Heartbreaking books coming out in 2019 that have stayed with advance reviewers

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/2018/12/29/saddest-books-2019-editorial-blurbs?email_link_source=article_primary&source=blogdigest The Most Heartbreaking Books Coming in 2019 By G.G. Andrew|December 29, 2018 One of the most amazing ways books can impact us is by inviting us to feel alongside the characters in the story — their heartbreaks, joys, tragedies, and newfound love. If you're looking for books that will guarantee a cathartic experience, check out our list … Continue reading Heartbreaking books coming out in 2019 that have stayed with advance reviewers

BookBub does terrific interviews — this time, a local librarian

Librarian Spotlight: Rita Meade from Brooklyn, NY By Melina Hsiao|February 20, 2019 Librarians know a ton about books — and we love learning from them. With this in mind, we’re spotlighting librarians to hear more about their jobs, and of course, their book recommendations! This month we spoke with Rita Meade, a librarian based in Brooklyn, NY. She … Continue reading BookBub does terrific interviews — this time, a local librarian

Suggestions for reading during Black History Month

Those that I've read from this group are excellent. https://mashable.com/article/new-books-black-authors-you-should-read/ 10 books by black authors that are shaping our conversation about race IMAGE: MASHABLE COMPOSITE BY MJ FRANKLINFEB 20, 2018 Sometimes the best way to understand the world around us is to stop and pick up a book. That's certainly true of race and power in … Continue reading Suggestions for reading during Black History Month

85 million historical regency romance published — a list of best entry points from Book Riot

CORSETS AND CARRIAGES: 15 MUST-READ REGENCY ROMANCE NOVELS NAMERA TANJEEM 02-22-19 BOOK RIOT You can’t throw a stone in the historical romance category without hitting a regency romance novel. There are, at a conservative estimate, approximately 85 million regency books at any given period. More come out practically every day; it’s by far the most … Continue reading 85 million historical regency romance published — a list of best entry points from Book Riot

Amazon Kindle software update speeds up page turns AND Voyage 2 coming soon

You can force this update if your device hasn't yet updated automatically, but why bother? It'll happen. NOTE: Only discovered this news source recently. Because it's written outside of the US, its terminology can be a bit confusing. The Kindle 4 they talk about is what US users call the Paperwhite Kindle. https://goodereader.com/blog/kindle/amazon-kindle-5-10-3-update-makes-page-turn-speed-faster Amazon Kindle … Continue reading Amazon Kindle software update speeds up page turns AND Voyage 2 coming soon

Do you use reading glasses? Maybe you need more than one strength

If you've recently begin using reading glasses (often needed as you age), your vision and possible eye strain may be improved by using different strengths for different tasks. Got this tip today from my opthamologist. Here's an example. Your basic recommendation might be 2.5 strength for reading. Books and magazines are generally held close to … Continue reading Do you use reading glasses? Maybe you need more than one strength

10 sci-fi novels from the genre’s golden age

These, plus the sci-fi/fantasy magazines edited by John Campbell, are where I first became fascinated by this genre. They hold up amazingly well. https://bigthink.com/culture-religion/10-golden-age-science-fiction-novels 10 Golden Age science fiction novels Transport yourself to other worlds and states of mind. MIKE COLAGROSSI 14 February, 2019 The early 20th century saw explosive growth for the science fiction … Continue reading 10 sci-fi novels from the genre’s golden age