Tag: Reading

Book Expo 2016: Editor’s Buzz Books

Book Expo 2016: Editor’s Buzz Books

This week is Book Expo America and it’s being held right here in Chicago! Yesterday was the Bloggers Conference where I heard many new good ideas and tools to use to make blogging a great experience. I got excited all over again about what I can do in this space and felt a renewed energy to focus on the blog.






Posted May 12, 2016 by Kimberly in Reading / 1 Comment
Happy 4th: The Declaration of Independence

Happy 4th: The Declaration of Independence

In celebration of Independence Day, we are reading the Declaration of Independence. Happy 4th of July! The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America In Congress, July 4, 1776 When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, […]

Posted July 4, 2013 by Kimberly in Celebrations, Reading / 0 Comments
New Release Tuesday: November 1

New Release Tuesday: November 1

I said this last week, too, but I really can’t believe November is here already! Where does the time go? It’s getting chilly outside- perfect weather for curling up on the sofa with a good book and a steamy cup of hot chocolate. Sounds cozy, right?

As always, this Tuesday brings a host of great new books, including some to get you in the holiday spirit!

Mozart’s Last Aria is one that initially drew my attention because the cover is so striking and pretty. I don’t know where she’s going, but I want to follow and find out! The description sounds really good, too, so this is one that will be moving to the top of my To Be Read Pile.






Posted November 1, 2011 by Kimberly in New Releases / 0 Comments
New Release Tuesday: September 27

New Release Tuesday: September 27

Good Morning! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means – lots of great new releases to talk about today! I’ve picked some of the highlights to post here, but please take a few minutes to check out all of this week’s new books by visiting our Lazy Day Books retail site. As always, click the book title below for more information. Here we go!

Check out new releases from James Lee Burke, Richard Castle, Anne Mallory, John Lithgow, Anne Ursu and more!






Posted September 27, 2011 by Kimberly in New Releases / 0 Comments
Are You Emotionally Connected When You Read?

Are You Emotionally Connected When You Read?

A few months ago, New York Times best selling author Susan Mallery asked her followers on Twitter to name the last book they read that made them cry. Thinking about my answer to that question, I was a little surprised to realize it has been nearly seven years since I cried over a book.

So that got me wondering, why do you choose to read certain books? What motivates you to pick up one book over another? And do you feel an emotional response is critical for you to consider a book to be great?

Click here to see the last book I read that made me cry…






Posted August 12, 2011 by Kimberly in Reading, Uncategorized / 20 Comments
Thriller Thursday: Dominance by Will Lavender

Thriller Thursday: Dominance by Will Lavender

Dominance is a novel about a puzzle game about a novel. Sounds confusing, but it’s not. And it’s not just any game, it’s a deadly one. One that Harvard professor Alex Shipley will have to solve very quickly before the killer catches up to her.

Fifteen years earlier, Alex was part of a night class called Unraveling a Literary Mystery, taught by famed professor Richard Aldiss. Aldiss was teaching the class remotely from his prison cell where he was serving time for the brutal murders of two female grad students. The women were killed with an axe and their bodies decorated with the novels of reclusive author Paul Fallows. The night class’ assignment was to solve the mystery of Paul Fallows’ identity using his novels as their map. The way to follow the map was through a mysterious game called The Procedure.