Posts made in February, 2018


Photo from http://www.emilylockhart.com   When I used to freelance for an ebook subscription service, I would see WE WERE LIARS everywhere. Its haunting cover and title caught my eye, and it was not long after that I picked up a copy and read through it myself. Unreliable narrators, dark secrets, private islands–all of these combine to make WE WERE LIARS a creepy, suspenseful read, one that was called “thrilling,...

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I first heard about Schuler Books when a friend mentioned they always have amazing book and author events. And lo and behold, just a few weeks later, I saw Leigh Bardugo was stopping by for a signing. Schuler Books seems to constantly have tons of great events, and I only wish that Ann Arbor was a little bit closer to Grand Rapids, or Okemos.   Image from Schuler Books’ Instagram   However, Schuler Books does have a...

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Photo from https://www.williamlanday.com   I first came across NYT Bestseller William Landay‘s work when I was on a road trip, and downloaded DEFENDING JACOB to listen to on the way. What followed was a compelling, riveting tale about a senior prosecutor whose 14-year-old son is accused of murder. As he and his wife try to put together the pieces of the crime, and defend their son and family, they also are forced to...

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Photo Credit: From PublicDomainPictures.net There are so many amazing interviews with authors out there–including a ton of advice that authors have collected on their site in FAQ pages. Some of that advice is from authors who are no longer with us. I’ve collected some of that advice in these posts, and organized them by topic. It’s a quick way to see some of the great advice out there on a particular subject, but if...

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Image from http://www.thestorybookshoppe.com   Bookstores are magical places: shops where you walk in and are immediately presented with thousands of portals to other worlds. But we also hear a lot about the difficulty of maintaining an independent bookstore nowadays, with quickly changing technology and ease of online ordering. Despite that, many independent bookstores are thriving in their community, and today I’m excited...

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