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An Unconventional Librarian Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are just around the corner (eek!) and now’s the time to start thinking about gifts for the bibliophile on your list.  I’m compiling my list and I’m checking it twice, making sure Santa knows what book goes to which lucky reader.
An Unconventional Librarian Holiday Gift Guide
I am now curating books in the following categories:
Cookbooks make great gifts: aka cookbooks for the terrible cook (COOKBOOKS)
Books Dad wants but doesn’t know it (HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, ROCK AND ROLL)
Books that will keep the little ones busy on Christmas morning and out of Mom’s hair (MIDDLE GRADE AND PICTURE BOOKS)
Books Mom will curl up under the blanket and enjoy: aka Mommy’s Day off! (CHICK LIT, MYSTERY, POP FICTION)
Book related items: bookmarks, book themed clothes, jewelry, etc.
Want your title in this list? Email me at [email protected] SUBJECT: 2015 Holiday gift Guide
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Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return, a Towne Book Center Bookclub Pick


Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye and Giveaway!

Seven for a Secret
Well what can I say about Seven for a Secret except that I love it long time! To be sure, I liked  Gods of Gotham but I love Seven for a Secret even more! Seven is the follow-up to Gods  of Gotham. In Seven for a Secret our beloved Timothy Wilde is back. Copper starred Tim is discovering new and nefarious  crimes in New York. Tim learns that his nemesis, Madam Silkie  Marsh, a mab, is inextricably involved in even more heinous crimes. Silkie  has become  the Voldemort of 1847 New York City; everywhere you go, she has minions doing her evil work.
Our lovable Tim  is a lovable and unreliable narrator which is at times difficult to stomach. Through his unreliable recollections we learn that his beloved Mercy is in London and that his brother, Valentine, may or may not be a bad guy. Within the story we learn of slave trading, sodomy,child abuse, politics, art theft, and even the underground railroad. There is just so much crime going on in New York it’s difficult to imagine that the same city that we love today had such humble (and nefarious) beginnings.
I can’t wait to see what happens to Tim in the next installment. How much more depravity can one city handle? Be leery for the next book!
Now for something fun: a GIVEAWAY! The chaffey moll Lyndsay, in an effort to avoid a scrapp with me has offered a signed copy of Seven for a Secret for me to giveaway! Don’t look at me cutty-eyed, it’s not a hummer; it’s totally true. You don’t even hafta be on the muscle or get into a mitten-mill.  Enter to win below…

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The Queen's Lady Unconvetional Librarian

Here’s The Queen’s Lady by Eve Edwards.  I like historical fiction as much as the next book lover, but COME ON WITH THIS COVER???? Seriously? this looks as historically accurate as I do in my tiara.  Here’s a blurb from Goodreads:

1584 – Surrey, England When Lady Jane Rievaulx begins service to the Queen at Richmond Palace, she is thrilled at the court’s newest arrival . . . Master James Lacey. Despite her previous courtship with his older brother, James is the man she truly loves. And for his part, he cannot deny his fascination with her. However, James is setting sail on a treacherous journey to the Americas, seeking absolution for what he sees as past sins. But when Lady Jane is forced into a terrible situation by her own family, there is only one man to save her. Will Master James return to his lady ­- before it’s too late?

Hopefully, for those of you who can’t get enough of these kinds of things, you’ll like it.  I might hafta pick up the queen of historical fiction, Philipa Gregory’s books and see what they’re about.  I do love a good historical read.

What about you?

Gotta dash, getting ready for a World Book Night party tonight!