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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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14 Award-Winning Children’s Books of 2021

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Every year thousands of books are published for children. How do you choose what new books to stock your shelves with before the new year? Award-winning children’s books have always been a go-to …
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How Two Novelists and a Poet Made Me Change My

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Last fall I drove to Rochester to visit my parents, listening to the audiobook of Rumaan Alam’s novel Leave the World Behind in the car. I started off laughing at Alam’s exquisite portrait …
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Summary and Review: Under the Whispering Door by T

The two-paragraph version: Wallace is an unpleasant and selfish man who dies. He is brought to a tea house where the ferryman, Hugo, is there to help Wallace process his life and enter the doorway to the afterlife when he’s ready. At the tea house, Wallace befriends the others there …
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Best Mystery & Thriller Books for 2022 (New & Anticipated)

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Nov 2nd, 2021 (Last Updated Nov 2nd, 2021) A bunch of great and new mystery and thriller titles are slated for 2022 release. If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I love a good mystery-thriller. I’m really excited for what’s in store. This is …
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January 2022 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Nov 2nd, 2021 (Last Updated Nov 2nd, 2021) Notable upcoming books to be published in January 2022, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month: The MaidNita ProseWhat It’s About: Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She …
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Apples Never Fall TV Series: What We Know (Release Date,

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty has a limited series in development. For all the details about this potential jump to the small screen, here’s what we know about the Apples Never Fall TV series: What’s it about? What’s the plot? Apples Never Fall follows the four Delaney siblings after …
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Local Woman Missing TV Series: What We Know (Release Date,

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica has a TV series adaptation in the works. For all the details about a possible film adaptation of this book, here’s what we know about the Local Woman Missing TV series: What’s it about? What’s the plot? Local Woman Missing is a mystery novel …
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Interview with Willow Winters, Author of Sexy as Sin

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Sexy as Sin? There were two scenes that begged me to write them. They’re “make-up spicy edition” scenes… but more than that they’re heavily emotional without any words being spoken. There’s a depth to this story about a man …
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Interview with Dale Mayer, Author of Simon Says… Hide

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Simon Says… Hide? I was looking for something darker to balance out the lighter cozies and romances that I write. Simon Says was the result. It was actually dreamt up during a conference over 3 years ago! What’s your …
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