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Mystery Novels Fri Dec 15 2017 07:08:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- It's Friday, and, for "Friday's Forgotten Books", a number of us are telling stories about Bill Crider or reviewing his books. I could do either of those. I actually just met Bill a few years ago at Bouchercon in Raleigh. But, we'd been online "frien
In her most recent essay Books Do Furnish a Room (2017), the author Penelope Lively concludes that not only do books furnish a room, even more do they furnish the mind, as well as telling us about their owners past and influences. Ive read quite a fe
Thanks so much to the Blood Red Pencil team for letting me announce my new book release here. Im happily rejoining the Blood Red Pencil blog in 2018 as a monthly contributor after a long break to work on other projects. Its great to be back working w
"Poems come out of wonder, not out of knowing," wrote the award-winning poet Lucille Clifton. That's a broad statement, since the word "wonder" itself carries dual meanings, to be in awe of and to question something, but its meaning applies well to c
                                   There are some  things in crime fiction that
#20-16|#15-11| #10-6 | #5-1 5. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia, illustrated by Frank Morrison [Amistad | Grades 3-7] Because it contains 176 perfect pages. -John Click here for additional reso
Ah! One of my favorite lists. Not a long one, to be sure, but beloved. As I’m sure you’ve heard me say far too many times, in the history of children’s librarianship there was once a plethora of folktales and fairytales
  Marrying Miss Kringle: Lux by Lucy McConnell Christmas Magic is changing and the Kringle Family scrambles to keep up in this fun and entertaining, sweet Christmas romance from Author Lucy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs
This weekend will be crazy busy for us. Mouse has two dance performances, one Saturday and one Sunday; we have dozens upon dozens of cookies to bake; last minute shopping to do; and a house to get ready for the upcoming Christmas holiday. My mom will
Hypercolor have just released a phenomenal new song called “The Ooze”” featuring Vacationer.With lead vocals by singer Kenny Vasoli, the infectious new track takes you on a musical journey. Heavy synths and steady beats
A detailed bio from The Yiyo Encyclopaedia of Jews in Eastern Europe From Blazing Saddles.  Yiddish Indians Yiddish has not yet said its last word. It contains treasures that have not been revealed to the eyes of the world.
When I found The Coast of Bohemia by Edith Pargeter in a used bookstore in Nelson, BC last summer, I gasped audibly and then spent the rest of my visit with the book clutched firmly to my chest. No one was going to part me from this book, which I had
The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell - 14.99 Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in
Eli Lev is a musician for the ages. Not your typical singer-songwriter, his Americana based music is blended with a bit of Rock n’ Roll flare. His new EP, “All Roads East,” is a breath of fresh air in the current music s
Title: Lady Osbaldestones Christmas GooseAuthor: Stephanie LaurensRead by: Helen Lloyd Publisher: Blackstone AudioLength: Approximately 7 hoursSource: Blackstone Audio Digital Review Copy as a part of the Audiobook Jukebox Review Thank-you! 
This weeks BTT features Everless (HarperTeen), what we can only hope to be the first installment of a beguiling new fantasy series. This mesmerizing trailer of spiraling clocks and the dripping sands of an hourglass reflects Hollands fantasy world of
When I found The Coast of Bohemia by Edith Pargeter in a used bookstore in Nelson, BC last summer, I gasped audibly and then spent the rest of my visit with the book clutched firmly to my chest. No one was going to part me from this book, which I had
Dec. 8 ~ have a candlelight dinnerI call this meal "chicken by candlelight" because I remembered at the last minute to light a candlefor this challenge.  Eating by candlelight doesn't feel more hyggeligt to me, but more like remembering an a
Literary Yarns : Crochet Patterns Inspired By Classic Books, Cindy Wang - 11.99 What s the perfect gift for your friend who loves literature? How about an adorable crocheted Moby Dick? Or a delightfully miniature Elizabeth Bennet? Or an elegant and f
A few days ago, Leaky came across an “official” but unconfirmed list of actors and extras on Reddit, which appeared to give the full slate of characters appearing in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, i
I had heard of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, but somehow got through my childhood without ever having read it.  My 11 year and 9-year old sons were reading it for their youth book club this last month. I read it with 9-year old Daniel in
Last year, for my December Historical Musings post, I put together a summary of my year in historical fiction. This December I’ve decided to do the same, thinking it would be interesting to make comparisons and see if there have been any si
Book Review 2017-013 Vagrants & Uncommon Visitors by A. Kendra Greene 2017 by Anomalous Press, 30 pages (I ordered this one early enough to receive one of the limited edition letter press cover copies) Having thoroughly enjoyed the first two...Bo
Sleeping Beauties, Stephen King & Owen King (F, 20s, long blond hair, camel-colored coat, black chunky heel pumps, Hoyt Schermerhorn Station)
What better way to be sure a book is going to be right for your book club than being a fly on the wall at a real discussion - such as for the fifteen books we discussed in BookBrowse's Book Club during 2017 (with more than 3500 comments posted), or a
I'll be spending Christmas with my mother and sister, neither of whom much care for dessert wines, which is a shame because I love them with a passion. They're rare and precious things to be sipped and savoured, but the very opulence and complexity t
Jim Napier is a crime-fiction critic based in Quebec, Canada. Hes also the creator of the award-winning Web site Deadly Diversions, which features more than 500 reviews and interviews with leading crime-fiction writers. In the spring of 2017, Napiers
Im still trying to finish up a few reviews before the end of the year so this is going to be a little summary of some of the books I read that you might want to check out. All three were received via NetGalley. Grievance By Christine Bell “
An extremely bad day for the internet and everyone in this country who uses it. Please send this smug idiot your thoughts today.
