the Satellite Sisters: You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship

October 21, 2015

I’d never heard of the Satellite Sisters until I was offered the opportunity to review their book, You’re the Best, on sale October 27th, 2015. If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting them, I’d suggest brewing a nice cup of coffee, sit down with your device in your favorite comfy chair, go to: […]

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J.D. Horn: Shivaree

October 17, 2015

J. D. Horn’s newest foray into the paranormal world is due out on November 15, 2015. The book is titled, Shivaree, and will most certainly take revenge on the enemy in a way few will expect. I’m a fan of Horn’s storytelling technique. He has a knack for easy reading without getting too immersed in […]

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Michael Crichton: State of Fear

September 4, 2015

Two days ago, I was putting the finishing touches on the warm fuzzy feelings I had about the book stack I’d just plowed through, when I decided I’d look through what Kindle had in the cheap book recommendations for me. I was surprised when I found a Crichton novel for $0.99; I was even more […]

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A Book Stack Full of Insight

September 3, 2015

I just had a wonderful week of reading a small book stack recommended by one of the teenagers in my life. Before I get into the books, I want to spend a tiny bit of time pleading with parents to read with their children/kids/young adults. One can learn a great deal about someone by checking […]

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Revisiting Ready Player One

June 8, 2015

I love this article about the “greatest video game novel”. I’ve never read it, but, after reading this, I will be adding it to my book stack. If you are a gamer, I highly suggest maybe you also take a crack at Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. He has a new book coming out […]

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TIME’s Original Review of Nineteen Eighty-Four

June 8, 2015

Every once in a while, I run across a link to an original review of a classic from around the time it was published. I love these because I like to see how the collective world view of the time period served as a backdrop to how the critique was written, or if it mattered […]

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Neil Gaiman on Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

May 3, 2015

Many years ago, I think around 2004 or 2005, I read Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, and at the time, it was one of the most fun books I’d ever read. Fast forward many years, and I’ve just seen its being made into a TV show on the BBC; AND, Neil Gaiman […]

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The Movie Version of True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa by Michael Finkel

April 19, 2015

Below is a review of the movie True Story. This movie is based on True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa. Based on the movie review, I can’t tell if its better to read the book before or after the film. Both of the actors are pretty good and I can’t believe the movie sucks, but […]

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A Literary Reader for Passover

March 30, 2015

I enjoyed this essay by Martha Anne Toll at The Millions website. She suggests and eight books to read during Passover. Here’s the Article: Eight for Eight: A Literary Reader for Passover Passover celebrates the Israelites’ deliverance from slavery in Egypt. Like any good story, it is rife with subtexts. There is the devastation wrought […]

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Elle Newmark: The Sandalwood Tree

March 20, 2015

Last night, after a two-day reading spree, I finished The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark. Now, many years ago, I’d read The Book of Unholy Mischief…and LOVED IT. I’d not heard much on the Elle Newmark front after that, and occasionally, I wondered why, but didn’t go searching for answers. I recently joined Scribd (which […]

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