Tag: book reviews

Friday Faves–Books I Read and Loved this Spring

I updated my Goodreads account this afternoon, adding a dozen or so titles that I read and loved this spring. If you’re looking for a summer read, here are a few of my recent faves. Picture Books Once I Ate a Pie Written by…

Oh my Goodreads!

The Goodreads folk are awfully good at keeping in touch. They send me monthly updates, alert me when a favourite author publishes a new book, advise me on how to generate reader interest in my own books, and notify me whenever someone likes one of my reviews….

Friday Faves (Book Recommendations)

I know it’s not Friday. My New Year’s Resolution this year is to be nicer to myself and others, so it’s awesome that I’m writing my Friday blog post when it’s barely Saturday. Here are a few of my favourites among the books I’ve…

Friday Faves

I got an email from Goodreads informing me that I’d started reading The Complete Short Stories of Truman Capote 127 days ago and suggesting that I might want to update my progress. Oh yeah, Truman Capote’s stories. Never finished them. Didn’t grab me. But…

Friday Fable: The writer and the Goodreads reviewers

You may have heard the old tale, The Bear and the Bees: One day a bear was rooting around in a fallen log where there just happened to be a beehive. One little bee was on her way home with some pollen when she spotted the…

Insatiable Author Interview

Another awesome book blogger has been inquiring about All Good Children, so head over to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers and feed your need to read the answers to some thought-provoking questions like: Was the racism in your dystopian world intentional or did it just surface…

Guest Author Interview (No Need to Blog Today)

I was interviewed on Cubicle Blindness today, a reader review blog that had some nice things to say about All Good Children. Krista asked some great questions, like: The main character Max got excited at the fact that he got to fight. He seemed to want to…

Hitting the Virtual Road

I just learned that my just-launched teen novel, All Good Children, has had a couple of very new reviews, including this one from Booklist (November 15, 2011 – which hasn’t happened yet but I didn’t make it up, honest): “Austen writes with cinematic definition, driving the action with taut…

Everybody Wants to be a Starring Cat

I got an email this week from an old friend whom I haven’t seen for twenty years. She wrote to say that she’d been in Washington, D.C., and there in the bookshop of the Museum of Natural History was My Cat Isis. My beloved feline is…

Wonderful Book Review

I know I said I wasn’t going to read any more Walking Backward book reviews, but fellow author Kate Jaimet sent me an email this weekend congratulating me on my review in the Globe & Mail, so I just had to check it out. (I…

Being Read by Total Strangers

I stumbled onto my first book review a week ago (in CM Magazine). What a strangely thrilling experience. It’s what prompted me to start a blog and web page (http://www.catherineausten.com/ — built from a template and about as gripping as this blog). It is just slightly possible that a…

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