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I’m Glad I Don’t Picture Anything When I Read

Close your eyes and picture an apple. Okay, I assume you’ve opened them back up. What color was the apple? What shape was it? How big was it? Was it sitting on something, hanging from a tree branch, floating in the air? Can you rotate it in your mind? Can …
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December 2021 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Oct 8th, 2021 (Last Updated Oct 8th, 2021) Notable upcoming books to be published in December 2021, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month: Here’s to Us (What If It’s Us #2)Becky AlbertalliWhat It’s About: Ben has …
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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read

26 Oct 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 John Connolly, …
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Let These 12 Dark Fantasy Books Enchant Your Life

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Recently, my love for dark fantasy books has grown. Maybe it’s my love for horror and the creepy atmospheric vibe that makes me want these books more and more. Maybe it’s because most …
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THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: The Influence of the Novel

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In 1938, during the Great Depression, my grandmother was a teenager and one of ten kids of a Portuguese immigrant farmer in Massachusetts. She enjoyed radio shows like The Shadow. Her family couldn’t …
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Rock Paper Scissors: Recap & Summary

The Quick Recap and Section-by-Section Summary for Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney. Quick(-ish) Recap The two-paragraph version: Amelia and Adam are on …
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Interview with Amy McNulty, Author of Don’t Judge a Book

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Don’t Judge a Book by Its Hover? After years of writing YA and romance, I had a blast writing the first few books in my debut paranormal cozy mystery series, A Spooky Games Club Mystery. The “hook” in that …
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Interview with RG Long, Author of Blade of the Faithful

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Blade of the Faithful? I love epic fantasy stories. But every story has a deeper purpose! I wanted to write Blade of the Faithful to discuss secrets. What happens when we hide from others? What keeps us from being …
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Interview with Maggie March, Author of Dead and Deader (Lucy

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Dead and Deader? Dead and Deader is the seventh book in a fun cozy mystery series featuring Lucy McGuffin, an amateur sleuth who can always tell when other people are lying. Couple that with her little rescue dog, Paco, …
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Summary, Spoilers + Review: Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

The two-paragraph version: Amelia and Adam are on a getaway, staying at an old chapel. There’s also a woman named Robin living in a cottage nearby. Adam is a screenwriter who is known for adapting the novels of a writer named Henry Winter. He has reoccuring nightmares about his mother …
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Biography Books To Read

28 Oct 2021 Biography Books To Read | October 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 Richard P. Allison, Dave Grohl, Bret …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 28, 2021

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. HarperCollins Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by HarperCollins. Today’s Featured Deals $3.99 A is for Arsenic by Kathryn Harkup Get This Deal $2.99 Full Throttle by Joe Hill Get This Deal …
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A Guide to Japanese Poetry Forms

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. We’ve all heard of haiku, but that’s far from the only Japanese poetry form. On the contrary, it’s only one in a long line of poetic forms that predate many English forms of …
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Barnes & Noble Name Third-Annual “Book Of The Year” Finalists

Barnes & Noble’s third annual “Book of the Year” awards, given to a book by the booksellers working across company stores, is around the corner. This year’s slate of finalists, all selected by booksellers, showcase a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, new, and beloved voices across an array of styles …
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The Lincoln Highway: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. Quick(-ish) Recap The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles is a …
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Summary and Review: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles is a book I’ve really been looking forward to ever since it was announced. Like many people, I really enjoyed his previous novel A Gentleman in Moscow, and I’ve been eager to revisit his writing. The Lincoln Highway is an adventure story through and …
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New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read

28 Oct 2021 New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read | October 2021 Have you been searching for some exciting new sci-fi and fantasy reads? You’ll be able to explore fantastic new worlds with these amazing new releases from bestselling authors Kevin Partner, C.M. Carney, RG Long, Alix E. …
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