Tag: Reading

ALBTALBS Celebrates Our 7th Blogiversary with a $7 Ad Spot Sale

Hi friends! So, as you see, ALBTALBS turned 7! No real giveaways or other celebratory things planned for now. … If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know my “try too hard” … died? (A while ago…) Also I’ve had … you know… *gestures expansively* a lot going on. And because this is a question I …

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Choose Your Own Adventure | Memoir

Choose Your Own Adventure | Memoir By Derek Sanderson on January 12, 2018 Self-discovery is what links this month’s memoirs. Who are we? What are we here for? Do we have a purpose? While all the authors here write about finding themselves in a fascinating variety of ways, special attention should be called to Sands …

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New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

Fiction The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow: HarperCollins; LJ stars) Debuts at #1 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and at #2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Robicheaux by James Lee Burke (S. & S.) Debuts at #6 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and …

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Limecello: Karen’s Top 10 Reads of 2017

The first Team ALBTALBS List! (I always wait until January of the next year to post in case someone read an OMFG AMAZING LOVELOVELOVE book that should go on the list on say, December 31.) There were so many good books I read on 2017 that to pick 10 is actually hard, however: Read more …

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Happy New Year from Ray Flynt

NOW through January 12th, EMBALMED, 6th in the Brad Frame series is available for FREE download at Amazon. Brad Frame turns to his friend, Nick Argostino, for help in solving one of his most baffling cases where murder victims are found already embalmed. Brad finds that Nick is knee deep in his own problems, as …

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Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News

Big Books for the Week The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (G.P. Putnam’s Sons; LJ stars) leads holds this week. Check your reserves, across the country holds are topping 10:1 ratios. Other titles in demand include: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (St. Martin’s) The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani (Penguin) Operator …

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Book Pulse New Bestsellers; Trump Seeks to Stop Publication

New to the Bestseller Lists NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books Twisted by Helen Hardt (Waterhouse) Debuts at #2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. The Wanted by Robert Crais (Putnam; LJ stars) Debuts at #9 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list …

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Signature January 05, 2018

This year has brought a bumper crop of fabulous fiction and nonfiction to my door. The UPS delivery van and mail truck each stop in front of my house nearly every day, delivering the books that fill every available (and unavailable) space in my house. In order to keep up, I read between two and …

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Book Pulse: Costa Award Winners

The category winners of the Costa Book Awards have been announced. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Pamela Dorman: Penguin) wins the First Novel Award. The book was a breakthrough both in the UK and the U.S. It was a #1 Library Reads pick, LJ named it a Notable Book of 2017, and …

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By Hannah Rowan: DOES READING OR WRITING MAKE US NICER?

In between the healthy recipes and the diagrams of how to do various excruciating exercises, I found an article on the literature table at the gym about reading. “Does reading fiction make us nicer?” it asked. So of course I took it home to ponder. The article summarized a study by David Comer Kidd and …

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