The Bad Girl

Travesuras de la Nina Mala

Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, takes readers on a nearly 40-year journey through the eyes of helpless romantic Ricardo Somocurcio and his always-on-the-run lover, The Bad Girl. The characters are deep, the plot twisting, and the ending heartfelt. What if you fell in love with somebody who was incapable … Continue reading

Writers Taking on 2011: Part I

writers taking on 2011

Melissa Bond started writing Sweet Lucidity in 2008. She wanted to create a paranormal fantasy novel for adults; something with a complex plot, characters, and world… but without the graphic sex scenes so common in the genre. She finished the novel in 2009, excited to begin the process of finding an agent. Of getting her … Continue reading

Condé Nast on Magazines

Magazine Readership

Found this interesting message in the March 2011 edition of Wired. Condé Nast is rallying the troops with this little declaration. And not just the internal troops (the writers, editors, photographers, and other employees that contribute to a magazines production) but also the external troops (those diligent people who are still buying magazines in either … Continue reading

Coffee, Books, and Being Happy

A collection of quotes about a few of my favorite things. Enjoy! —— Books: A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where a … Continue reading

A Message from Borders CEO Mike Edwards

New York City

Found this in my inbox today: Dear Borders Reward Member, For generations, Borders stores have been beacons of enlightenment and education, where readers young and old explore their passions and find those special books that speak to them personally. As Borders moves forward, our commitment to you is to be a best-in-class bookseller–whether it’s our … Continue reading

kisses kept

  Kisses kept are wasted; Love is to be tasted. There are some you love, I know; Be not loathe to tell them so. Lips go dry and eyes grow wet Waiting to be warmly met. Keep them not in waiting yet; Kisses kept are wasted. ~Edmund Vance Cooke  

Why I love Amazon…

Just received this e-mail from Made my awesome day even awesomer. Things like this make me return to this retail giant again and again. Hello, On 28-Jan, you purchased “Darkstar” from the Kindle Store and were charged $2.99.  The publisher has decided to lower the item’s list price and we have applied a $1 … Continue reading


Always by Pablo Neruda I am not jealous of what came before me. Come with a man on your shoulders, come with a hundred men in your hair, come with a thousand men between your breasts and your feet, come like a river full of drowned men which flows down to the wild sea, to … Continue reading

Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

The latest novel in Ilona Andrews‘ the Edge series is swamped with action, romance, and plot twists galore. But the characters and setting just don’t measure up to the first book in the series. William the Wolf is on a mission. He’s been instructed by the Mirror (Adrianglia’s secret service) to hunt down and destroy … Continue reading

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