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Latest Read: Its Hot In The Hamptons

I laugh at the idea of me buying a dozen books every time I travel to England or a destination with an English bookstore, but always end up checking out a book at a public library in San Francisco and reading it before I touch any of the ones I hauled across the pond and beyond.

With that said, I cannot put the novel – It’s Hot In the Hamptons – down. It has me laughing so hard, and kind of annoying actually to those that are around me. You know what I am talking about, when someone snickers to themselves or their shoulders jiggled while they silently laugh, that kind. That’s what I am doing.

I figured I’d share a day or two in the life of this author – who’s kept quiet for a while, too busy working with editors and publishers and all things novel-writing. But don’t fret, I will have updates for you shortly.  In the meantime, happy reading, whatever it is your heart desires and do share.

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Holiday Gifts For The Book Lover

A few days ago, I walked into a Blackstone Bookstore in a small town in England – which shall remain nameless for now – since I am here doing research for another story – and I have to say, I was caught completely off guard by the amount of foot traffic the store receives. At first I thought it was because of the rain outside and/or the cafe upstairs, but when I stayed about an hour to observe and appreciate the volume of books categorized so perfectly throughout the store, I realized, people were actually there buying paperbacks or hardbacks.  It is definitely due to the holiday shopping, you might say, but after speaking to the clerks behind the check out counter, I was told  the store was busy most of the time and very busy over the weekends.  Oh what joy I felt.

Also, here’s a list of my next reads

and just in case you have a book-warm or a book-lover or an avid reader in your life – here’s a great link to some interesting gift ideas

Two Books I Ordered Today

Research and other’s opinion are very important when plotting my own storyline. So, check out which two books stood out for me to read next for this new book I am working on.

 

I’ll share my opinion in a few weeks on both books. In the meantime, if you’ve read either or both, please feel free to share your take about the contents.

The Most Beautiful Idea Yet…

…is one I came across while reading the latest blog entry here. And it made me smile, the kind of happy expression I can hardly describe. But if you’ve been there, you’ll understand. I think I will frame this quote and keep it visible just in case of a setback or disillusionment of sorts.

 

A Twist on Bookstores

I was in Sonoma, California a few days ago and there I stumbled upon a brick and mortar bookstore. Naturally spending a good amount of time thumbing through all the paperback fiction and non on display. I honestly never pass up a bookstore no matter where I am or travel to.

So, of course, I needed to share this bit of find online – about a…well read for yourself.

Bed and a bookshelf to call your own
Run your own Scottish bookstore for a week
Sleepover in a Paris Bookshop
Spend a night at a British Prime Minister, in 1895 William Gladstone’s private library
Paris legendary Shakespeare & Company bookshop hotel opened in 1951, with 13 beds hidden away in the bookshelves. Something worth considering for the diehard bookstore fan