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25 Best Historical Mystery Books

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Nov 10th, 2021 (Last Updated Nov 10th, 2021) Historical Mysteries are a subgenre of both historical fiction and mystery novels. If you love books set in a different time period and you enjoy a satisfying whodunit, then perhaps these titles might interest you! This is …
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Interview with Michelle G

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Self Love Notes: Uplifting Poetry, Affirmations & Quotes? The effects of adversity can permeate throughout our lives, influencing choices and decisions. It may also impact family dynamics by setting up generational cycles unresolved issues go unchecked. Putting myself first …
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Cloud Cuckoo Land: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. Quick(-ish) Recap The four-paragraph version: Cloud Cuckoo Land is about …
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Interview with Mercedes King, Author of Jackie’s Paris

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Jackie’s Paris? I love all things Jackie Kennedy. A few years ago, when I read about her junior year of college spent abroad in Paris, I wondered if I could craft it into a story…and here we are! What’s …
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Interview with Gemma Cates, Author of Dragons Do It Nerdier

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Dragons Do It Nerdier? I love reading romances with nerdy-hot heroes, so I knew that my Dragons Shifters Do It series had to have one! What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre …
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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read

16 Nov 2021 Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from James Dan Casey, Dave Grohl, Scottie Pippen, and many more. Enjoy your new …
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20 New Christmas Books for Kids To Celebrate The Season

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. It doesn’t snow where I live. I have to take the kids into the mountains quite a distance away in order to go sledding or to make a snowman, and that’s only if …
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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

16 Nov 2021 Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Jay Allan, Peter Cawdron, Faith Hunter, and more. If Fantasy is what your …
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Summary and Review: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

The four-paragraph version: Cloud Cuckoo Land is about a book and how it manages to survive across time. It follows four sets of characters in different time periods who all come across a (fictional) ancient Greek tale called Cloud Cuckoo Land by Antonius Diogenes. In the 1400’s in Constantinople, Anna …
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It’s Time to Stop Being Surprised That Comics Are Jewish

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I have lost track of the amount of articles, thinkpieces, reviews, and podcasts I’ve encountered online that open by announcing, with great fanfare, that many of the writers and artists who created your …
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Interview with Diane Weiner, Author of Murder in Training

If you were in an elevator with a stranger and had 1 minute or less to describe Murder in Training before the doors opened, what description would you give? A retired music teacher and her best friend join a training class to prep for a breast cancer charity race. When a member …
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20 Must-Read Middle Grade Fairytale Retellings

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. There are few things I love more than a great fairytale retelling. I loved fantasy as a kid, so even from a young age I was attracted to books exploring fairytale tropes and …
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Interview with James Dan Casey, Author of We Shall Never

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write We Shall Never Speak of This Again? I am 3rd generation Irish and always had an interest in Irish history. My ancestors lived in County Roscommon which experienced the highest population loss in Ireland during the 19th century Great …
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Best Romance & Chick Lit Books for 2022 (New &

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Nov 19th, 2021 (Last Updated Nov 19th, 2021) If you’re in the mood to read some chick lit with plenty of romance and meet cutes, this is a list of the Best Romance & Chick Lit Books for 2022! For me, I’ve been enjoying Emily …
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Reading Short Stories is Helping Me Fall in Love With

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I think by now, a lot of us can relate to the fact that it’s been a hard two years to read and focus on time for ourselves. In fact, it feels like …
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THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE is

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. It’s hard to know for sure what makes a book a massive hit. The kind of book that gets named Book of the Year by one of the world’s largest book retailers. The …
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Interview with Jennifer Estep, Author of A Sense of Danger

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write A Sense of Danger? I’ve always loved spy stories because they usually feature a little bit of everything—action, adventure, danger, and romance. I love putting all those elements in my own books, so writing a spy story seemed like a …
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February 2022 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Nov 20th, 2021 (Last Updated Nov 20th, 2021) Notable upcoming books to be published in February 2022, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month: The Paris ApartmentLucy FoleyWhat It’s About: Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke …
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15 Top Management Books to Make You a Better Leader

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Whether it was through a group project in school, your first job, or someone in your family, we’ve all encountered leaders in our lives. Good ones are sure to inspire you, challenge you, …
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The World’s Most Glamorous Librarian

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. At the corner of 36th Street and Madison Avenue on the east side of Manhattan, you’ll find a small campus of buildings that make up one of the most remarkable literary collections in …
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Summary and Review: The Maid by Nita Prose

Main / Books / The Maid Book review and synopsis for The Maid by Nita Prose, A heartwarming journey wrapped up in a Clue-like, locked-room mystery. The Maid is set to be released on January 4, 2022. Synopsis In The Maid. Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles …
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Raybearer Netflix TV Series: What We Know (Release Date, Cast,

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko is being adapted into a TV series on Netflix. For all the details about this upcoming book adaptation, here’s what we know about the Raybearer Netflix TV Series: What’s it about? What’s the plot of Raybearer? In this West African-inspired YA fantasy series, Tarisai is a …
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Horrorstör Movie: What We Know (Release Date, Cast, Movie Trailer)

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix has a movie adaptation that’s been in the works for a w little while now. For all the details about a potential jump to film for this book, here’s what we know about the Horrorstör movie: What’s it about? What’s the plot? From IMDB: Horrorstör is …
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