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Beth Kephart in Conversation: ONE THING STOLEN (Blog Tour Guest Post)

Beth Kephart in Conversation: ONE THING STOLEN (Blog Tour Guest Post)

I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on Beth Kephart’s new novel, One Thing Stolen, with you soon, but today I get to share Beth herself with you. The book’s blog tour is stopping here today, and I have a guest post from the author recounting a recent conversation about it. On April 10, just a few days ago, I found myself at St. Albans, a remarkable private school located on the grounds of the […]

Celebrating Poetry and Libraries With a Special Guest

Celebrating Poetry and Libraries With a Special Guest

I hate to admit how long it’s been since I visited a library, but I have some family members who are covering for me. One of them is my sister Teresa, an elementary-school librarian. I have admitted on several occasions that poetry doesn’t do much for me, but my sister has been writing it for decades. April marks the annual observance of two literary events, National Poetry Month and National School Library Month. To commemorate […]

Today: A Meandering Book Journey!

Today: A Meandering Book Journey!

No, I haven’t made a radical change in my look. This is Sheila from Book Journey, and I’m blog-sitting for her today while she’s gone on a real-life journey. Please come visit me over at her place, where I’m taking over the “Morning Meanderings,” talking about how Sheila and I met and that time we both read The Chocolate War. See you over there? Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this […]

Not Here Today–I’m Lost in Books!

Not Here Today–I’m Lost in Books!

March is Women’s History Month, and Becca at Lost in Books is hosting a Women’s Lit Event all month long as part of the celebration. I’ll be dropping by there twice–I’m making my first visit today, with a review of a modern feminist speculative fiction classic.  Please visit me over there, and join the conversation at Lost in Books! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive […]

“At Home With Books” today…

“At Home With Books” today…

I’m not really here…I’m the guest blogger for Alyce’s “Best and Worst” series on At Home With Books today! My subject is an author that some people tend to dismiss out of hand as being formulaic–and I won’t dispute that, but sometimes that formula has produced some very engaging, discussion-worthy fiction, including one book that’s a World Book Night selection. And sometimes it hasn’t. That’s all I’ll tell you here…head on over to At Home […]

Stick Around, Reader: There’s plenty to write about!

Stick Around, Reader: There’s plenty to write about!

Last week, I featured some content from Sticky Readers: How to Attract a Loyal Blog Audience by Writing More Better by Margaret Andrews (and Thursday’s post on my blogging mistakes kicked up some great Twitter discussion!). Today, I’m featuring Margaret herself in a guest post drawn from the chapter in which she busts the myths of Writer’s Block. Hi Kids! I would like to thank Florinda for giving me this opportunity to flap my gums […]

Teresa’s Journey Home

Teresa’s Journey Home

Please welcome Teresa back to The 3 R’s! Since she was last here, she’s set up a blog of her own, but hasn’t actually had time to post to it yet. However, she can sometimes be found in Café World or playing Scrabble on Facebook – when she can wrest the computer away from her sons, that is. Join her today on her long journey home. I suppose this is the time of year when […]

Mike’s Book Talk: *The Breach*, by Patrick Lee

Mike’s Book Talk: *The Breach*, by Patrick Lee

You may recall Mike from his guest-blogging visit last summer, when he reviewed a book way outside his comfort zone (and which I still haven’t gotten around to reading myself!). Please welcome him back again with another review; this time, the book’s outside my comfort zone. Mike occasionally talks about books on his own blog, Everything Under the Sun, but he talks more often about the weird things he sees on late-night TV and in […]

Melissa’s Marriage of Readers: “To Have and To Hold…The Same Book?”

Melissa’s Marriage of Readers: “To Have and To Hold…The Same Book?”

Please welcome my friend Melissa to The 3 R’s today! Melissa blogs at The Betty and Boo Chronicles, where she hosts the Memorable Memoirs Reading Challenge and blogs about books, autism, food, her 9 year old twins (Betty and Boo), current events, and The Husband (who you’ll meet in this guest post). I was fortunate to have Melissa as my roommate last year at BlogHer’10 in New York City, and am glad to have her […]

Kim’s Reading for Medicinal Purposes

Kim’s Reading for Medicinal Purposes

Kim from Sophisticated Dorkiness was a guest blogger here last summer, and I’m very happy she was willing to make a return visit to The 3 R’s! You may recall that her blog specializes in nonfiction. Since her last appearance, Sophisticated Dorkiness was chosen “Best Nonfiction Review Blog” in the 2010 BBAW Awards, and Kim chaired the Nonfiction judging panel for the first Indie Lit Awards. I do a semi-regular feature on my blog called […]

Serena’s Year of Change and Poetry (and request for recommendations!)

Serena’s Year of Change and Poetry (and request for recommendations!)

Serena‘s book blog, Savvy Verse & Wit, was voted “Best Poetry Blog” in the 2010 BBAW Awards, and she hosts the weekly Virtual Poetry Circle there. She is also a published poet. I was fortunate to meet Serena in person last summer while visiting her hometown, Washington DC, and am happy she’s visiting The 3 R’s today! Thanks to Florinda for inviting me to guest blog. Although 2010 was a productive year for me in […]

Josie’s Internet-Dating Dispatches: A pursuit that’s not for the faint of heart

Josie’s Internet-Dating Dispatches: A pursuit that’s not for the faint of heart

Today’s guest post comes from quite a distance, and from a blogger I’ve only recently met myself: Josie Speaks Up all the way from Australia! She’s a (young) widowed teacher with one four-legged child (dog variety), and she’s relatively new to blogging. When Josie offered me her take on this particular topic, I went for it because her experience with it is a bit different from mine: many of y’all know that Tall Paul and […]

Jeanne’s Overlooked-Book Spotlight: *Halfway Human*, by Carolyn Ives Gilman

Jeanne’s Overlooked-Book Spotlight: *Halfway Human*, by Carolyn Ives Gilman

Please welcome Jeanne from Necromancy Never Pays to The 3 R’s today! Jeanne’s blog is particularly known for thoughtful discussions of genre fiction and poetry. She has a PhD in English, is a college Writing Center Director at a liberal arts college in Ohio, and loves cats, caviar, satire, musical theater, and hot weather. Rhetorically speaking, Carolyn Ives Gilman’s science fiction novel Halfway Human is the most interesting thing I’ve read since I first moved to […]

YA on YA: More *Mockingjay* (with MORE spoilers)

YA on YA: More *Mockingjay* (with MORE spoilers)

Presenting a young-adult take on a young-adult novel: this is a guest post from my almost-16-year-old stepdaughter, Katie (Caitlin). Two people in my house read Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay last week, and we had rather different responses to it, which basically makes my house a microcosm of the novel’s readership. Having already posted my own reaction, I invited Katie to share hers here – she had some venting to do! Katie says: I read Mockingjay by […]