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Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much by Faith Salie
Summary from Goodreads: From comedian and journalist Faith Salie, of NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! and CBS News Sunday Morning, a collection of daring, funny essays chronicling the author's adventures during her lifelong quest for approval Faith Salie has ...
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Sweetest Scoundrel by Elizabeth Hoyt (Maiden Lane #9)
Summary from Goodreads: SHE'S TAKING CHARGE Prim, proper, and thrifty, Eve Dinwoody is all business when it comes to protecting her brother's investment. But when she agrees to control the purse strings of London's premier pleasure garden, Harte's Folly, sh...
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Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
Summary from Goodreads: A reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer, from the author whose work The New York Times described as “riveting” and The Wall Street Journal called “thrilling.” “Young Jane Steele’s favorite book, Charlotte Bronte’s...
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It Takes a Scandal by Caroline Linden (Scandalous #2)
Summary from Goodreads: Sometimes It Takes a Scandal... Abigail Weston has everything: beauty, wit, and one of the largest dowries in England. Her parents hope she'll wed an earl. Abigail hopes for a man who wants her desperately and passionately. But the m...
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I went to #bea16: Adult Author Breakfast and Buzz Panel!
My last BEA post, I promise (what? I'm still excited). I got up early Thursday to catch the shuttle to McCormick for the Adult Author Breakfast. The food was convention-standard continental breakfast - rolls, muffins, fruit, coffee that could strip the pain...
My last BEA post, I promise (what? I'm still excited). I got up early Thursday to catch the shuttle to McCormick for the Adult Author Breakfast. The food was convention-standard continental breakfast - rolls, muffins, fruit, coffee that could strip the paint off a car - but the entertainment was ...
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I went to #bea16: Middle grade and YA books!
The hottest category of books at BEA seemed to be YA/teen fantasy and middle grade.  I didn't brave the in-booth lines for Victoria Roth, Melissa de la Cruz, Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, Sabaa Tahir (which was crazy), and Tahereh Mafi (which was completely...
The hottest category of books at BEA seemed to be YA/teen fantasy and middle grade. I didn't brave the in-booth lines for Victoria Roth, Melissa de la Cruz, Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, Sabaa Tahir (which was crazy), and Tahereh Mafi (which was completely bonkers, yikes).
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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
Summary from Goodreads: Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern society. There are ancient tribal human ...
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Your Song Changed My Life by Bob Boilen
Summary from Goodreads: From the beloved host and creator of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts comes an essential oral history of modern music, told in the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, including Dave Grohl, Jimmy Page, Micha...
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How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke (An American Heiress in London #2)
From USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke comes the story of a bargain, a marriage of convenience...and the chance for love to last a lifetime. They had a deal... From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could chang...
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Wrapping up #smashyourstack: How'd you do?
All right, books down!  #SmashYourStack is officially done!  Thanks to my co-host Andi  and to everyone who participated.  Be sure to add your wrap-up post in the Linky below (try to get those in in the next few weeks). How did I do? Well, I read some books...
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I went to #bea16: I found some comics!
I made sure to visit "comics row" (I think that's the official term for it) - Image, Valiant, IDW, and other independent comics publishers were grouped in a row together.  Weirdly, Boom! was down on the end of a different row next to Moleskine (eh?). I pick...
I made sure to visit "comics row" (I think that's the official term for it) - Image, Valiant, IDW, and other independent comics publishers were grouped in a row together. Weirdly, Boom! was down on the end of a different row next to Moleskine (eh?). I picked up some singles from Image (I had ...
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Curtain Up: Agatha Christie: A Life in the Theatre by Julius Green
Summary from Goodreads: Agatha Christie is revered around the world for her books and the indelible characters she created. Lesser known is her writing for the stage—an extraordinary repertoire of plays that firmly established her as the most successful fem...
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I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
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