"Growing up, books that had high stakes meant the world to me.""What did you think of My Absolute Darling?" That's the question on everyone's lips. This debut by young American novelist Gabriel Tallent is much lauded for its breathtaking pacing, emot
The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman (M, 30s, glasses, brown hair, gold ring, striped scarf, messenger bag, Merrell shoes, G train)
Over the last year, one of the ways in whichBooklist has celebrated #50YearsofYA was by publishing essays from YA luminaries about their love of young adult fiction. As part of the piece, each shared their top YA titles. Their choices are as follows;
The final guest attending Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros annual event ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ has been announced today! Natalia Tena (a newcomer to the event!) will attend alongside Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Kru
I always look forward to the holiday romances that become available during this time of the year. ANY GIVEN SNOW DAY by Marie Harte is a terrific addition to this popular genre. The eye catching cover immediately caught my attention. This story takes
American Street, Ibi Zoboi (F, 30s, short curly hair, sparkly beanie, plaid skirt, pink earbuds, ARC edition, R train)
News sources are warning us to order those presents now if we have any hope of getting The post Christmas is Just Around the Corner appeared first on Avon Romance.News sources are warning us to order those presents now if we have any hope of getting
by Ben Gutterson First sentence: “When Elizabeth Somers tugged open the gate to her aunt and uncle’s yard and saw and envelope taped to the front door of the shabby house she shared with them, she knew it was bad news.”
Here's the Third installment of Crime for the Holidays: Christmas Mysteries, Authors I-N. What a long list. Makes for more reading which is always fine with me! As always, let me know if I've missed any titles or authors. Be sure and go back on Myste
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Draw the Line by Kathryn Otoshi (9781626725638) In this wordless picture book, two boys are drawing lines towards each other without realizing it. When they bump into each other, they join their lines together. But then with an accidental rude tug, t
Rolling Harvey Down the Hill Prelutsky 1980 Submitter: This is another children’s book that was initially pulled because of its condition. It has had a lot of circulation since it was acquired in 1989 but only 2 circulations in 20 years. On
Middleton, Dana. Open If You DareOctober 17th 2017 by Feiwel & Friends E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineBirdie and her friends Ally and Rose have always hung out together, running through their neighborhood and setting up camp on a smal
Raid of No Return. (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7) Nathan Hale. 2017. [November] Abrams. 128 pages. [Source: Library]First sentence: On March 8th, 1862, near the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, the confederate ironclad CSS Virginia steamed into ba
By John Trefry, translated by Luke Stegemann. Publications of Agustn Fernndez Mallo’s works in English translation only began circulating in late 2015 with the release of Nocilla Dream, the first volume in his “Nocilla Pr
David Sipress writes about his fathers silence on his family and past, an old family photograph he cherishes, and his fascination with Russia and its history.
It's my busy week, so I won't have much reading time until next Wednesday. I've actually only read one more story in Connie Willis' A Lot Like Christmas than the last time I mentioned that book. Others are piling up. I'm hoping I'll actually
Michael - ThursdayOn route to a conference in Lisbon, I squeezed in three days with long-time friend and wine fundi Neil Pendock in Porto.  Wed been there before some six years ago, and remembered it for the wonderful scenery along the Douro
Title: HOW NOT TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOODAuthor: Marissa ThompsonPublisher: HarlequinPages: 436Genre: Humor/FictionBOOK BLURB: In HOW NOT TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD, Marissa Thomas offers readers an inside view of one young womans journey to fulfi
I had a feature on the lesser-spotted Irish spy novel published in the Irish Times last week, which featured among others Joe Joyce, John Banville, Eoin McNamee, Stephen Burke, Michael Russell, Stuart Neville, Philip Davison, Joseph Hone and Andrew H