Cindy's Page Turners Articles
"Mixtape Potluck: A Dinner Party for Friends, Their Recipes, and the Songs They Inspire is easily the most engaging cookbook that I have read. From the clever concept to the successful implementation of that concept, the cookbook is both a delight to read and is full of recipes that cooks of any skill will enjoy trying...."
I love reading mystery series, and thankfully there are many from which to choose. In fact, when I sat down to write an article about mystery series in August, my list of entertaining and well-written series was substantial. So substantial that I quickly realized that the list would need to be broken into two articles.
As a bookseller and book reviewer, I receive countless advance review copies and galleys of books to read and review. The challenge for me is twofold: first, to read as many of them as I can get to for work and publisher commitments and second, to try and read those books that I believe will resonate with me the most.
This week I decided to feature a local book club. I absolutely love the book club that I belong to (the West U Wonders) and thought it would be fun to interview some members of another book club and learn about their traditions and how they operate.
Cindy's She Reads Articles
Cindy Burnett currently works part time at Murder by the Book, a crime fiction book store in Houston, Texas. She is a voracious reader and book reviewer who administers a bookstagram account, @thoughtsfromapage, where she talks about all things book related.
The very best reads provoke strong emotions, both happy and sad, and frequently result in some tears along the way. These are the books that stay with you long after reading them and are the ones that I champion to people over and over again when asked for a book recommendation.
2019 is a banner year for outstanding nonfiction including two beautifully written essay collections and two fascinating tales about famous American iconic buildings. Nonfiction is a broad genre, and I tend toward those stories that read less like school textbooks and more like page turners.
The mystery genre lends itself well to book series. The development of the main and supporting characters, the progression of crime solving and the ability to link prior mysteries with current issues make series writing in the mystery genre a perfect fit.