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    Laughing Squid highlighted Kate Imbach's Tumblr blog Matchbook, where she has taken the concept of beach reading to a new level with "bathing suits matched with their book cover counterpart."

    Arleen Williams reveals the cover and synopsis for BIKING UPHILL: BOOK TWO OF THE ALKI TRILOGY.

    Take a literary dip in a "massive river of 10,000 discarded books" that flooded Melbourne, Australia, in June. My Modern Met noted that "Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus was commissioned to create a work of art that, quite literally, stopped traffic.... On the final night of the installation, visitors were encouraged to take the books home with them."

    Did you see Flavorpill's list of 10 #sci-fi books for people who don't like science-fiction? It reminds us of Terry Persun's CATHEDRAL OF DREAMS: amzn.to/K2lTU6

    Tess Thompson gives us a sneak peek at the cover of her upcoming #romance novel, 'Caramel and Magnolias.' >>> Curious? Read a steamy excerpt after the jump!

    Drop by Me, My Shelf and I to check out ONE WEEK author, Nikki Van De Car's 'Book Playlist' >>> #books #music #playlist

    Eileen Maksym shares her thoughts on #Tolkien >>> "The movie got me thinking.. Tolkien wrote 'The Hobbit' for children... And yet the movies are intense action flicks rated a hard PG-13. My kids are nine and seven, and although they both loved it.. I would not feel comfortable with them watching it without us there. How is it that this kids’ book became movies with shoot-em-ups (albeit with arrows)?"

    'Good Books and Good Wine' offers some great tips on how to READ MORE! Finishing one or more books on a regular basis need not be a luxury.

    Interesting infographic from Mashable, "Are Books Doomed? The Rise of E-Reading."

    My trip to Seattle (Part One): Meredith Schorr on her recent trip to the AWP Conference and book signing.