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Lisa Lutz’s novel ‘Trail of the Spellmans’ is Bee’s Book Club pick for March

Lisa Lutz’s novel ‘Trail of the Spellmans’ is Bee’s Book Club pick for March

Book author Lisa Lutz at her San Francisco Home. Lutz is the author of the five-title "Spellman" series, about a family of private eyes. They are mysteries, but with humor.The premise sounds outlandish: The Spellmans – a dysfunctional famil...

The Sacramento Bee
Paradise lost in fine second novel ‘Arcadia’

Paradise lost in fine second novel ‘Arcadia’

"Arcadia," by Lauren GroffLauren Groff's first book was a wonder and a delight. "The Monsters of Templeton," it was called, and it was funny, magnetic and clear-eyed in its wise portrayal of a young woman trying (and failing) to outrun her mistak...

The Sacramento Bee
Watching the Victoria detectives

An excellent collection of short stories culled from the 19th century popular press, "The Dead Witness" by Michael Sims shines a light on long-forgotten "mystery" writers such as Wilkie Collins, Alexandre Dumas Sr., Charles Dickens and Mark Twain. ...

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Author learns the perils of the business of writing

Author learns the perils of the business of writing

"Armed" by Elaine MackoIt's not unusual for writers to discover that the business of writing is often more difficult than the actual writing part. Elk Grove novelist Elaine Macko considers herself fortunate to have a publisher, but – like m...

My 5 Monkeys
TGIF- Social Networking

Thanks Ginger for this topic about Face book and Twitter. I have found twitter to be a great way to network more so than face book. I do have a page but not many on it. I am okay with that too. But I have found some great authors, friends, all thro...

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Ex-King, wife plan sexual miniseries

Ex-King, wife plan sexual miniseries

Doug Christie and his wife, Jackie, will not appear in the three-part series.Former Sacramento King Doug Christie and his "Basketball Wives" reality star wife, Jackie, are producing a three-part television series about couples and sexual intimacy...

The Sacramento Bee
Free storytelling event part of book drive in Citrus Heights

Families are invited to attend a free pajama storytelling event featuring local children's book authors at 7 p.m. today at Barnes & Noble, 6111 Sunrise Blvd. The event is part of a book drive and reading initiative spearheaded by the Sacramento cha...

My 5 Monkeys
Sacrificial Magic Book Review

Comes out March 27 I would like to thank Karen for getting to addicted to reading this book series. I fell in love with Terrible and Chess. This is Book number 4. Chessie is a church witch , and routinely gets rid of ghosts through out the town. Sh...

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Amused By Books
Blogger Unplugged … Until Next Week!

Mar 13, 2012
Blogger Unplugged … Until Next Week!

This blogger needs to rest! The past week has been crazy and it looks like this one is shaping up to be crazy as well. I'll still be around commenting in the blogosphere but I just need to rest my brain when I get home. Back to regularly scheduled prog...

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So Pretty it Hurts Book Review

Mar 13, 2012

Bailey Weggins works for an online magazine called Buzz. She happens to solve mysteries too. This is book 6 in series. She goes off to the county side with her best friend, and there are some famous people there including a model, and cook. There a m...

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