Archive for 'reading'

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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Four of my favorite words . . .

“Avon.” “Historical.” “Romance.” “Readers.”

They’re even better when combined into a single phrase . . . and denoting a fabulous new Facebook group!

Graphic: Writer in Residence Julia Quinn/Avon Historical Romance Readers group on Facebook

Yes, Avon Historical Romance Readers. And get this! The amazing Julia Quinn is the featured Writer in Residence, and will be answering questions all this week. If you haven’t checked it out, please do! And join us!

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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
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What are you reading?

Inquiring minds want to know. :)

Graphic: What are you reading? Via Lisa Berne, www.LisaBerne.com

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How I feel . . .

. . . at the library.

Art by by Aimee Stewart; via Helen Warlow on Twitter

Art by by Aimee Stewart; via Helen Warlow on Twitter

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“In the Library”

What do you think she’s reading?

Image: Dans la Bibliotheque, 1872, by Auguste Toulmouche

Dans la Bibliotheque, by Auguste Toulmouche, 1872

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On voice, inspiration, and being stuck

Very honored to be interviewed for the Kirkus Romance blog! In which I discuss my writing journey, the evolution of You May Kiss the Bride, what I’ve learned from my characters along the way, some of my favorite books of 2017, and more. Click here to read! Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

For more about You May Kiss the Bride and my other books, click here.

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Miss Marple!

I can’t say I’m a fan of murder mysteries, yet lately I’ve found myself happily engrossed in a great fat volume of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories. What a wonderful character Jane Marple is! So demure, so self-effacing, yet so coolly brilliant and discerning.

Photo: Miss Marple

She’s definitely one of those characters I’d love to meet in real life. It would be such fun to sit down and have a cuppa with her. :)

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Speaking of fun places to hang out . . .

. . . on Facebook, as I did in my last post, here are two more groups you may want to check out — and join. First, there’s the recently formed Avon Contemporary Romance Readers group. Very lively and fun!

Graphic: Avon Romance Contemporary Readers group on Facebook

Second, there’s the brand-new League of Extraordinary Historical Romance Authors, featuring a powerhouse crew including Lenora Bell, Kelly Bowen, Kerrigan Byrne, Valerie Bowman, KJ Charles, Piper Huguley, Sophie Jordan, Sarah MacLean, Vanessa Riley, Maya Rodale, Cat Sebastian, Joanna Shupe, and Sherry Thomas. It’s launching this Friday at 3 pm EST with a party hosted by Lenora Bell, with book chats, giveaways, and more. Sounds like a blast!

What are your favorite places to hang out on Facebook?

 

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Have you heard . . . ?

. . . about this nifty Facebook group for book lovers like me — and you, too, perhaps?

Last year I was lucky enough to participate in the annual Read a Romance Month event hosted by journalist, book devotee, and romance advocate Bobbi Dumas, and I’ve recently learned that Bobbi also cohosts the very fun Romance of Reading group on Facebook where you can hang out with fellow readers, talk about great books, and enter to win book giveaways, too.

Graphic: The Romance of Reading Facebook group banner, cohosted by Bobbi Dumas

And check out the lively Read a Romance month page on Facebook, too!

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