Reviews

Jenny Davidson: Reading Style: A Life in Sentences

I have been pouring through Reading Style: A Life in Sentences, due out June 1, 2014. This collection of essays is by Jenny Davidson and began as a lecture series that was delivered at Columbia University. Though I am still reading, I wanted to go ahead and offer my thoughts. This book is not necessarily […]

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Neely Tucker: The Ways of the Dead

I have just finished The Ways of the Dead, due to be out June 12, 2014. This is the first novel by Neely Tucker who is a veteran Washington, D.C., reporter. There were a few editorial challenges, I thought, but all in all this is an exciting first novel. The story is inspired by an […]

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The Wrong Carlos – Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution

In light of the botched execution last night in Oklahoma, I thought it would be apropos to bring to light a new book, The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution, that will be published on July 8th, 2014 by Columbia University Press. This book is written by a team of Columbia Law School faculty and […]

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Bobette Kyle: Dream Wedding on a Dime

This little 204 page book is one of the most useful wedding planning books I’ve seen in a long time. Its easy to read, easy to understand, and chock-full of all sorts of tips and advice on how to throw yourself a champagne taste wedding on a small budget. Particularly useful was the advice on […]

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J.D. Horn: The Witching Savannah Series

I love when I get introduced to a new author’s work and their writing style reminds me of one or more of my favorite authors. I am talking about J.D. Horn and the Witching Savannah series. The first book in this series is titled The Line which was published by 47North on February 1, 2014; […]

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The Hooblers: Samurai Detective Series-Books 3 and 7

I just had the pleasure of spending the last two days reading two books from the Samurai Detective series by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler.  Let me start with, if you haven’t read any of their books, you should.  They are always well-reasearched and well-written. I was thrilled to be asked to review the latest book […]

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One Star Reviews: Are they worth reading?

The answer is YES! YES! A MILLION TIMES, YES! At least, they are worth it for the pure comedic value of the review. I’m not sure if its fair to slam an author for their writing or their storytelling abilities (two different things in my opinion), but soemtimes, people’s take on the classics are hilarious. […]

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For Your Reading Pleasure: Where the Map Ends by Ron Rash

This is a short story by Ron Rash. It appeared in the collection published by HarperCollins entitled “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” Enjoy! They had been on the run for six days, traveling mainly at night, all the while listening for the baying of hounds. The man, if asked his age, would have said forty-eight, forty-nine, […]

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Sue Monk Kidd: The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings is a book about true historical figures. I had the opportunity to read the galley and truly great in all ways until the author left the south for the continuation of her characters’ stories. I felt the storytelling then became a bit weak, like maybe the level of research on the […]

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Review of book League of Denial

With CTE (Chronic traumatic encephalopathy) so much at the forefront of sports, specifically NFL and MLB, news right now, a review of the book League of Denial is worth sharing. According to the reviewer, this book will make you want to stop watching football. The book is League of Denial, from brothers Mark Fainaru-Wada (co-author […]

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