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Author Alma Katsu on Book Covers

Author Alma Katsu on Book Covers

This is a guest post by Alma Katsu, author of The Taker and The Reckoning. As I mentioned on my review of The Taker, the cover is just gorgeous. It is a pleasure to hear more about how a book’s cover comes to life. Thanks to Ms. Katsu for this blog post.   Cover Art: A Portrait For Your Book There are few things as important to a book’s success than it’s cover. If the cover doesn’t entice you, chances…

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Book Review: The Taker by Alma Katsu

Book Review: The Taker by Alma Katsu

This is book one in a trilogy. While I liked reading this book enough, I don’t find myself itching to read the next volume like I have with other serials. But given the chance, I probably would still read through the next books.

Book Review: The Expats by Chris Pavone

Book Review: The Expats by Chris Pavone

Sometimes, I need a book like this; one that doesn’t elicit strong emotions, does not tug at any strings or makes you say “AWWW” over and over again. We all need a passive read once in a while, don’t we? God knows I did after 4 books of Ice and Fire and a couple of John Greens!

This is supposed to be a suspense/thriller/mystery genre which is never my first choice anyway, but this book just misses being suspenspensful, thirlling or mysterious. It’s still a good story though.

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Title: The Fault in Our Stars Author: John Green Reading level: Ages 14 and up Hardcover:336 pages Publisher:Dutton Juvenile (January 10, 2012) Language:English ISBN-10:0525478817 ISBN-13: 978-0525478812 ABOUT THE BOOK Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold,…

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Book Review: The Rules of Inheritance

Book Review: The Rules of Inheritance

Title: The Rules of Inheritance Language: Claire Bidwell Smith Hardcover:304 pages Publisher:Hudson Street Press (February 2, 2012) ISBN-10:1594630887 ISBN-13: 978-1594630880 ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon.com) A resonant memoir of the ways untimely good-byes echo through the years by a writer who has considered every nuance of grief. Tweet

Storm of the i: An Artobiography by Tina Collen – GIVEAWAY

Storm of the i: An Artobiography by Tina Collen – GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY: Scroll to the end of this post for a chance to win a copy of this book. Title: STORM OF THE i: An Artobiography Author: Tina Collen ISBN: 978-0-9825241-0-7 Pages: 322 (275 color images, 57 black & white images, spot varnish). Interactive components: 1 lift-up flap, 1 internal cutout, 1 pop-up, a 5-page color foldout, a 15-panel color foldout in an envelope. ABOUT THE BOOK (from the Press Release) Her father didn’t speak to her for 15 years and…

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