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Lunch with Tim Federle

I deliberately made that subject line sound more impressive than it is. Although I did, indeed, attend a lunchtime even featuring the highly-personable author of Better Nate Than Ever, it was just that. An event that happened to occur during … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Bookfest

Somehow I have lived without knowing that the Library of Congress Book Festival existed. (I have a friend in the VA area to thank for this one!) I’m sure not living in D.C. has something to do with it, but … Continue reading

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BEA Swag

I kind of promised I would write up a “BEA swag” post, and I suppose two weeks after the event isn’t entirely unreasonable. Right? To be honest, I’m really bad with gathering freebies. Unless someone physically shoves an ARC in … Continue reading

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Fun at BEA

Despite being a faithful employee of the book industry and avid reader, I had never experienced Book Expo America. Shameful, I know. But this year, that all changed. I expected it to be something akin to ComicCon, but with fewer … Continue reading

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NY Book Show 2012

Every year, the Bookbinder’s Guild hosts the New York Book Show, an event where we get to wander around and check out some great-looking books—and win some awards. While most awards focus on a book’s story, these focus on the … Continue reading

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Speed Dating… Literary Style?

I don’t like dating. I don’t date, and I’d rather spend my life as a crazy cat lady than participate in speed dating (and I’m allergic to cats). But if you’re the literary sort, and you’re looking for “someone special” … Continue reading

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We Give Books!

The Pearson Foundation has started this awesome way to donate books to those in need—and you hardly have to do anything at all! You go to the website,, and select a book to read online. (Personally, I chose Blue … Continue reading

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ComicCon Roundup

I spent part of this past weekend at New York ComicCon, as was the plan since… well, last year’s ComicCon. And while I intended to branch out and check out some new things, I wound up wandering the trade floor … Continue reading

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One of my favorite weekly emails to receive was from, informing me of a good number of author events in the area. It was easy—scan the email, get excited when seeing an author there that you like, and pencil … Continue reading

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Literacy Orange Bookfair

This past weekend, I spent some time at my local Barnes & Noble volunteering for Literacy Orange. Their focus is adult literacy, offering tutoring programs in speaking, reading, and writing. Despite having heard of them before, I didn’t know the … Continue reading

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