Monday, April 13, 2015

News Shorts

As hard as it is to believe(!), I don't always have deep insightful things to say.  I know, I know.  You're stunned.  Well, here are some quick notes:

1.  Rumor has it that there will be a new bookstore opening at The Pruneyard.  But we can't seem to find out what, who, or when.  All we've got down in the South Bay is Recycle in Campbell and San Jose, Village House of the Books in Los Gatos, Books, Inc. in Mt. View and Palo Alto, and Kepler's in Menlo Park.  Even if you add Bookshop Santa Cruz, that's still only 7.  We'll keep our fingers crossed.

2.  I saw this past weekend that Child 44 is being made into a movie.  For those that don't remember, Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith, is in my Volume 1 of Fiction for the Non-Fiction Reader (FFTNFR).  I loved this book, (#1 of a trilogy).  We'll see how it translates to the big screen.

3.  Our next Recycle Book Club (RBC) event is Thursday, April 23.  We will be discussing Boundaries: A Love Story from 6:30-7:15, and then the author, Christine Z. Mason, will be stopping by to answer questions and sign books.  This book is likely to bring on a lot of discussion!

Our next 3 authors/books are :
Tuesday, May 12 - Dismal Mountain by John Billheimer (mystery)
Wednesday, June 24 - The Home for the Friendless by Betty Auchard (memoir)
Tuesday, July 14 - Wyndano's Cloak by A.R. Silverberry (young adult fantasy)

4.  This past Sunday morning, we had 3 romance authors out in front of Recycle.  It was interesting because all 3 are members of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), Silicon Valley Chapter.  Linda Baxter (on the left) writes romantic suspense.  Kate Allure (in the middle) writes erotic romance.  And Nicci Carerra (on the right) writes romance romance.  It was fun having them there.

5.  Finally, I was next door to the 3 romance authors on Sunday.  I also had a great morning.  I sold 3 books (The Given Day, Dennis Lehane, based on my recent review; Boundaries: A Love Story, Christine Z. Mason, for RBC; and South of Broad, Pat Conroy) and had numerous conversations with book lovers. Oh, and did I mention that it was a gorgeous morning in downtown Campbell?  It was.  


  1. Thanks for the shout out and for the book recommendations, Lloyd!

  2. It's always my pleasure to recommend books that I have enjoyed and am pretty sure others will as well.

  3. We're getting a new bookstore here too. I find it exciting but I hope it doesn't affect my current indie too much.

    1. Hopefully it will be like getting a new restaurant, grocery store, or coffee bar. It will bring more people into an area.