Monthly Archives: July 2017

Bookish art of Linda Lee Nelson

As followers of my blog know, I occasionally compose a post about art with bookish themes. Bookworms will agree that the next best thing to reading books is looking at pictures of books. LOL For this post I am featuring … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 31 – Ferris Wheels

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In this, my thirty-first installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (an old favorite recommended)

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back and post … Continue reading

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Book covers unique? I don’t think so…

Many of you have been following my Cover Love series of blog posts for some time. Some of my newer followers might not have seen my “Seeing Double” post in the series. As I am constantly updating this post, I … Continue reading

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“Lost for Words” by Stephanie Butland

  What bibliophile can resist a novel about a charming used bookshop, with even more charming and quirky protagonists? I can’t.  To further my interest, I’ve read some great reviews of this novel that were written by some of favorite … Continue reading

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“Two days gone” by Randall Silvis

Five years ago I read  a great book by Randall Silvis called “The boy who shoots crows“.  I was very impressed by the plot and the writing so was therefore happy to see another book by this author offered on … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – (an old favorite recommended)

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Rene over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back and post … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 30 – Bare feet dangling over water

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In this, my thirtieth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that … Continue reading

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“What she knew” by Gilly MacMillan

Despite my hearing wonderful things about this novel, for one reason or another it has sat on my TBR for far longer than I would have liked.  Now, finally, I’ve had a chance to read it – only to find … Continue reading

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Remembering novelist Margaret Yorke

Recently, while trying to purge my overcrowded bookshelves, I came across a  “Winter’s Crimes 18” anthology.  Since it was an ex-library book, and not in very good shape, I decided it was one of the books I would be purging. … Continue reading

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“The Birdwatcher” by William Shaw – Book Review

This novel has probably one of the best first paragraphs I’ve read in quite a while: “There were two reasons why William South did not want to be on the murder team. The first was that it was October. The … Continue reading

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Better news today

I wish to thank the lovely bookbloggers who supported me through the plagiarism debacle yesterday.  You are all wonderful and deserve five gold stars! The issue has been resolved and the blog content removed. I feel I must share the … Continue reading

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Bookblogger plagiarism!

Today I encountered something that left me fuming and outraged. I found MY REVIEW of “The missing ones” by Patricia Gibney (dated June 13th, 2017) on another blogger’s blog copied WORD-FOR-WORD!  He has no shame! Lucas Yule gave credit for … Continue reading

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“I found you” by Lisa Jewell

Last year I was introduced to Lisa Jewell’s writing when I read and reviewed “The Girls in the Garden“. I was very impressed, and when I saw this title offered on NetGalley, I anticipated a good read. What I didn’t … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 29 – Butterflies & Moths

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In this, my twenty-ninth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that … Continue reading

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