The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna//Book Review

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames is, in many ways, a masterpiece. Grames follows the Fortuna family through decades of their life in old-world Italy into their new life in America. We follow Stella, the oldest living Fortuna child (who is named after her older sister also named Stella who died as a baby), until … Read More

We Were All Drowning//Book Club Fiction

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Lindsay recently suggested we publish the first chapter of our current novels on here which I thought was a fabulous idea. (So you know we’re still working away on new novels and not simply retired with our heels up after Remember Us.) I’m currently working on two. Here’s the beginning of We Were All Drowning. Let me know what you … Read More

Book Club Challenge//Remember Us

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We are continuing to meet and connect with book clubs around the world and are loving hearing different people share their own experience with our book and characters. Here’s a snap from our time chatting with WILF! Where it’s located?Laurier BrantfordDoes your book club have a name?WILF ( Workers Interested in Literature and Food)How many people attend?5-10 (but there are many … Read More

Book Club Challenge//Remember Us

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Our goal of meeting with 100 book clubs over the course of this year is officially in full swing and we started Layne meeting a group in person in her town of Brantford, Ontario. We want to hear about the groups we’re connecting with, so we compiled a list of our own questions. Where it’s located? Brantford,  OntarioDoes your book club … Read More

Book Club Reads and mini reviews

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So far 2019 is looking like it will be a good reading year for me. (Now that I’m out of grad school and have my brain back.) I’ve been spending more and more time making trips to our local library of late (we are LOVING that it’s four blocks from our house.) I also joined a second book club this … Read More

Happy Pub Day, Remember Us

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It’s here, it’s here, it’s here – our baby book is now officially launched into the big world out there! We’re so excited, humbled, grateful for everyone who has given us their support and everyone who wants to read, has read, will read our little book. Thanks for celebrating with us today! Please rate/review us once you’ve read our book … Read More

Books Read 2018

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As you may remember, I (Layne) have a goal of reading 52 books a year. I’ve been attempting this since I graduated university, but it isn’t as easy to find time to read in adult life and most years I would only read around 38 books. It’s not like when I was a kid when I easily read more like … Read More

Books Read//First Half of 2018

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For those of you who don’t know, my goal is to read 52 books a year. I rarely accomplish this, but still I adore having goals. Between grad school, working full-time, and trying to get our book launched (publication date is January 22, 2019 – mark your calendars!), reading has often taken a back burner in life this year. That … Read More

Small Great Things//Book Review

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I just found out that one of my most recent reads, Small Great Things, is destined for the big screen. Yes, yes, I’m a little behind on the news. Anyway, it’s starring Viola Davis and Julia Roberts, so let’s all be excited. (If you listen to the Lindsay half of us, you should always watch the movie before you read … Read More

The Hating Game//Book Review

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I know we’re supposed to be writing (and we are, promise), but we also read as much as we can to keep up the inspiration. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is probably the sexiest book I’ve ever read. Let me be clear that  I don’t read ‘sexy’ books as a general rule of thumb. Straight romances are not my … Read More