Category Archives: authors

Thoughts on Booktopia Michigan

I am just back from another fantastic Booktopia weekend.  I am at a loss for words to describe how it was, so I will have to let some photos do the talking for me. Booktopia was held in Petoskey, Michigan, … Continue reading

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A Win-Win-Win!

So regular readers (if you are still around, I know I’ve been very bad!) may remember that I absolutely loved Wiley Cash’s first novel, A Land More Kind than Home, and how I was brought to the novel thanks to … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday — pre-Booktopia edition!

This is the week I have been waiting for!  Yeah, BEA was last week and it looks like it was a lot of fun, but this weekend a lucky select few of us will be in Oxford, Mississippi for BOOKTOPIA! … Continue reading

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Author Appearances

So I was cleaning up the kitchen tonight after dinner, and my mind wandered to one of the books I’m currently reading — Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs — and how I wished I could attend one of his … Continue reading

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Guest Post — John Milliken Thompson, author of THE RESERVOIR

   John Milliken Thompson’s first novel, The Reservoir, is based on actual events in the late 1800s.  Though drawing on court transcripts and newspaper accounts, he still was required to imagine how certain things took place in order to describe them … Continue reading

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Losing Interest in Authors

  Have you ever had the realization that an author you’ve once enjoyed – even adored – is no longer interesting to you?   After a particularly rough day at the office, I was doing some shopping at Target (my favorite … Continue reading

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Books on the Nightstand Readers’ Retreat

  I just spent the greatest weekend in Manchester, VT at The Books on the Nightstand Readers’ Retreat.  I don’t quite know how to put my experience into words but I will do my best.  After a Friday ice-breaking discussion … Continue reading

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Book Blogger Hop!

  The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. The question this week is: Right this instant, what book are you dying to get your hands on (past, present, or future)?   I mentioned last week that Jennifer Weiner … Continue reading

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My First Blog Hop!

  Here it is — my first blog hop post!  The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books.  The question this week is:  Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites.   I … Continue reading

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A Long Long Time Ago & Essentially True – thoughts

  A Long Long Time Ago & Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka is a novel with two stories told in alternating chapters; the stories are set about fifty years apart but linked by family and by the city of Krakow.       The … Continue reading

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