Young Adult oh my!

I love reading, if that wasn’t obvious, and this year some of my favorite authors are coming out with new books or even wrapping up a series. Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instuments series will come to a dramatic conclusion in City of Heavenly Fire, due May 27th 2014. This young adult paranormal series follows Shadowhunters Clary, […]

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New Year New Adult Romances

It’s a new year and with a new year comes a ton of books. Some of New Adult and Romance’s celebrated stars will be releasing the next book in their series or even starting new ones, and I for one can’t wait. Kresley Cole’s new book, The Professional, is a romantic mystery. Natalie hires a […]

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Surviving the “holidays.”

Yes, we did it! I would like to thank the kindness and patience and graciousness and generosity of all our customers! This was a season of miracles indeed. Absent were the loud cellphone talkers, the coffee spillers, the make-out customers on the couch (oh yes!) This was quite the pleasant shopping season. Of course, there […]

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New Adult- What?!

Everywhere I look they’re talking about this new genre- “New Adult”. I asked for some clarification but it seems everyone’s opinion varied. Here’s how I understand it: New Adult is aimed at the mature 18-30 year olds. The books tend to have mature sexual themes and lately the ones I’ve been reading all have some […]

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New kids titles 6/28/13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWwe1E51w2U New titles at Market Block Books in Troy, NY Here are some wonderful new titles for kids: Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli and Snake Hill by James Patterson Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein Margritte’s Marvelous Hat by D.B Johnson John Feinstein Mysteries: Cover-Up (Super Bowl) Rush for the Gold (Olympics) The […]

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The NEW Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping is HERE! Yay!

  Let me tell you how much I love Scaredy Squirrel by the GREAT Melanie Watt… well, I’m actually afraid to tell you. If I tell you I won’t be able to stop, because I really, truly absolutely adore Scaredy Squirrel. Oh, I do! I look forward to a new Scaredy book. And I am […]

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Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George (book and exhibit)

Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George By Erin B. Coe, Bruce Robertson, Gwendolyn Owens A landmark survey that illuminates through paintings, pastels, and photographs how Georgia O’Keeffe discovered and refined her approach to nature at Lake George. This beautiful Thames and Hudson book of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art corresponds to the exhibit at the Hyde […]

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Top Ten Father’s Day Books (2013)

1 . Vader’s Little Princess (Star Wars) by  Jeffrey Brown   In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller “Darth Vader and Son,” Vader–Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire–now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager. […]

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The No Recipe Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide to the Art of Cooking by Susan Crowther

  The No Recipe Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide to the Art of Cooking by Susan Crowther. Go no further. This is the book you’ve been looking for if you have little or no experience cooking. This cookbook is packed with practical tips and ideas for making the meals you never dreamed you could make. You […]

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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones I love English history and have read scads of books, both fiction & non-fiction, about Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, the Wars of the Roses and the Tudors, but I am a little shaky on the details of the reigns from King […]

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