DeKalb County Public Library Teams Up with City Schools of Decatur to Expand Access to Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks for Students


DECATUR, GA. – June 21, 2022 – As educators seek more creative ways to support students’ learning, a key resource for schools is the local public library. Now, as part of a national trend,DeKalb County Public Library and City Schools of Decatur have formed a partnership to increase students’ access to digital reading materials from the library.… Read More »

39 Books Recommended by AHA Subscribers ~ One Book Recommended MULTIPLE times!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

We gave away four books last week in exchange for 39 amazing suggestions from our subscribers!   We had a few authors listed more than once (Emily St John Mandel 2, Jean Hanff Gorelitz 2, Kate Quinn 3, Lisa Jewell 2, and Marie Benedict 2). But, only one book recommended multiple times……The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave…so I downloaded it immediately!     … Read More »

Here’s what we are reading…..What are you reading? + 4 Books….4 Winners!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Peggy and I thought you might like to know what we are reading… we felt like giving books away!  In order to win you’ve just got to tell us a great book you’ve read lately and which of the following four books you’d like to win most!  Comment on our website or Facebook post! … Read More »

AudiobookSYNC 2022: Summer Audiobook Program for Teens

AudiobookSYNC is a program for teens, ages 13+, to access free audiobook titles during the summer. Each week, beginning April 30th, two audiobook titles are released for download. Most of the time, the audiobooks are YA novels, but some classics are sprinkled in, as well. The two titles are “synced” by having a common theme.  This year, the free YA audiobook program is utilizing the Sora app (see previous information on Sora).… Read More »

Devotional Book Giveaway ~ Spirit Calling: Experience Spirit Led Living

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

This devotional book was written in 2021 by one of my friends since Auburn University (Carla) and her husband (Hal).   The words invite you to grow in practicing the presence of God and experiencing the person and power of the Holy Spirit. Open this book to any page and experience intimacy with God and the presence of the Holy Spirit wherever you are on your faith journey.… Read More »

Book Review & Giveaway ~ The Push: A Novel

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I read this book last weekend…couldn’t put it down.  The main character’s brain is nothing like mine yet such an interesting and altogether different perspective of motherhood.   The theme is mysterious to the very end.  Definitely a page turner!  I’m giving away a copy to an Aha! Subscriber who’d like to read it next!  … Read More »

Roni Robbins, Award-winning Writer and Reporter to Release her first novel, Hands of Gold, Feb. 4, 2022

Sam Fox spent his whole life running against the hands of time, from family obligations and military authorities, an often-fatal illness, a tragic accident. Author Roni Robbins’ novel, Hands of Gold, to be released February 4, 2022, is a work of fiction loosely based on an inspiring true story. Using literary license, Robbins pulls from the original cassette tapes left by her maternal grandfather, Sam, who survived Tuberculosis, a workplace shooting and an accidental killing, and walked thousands of miles across several countries to flee antisemitism in pre-Nazi Europe.… Read More »

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The Book Lovers Gift Guide

Matthew McConaughey, Jodi Picoult, Rachael Ray, and more!

The Book Festival of the MJCCA is thrilled to present some of the nation’s most renowned authors through virtual, moderated author talks. 


Matthew McConaughey
Sat, Nov 6, 8:00 pm EST

Jodi Picoult
Wish You Were Here
Mon, Nov 29, 8:00 pm EST
The Sharon V. Fagin Joy of Reading Program

Rachael Ray
This Must Be the Place
Wed, Nov 10, 8:00 pm EST

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Audra’s 4 Latest Reads!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Long before we planned a trip to Italy, my family planned a beach trip.   We’ve been on the gulf coast together all week mostly watching the rain and the waves out the window of our rental house.   Being at the beach in the rain is better than not being at the beach, plus it gave me plenty of time to read.… Read More »

International Book Lovers Day Giveaway! You could win Audra, Peggy and Lauren’s Current Book Choices!

Today is International Book Lovers Day.   So I guess it is my day?!   I LOVE books.   As do Lauren and Peggy.   I just finished Malibu Rising and am in the middle of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.   Very different books but both page turning excellence!

Quite by coincidence Maybe You Should Talk to Someone was Peggy’s suggestion for this week’s giveaway.   … Read More »

Book of the Week & Giveaway: Code Breaker Girls by Local Author Jan Slimming – Book Signing Saturday at Enchanted Forest!

Dunwoody Author, Jan Slimming,  will be signing copies of her debut publication at The Enchanted Forest Dunwoody (July 10th 12-2pm). The Enchanted Forest Gift Shop is located at 5580 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody (in the Publix shopping center).

You can win a copy by leaving a comment on our website or Facebook post!   Winner will be announced on Friday, July 9, 2021.… Read More »

Book of the Week Giveaway!

WIN BELLS, TAILS & MURDER, BOOK I in Kathy Manos Penn’s four-book Dickens & Christie cozy mystery series!


She crossed an ocean to start her life over. Can she nab a killer before her quaint village becomes a graveyard?

Recently widowed Leta Parker desperately needs a change of scenery. Pursuing her lifelong dream of retiring to the Cotswolds, she leaves her soulless corporate hustle in Atlanta and moves to England with her talking dog and cat companions—Dickens and Christie.… Read More »

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