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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Coming-of-age hardships skillfully recounted by way of the colloquial Irish tongue."
The story of a poverty-stricken young girl growing up broke—but not broken—in 1950s Dublin. Read full book review >

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A FEW GREAT READS FOR MOTHER’S DAY
by Bobbi Dumas

I rediscovered my love for romance novels after I had my first son. After a few years of post-college literary reading, I needed a respite. I’m a huge fan of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and have read nearly everything they wrote; their writing leaves me breathless. But their subject matter? Not so much.

Like many new mothers, I ...


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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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SUMMER READING WITH KWAME ALEXANDER
by Julie Danielson

It doesn’t take much to get award-winning, bestselling poet and author Kwame Alexander excited, especially if you’re talking about books and children and teens. If you’ve ever seen him speak, you know this Newbery winner is high-energy and has great passion for his work.

He’s especially excited these days about summer. Probably for the same reasons a lot of us ...


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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOKS I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN JUNE 2017
by Leila Roy

Here we are, at the beginning of summer! (Well, supposedly we’re at the beginning of summer—it’s been cold enough here in Maine that we’re still making fires!)

Anyway! Here are a few of the books I’m looking forward to this month:

Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

This book is easily—EASILY—at the top of my June Want List. I’ve ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE PUPPY by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Fans of Otis will not be disappointed with the satisfying ending that results in a creative solution and a most happy reunion. Seek this out—'game on!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lovable Otis the tractor is back for a third adventure, in which he overcomes his fear to help out a new canine friend. Read full book review >

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THE CONTEST by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A giggle-inducing romp about making mud while the sun shines. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Scribbles and Ink fumble a contest entry, with amusing results. Read full book review >

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PIG HAS A PLAN by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Proving even pooped piggies are ready to party, this will make children want to join in. (Early reader. 4-7)"
A noisy barnyard is no place for a nap! Read full book review >

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CHAMELIA by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2011

"Readers might remark that Chamelia's immediate willingness to step out of the spotlight seems out of character, but then again, she is one unique lizard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A headstrong little chameleon enjoys bucking the crowd until she learns moderation. Read full book review >