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Where Were You When You Read…?

You know all those memes where you list favourite book moments, tropes, characters, all-time faves, keeper shelf, re-reads, etc? I can’t do those. At all. Because my memory is atrocious. And there are simply too many books to read once, so no re-reading. No trying the same book later. You really only do get one chance with me 😉

So I don’t really have book memories. But for some special novels, I remember where I was when I read part of them. (The usual bed/bath/couch doesn’t count, because those are my regular reading places.) These three are all five-star books, by the way 🙂

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January 2011 Releases

Done with December 2010 Releases? Here are January 2011 Releases. Some of these books will actually be available in late December (Harlequin changed their release info at Amazon after I’d already done December’s list), so pre-order now and they may arrive before 2011. To see further into the publication date future, check Reading Wishlist.

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[REVIEW] Precious and Fragile Things – Megan Hart

Megan Hart
Precious and Fragile Things
Harlequin Mira (US: 1st January 2011)
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It’s winter in Pennsylvania. There’s snow, and freaking lots of it. You could freeze to death out there – one character certainly tries. The frozen landscape definitely has the creep factor, and this little Australian reader is rather grateful she lives where snow doesn’t.

Gilly Soloman is a little psychologically screwed, but she’s the voice of mothers who can’t tell the truth: that parenting sucks. Of course she claims the good times override the bad, but sometimes they just don’t. And those bad times can break you mentally.

Todd Blauch’s back-story is devastating, and his and Gilly’s words and actions often seem to repeat Todd’s history. It hurts to read. (From the author’s website: Todd is fiction, but sadly, the story on which I based his past is not. So if you’ve read a story like this in the news, please send me – Tez – the URL.)

If the publisher markets this right, it could be a huge hit. An excellent choice for discussion groups, this psychological suspense rings true. It’s thought-provoking, heart-breaking, and should be at the top of your new year’s shopping list. It certainly deserves to be both a critical and commercial success.

13 New Covers

13 new covers behind the cut.

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