Archive for 'book love'

Tropes, glorious tropes!

As both a reader and a writer, I’m kind of obsessed with tropes. What about you? Do you have a favorite? Or favorites?

Graphic: romance novel tropes

via Boobies & Noobies on Twitter

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“Varsity reading team”

Boy, if they’d had this in high school, I would have lettered freshman year. :)

Graphic: "Varsity Reading Team"

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“KA . . . BOOM!”

Isn’t reading just the BEST?

Comic: "KABOOM" by the Oatmeal

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“One of the most exciting new historical writers”

Today’s joy.

Graphic: "One of the most exciting new historical writers in a long time," says Julia Quinn about Lisa Berne, bestselling author of the Penhallow Dynasty series

More about Engaged to the Earl here.

You can save The Worst Duke in the World on Goodreads here.

And a bit about me here.

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“Romance saves the world”

Isn’t this t-shirt from Love’s Sweet Arrow — a romance bookstore in Chicago — the coolest?!?

Photo: t-shirt via Love's Sweet Arrow

Photos via Love’s Sweet Arrow on Twitter

Photo: t-shirt via Love's Sweet Arrow

Want to order one? Click here to go to their website’s purchase page.

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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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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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Tsundoku!

A new word for me. Tsundoku:

Buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands.

Can I relate? Big-time! You?

Artwork: Tsundoku

By the way, did you notice the title of the book she’s reading? ;)

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