Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Banned Books Week- Day 2

Hello everyone! We are into Day 2 of Banned Books Week 2011 and the Banned Books Read–Out.For our Facebook followers, we have an open event going on all this week:  Simple Pleasures Banned Books Week Read-Out! Follow this link to … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week at Simple Pleasures

An annual event that Simple Pleasures has made a point of participating in every year is Banned Books Week . Running from Saturday,  September 24th to October 1st, this event is sponsored by  American Booksellers Association;American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; … Continue reading

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Book Review: Son of the Morning by Linda Howard

Review : Son of the Morning by Linda Howard   I suppose this should come under the heading of review redux, but since I’ve never actually reviewed this wonderful book before, I can’t really classify it that way. This is … Continue reading

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Review: Richmond Macabre- Nightmares From the River City

 Book Review : Richmond Macabre- Nightmares From the River City edited by Beth Brown & Phil Ford –  Cover art by Noah Scalin     When most think of cities with a dark, haunted history Richmond, Virginia does not leap … Continue reading

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Great Fall Into Books Giveaway Update!

  In our last post we outlined the details for our Great Fall Into Books Giveaway  and provided a sampling of our first round of free advance and promotional copies. Below you will find the Complete First Round List. Look over … Continue reading

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The Great Fall Into Books Giveaway

The Great Fall Into Books Giveaway   As a bookseller and reviewer I have the pleasure of receiving advance and promotional copies of upcoming and newly released books. This is a wonderful thing, since I love books. But, after almost … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tin Box by Holly Kennedy

Review: The Tin Box by Holly Kennedy Every so often I will take a break from reviewing new and upcoming releases and browse through the titles in our stacks to discover something that I had read about and stocked for … Continue reading

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Book Review :Why Jane Austen? By Rachel M. Brownstein

Book Review :Why Jane Austen?  By Rachel M. Brownstein   Why Jane Austen? is an excellent book for extreme Austen fans. The author delves into all aspects of why Jane Austen was a household name-then as well as now, so … Continue reading

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A Very Special Author Event: Club Read

We recently heard about a wonderful author event being held this fall and wanted to share it with our readers, especially those in the Virginia area.  The event is being held in Huddelston, Virginia at the Mariners Landing Resort on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson

Book Review: The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson In The Reservoir John Milliken Thompson dusts off an old Richmond murder case and with meticulous care and some gifted storytelling brings a tragic tale of more than a century ago to … Continue reading

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