Category Archives: Heather AAR

Heather’s Best of 2014 List

When I began this endeavor, I really was not sure I would have enough books for a top reads post for 2014. I think I read so many mediocre books that I lost sight of how many excellent reading experiences … Continue reading

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AAR Picks the Best of 2014

(This column will not be the only piece we run on the best books of 2014. We will still run a separate Buried Treasures piece and several staff members will be sharing their lists of the best books they read … Continue reading

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We pick the “Buried Treasures” of 2013

In 2013, self-publishing was mainstream, social media allowed authors more specific ways to publicize their work, and everyone had a strongly held opinion about what constituted a great romance novel.  This environment makes the idea of a “buried treasure” more … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Box: About That Night

We’re back with another Pandora’s Box, this time featuring About That Night by Julie James. We have lots of Julie James fans here, so we thought it would be fun to get two reactions to her latest release. This time, … Continue reading

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Serious Series Addiction

I’m a romance reader who loves series books.  Give me books for all the brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, pack mates, or even coven members and blood brothers an author can come up with; I’m good with’em all if they’re well … Continue reading

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Book Bully

This summer I had quite the shock when I discovered that my son’s peers could actually influence his reading choices at the tender age of eight.  Clothes were already an issue, but poor, naïve me didn’t realize book characters also … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Top 100 Poll

Polls and lists are exciting to me.  Hey, it’s the little things in life after all!  And, I’ve been thinking about my Top 100 Romances list for a long time now for the poll that runs through November 15th and … Continue reading

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Online Organization: One More Thing I Need to Do

Since it’s summer, I have time to do some things I don’t always get around to during the school year and, while my husband often calls it wasting time, I call it a better way to enjoy a hobby.  One … Continue reading

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Into the Glom

How often do you find yourself in the middle of a fixation on the works of one particular author and feel, for a little while at least, that you just can’t get enough?  In other words, do you glom? Goodness … Continue reading

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The Pregnant Heroine

As so many of us have blogged about our reading preferences lately, I began thinking about my own romance likes and dislikes.   As I’ve gotten older or simply have read more, I’ve noticed differences in my reading preferences and have … Continue reading

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