The Comfort of A Familiar Story

How is it July already? 2024 sure is flying by! I’ve been on quite a reading binge lately. Currently I’m re-reading a series of ten adult historical romances that are all connected. It’s part of my effort to go through my existing catalogue of books and decide which I’ll keep to read again and which…

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The Character Cringe Factor (Or, Why Won’t They Just…)

It’s the second Tuesday of May, which means my newsletter is out! You can read it here or subscribe to ensure you never miss one. I often include subscriber-exclusive giveaways. This week I’ve been musing on frustrating characters. It started because my teen reader was venting to me about her most recent re-read–and the fact…

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What I Read in 2023

Happy New Year! I’m already a couple of books into my reading for 2024, but it’s tradition for me to recap my year here on the blog, so here’s a summary of what I read in 2023. My reading was up in 2023! I finished 90 books (versus 80 in 2022). I didn’t have a…

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Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Writer/Reader

Happy Holidays! I don’t know about you, but every year I find it harder to put together a gift wish list for family members. It’s probably because I’m in that season of life where I’m mostly focused on my kids, so I’m not usually thinking about what I want for myself. And when there is…

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Introducing the My Second Impression of You Book Club Kit!

I’m excited to introduce the My Second Impression of You Book Club Kit! I know I’ve told this story before, but maybe you’re new here so it’s new to you… Several years ago, my son and a friend hosted a book club. As they were in elementary school, I assisted with planning. You can probably imagine that…

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FLIRTING WITH FATE Plus a Few Other YA Books You Should Read

Happy Cyber Monday! Looking for some books to order? I have some suggestions! Of course, if you’d like to order mine, that would be awesome too, and signed copies make extra-awesome gifts! You can get signed copies of MY SECOND IMPRESSION OF YOU at The Novel Neighbor, Main Street Books, Left Bank Books or Parnassus…

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THE AGATHAS Plus a Few Other YA Books You Should Read

It’s review roundup time! Every summer I think, “Oh, now I’ll finally have more time to read!” And then, somehow, I have less time? I think it’s because I’m driving around to a different camp every week. Now I just joined TikTok and am trying to figure that out too (you can follow me @michelleimason…

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ONLY A MONSTER Plus a Few Other YA Books You Should Read

Happy June! School is out, and it’s the time of year my schedule is different every week, but I’m also hoping to read a lot more this summer, so hopefully I’ll have reading roundups more frequently. Today I have an interesting variety for you–time traveling monsters, a Jane Austen murder mystery, contemporary YA, and fantasy….

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THE LUCKY ONES and a Few Other Books You Should Read

Happy April! So, I’ve completely lost track of when I posted my last review roundup. I went on a re-reading spree in March, and I had two files of middle grade and young adult reviews in progress. But as one of the books I’ve been meaning to feature comes out next week, I’m going to…

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