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Book Review: Three Questions by Meagan Adele Lopez

I knew I wanted to start writing reviews for up and coming independent book authors because there are so many stellar writers who have to wait years to shine bright. It takes new authors myriads of...

Free book reading and signing tonight!

AndersonvilleLooking for something to do tonight? My friend Claire Bidwell Smith just published her first book — a memoir about living her life around the grief of losing both her parents to cancer — and it is...

Book Review: So Different Now by Ben Tanzer

So Different Now is a eBook collection of nine short stories by Ben Tanzer. Each short story share a REALITY through the experiences of an unknown third person who in certain stories reflect on the...
Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden - Reading Under the Influence (RUI)

A Night with Reading Under the Influence

Wednesday night I joined writers, wannabee writers, students, and anyone who came out that night to the Lakeview beer and wine garden bar Sheffield's on 3258 N. Sheffield "because everyone needs a...

Hello Local Tourist readers! Allow me to introduce myself

Chicago First let me say Hello TLT readers and thanks for stopping by and wanting to learn more about who I am. My name is Tiff Tate aka TheFemGeek. Most people know me as TheFemGeek but fortunately Tiff...
Carrie Fisher

Broadway in Chicago: Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking

The LoopTo me, Carrie Fisher is the gifted wordsmith who penned a fictional version of her life lived in the funny and seemingly true and autobiographical, Postcards from the Edge. She went on to write other...

Kristi Yamaguchi Skates Into Town

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleOlympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi appeared 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, at the John Hancock Observatory Monday night.   Yamaguchi laced up her skates to promote her children's book,...

Video: Andrea Metcalf talks about Naked Fitness

Lincoln ParkNaked Fitness is not what you think. It's not about working out in your skivvies, but is more about feeling good in your own skin. Author and fitness maven extraordinairre Andrea Metcalf was at...

Bye Bye Borders

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleBorders Books & Music's flagship store on Michigan Avenue is now closed. 

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