Easy On the Eyes

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Beach Book Bonanza

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for one of our favorite guilty pleasures: beach reads!  Grab your towel and sunscreen and one of these stories of sun, sand and summer.  In Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews, three women in their mid-thirties, best friends since childhood, find themselves at the […]

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Dancing with the Dragons

It’s official—George R. R. Martin has set a date for A Dance with Dragons, the 5th volume of his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.  According to his website, the book will be available on July 12th—“barring tsunamis, general strikes, world wars, or asteroid strikes.”  Until then, there are plenty of other […]

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Reading on the Edge

Got the winter blahs?  Looking for something to get your blood moving and your pulse racing?  Maybe you need to take a look at the new Fiction Adventure BookLetters list.  You’ll find the latest thrillers, spy novels, and adventure stories, and you can even sign up to have a monthly list delivered to your e-mail […]

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The Tudors

If you’ve finished watching the final season of Showtime’s The Tudors, and you don’t know how you’re going to get your Tudor fix, there are a number of new novels featuring that famous dynasty.  C. W. Gortner’s The Tudor Secret, the first in The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, looks at the plotting and political machinations […]

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Judging a Book by its Title

Admit it—sometime you pick up a book because it has a great title, and if you like romance, you have plenty to choose from. In Eat, Prey, Love by Kerrelyn Sparks, the sexy daughter of a vampire-hunting CIA agent finds untamed passion in a world she never knew existed when she falls in love with […]

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Delicious Reads

While librarians may frown upon your eating while reading a library book, we have no problem with your reading library books about food, and luckily there are plenty of them—not  just cookbooks and biographies, but also fiction, including these recent titles. Told through letters and recipes, The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel, […]

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First Blood

Are you one of those people who like to read books in order, but aren’t sure where to start?  This is especially a problem with mysteries—there are so many being published, and so many series!  One way to avoid this problem is to find a web site that lists books in order, like Stop, You’re Killing […]

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The Horror!

Looking for a scary story to get you in the mood for Halloween? He is Legend, a tribute to bestselling horror author Richard Matheson, is a collection of original stories set in Matheson’s own fictional universes, including sequels, prequels, and companion stories to I Am Legend, Hell House, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Somewhere in Time, […]

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Love is in the Air

If you’re not a regular romance reader, you may not be aware of the variety of romances that are available today.  Whether you enjoy contemporary dialogue, historical settings, suspense, vampires, or any number of other themes, there’s a romance novel waiting for you! In Lori Foster’s contemporary romance Back in Black, Gillian is a PR […]

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