Archive for 'books'

“You can only keep 3”

Oh my gosh, this is HARD!

Graphic: "You can only keep 3"

But I’ll have to go with pet, books, and coffee. And feel bad about leaving out chocolate. :)

You?

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“You are the heroine or hero of your own life”

I really enjoyed the essay “Lisa Kleypas Talks Changing Trends in Romance,” which was recently featured on Goodreads. Lisa’s such a rock star of the genre! (And she has a new book out, too! Who else is excited to read Chasing Cassandra?)Image: Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas (Avon Books)

My favorite snippet from the essay? Photo: Lisa Kleypas

 

The message of romance novels is that you are the heroine or hero of your own life. You, regardless of your gender identification, culture, appearance, belief system, disabilities, or age, deserve to love and be loved. Wholeheartedly, passionately, and entirely.

That’s not an unrealistic expectation. Don’t settle for less.

Beautiful!

And “Don’t settle for less,” has a lot of resonance for me . . . It’s something my heroine Gwendolyn Penhallow says in Engaged to the Earl:

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

Coming your way February 25th, 2020!

“But there is a moral to the story, my dears. It’s this: I hope you’ll always follow your dreams — and settle for nothing less than whatever is the best for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Things book lovers do”

I feel so SEEN. :)

Comic: "Things book lovers do"

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“Between the pages . . .”

” . . . of a book is a wonderful place to be.” It most certainly is!

Graphic: "Between the pages of a book is a wonderful place to be," via LisaBerne.com

via Bookstr

 

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What are you reading?

Do let me know. :)

Graphic: What are you reading? Via LisaBerne.com

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“What are you doing this weekend?”

Happy Friday, everyone! :)

Graphic: "What are you doing this weekend?" Shared via LisaBerne.com

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Book love: The Clergyman’s Wife

If, like me, you’re a Jane Austen fan and always up for a great Austen-inspired novel, may I recommend The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley?

Cover image: The Clergyman's Wife, shared via LisaBerne.com

I’ve long thought that the intelligent, pragmatic, likable Charlotte Collins in Pride and Prejudice to be a fascinating character, and I loved Greeley’s nuanced, beautifully written narration that encompasses not only the familiar events in P&P but Charlotte’s past and her future too.

For more info, click here to go to Greeley’s website.

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Internet scandal!

Apparently somebody’s publicly shared regarding an unorthodox reading habit: he cuts his books in half to lighten his load when he’s out and about but still wants to bring along his current read.

Photo: books cut in half

Some people are outraged, calling it book desecration. Others applaud, saying it’s a clever and pragmatic strategy.

Where do you stand on this controversial — even inflammatory — bookish question?

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“How long does it take you to fall in love?”
Graphic: "How long does it take you to fall in love?" Via Bookstr; shared via LisaBerne.com

via Bookstr

Or even sooner, if the book is really good. :)

 

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“My Reading Year”

This sums it up nicely.

Comic: "My Reading Year" by Tom Gauld, shared via LisaBerne.com

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