Romance Writers of America Announces the 2019 RITA Award Winners!

Romance Writers of America Announces the 2019 RITA Award Winners!

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Exciting news for fans of literature! The Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association that gives out the highest honors for romance fiction. The awards recognize outstanding published romance novels and novellas, with the event itself unfolding at Manhattan on Friday, July 26th at a black tie awards ceremony. Up to 2,000 romance novels and novellas are judged each year by the judges, with the competition being narrowed down to 100 finalists after initial judging. Then, final round judges, also published romance authors, select one winner in each category from among the finalists. Image via Wikipedia This year, the …

9 Tips to Help Balance Summer Vacation and Reading

9 Tips to Help Balance Summer Vacation and Reading

Summer is in full bloom and most of us will be taking some class of vacation, whether it’s going away or just taking a little time off work for a staycation and some R&R.  So whether you’re looking into reading more books or trying to find a new escape from reality, here’s how you can balance both of them this summer.     1. Set goals for the Summer   Image via tenor   Making a short and reasonable list of the things you would like to do for the season will help you keep things in perspective and on …

Check Out These Fourth of July Recommendations!

Check Out These Fourth of July Recommendations!

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  Each week, Bookstr scans bestseller lists across the Internet to learn what people are reading, buying, gifting, and talking about most — just to make sure you’re out there living your absolute best life! This week, we’re taking a break from the usual routine to bring you some summer reading for the 4th of July! Here are some reading recommendations as you relax on a beach, prepare to lounge by the pool, or take in the fireworks!   Image via Amazon   5. Shapes of Native nonfiction edited by Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton   Shapes of Native Nonfiction …