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Blessing or Curse? by Cindy Hulsey

I was a reader long before the Internet took over the world. These days it’s easy for book junkies like me to find good books to read. Thousands of titles and authors, book reviews and articles, reader ratings and reviews are at my fingertips. This wasn’t always the case.

Off the Radar by Cindy Hulsey

I spend a lot of time around books. I read numerous reviews, pay attention to the buzz about new titles, and talk incessantly with my friends about what we’re reading. In spite of that, I sometimes miss a wonderful author, wondering after his or her books have come to my attention how in the world that happened. Of course, I guess there is an upside to this; once you discover someone who already has a body of work, you have a treasure trove of titles to explore, whereas discovering an author with the first novel means you have a wait for the next one.

The Queen of Crime by Cindy Hulsey

Beloved British author P.D. James died on Thursday at the age of 94. She delighted her readers with her cerebral mysteries featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh and her life was as interesting as her novels. After her husband was injured in WWII she was forced to support her family. She worked for the National Health Service and didn't publish her first novel until she was 42. After the death of her husband a job in the Department of Home Affairs sustained her and gave her procedural knowledge she would use in her novels.

Books As Personal History by Cindy Hulsey

I love books; not just the stories they contain, but the packages themselves. I like the weight of a book in my hands, the smell of the pages; I like the crisp sound the page makes as it’s turned and the beauty of the cover art. But mostly I love the fact that my books not only provide triggers for memories both vivid and hazy of the stories I’ve experienced vicariously through their words, but also make up a timeline of my life.

Robert Galbraith Revealed by Adrienne Teague

Let's be real. Does anyone NOT know Robert Galbraith is a pen name for J.K. Rowling? Well, it's true. When The Cuckoo's Calling came out a couple of years ago, it was a big media ordeal about who leaked the author's identity. Being a contrarian, I avoided the book during the fracas because I didn't want to be seen reading the book causing all the annoying media stories.

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