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Donating Books September 30, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 10:48 pm

An excellent idea if you’re looking to declutter before the holidays strike!

Scribbling In The Storage Room

Are your bookshelves overflowing? Do you have books that you’re ready to part with? Consider donating your gently used books to your local library.

For the last few weeks, I’ve been sorting books for my local library’s semi-annual book sale. A group of volunteers meet in a bus garage and unpack box after box of used books, and sort them into stacks. It’s been hugely satisfying. I’ve met some wonderful people and learned a ton about people’s reading habits. For example, men buy hardcover thrillers and think nothing of donating them right away. I unpacked three boxes of thrillers yesterday that had all been published in the last eighteen months. I also learned that mystery readers keep their books for decades and read their books more than once. Romance readers fly through books and are very generous with their cast-offs.

If you’re thinking about donating your piles of used books, I…

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#Bookreview and Page 69 challenge: GOING THROUGH THE CHANGE September 18, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 12:11 am

My book is featured on Barb Taub’s site today. You can read a p. 69 preview, a review, and an interview with me, all in one spot!

Barb Taub

Today I’ve got both a Page 69 Challenge excerpt and a book review for Samantha Bryant’s paranormal fantasy, Going Through the Change


Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

A menopausal superhero novel

Going through “the change” isn’t easy on any woman. Mood swings, hot flashes, hormonal imbalances, and itchy skin are par for the course. But for these four seemingly unrelated women, menopause brought changes none of them had ever anticipated—super-heroic changes.

Helen discovers a spark within that reignites her fire. Jessica finds that her mood is lighter, and so is her body. Patricia always had a tough hide, but now even bullets bounce off her. Linda doesn’t have trouble opening the pickle jar anymore… now that she’s a man.

When events throw the women together, they find out that they have more in common than they knew—one person has touched all their lives. The hunt for answers is on.

Page 69 Challenge

That was Marshall McLuhan's advice anyway. I invite readers to submit their own or other works (pg. 69 only of course!) via the Contact Form here.That…

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StaffFest: Join us for an appreciation of Orange County Public Library Staff! September 16, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 11:12 pm

I made this flyer 🙂 And I’m excited about the event. We do have the best library staff!

Friends of the Orange County Public Library


StaffFest will be held at Mystery Brewing Public House in Hillsborough on Sunday, October 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Chirba Chirba, voted best food truck in the Triangle, will be there to provide snacks to go with Mystery Brewing’s artisanal ales and lagers.

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