Book Review: The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I absolutely loved the previous three books in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series: The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, and The Prisoner of Heaven. Of course I had to read The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and hoped to find a satisfying end to one of the finest series of books I’ve ever read.

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Graphic Novel Review: Superman Vol. 3: Multiplicity by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason

A graphic novel featuring alternate version of Superman that have been disappearing

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Fun Facts Friday: A.A. Milne

Today is the birthday of British children’s author A.A. Milne (18 January, 1882 – 31 January, 1956). Most people know his most beloved creation Winnie the Pooh. The A.A. stands for Alan Alexander Winnie the Pooh and friends are based on stuffed animals that belonged to Millen’s son – Christopher Robin. You can see the […]

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Guest Post: The 7 Biggest Challenges for Writers and How to Overcome Them

Regardless of your area of expertise, you will agree that writing is one of the most popular and sought-after professions. While being a writer can be lucrative and gives you new opportunities, young writers are still facing a lot of challenges on a daily basis. Sometimes, these obstacles can make or break a writer’s career. […]

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Book Review: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

About: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Pulitzer Prize winning historical fiction book taking place in 197, Viet Nam of a man who, after finishing college in the US, goes back to Vietnam to fight the communists. This is Mr. Nguyen first novel and it won a Pulitzer, where do you go from […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Superman, Volume 2: Trial of the Super Sons by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason

A a more naïve, less powerful version of Superman joined with a less moralistic more sarcastic version of Batman is a winning formula.

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Fun Facts Friday: Bernard DeVoto

Bernard DeVoto (11 January, 1897 – 13 November, 19550 was an American writer, historian, editor, and teacher. As well as a writer, Mr. DeVoto is remembered as a champion of public land conversation and civil liberties. Books by Bernard DeVoto* Mr. DeVoto was born in Ogden, Utah. Mr. DeVoto attended the University of Utah for […]

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Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

About: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a retelling of the stories which captivated many over centuries. Mr. Gaiman is a prolific author – and one of my personal favorites. 304 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Language: English ISBN-10: 039360909X   My rating for Norse Mythology– 3 Buy Norse Mythology from Amazon.com* More […]

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Book Review: Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag

Book Review: Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. Dutton has made available both copies of “Deeper than the Dead” and “Secrets to the Grave” to be given to one lucky winner – enter below. My rating for Secrets to the Grave – 3 About: “Secrets to the Grave” by […]

For My Father

For My Father

My father died yesterday morning. After 27 years of fighting cancer, the last two years very aggressively, he succumbed; but not without a fierce fight. It took his heart 12.5 hours to stop beating after the tubes were taken out, his blood pressure was steady the whole time and he gobbled up 4 bags of […]

Book Review: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Book Review: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

I bought this book. My rating for A Reliable Wife – 4 About: “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick (Website | Goodreads) is a fictional story about a 58 year old widower and his mail order bride. The story takes place in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, as well as in the heated, burning desire […]

Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

I borrowed this eBook. My rating for Room – 3 About: “Room” by Emma Donoghue (Book Website | Author Website)  is a fictional, award winning book with a disturbing premise.  The book tells of Ma, who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years by “Old Nick”.  Ma and Old Nick have […]

My First Guest Blog

My First Guest Blog

I wrote a guest blog for Bobbie from ‘Til We Read Again about writing bad book reviews – you can find the guest post here. Hope you enjoy it and thanks to Bobbie for publishing it. Zohar – Man of La Book

Book Review: The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

Book Review: The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

I borrowed this book. My rating for The Mother Tongue – 3 About: “The Mother Toungue” by Bill Bryson is a book which I highly recommend to any bibliophile of trivia enthusiast (triviaphile?).  For any person who ever had to learn to idiosyncrasies of the language, this book will provide a fascinating overview of the […]

Book Review: The Flock by James Robert Smith

Book Review: The Flock by James Robert Smith

I got this book for free. Tor and Forge Books has kindly made three (3) copies to be given away – enter at the bottom of the post. Article first published as Book Review: The Flock by James Robert Smith on Blogcritics. My rating for The Flock – 4 About: “The Flock” by James Robert […]

Book Review and Giveaway: Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

Book Review and Giveaway: Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

I go this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström on Blogcritics. February Partners has made available books for three (3) winners – enter below. My rating for Three Seconds – 5 About: “Three Seconds” by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström (website | Facebook | […]

Book Review: Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif

Book Review: Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif

I got this book for free. The publisher has been kind enough to make available two (2) copies for those who are interested. About: “The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking” by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif is a guide to help an individual sift through the mountains of legal forms […]

NYC Public Library Book Exhibit – The Three Faiths

NYC Public Library Book Exhibit – The Three Faiths

On Tuesday my family and I went to New York City for a showing of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”.  We had some time to kill before the show, being that it was also the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center the streets were blocked and we simply walked around our favorite city. […]