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Interview with Carissa Andrews, Author of Midlife Wolf Bite

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Midlife Wolf Bite (Accidental Alpha Book 1)? Whew… this one is twofold. Number one – my PA, Jenny, was insisting I write a werewolf book. I, on the other hand, was so resistant because I’m a rebel and think …
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Interview with Karen Kay, Author of She Steals My Breath

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write She Steals My Breath? Lately, I’ve been at a point in my life where I really wanted a story where the hero was, indeed, a very muscular and handsome hero, but also a very kind hero. The Native American …
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What Wordle Has Taught Us About The Power Of Moderation

When Wordle started to get some traction at the beginning of the year, and the colourful rectangles began to pop up on our social media timelines – most of the time without any sort of explanation – someone tweeted that Wordle is the sourdough starter of Omicron. Wordle is the …
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Interview with Davina Stone, Author of The Felicity Theory

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Felicity Theory? I love road trips. I love the grumpy meets sunshine trope, it always lends itself to all kinds of misadventures. And I totally love the shared bed trope. And finally, I love the idea of two …
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Interview with Anna Dahland, Author of Swedish Again

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Swedish Again: a memoir of motherhood and identity? I had one of those “life is stranger than fiction” experiences, and when it was over, my friends urged me to write it down! Briefly, I ended up back in Sweden, …
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Audiobooks and ADHD

Like many women, I was diagnosed with ADHD late in life, when I was 37. It took referrals, persistence, rejection, excellent state insurance, and many months to get a diagnosis. And this was for a middle class, insured white woman. Women of color have an even more difficult time getting …
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Hero Syndrome in Book Banning Efforts

Two years of pandemic living — whether or not best practices were followed — has left an entire generation trying to navigate what life looks like as we try to shift from pandemic to endemic. We’re not there yet and we won’t be for a while, but the changes in …
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The Trailer for WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING Has Dropped

The official trailer for Where the Crawdads Sing, adapted from Delia Owen’s bestselling 2018 novel, has just released. The movie stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Kya, and it’s produced by Reese Witherspoon and directed by Olivia Newman. The story follows Kya abandoned by her family as a child, surviving in a …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for March 23, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Flatiron Books Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Flatiron Books. Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 Robin by Dave Itzkoff Get This Deal $1.99 The Library of Mount Char by Scott Hawkins Get …
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Interview with Monica Murphy, Author of A Million Kisses in

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write A Million Kisses in Your Lifetime? A variety of little pieces came together to inspire this book. I planned on starting a different book about a different Lancaster but this one came to my mind (Crew) and demanded to …
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A Love Letter To 15 Of The Best Angsty Romance

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Dear Reader: what makes angsty romance books truly exquisite is the presence of dread and longing in a relationship. No matter what is happening in their lives, thoughts of their partner take up …
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Interview with Nurit and Rami Harpaz, Authors of Letters From

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Letters From Captivity : The Israeli Pilot and his Wife? This book is actually an epistolary novel. Using the authentic letters exchanged between Rami and myself while he was in captivity in Egypt. Throughout the years of Rami’s captivity …
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12+ Great 2022 Short Story Collections by Asian Authors

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Last year, I compiled this list of short story collections by Asian authors, declaring 2021 the year of the short story. But as it turns out, my reading habit continues to show no …
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What Is World Book Day?

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. When it comes to bookish holidays, there are just too many to count! Some holidays honor a certain author or focus on a particular genre or character from a famous book. We’ve got …
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Must-Read Biography Books

17 Mar 2022 Must-Read Biography Books | March 2022 In the mood for a new biography or memoir? Check out these instant bestsellers by Rami Harpaz & Nurit Harpaz, Anna Dahland, Michelle D. Hord, and more. Enjoy your new non-fiction picks! Letters From Captivity: The Israeli Pilot and his Wife …
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Summary and Review: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Book review and synopsis for Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, an eventful family drama about two siblings whose mother reveals their family history to them in her will. Synopsis Black Cake is about two siblings, Benny and Byron, who reunite after their mother has recently passed away. They learn that …
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