The Macmillan E-Book Embargo Won’t Be Cancelled; the ALA Continues the Fight

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Summer’s One “Must Read” Book- ReBlog

It’s not too late for one more great read before the fall reading season!

Reading Ladies

July 16, 2019

Find Your One “Must Read” Book of the Summer!

One Great Summer Read

Are you pondering what book to pack for your vacation?

Are you in limbo trying to decide what ONE great book to read this summer?

Do you ever wish someone would just TELL you what book to read?

Are you looking for a list of trusted book review bloggers?

Do you spend more time thinking about which book to pack for your vacation than packing the clothes? (oh…just me?)

If you only have time to read ONE more book before summer’s end, what would you choose?

beach reads cartoon

This is the time of year when readers look for “beach reads.” This term is puzzling to me because I think any book you read at the beach is a beach read (similar to any body at the beach is a beach body!). Furthermore, “beach read” means different things to different readers:…

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Special Feature: Delia Owens Discussion & Book Signing

March 9, 2019

Recently as I looked back over my blog post stats, I realized that the post that has received the most views day after day, week after week, and month after month is the review I wrote of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. This title is also the most used search term that leads readers to my blog. When my bookish blogger buddy Amanda at posted about an author event with Delia Owens I knew I wanted to share it with you (with her permission). If you haven’t already, I encourage you to visit for thoughtful reflections and terrific book reviews! If you’ve read Where the Crawdads Sing, I hope you enjoy this Q & A with Delia Owens as reported by Amanda. If you haven’t read the book, you can find my review of it by searching the A-Z index or clicking on the link above.
Happy reading book worms!

Carol, Reading Ladies Book Club

The Lexington Bookie

Hi everyone!

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I got to meet and listen to Delia Owens discuss her debut fiction novel Where the Crawdads Sing. I reviewed it a few months ago and absolutely adored the novel, so I was PUMPED to meet her and hear what she would reveal about the novel. When introduced, I learned that Owens has written quite a few nonfiction books about wildlife, and she spent many years studying wildlife (like elephants, hyenas, and primates) in Africa (Botswana and Zambia). Also, she grew up in Georgia on a farm (she was a horse girl too!) and she got the title of the book from her mother, who used to tell her to go outside and play where the crawdads sing. Fun fact though- crawdads DON’T sing, haha.

To start things off, one of the audience members asked the burning…

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