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Meeting Emma and Gillian

“Did GG’s stuff include a scrapbook?” “There’s one of those late Victorian scrapbooks, with poems and pasted pictures. Is that what you mean?” In my debut novel for Book View Café, The Wizardry of Jewish Women, a scrapbook appears. “This … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Thinks about Books

I’ve just re-read Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”. I’ve probably read it ten or more times over the years. Probably seen the movie five times or so. Who wouldn’t as a teenager be obsessed with Julie Christie and Oskar Werner? My … Continue reading

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Word of Mouth

Recently twelve Book View Café writers participated in a Giveaway in a no-cost effort to try to reach new readers. On the last day, I asked here (mirrored here) how people discovered new books—if they liked newsletters, giveaways, publicity blitzes, … Continue reading

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Book View Café Pioneers a New Way of Buying Books — Again!

Bring 14 publishers and author-groups together under one umbrella. Have them all agree to the same low sale price for a short period of time. Yes, today we aren’t just letting you know about a couple of BVC bargains. We … Continue reading

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Deep Dive Reading

  “Ugh! If it’s classic is has to be bad!” So many times I see people saying that they hated this or that book when they read it in school, or that the book was for ever ruined for them … Continue reading

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Reading Climate
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Whatever your politics, I think you can safely say that since the election, your emotions, fears, hopes, worries, joys–all these things have likely changed. I know mine have. I’ve noticed a strong shift in the things I want to read … Continue reading

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Books that made a difference

I was chatting with some writers a couple weeks ago, when one person began talking about the upcoming holidays, and mentioned having been invited to a book fair to speak on a panel about YA Books. We got enthusiastic about … Continue reading

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The Tenure of Books

Sometimes I get a sudden urge to go back and run a finger down my bookshelves and remember books – why I got them, why I loved them, why I still own some (but not others), what it is that … Continue reading

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Sense of Wonder

So I was reading for review a recent publication of Christian Fantasy and Science Fiction. I realize that a great many (if not most) of the people I know in the sf/f world roll their eyes out of their heads … Continue reading

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Formative books

There are many lists of “gotta read” books on the Internet. At least some of them start from the idea of the “formative” books of one’s life, the ones that changed the way you saw the world, that changed the … Continue reading

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