Archive for September, 2017

Reviews of the Week, with Hillary Clinton, Samantha Mabry, Ross Raisin, and More!
By September 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week, with Hillary Clinton, Samantha Mabry, Ross Raisin, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and / or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from September 18 through September 22 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. September 18 What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton Let’s […]

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INVICTUS: A Wild Ride Through Time for Teens

INVICTUS: A Wild Ride Through Time for Teens

Lynn: Ryan Graudin has created another high-octane science fiction thriller in Invictus (2017). Unlike the alternate histories presented in Graudin’s earlier novels like Blood for Blood and Wolf by Wolf,  Invictus takes on time travel. Born outside of time to his time-traveler mother and a Roman gladiator, Farway Gaius McCarthy dreams not only of becoming a time traveler, […]

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By September 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: HER RIGHT FOOT

Shawn Harris’ beautiful cut paper and ink illustrations accompany an informal and good-humored profile on Lady Liberty in the trailer for Dave Eggers’ Her Right Foot (Chronicle Books). Eggers provides all the usual facts about the giant lady—­her height, her weight, how she was a gift from the French—with a unique focus on her lower […]

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10 Questions for Sophia Nash

10 Questions for Sophia Nash

Before she became an award-winning romance novelist, Sophia Nash’s colorful career took her from television production to Congress, where she worked as a speech writer and press secretary, to the Washington International Horse Show, where she served as executive director. Her first book, A Secret Passion, was a finalist for the 2004 Romance Writers of America […]

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As You(Tube) Like It: 5 Must-See Literary Web Series
By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

As You(Tube) Like It: 5 Must-See Literary Web Series

April marked the five-year anniversary of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a vlog version of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. In the years since, other YouTubers copied LBD’s formula, adapting famous novels into bite-sized episodes that went online once or twice a week. In some cases, a bunch of friends with no budget banded together; other projects required a full […]

The Best Romance Films of All Time
By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

The Best Romance Films of All Time

  Ever since Rudolph Valentino made goo-goo eyes at the screen and left a generation of ladies swooning, romance has been a staple at the movies. With such a wealth of choices in front of me, an explanation of how I selected this list seems necessary. First, all of my choices consist of movies first released in theaters—apologies to […]

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October LibraryReads on Audio!
By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

October LibraryReads on Audio!

Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader, along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the October 2017 print LibraryReads.) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and […]

Posted in: Audiobooks
BOUND BY ICE: A True North Pole Survival Story

BOUND BY ICE: A True North Pole Survival Story

  Bookends is thrilled to participate in our first blog tour. At the end of this post, find details about the rest of the stops on the tour!     Cindy: If you thought Shackleton’s three months trapped in the ice in the Antarctic was a gripping survival story, wait until you hear about George […]

ACTING ON IMPULSE: 10 Questions for Mia Sosa
By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

ACTING ON IMPULSE: 10 Questions for Mia Sosa

Mia Sosa doesn’t exactly remember when she first read a romance novel, but she does remember hiding a stash of Harlequin romances behind the covers of 16 magazine in middle school. After finishing college and law school, Mia spent a decade practicing law as a First Amendment and media attorney in our nation’s capital before […]

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The Coalition Rebellion Series: High-Flying, Science Fiction-Infused Romance
By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

The Coalition Rebellion Series: High-Flying, Science Fiction-Infused Romance

A longtime genre fiction reader, I first heard the term “keeper” used by romance readers. There’s something about particular romance novels that makes readers want to keep them for rereading and remembering. These are the sorts of books we are sorry to see end; I often reread the last chapters right away to experience them […]

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