Category Archives: Adult Books

Coloring – Not Just For Kids

In case you haven’t heard: Coloring is no longer just for kids. USA Today recently featured this article: Whimsical coloring books for grown-ups are a hit. Their story featured the break-out success of artist Johanna Basford, author of Secret Garden and … Continue reading

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Summer Beach Reads

It’s been a crazy spring in our household, with four big events occurring at the same time: Girl Scout Bridging! Daughter Birthday Week!  Wait, didn’t this used to be a one day event? Last Day of School! Sister Bridal Shower! … Continue reading

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Should Adult Characters Age?

Welcome fall weather!  Already dreaming of curling up with a blanket in front of the fireplace.  You know what that means: devouring the latest installments of all my favorite series. First big fall release: W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton.  I’m … Continue reading

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Gone Girl

Lately I’ve been reading tons of blog posts listing the best books of 2012, and there is one book that consistently appears: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Of course I had to read this book after I heard five unrelated … Continue reading

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Starting A New Holiday Tradition

Every year in December my book club enjoys combining our two favorite things: Holiday Treats and Murder Mystery Books.  I’m not normally a huge fan of cozy murder mysteries, but once a year I can get on board for a … Continue reading

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The Casual Vacancy

I’d planned to post my review of JK Rowling’s much anticipated new book, The Casual Vacancy, today.  It was released on September 27th and it’s never taken me more than a few days to read any of her books.  Plenty … Continue reading

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Shelf Spy

Real Actual Hilary, formerly known as The Intern, bravely blogged a picture of her bookshelf yesterday and invited others to do the same.  Check it out here.  In many ways, the contents of a reader’s bookshelf are an insight into … Continue reading

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Save the Bookstores 2012

Public Event · By Kelly Sonnack June 16 Your local bookstore Click here for Facebook Link We had a great response with the Save the Bookstore event last year, so let’s do it again! Bookstores still need our help, so … Continue reading

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Ask Allison . . . For Wish Fullfillment

I’ve been a long time reader of Ask Allison, a great blog for writers by the amazing Allison Winn Scotch. One thing she’s discussed often, that really resonates with me as I come closer to publication, is branding her writing. … Continue reading

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Retreat Into Your Favorite Series

 Just finished reading Midnight in Austenland, by Shannon Hale.  It’s the sequel to Austenland, and they’re both for adult audiences (while most of her other books are young adult fantasy).  Shannon’s writing is always amazing: funny, touching, deep, and lyrical … Continue reading

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