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Interview with Anthony Breznican & Brutal Youth Giveaway

Last month I read and reviewed Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican, a book that really hit me in that tender little patch that remains my teenage heart. I loved and adored this novel for its honest portrayal of the challenges of high school that never really leave you no matter how long it’s been since […]

Book Tour ~ Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Rooms by Lauren Oliver Published by: Ecco Published on: September 23, 2014 Page Count: 320 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the author’s Marketing Assistant in order to participate in her book tour as well as the audiobook I purchased from Audible.com using a monthly credit. Audiobook Published by: Harper Audio […]

Under the Influence: When Books Inspire

A Chat with Xe Sands (and a Delicious Giveaway) Today I have the pleasure of spending some time with audiobook narrator Xe Sands talking about milestones, books that inspire, and the reading life. I hope you enjoy the conversation and the enter to win our The Art Forger prize pack. Xe’s including cookies! Yum! Literate Housewife: […]

Discovering Georgette Heyer and Giveaway

It wasn’t long after I started blogging that I discovered my love for historical fiction. This lead me to learn about Sourcebooks, a publisher that not only showcases new historical fiction, but reprints older work as well. Had I not come into contact with my friends at Sourcebooks, I am not sure if I would […]

A Special Giveaway of The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Later this week, I’ll be hosting Laura Moriarty on her TLC Book Tour with my review of her latest novel, The Chaperone. I’m currently reading and loving this story about Cora, a mother of grown twin boys, who decides to act as chaperone to a 15-year-old Louise Brooks on a trip to New York to […]

For the Love of Fountain Bookstore & Giveaway

Living in a city without an independent bookstore (Roanoke’s last store closed in early January and I never really felt very comfortable there), I often must appreciate them from afar. I admit to a twinge of jealousy whenever I read about book events and shopping sprees. I long to be able to participate  in #IndieThursday […]

On My List: A Heroic New Year ~ A Guest Post by Erin Blakemore

It is my great privilege to have Erin Blakemore visiting here on New Year’s Day to discuss heroic New Year’s Resolutions: On My List: A Heroic New Year One of the benefits of having written a book about literary heroines and kick-ass authors? No excuses. One of the drawbacks of having written a book about literary […]

Shelf Awareness: Enlightenment for Readers

I have subscribed to Shelf Awareness for longer than I can remember. It’s a treat to hear that ping on my phone weekday mornings right around 8am. I know that bookish goodness is waiting for me. The version I first subscribed to is now called their professional edition. It is aimed at professionals and those […]

#274 ~ The Red Queen

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory Published by: Simon & Schuster Published on: August 2010 Page Count: 400 pages Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover review copy sent to me by the publisher. Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Giveaway: Simon & Schuster graciously provided me with a second hardcover review copy of The Red […]

#265 ~ Not That Kind of Girl

Not That Kind of Girl by Carlene Bauer Published by: HarperCollins Published on: June 29, 2010 Page Count: 288 Genre: Memoir My Reading Format: Trade paperback review copy provided by the publisher. Available Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook Today it is my great pleasure to be Carlene Bauer’s host on his TLC Book Tour for her […]