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Interview with AJ Campbell, Author of Search No Further

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Search No Further? I was sitting in a family-run restaurant one day, watching the comings and goings of the staff and family members, and I thought to myself, I bet there are some stories to be told here! I …
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Interview with Jennifer Collins, Author of Comfort in the Wings

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Comfort in the Wings: A Novel Inspired by Love That Will Not Die? The inspiration for this story is my own experience with having several members of my family, including two of my children, die within a short period …
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Why We Feel the Need to Share What We Read

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. A month or so ago, I recommended a book to my friend and coworker. We were discussing some of our favorite books, so I had to mention The Little Prince. Considering that we …
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The Only True Name: Who is Elena Ferrante?

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Who is Elena Ferrante? It’s an interesting question posed to me often when I’m recommending her work. It’s meant as a straightforward question, and in some ways I could give them a straightforward …
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Interview with John Hindmarsh, Author of Violent Graduation

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Violent Graduation – Jack Foster Space Opera Series? The idea has been rattling around in the creative section of my brain for some time. I decided to convert the concept into words. What’s your favorite genre to read? Is …
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Wish You Were Here Netflix Movie: What We Know (Release

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Dec 3rd, 2021 (Last Updated Dec 3rd, 2021) Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult has a potential movie adaptation in the works. For all the details about this upcoming book to film project, here’s what we know about the Wish You Were Here Netflix …
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The Glass Hotel TV Series: What We Know (Release Date,

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel has a TV series adaption potentially in the works. For all the details about a possible jump to the small screen for this book, here’s what we know about The Glass Hotel TV Series: What’s it about? What’s the plot of The …
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The Last Mrs. Parrish Netflix Movie: What We Know (Release

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine is being adapted into a movie by Netflix. For all the detail about this upcoming book to film adaptation, here’s what we know about The Last Mrs. Parrish Netflix movie: What’s it about? What’s the plot of The Last Mrs. Parrish? The Last …
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20 of the Best Picture Books You’ve Never Heard Of

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. As a former children’s librarian, I’ve read a lot of picture books. Some, I return to again and again, whether for story time or for my own enjoyment (listen, while Penguin Problems doesn’t …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 29, 2021

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The NOVL Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The NOVL. Today’s Featured Deals $5.99 Throne of Glass 8 Book Series by Sarah J. Maas Get This Deal $3.99 Somebody’s Daughter by …
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What the Heck is a Book Index?

There are many parts of books, from the folio page to the end credits, that the casual reader might fly right by without noticing the detail that goes into each element. Rioter Kelly Jensen recently wrote a great article on credit pages in books, a rarely seen example of paratext …
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8 of the Most Unique Little Free Libraries

Like many other people, since March 2020, I became really familiar with my immediate neighborhood. I’ve taken hundreds of walks around our home and gotten to know the gardens and homes of the people around me. I now have favorite gardens; I take people on tours of my favorite Halloween …
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25 Best Christmas Historical Fiction Books for the Holidays

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Dec 3rd, 2021 (Last Updated Dec 6th, 2021) A Christmas-themed historical fiction novel is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit with the holidays coming up just around the corner. This is a list of the Best Christmas Historical Fiction Books for the …
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Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read

30 Dec 2021 Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read | December 2021 Don’t miss out on these exciting new mystery, thriller, and suspense books that are perfect to add to your reading list this winter! Check out these new books by bestselling authors Kite Jenson, AJ Campbell, Elle Gray, …
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What Would You Like Your Last Read Book To Be?

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. There’s a fairly common hypothetical question you may have heard: “What would you like your last meal to be?” It’s morbid, but it’s also a way of thinking about what food means to …
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New 2022 Manga to Put on Your Radar

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. What a year 2021 has been. And I mean that in all the possible ways, both good and bad. In the manga arena, it meant explosive sales that led to empty retail shelves …
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Fall 2021 Pick: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land: A NovelAnthony DoerrWhat It’s About: Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she …
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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read

21 Dec 2021 Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including Michael Anderle, Colleen …
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Interview with Miriam Verbeek, Author of Songs of Si’Empra

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Songs of Si’Empra? Many things inspired me to write ‘Songs of Si’Empra’: intrigue with a character like Ellen (the main character); the challenge of bringing characters to life that readers can identify with; my love of nature and, particularly, …
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Interview with J.D. Richards, Author of The Emerald Princess

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Emerald Princess? There was an article about a series of mysterious art heists in the 2010’s that really caught my attention, and I had been reading a lot of Raymond Chandler at the time, so naturally, I decided …
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Interview with Kylie Kent, Author of An Entangled Christmas

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write An Entangled Christmas? I’ve always loved Christmas and the traditions around an Aussie Christmas spent in the sun and at the beach. When it was time for Lily’s story to be told it was the perfect time to for …
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Wish You Were Here: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult. Quick(-ish) Recap The two-paragraph version: In March 2020 …
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Summary and Review: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

Book review and synopsis for Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult, a novel set during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic about a young woman who ends up stranded on an island in the Galapagos. Synopsis Set in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, Wish You Were …
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Under the Whispering Door: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune. Quick(-ish) Recap The two-paragraph version: Wallace is an …
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Interview with Nassim Odin, Author of The Sphere of Destiny

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Sphere of Destiny? I wanted to write a story about ancient Egypt, alchemy, and a hero who has less knowledge than we have today! This book has food for thought – only the earth contains the cure for …
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