Archive for 'books'

“What is your androgynous nom de plume?”

You’re a daring Regency lady who writes books. However, for various reasons you need to keep your identity a secret — the ton being what it is, always looking for scandal. What pen name will you choose? Here’s a handy helper!

Graphic: "What is your androgynous nom de plume?"

via Chawton House on Twitter

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“Just bought a book from Ikea”

LOL!

Graphic: "Just bought a book from Ikea"

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“KA . . . BOOM!”

Isn’t reading just the BEST?

Comic: "KABOOM" by the Oatmeal

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Newsletter alert!

I’ve got a juicy newsletter going out next week — on the 30th, to be precise — and it’s going to feature some very fun stuff!

Three lucky readers will each receive the entire set of my Penhallow Dynasty series . . .

Image: Lisa Berne's Penhallow Dynasty series (Avon Books)

. . . An exclusive Q&A with fellow historical-romance author Angeleke Kaldis and a giveaway of her marvelous book Tempted by Curiosity . . .

Photo: Angeleke Kaldis

. . . A super-fun review of Engaged to the Earl that knocked my socks off . . .

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

. . . And the latest news about my next book, The Worst Duke in the World.

Photo: actor Goran Višnjić holding a pug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t signed up for my VIP newsletter, would you like to? There’s an easy-peasy form on my site and on my Facebook page, too. Remember, as a subscriber to my newsletter, you’re automatically entered into all my giveaways!

Image: VIP Reader via LisaBerne.com

 

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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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Yes or no?

So I guess this is supposed to be a very chic way of storing lots of books, but arranging them like this would be a torment to me! It would reduce my precious books to . . . purely decorative objects. And it would make the search for a particular book quite hard.

Photo: Chic bookshelves

What about you? Does this work for you?

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What are you reading?

What’s keeping you entertained these days? I’d love to know!

Graphic: What are you reading, via LisaBerne.com

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“Anything else”

These days I am especially thankful for books.

Comic: reality vs. anything else

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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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