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Book Review: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

I borrowed this book. “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver is the fictional story of Harrison William Sheppard, a quite boy of a dull American bureaucrat and a saucy Mexican mother.  Sheppard, as he prefers to be called, spends his childhood with his mother in Mexico filling out notebooks with stories and memories while she chases […]

Twitter Survey Results: How Long Do You Spend Writing Book Reviews

Yesterday I asked bookbloggers on Twitter (#bookbloggers) how long do they spend writing book reviews.  As expected the answers were varied and interesting. Prolific blogger kaolin fire (kaolin fire presents , @kaolinfire/) said: “just writing? maybe an hour, if it’s not an antho or collection of some sort; thinking about it? few more hours“. Creative […]

Book Review and Giveaway: Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar

I got this eBook for free. Giveaway: Moody Publishers has kindly made books available to three (3) lucky winners who will be randomly chosen on Monday, September 20, 2010. Entry form below. View Book Trailer “Pearl in the Sand” by Tessa Afshar, a biblical fiction novel, is the story of Rahab, one of the most […]

Book Review: The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

I bought this book. If I started reading a book about 9/11 and a few pages into it found that an American General, a CEO of an international clothing conglomerate, several members of the board of a wealthy charity, an NYPD detective and parents of a firefighter who is lost in the World Trade Center […]

Dirty Little Angels Contest Winners

Winners of the Dirty Little Angels eBook giveaway have been chosen. Congratulations to all: banta.lucy@ mizztuts@ CarolNWong@ mishamary@ javadog70@ — Please like and follow ManOfLaBook.com —

Book Review: The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva

I borrowed this book from the local library. Disclaimer: I’m a sucker for WWII and / or spy books “The Unlikely Spy” by Daniel Silva is a fictional, fast paced page turner, set mostly in days preceding the Normandy invasion in WWII. The story’s unlikely hero is a university professor Alfred Vicray who was recruited […]

Book Review: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

I borrowed this book. “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann is a series of well written short stories, which ultimately get intertwined. These fictional stories happen around the cultural touchstone of Philippe Petit stringing a cable between the two towers of the World Trade Center and walking the distance, to the amazement of […]

Book Review: The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis

I borrowed this book from the local library. “The Invisible Mountain” by Carolina de Robertis starts off with a miracle. In the first day of the twentieth century a baby girl, who disappeared from a village after her mother died giving birth to her, was found on top of a tree, that little girl is […]

New Business Model? Advertising in Books

As we all probably already figured out, the publishing business model is in trouble.  With the rising popularity of eBooks as eReaders drop in price what profit is there in retail book selling? Learning their lesson well from the faux pas of the music industry, the publishing world does not want to force consumers to […]

Book Review: American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood by Marc Eliot

I borrowed this book from the local library. As a big Eastwood fan I was looking forward to reading this biography. “American Rebel” by Marc Eliot is divided into three parts: Part 1 – From Aimless to Actor – which follows Eastwood from birth until 1979 Part 2 – From Actor to Auteur – which […]

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