Category Archives: Just Book Talk

What’s a Roman a Clef?

Have you ever heard of a roman a clef? Until recently, I sure hadn’t. For anyone who doesn’t already know, a roman a clef is a literary genre, usually historical fiction, that includes real events and real people, usually as supporting characters, with … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Home of Ernest Hemingway

You are receiving this e-mail because you either subscribed to this blog, or you signed up as a registered user on WordPress. Of course, you may unsubscribe at any time, but I hope you won’t. I don’t know about you, … Continue reading

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Wonderful Indie Book Store + 4 Great Books, 4 Great Genres

This email is sent to all registered users, and subscribers of The Grumpy Book Reviewer. There’s not much I enjoy more than curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee or tea. Well, maybe browsing through independent book stores and art supply stores. … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Grumpy Book Reviewer’s New Blog

Welcome, book lovers, to the first mailing of my blog posts. I was somehow under the impression that when people signed up through WordPress to be a “registered user” of this site, the blog posts would go out by e-mail each … Continue reading

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On Vacation, Still Reading

Grumpy is on vacation for a few weeks, but will always be reading. I just finished a pre-pub copy of Mary Alice Monroe’s Beach House Reunion — a little history, a lot of info on sea turtles, of course a good … Continue reading

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National Book Awards Finalists

Today Penguin Random House announced their five finalists in the National Book Awards. I  can’t wait to get my hands on copies of these books.    The five finalists are:   In Fiction: Dark at the Crossing, by Elliot Ackerman, published … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Grumpy Book Reviewer’s New Site

Welcome! This is the first blog post at Grumpy’s new home. Through these posts I will notify my followers that I have published a new book review. I also will be sharing my thoughts on authors, publishers, libraries, and books in … Continue reading

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