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Author Q&A with J.E. Fishman

Author J.E. Fish­man had a very inter­est­ing career in the book busi­ness; his blog is fas­ci­nat­ing and enlight­en­ing. Mr. Fish­man took the time to answer some ques­tions I had about his new thriller “Primacy” (book review).   Q. Why was it important for you to write a book about animal testing? A. The way we […]

BBAW Day 1: Community

I’m going to tell you right off the bat that I’m going to cheat. This weeks marks the 2011 Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Yes, I have my favorite book bloggers and they know who they are. There are several which I follow religiously but mostly I simply enjoy looking at my RSS feed knowing that […]

Book Review: Primacy by J.E. Fishman

About: “Primacy” by J.E. Fishman is a fictional book which covers a lot of ground, both geographically and storywise. The book is partially about animal testing and contains some difficult passages, however it’s worth the effort. 384 pages Publisher: Verbitrage ISBN: 0983380902 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “Primacy” to be given […]

Fun Facts Friday: Stephen Jay Gould

Tomorrow, September 10 will be the birthday of award winning author Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) (Unofficial Site).  A scholar as well as an author, Mr. Gould won many awards for his work. 1 )      Besides being an author, Mr. Gould was a paleontologist, historian of science and an evolutionary […]

Thoughts on: Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry

About: “Rhino Ranch” by Larry McMurtry is a fictional book set in Texas. The book follows familiar characters from previous McMurtry Books. 288 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 1439156409 My rating for Rhino Ranch – 3 Buy & Save on “ Rhino Ranch” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon | Kin­dle | Book Depos­i­tory […]

Thoughts on: Just My Type: by Simon Garfield

About: “Just My Type: A Book About Fonts” by Simon Garfield is a nonfiction book about fonts. After reading this book I will never look at signs the same way again. 356 pages Pub­lisher: Gotham ISBN: 1592406521 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “Just My Type” to be given out– enter at […]

Thoughts on: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

About: “Odd and the Frost Giants” by Neil Gaiman is an award winning fictional book inspired by Norse Mythology. I picked it up because frankly, I seem to enjoy everything Neil Gaiman writes. 128 pages Publisher: HarperCollins; First Editiion First Printing edition ISBN: 0061671738 My rating for Odd and the Frost Giants – 5 Buy […]

Thoughts on: Siberian Prison by E.V. Enzmann

About: “Siberian Prison” by E.v. Enzmann is a non fiction account of the author’s experience in the Austrian Army and as a Russian prisoner of war.  The eyewitness account was translated, edited but mostly left intact from the original. 374 pages Publisher: White Knight Studio ISBN: 1453773924 The Enzmann family was kind enough to allow […]

Fun Facts Friday: Mort Walker

Tomorrow, September 3 will be the birthday of author and cartoonist Mort Walker (September 3, 1923). Mr. Walker (website) is mostly known for creating the comic strip Beetle Bailey in 1950 as well as Hi and Lois in 1954. Mr. Walker has written several excellent books on comics history and comic art as well as […]

Thoughts on: Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz

About: “Displaced Persons” by Ghita Schwartz is a fictional book which follows a group of holocaust survivors from their liberation to the twilight of their life.  This is a moving narrative of people with no country and no home. 352 pages Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 0061881902 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of […]

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