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Gifts for the Bookish: Spring Shopping Edition

It’s Spring and that’s as good a reason as any to buy yourself something special. Or maybe you need a gift for Mother’s Day? How about new few accessory to freshen your home? Whatever your excuse, you’re going to love what we’ve found for you this time.  Continue reading “Gifts for the Bookish: Spring Shopping Edition”

Looking Ahead: Our Most Anticipated Books of 2016

Looking Foward to in 2016

Or perhaps more appropriately titled: We Will Give Almost Anything for an ARC of These 2016 Releases

Also possibly: Books on our TBR Lists that We Will Finally Get Around to Reading in 2016. We Promise. Really. Maybe. 

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Looking Back: Our Favorite Reads of 2015

Best of 2015

 

As we come to the end of another year, the Bookish Ladies decided to take a look back and choose a few of our favorite reads of 2015. A mix of bestsellers, debut indie authors, fiction, non-fiction, romance, thriller and everything in between. Some made us laugh, others made us cry, and I’m pretty sure a more than a few can be blamed for lost sleep and unproductive work days but all of them were wonderful books and we’re happy to share them with you.

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Gifts for the Bookish: Part Three Last Minute Gifts for Book Lovers

 

Still shopping on Christmas Eve? Or even Christmas day? Or are you just late for a birthday gift? Well don’t worry, we can help! Here are some great last minute gifts any book lover will adore. Continue reading “Gifts for the Bookish: Part Three Last Minute Gifts for Book Lovers”

Cards and Gifts from Karen Kingsbury – Possibilities

I’m taking a short break from talking books to spend a minute geeking out over cards. Yep! Cards. You know … Christmas, birthday, etc.

Those who know me well know I love all things Karen Kingsbury. Karen and her daughter, Kelsey Kupecky, have created a card and gift line called Possibilities. Each card and gift item features a quote from one of Karen’s books and is designed by Kelsey. Continue reading “Cards and Gifts from Karen Kingsbury – Possibilities”

Gifts for the Bookish: Part Two Book Lovers at Home

Looking for a special gift for the book lover in your life? Need ideas to add to your wishlist? Just looking to buy yourself a present? Well whatever your reason to shop, we can help!

Over the last few months, my hubby and I have been converting one of our spare rooms into a library and I found this to be the perfect excuse to shop for wonderful book related home decorations. Although I wasn’t able to fit all of these into my small library I’m sure they’d make a welcome addition to any book lover’s home.

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Gifts for the Bookish: Part One Clothing and Accessories

Looking for a special gift for the book lover in your life? Need ideas to add to your wishlist? Just looking to buy yourself a present? Well whatever your reason to shop, we can help! This series of posts are a compilation of some of our favorite items sure to please any bookworm. Continue reading “Gifts for the Bookish: Part One Clothing and Accessories”

A Reader’s Ramblings

I’ve always been a reader. However, it wasn’t until I bought my first Kindle (a keyboard) in 2011 that the obsession really started. And it really has become this huge obsession. So much of my time is dedicated to reading and talking about reading.

Goodreads and NetGalley … I had no idea they existed before getting a Kindle. Now I check these web pages multiple times a day. Who knew I would read so much, want to read so much that I would need a way to track what I’ve read, haven’t read, or want to read via Goodreads. I had no idea there were sites like NetGalley out there that would allow me to get books for the purpose of writing a review!

I didn’t know what ARC or dtb stood for. Now you may be wondering what they stand for, right? ARC is an Advanced Readers Copy and a dtb is a dead tree book, a physical copy.

Book signings and autographed books … not something I’d ever considered important before. I now have several autographed books and have attended 3 book signings. Authors are my celebrities!

What really makes reading worthwhile though are the many friends I’ve made because of reading. Some of these people I’ve never even met in person but they are some of my favorite people. I’ve found readers to be the nicest people. Book friends have introduced me to new authors and genres I may never have discovered on my own.

Reading is an escape and something I truly enjoy. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of talking books.

And now I’m contributing to a blog! I can’t begin to imagine where this reading journey will take me next!

~Jennifer

Ten Questions with Colleen Hoover

The Bookish Ladies and I are very happy to introduce our newest feature, Ten Questions–a collection of quick, fun, short interviews with some of our favorite authors. This ongoing series will spotlight a mix of established, bestsellers, debut authors, some traditionally published, and some indie writers as well as non-traditional surprises. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy creating them. And now without further delay we welcome our first author, Colleen Hoover. Continue reading “Ten Questions with Colleen Hoover”

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