Category Archives: Books

RWA – Thursday

The first full day of RWA is in the books. Lynn, Dabney, and I have been busy observing, reporting, tweeting, and okay…celebrating. One change this year is that there are no luncheons; the sessions with featured speakers are breakfast sessions … Continue reading

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RWA 2015 – The Conference Begins

I got a slower start than I wanted, as my planned 6:00 arrival in NYC didn’t actually occur until after 11:00pm. However, one night of sleep later, I was raring to go to the conference! I love RWA for a … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: Lovely RITA

July’s prompt was to read a book that had either won or been nominated for a RITA award; Mrs Drew Plays Her Hand won the award for Best Regency Romance back in 1995. As she does in so many of … Continue reading

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How To Lose Money and Annoy Romance Fans: A Story of Scribd.

About a year ago, I tried the free trial offered by eBook subscription service Scribd. The number and variety of titles were astonishing, and there were books from both major publishers and indie publishers. Big publishers that refused to make … Continue reading

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Romance in Real Life: Personality and Love

So I’m still not reading much (though I did manage a re-read of my favorite romance novel of all time, Mary Balogh’s Slightly Dangerous). I have, though, been paying a lot of attention to real life romance because that’s where … Continue reading

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Searching for the Past in Present Day London

My imagination is a fickle thing. You would think that, as a voracious reader, it would be well developed and up to the task of imagining character’s faces, clothing, and homes. Sadly, no matter that I’ve spent most of my … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: You Can’t Have Just One

Shamefully huge TBR pile? Oh check. And yes, I am waay behind on my non-review reading and so finding an author with more than one book on the stack for this month’s challenge was no problem. I’m not a huge … Continue reading

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Maya Rodale talks about Dangerous Books for Girls

I was at an absurdly hip underground pop-up dinner (eleven tiny courses based around the 1968 Volkswagen bus) and seated across from a couple both of whom were cancer researchers. In the midst of a discussion about Americans’ (mis)perception of what modern … Continue reading

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A Guest Pandora’s Box: Ginn Hale’s Lord of White Hell

Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly AAR blog column. The basic idea is we choose a book every month and have a discussion about it. We being Elisabeth Lane (of Cooking Up Romance), a long-time romance reader who now … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited June Books

Summer’s here? We’re definitely planning to keep reading all through June ! Many of us here at AAR are happy to see a new release from the ever-popular Julie James. If you prefer historicals, I know some of us are … Continue reading

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