~ Carrie Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, talks about how long it takes to go from book idea to publication.
~ J. Kaye knows how to get a great discussion going – Book Bloggers: Warm Community or Backstabbing B*tches?
~ Molly at My Cozy Book Nook asks about the distinction between contemporary fiction and literary fiction.
~ Amy at My Friend Amy talks about poor book marketing and giving others the freedom to read – or not read – whatever they choose.
Reviews that have me adding to my to-read list:
~ Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, reviewed at My Life in Not So Many Words.
~ The Magicians by Lev Grossman, reviewed at Stephanie’s Written Word.
~ The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson, reviewed at Life in the Thumb.
~ Win Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner at 5 Minutes for Books.
~ Win Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich at Bookstack.
~ Win The Traitor’s Wife and Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham at Book Addiction.
~ Win A Better View of Paradise by Randy Sue Coburn at You’ve Gotta Read This.
~ Peeking Between the Pages has lots of giveaways currently going on: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange, Truth or Dare and All That Glitters by Nicole O’Dell, and Dams, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz by Belinda Acosta.
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