susanelizabethphillips:

WHAT ON EARTH IS SEP DOING? PART 2
Not much longer and you’ll get the whole story behind this photo of me in my swim suit. Taken by Mr. Bill last January when it was 14 degrees F. Wonder if there’s any connection between this ridiculous photo and Peregrine Island, Maine, the setting of HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS??? Hmmm…..

HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS available in hardcover Aug. 26, 2014
Read a sneak peek: http://susanelizabethphillips.com/members-only-lounge/heroes-are-my-weakness/

To purchase a signed copy of HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS, follow the link: http://www.andersonsbookshop.com/susan-elizabeth-phillips

Heroes Are My Weakness was an August 2014 LibraryReads pick.

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Here’s a photo of the LibraryReads Steering Committee (missing only Kaite) together at their retreat in Chicago. I think it might be the first time they have all been in the same place in person, and also the best use of panorama I have ever seen.

I finished reading this book in the Frankfurt airport, and I was crying very hard in the lounge. I was by myself, and I was traveling home from somewhere. As I was crying, I made a deal with myself that it was okay to cry a little bit in the Frankfurt airport, but I couldn’t cry so much that someone was going to ask me if they could help. That was the boundary I set for myself. I said to myself, “You can cry a little bit, because you clearly cannot stop yourself, but you must stop yourself from crying so hard that somebody in fractured English is going to say [Puts on German accent.], ‘Can vee help you?’” And that struck me as the opposite of Valentine’s Day.

Daniel Handler on Amy Bloom’s "Away" (via thesnicketfile)

There there Daniel. Amy has another one coming out! Lucky Us drops July 29th and we could not be more excited about it.

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This is a nice way to start the week: Every month, librarians pick the 10 books they are most looking forward to, out of all the books published that month, in the Library Reads List. And for August, Lock In is one of them. That’s really cool. Note that the Library Reads List is across all genres, not just science fiction and fantasy, which makes it even cooler — it’s nice to be peered with every kind of fiction (also on the list for August: The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman. Awesome).
There’s more happy news for Lock In coming, but I’m waiting to find out when I can share it. When I can, I will. In the meantime, this is certainly more than good enough. It’s a lovely thing to know librarians like your book.
(via Lock In on the August 2014 LibraryReads List | Whatever)
Aw, John Scalzi we heart you!

This is a nice way to start the week: Every month, librarians pick the 10 books they are most looking forward to, out of all the books published that month, in the Library Reads List. And for August, Lock In is one of them. That’s really cool. Note that the Library Reads List is across all genres, not just science fiction and fantasy, which makes it even cooler — it’s nice to be peered with every kind of fiction (also on the list for August: The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman. Awesome).

There’s more happy news for Lock In coming, but I’m waiting to find out when I can share it. When I can, I will. In the meantime, this is certainly more than good enough. It’s a lovely thing to know librarians like your book.

(via Lock In on the August 2014 LibraryReads List | Whatever)

Aw, John Scalzi we heart you!

thefictionologist:

Cover Love #6 | The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Editions: Top & Bottom

The first one is my favourite, but both are very eye-catching! 

These book covers, combined with the librarian who described it as, “A dollhouse whose figures and furnishings foretell life events, mysterious notes, family secrets and the powerful guild and church of 1686 Amsterdam” equal creepy, creepy, creepy. I can’t wait!

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Hot off the press, the Library Reads August 2014 list! 

We’ve got the first in a new series from library fav Chelsea Cain. Lev Grossman wraps up the adventures of Magician’s trilogy. A BEA Buzz book: The Miniaturist


New books from staff and patron favorites Amy Bloom, Liane Moriarty, John Scalzi, and Thirty Umrigar. Everyone’s favorite mother and son writing team bring us latest historical mystery in An Unwilling Accomplice

And a little something, something for the romance readers from Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Katie MacAlister.  

Happy reading!

thepenguinpress:

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD was released 54 years ago today! Celebrate the anniversary with the recently released ebook and THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR: Life with Harper Lee, out on Monday!

This was a LibraryReads pick which means it is A HIGHLY ENJOYABLE BOOK.

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thepenguinpress:

Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City, is back with a memoir about returning to her roots
Photo: Courtesy of Popular Mechanics 

Did you know you CAN and SHOULD nominate nonfiction titles for LibraryReads? This is the one I nominated. It wasn’t chosen (I play my tiny violin instead) but I still really loved this book. 
Nominate some nonfiction. Just do it.

thepenguinpress:

Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City, is back with a memoir about returning to her roots

Photo: Courtesy of Popular Mechanics 

Did you know you CAN and SHOULD nominate nonfiction titles for LibraryReads? This is the one I nominated. It wasn’t chosen (I play my tiny violin instead) but I still really loved this book. 

Nominate some nonfiction. Just do it.

(Reblogged from thepenguinpress)

abookblog:

Starting the day right! With ‘Landline’!!

You can also read LibraryReads titles on eReaders! Over breakfast!

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reblogbookclub:

We’re proud and delighted to announce the third official selection of Tumblr’s Reblog Book Club, California by Edan Lepucki!

Edan's been on Tumblr for 5 years (!!!) and she's published stories, novellas, essays, reviews, and more. But this is her official debut novel and we couldn't be more excited to be a small part of its launch. Early fans of the book include Rachel Fershleiser (me!), Stephen Colbert (not me), Sherman Alexie, Jennifer Egan and many more of your favorites.

It’s a great and wildly original mix of sci-fi, literary, dystopian, thriller, and family drama. We should have a lot to talk about! If you definitely want to participate, please email bookclub@tumblr.com ASAP and let us know. If you decide later, you’ll still have plenty of time to join. We begin July 8th!

Librarians love it, tumblr loves it, check out California from your local library.

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