Pet Sematary. What’s yours? Let me know!

Graphic: "What's the scariest book you've ever read?" via Lisa Berne

 

 

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“Reading positions”

I could easily have been the model for this, especially as a kid. ♥

Comic: "Reading positions"

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“If turning pages is considered exercise . . .”

Not to brag, but I’m Olympic level. :)

Image: t-shirt: "If turning pages is considered exercise, then yes, I work out all the time"

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What are you reading?

Inquiring minds want to know! Mine does for sure. Pop by my Facebook page and let me know! :)

Graphic: What are you reading? Via LisaBerne.com

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“Some useful new words for readers”

I am, I believe, most prone to Buchendschmerz and Stapelschuldgefühl.

Comic: "Some New Words for Readers" by Tom Gauld

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“I’m finding it hard to let go”

Been there, done that. ♥

Comic by Debbie Tung: "Didn't you finish reading that book a year ago?"

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What makes a heroine?

This is something I think about a lot, both as a reader and a writer. What qualities do we like to see — maybe even insist on seeing — in heroines we like, love, respect, and admire?

Graphic: What makes a heroine? LisaBerne.com

Intelligence, kindness, a big heart, a lively sense of humor: these are big on my list. What about on yours?

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