Winter Book Crush: Cozy Up to 10 Hot Cocoa Reads

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In the words of the late David Cassidy, "C'mon, get cozy!" Well, he said "happy," but in my book its the same thing. It started snowing today. As a Canadian expat, the sight brings me joy. Yes, I hate the icy roads as much as anyone, but winter is the best time for flat-out coziness. I'm … [Read more...]

Premise Crush: 11 Fall Books that Hooked Me at Hello

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Ahh, there's nothing like a tantalizing book premise, is there? I spent four years after college as a "marketing writer" at a publishing house, where I learned to write "blurbs"--you know, the enticing stuff on the back of the book. Ever since, I've been a fan of good hooks, those premises that … [Read more...]