Fifteenth Tome Giveaway: November 20, 2022

Wowza! During this fifteenth Tome Giveaway, I had a wonderful day hiding tomes all over Tucson. Throughout the day, I hid 30 copies of The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. This was the perfect book to share in celebration of Native American Heritage/Indigenous People’s month. Some of the photos from my adventures last weekend are included…

“The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich

About the book, from HarperCollins: “Louise Erdrich’s latest novel, The Sentence, asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book. A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls’ Day, but she simply won’t…

Fourteenth Tome Giveaway: October 30, 2022

Wowza! During this fourteenth Tome Giveaway, I had a wonderful day hiding books all over Tucson. Over the course of the day, I hid 30 copies of Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. This was the perfect spooky (yet incredibly heartwarming!) read to share in October – and the timing was perfect. We hope some of…

“Cemetery Boys” by Aiden Thomas

About the book, from Macmillan: “Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then…

Thank you, TJ Klune!

Oh my goodness. Friends: if you’ve been paying attention to our social media AT ALL over the past few weeks, then you already know that TJ Klune, author of The House in the Cerulean Sea and Under the Whispering Door, is our surprise GoFundMe donor. YES, *that* TJ KLUNE. Not once, but twice (!) he’s…

Thirteenth Tome Giveaway: September 25, 2022

Wowza! During this thirteenth Tome Giveaway (lucky thirteen!), I had a wonderful day hiding books all over Tucson. Over the course of the day, I hid 30 copies of Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. You all came out – – – and it was the busiest, most fun/exciting tome-seeking day that we’ve experienced…

Recap: Fundraising Event with Mostly Books

In case you missed the announcements leading up to the event last week (LOL), in celebration of the Tome Gnome’s 1-year anniversary, Mostly Books donated a portion of every purchase made on Saturday, September 24 to our 2023 fundraising campaign! So what happened? Drum roll, please… Friends: you showed up, bought a TON of books…

“Under the Whispering Door” by TJ Klune

About the book, from Macmillan: “Welcome to Charon’s Crossing. The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through. When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be dead. And when Hugo, the owner of a peculiar tea shop, promises to…

Fundraising Event with Mostly Books: Saturday September 24th

Friends! This Gnome has exciting news! Over the past several weeks I have been cooking up another fun event in honor of my 1-year anniversary and have partnered with the amazing Tucson indie bookstore, Mostly Books.  The event will take place on Saturday, September 24th from 9:30 am – 5 pm, and a portion of every…

Twelfth Tome Giveaway: August 28, 2022

Wowza! During this twelfth Tome Giveaway, I had a wonderful day hiding books all over Tucson. Over the course of the day, I hid 30 copies of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas. Some photos from my adventures last weekend are included in the collage above. I hope you enjoy…