"...Historic Hotels of Texas is as much a history book as it is a traveler's guide. You would be hard-pressed to find a hotel of historical significance missing from Liz Carmack's collection of the luxurious to threadbare lodgings around the state...."
"...Liz Carmack, local author (Historic Hotels of Texas, 2007, also with Texas A&M University Press) and head of her own PR/communications firm, took a year to research Rodeo Austin, according to the book, and there's no question, she tackled that task admirably. Culled from time spent digging through local archive trenches like the Texas State Library and Austin History Center and interviews conducted with a few dozen players in the rodeo scene, as well as livestock competitors through the years, details are organized chronologically..."
"...YA Literature Renee Ahdieh – Flame in the Mist M.T. Anderson – Landscape With Invisible Hand Paolo Bacigalupi – Tool of War Chandler Baker – This Is Not the End Katie Bayerl – A Psalm for Lost Girls Kendare Blake – One Dark Throne Libba Bray – Before the Devil Breaks You Cora Carmack – Roar Brandy Colbert – Little & Lion Sarah Dessen – Once and For All Claudia Gray – Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Leia, Princess of Alderaan Malinda Lo – A Line in the Dark Julie Murphy – Ramona Blue Touch Onyebuchi – Beasts Made of Night Jason Reynolds – Miles Morales Benjamin Alire Saenz – The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Erika L..."