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Rebecca Rasmussen's *The Bird Sisters* takes wing today!

Today is launch day (flight day?) for Rebecca Rasmussen’s debut novel, The Bird Sisters.

The story of The Bird Sisters is inspired by Rasmussen’s grandmother, who felt a loneliness early in life, with the death of her parents and a tenuous relationship with her sister.  The author reimagines the sisters’ relationship in the tale of Milly [...]

Tuesday Teaser: blame it on the book!

I’ve been working on organizing my bookshelves these past few weeks.  I’ve successfully purged duplicates, books that I’ve read but am unlikely to read again, and books that just “aren’t my thing.”  I’m very pleased to say that all my fiction is now shelved alpha by author – no more piles of novels lining the [...]

Teaser Tuesday: Um, I forget ...

Have you ever been to a twitter party?  You don’t have to dress up for them, no need to bring a bottle of wine for the host, and it’s not too impolite to step out if the doorbell rings.  Last Friday, the BookMaven (Bethanne Patrick) hosted a twitter party for Joshua Foer and his new [...]

Teaser Tuesday: Do we need an escape clause?

I picked up 13, rue Thérèse after reading this review from Kathy at Bermudaonion.  Elena Mauli Shapiro’s debut novel is an unusual format – it’s an illustrated novel.  Not a graphic novel, there’s more text than graphics.  About 1/10 of the pages contain a photo, postcard, or other image, and the finished hardcover includes QR [...]

Teaser Tuesday: I was blind to this book ...

When I met up with Sandy and Heather last week, we did a bit of book-swapping. Funny, I ended up with more books than I brought (not by much, but still, more!), so I snuck my exchanges back into the hotel past J, hoping he wouldn’t see.

I ignored the stack of books on the [...]

Teaser Tuesday: A *Room* without a view

TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB at Should be Reading; I’ve modified this version to allow more than two sentences from anywhere on the page:

Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us one or two “teaser” sentences” from that page.  Please share the title of the book that you’re [...]

Teaser Tuesday: one short paragraph sets the scene!

TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB at Should be Reading; I’ve modified this version to allow more than two sentences from anywhere on the page:

Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us one or two “teaser” sentences” from that page.  Please share the title of the book that you’re [...]

Teaser Tuesdays: Life under a microscope

TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB at Should be Reading; I’ve modified this version to allow more than two sentences from anywhere on the page:

Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us a  “teaser” sentences from that page.  Please share the title of the book that you’re getting your [...]

Teaser Tuesdays: knitting a friendship

TEASER TUESDAYSis hosted by MizB at Should be Reading; it asks you to:

Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … [...]

Teaser Tuesday: “Mom, *you* don’t read Oprah books!”

TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and asks you to:

Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.  You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” [...]