Tag Archives: Simple Pleasures

Becoming Part of “Books For Soldiers”

There have been times in my life when books have been my escape, my sanctuary and a soothing balm in a troubled world. They have made me laugh when I needed to laugh almost as much as I needed to … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week- Day 4: Be a Reading Mentor!

Banned Books Week- Day 4 Be a Reading Mentor to Someone! In my Day 3 post , while talking  about some of the banned and challenged classic books, I related my first experience reading To Kill a Mockingbird. The woman … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week- Day 3

Banned Books Week- Day 3 Caged Birds, Banned Classics & the long history of banning books…   It’s day three of Banned Books Week, and I’m finishing up Maya Angelou’s biographical narrative, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Review: Ticket to Ride by Janet Neel

  Ticket to Ride by Janet Neel When writing a piece of fiction it’s always said to be best to stick with what you know. Janet Neel does exactly that in her mystery novel Ticket to Ride. She uses her … Continue reading

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Weekly Topic- Why Blog?

For me the decision to blog was an easy one- especially after we closed our Ashland storefront. I love books- and the only thing I love more than reading books is discussing them, sharing them with others, discovering if the … Continue reading

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