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Heading to a book-themed baby shower? Put these titles on your gift list.

May 19, 2019

published in the News and Observer, May 19,2019 (link: https://www.newsobserver.com/living/article229974099.html) If you’re looking for a book perfect for the babies in your life, all you have to do is click on the book and you’ll support me, independent booksellers and read more »


Talking with Bill Konigsberg

May 16, 2019

(published in AudioFile Magazine, April, 2019–note images are linked to Indiebound Books–please support them!) Bill Konigsberg is a YA novelist who has “a tendency to speak out.” He attributes this to his mother. “For better or worse, she taught me read more »


Angie Thomas should see success again with ‘On the Come Up,’ her follow-up to ‘The Hate You Give’

April 23, 2019

(published in the News and Observer, 2/25/2019)   Author Angie Thomas recently published her second YA novel “On the Come Up” (Balzer & Bray). There was a lot of pre-pub buzz, not surprising as her first book, “The Hate U read more »


When women age, they don’t have to feel invisible, authors say

April 21, 2019

Audiobook review: printed in the News and Observer (4/21/2019) (Again, unfortunately, Indiebound doesn’t have links to audiobooks, but you can link to either of these books below) In January, I tuned into a program on Joshua Johnson’s radio show, “1A,” read more »


Emmy’s Baby Book Party: A Bibliography

April 2, 2019

(Again…please pass along this bibliography and urge people to buy the books on this list from Indiebound) Emmy arrived to visit on my mum’s birthday, March 18. All week I thought of the incredible nature of time, especially on the read more »


The 10 best audiobooks we’re listening to right now

March 16, 2019

published in the News and Observer 2/5/2019) I am woefully behind in posting…and I have yet to get the link to children’s audios but will do so soon!  Many of these are linked to Indiebound…please support me and them and read more »


Audio books can help new and struggling young readers. Here are some of the best of 2018

March 12, 2019

Audio books can help new and struggling young readers. Here are some of the best of 2018. Published in the News and Observer, FEBRUARY 18, 2019 05:45 PM, https://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/books/article224929115.html Unfortunately audio links and images aren’t possible with IndieBound, but I’ve read more »


A Happy Divorce or Easy Isn’t Always Better

  I had ANOTHER run-in with Amazon last week. I became an Amazon Associate years ago because I wanted images for the books I was reviewing and the easiest way to do that was to link to Amazon. One day, read more »


Angie Thomas should see success again with ‘On the Come Up,’ her follow-up to ‘The Hate You Give’

March 3, 2019

Angie Thomas should see success again with ‘On the Come Up,’ her follow-up to ‘The Hate You Give’ published in the News and Observer, FEBRUARY 25, 2019 https://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/books/article226215445.html Author Angie Thomas recently published her second YA novel “On the Come read more »


Correction

December 12, 2018

Hello all, Please note the correct title is Polly Diamond and the Magic Book. It’s a great new series! BTW…all these books are linked to Amazon if you want further mailing ease and can’t get to an Independent!