My Massive “No BEA? Books Anyway!” Haul

So a few days ago, some other bloggers and I decided we need to recreate the book portion of BEA. This idea transformed into “No BEA? Books Anyway!” The idea is to take some of the money we’re saving by NOT being at BEA and take it to support authors, publishers, and booksellers, as well as promoting some books we’re very excited about. I got REALLY into the spirit of the event today. I went to Half Price Books, Barnes & Nobles, and Borders, since I had giftcards to all 3 stores. I ended up spending my giftcards plus some (although at HPB I only went $1.04 over my giftcard amount). I ended up buying way more than I planned, because Borders was having a

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This Week’s Links

This is a short one this week, because people have been busy getting ready for BEA. Speaking of BEA, if you aren’t there, please join us for the “No BEA? Books Anyway!” festivities.

Book Reviews

Nari over at The Novel World reviewed “Uglies” a few days ago. I think she wrote a REALLY great review (see if you can figure out why).

At Write for a Reader, Shelly reviewed Julianne Moore’s new book “Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully.” This sounds like a very cute book about a very serious topic.

Other Bookish News and Discussions

Are you debating between the Sony E-Reader and the Kindle? Sandy gives her opinion on which is the better e-reader, complete with facts from Consumer Reports.

Let’s be

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Library Loot – May 29, 2009

library-lootLibrary Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Alessandra that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Last night I returned some books to the library, and took some more out. The really sad thing is that 3 of the 4 books I returned went back unread, so now they’re back on my ‘get from the library’ list again.

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So sad! Those poor books just look so unloved going back into

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Frenchman’s Creek – Book Review

frenchmans-creekFrenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier

Dona St. Columb is sick of her life in Restoration London. In order to get away from the life she has led and the actions she has take – some of which do not make her very proud of herself – she takes her children and all but flees to her husband’s estate in Cornwall. Once there, she is called upon by an insufferable neighbor who requests that she summon her husband from London in order that he might help their neighbors rid themselves of a dastardly pirate who has been terrorizing the area. Dona is no shrinking violet to be scared of a little thing like a

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Not going to BEA this weekend? Feeling left out? We say: “No BEA? Books Anyway!”

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So there are a LOT of book bloggers going to BEA this weekend. They are going to meet up with other book bloggers and publishing people, attending (and participating in!) panels on the book industry, and finding out about great new books being published soon. I am very jealous. Don’t get me wrong, I hope that all of them have an AWESOME time, I just wish that I could be there too. I would be, too, if I weren’t 38 weeks pregnant, which makes flying to New York not very practical.

Just because we aren’t going to BEA, though, doesn’t mean that we can’t do some of the same things our book

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