Book Review: Dark Money by Jane Mayer

The books is written in a simple, unemotional narrative which leads the reader to scratch their heads in amusement, or tear their hair out in anger.

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Book Spotlight: Hands Up by Stephen Clark

Officer Ryan Quinn, a rookie raised in a family of cops, is on the fast track to detective until he shoots an unarmed black male. Now, with his career, reputation and freedom on the line, he embarks on a quest for redemption that forces him to confront his fears and biases and choose between conscience […]

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Book Review: The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

This novel is the full package though, it is compelling, articulate and the struggle of Milo to balance his difficult, secretive, work with the important part of his life, his family, really comes across.

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Fun Facts Friday: Alain Locke

Born as Alain Leroy Locke in Philadelphia, PA, he was the only child and a decedent of prominent families of free blacks

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Guest Post: The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi

Amita Trasi has a two-voice tale, moving from the past to the present and vice versa is dense, emotional, and resonates in you, even when the book has long been read. Modern India, the history of female lawlessness, childish betrayal and its atonement, there is a lot of everything.

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Book Review: Somewhere in the Mediterranean by Mark Tiro

Israel sometime during the 1990s, a beach is cleared for an army exercise, but one man accidentally stays there. The man witnesses a strange occurrence, a World War II refugee ship arrives.

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Fun Facts Friday: Robert Pirsig

Robert Pirsig (6 September, 1928) is mainly known for his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values in which he tells of his of motorcycle trip he and his young son Chris from Minneapolis to San Francisco. The book explores western culture and analyzes forms of philosophy. Books by Robert […]

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Book Review: The Cleaner by Mark Dawson

While predictable and somewhat fragmented, this has all the makings of a good series.

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Book Review: Barefoot in Baghdad by Manal M. Omar

Book Review: Barefoot in Baghdad by Manal M. Omar

I got this book for free. “Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity-My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos” by Manal M. Omar is a memoir which the author wrote of her time working as a Non-governmental organizations called “Women for Women” in Iraq. Ms. Omar is an American woman […]

Book Review: Devil’s Garden by Ace Atkins

Book Review: Devil’s Garden by Ace Atkins

I bought this eBook. Image via Wikipedia “Fatty” Arbuckle In “Devil’s Garden”, a historical fiction novel, author Ace Atkins recounts the events of a historic Labor Day weekend in 1921, San Francisco. On that fateful day beloved comic and silent movie star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle held a weekend of drunkenness orgy (regardless of the prohibition […]

Rising Cost of eBooks… Author Got Me Started

Rising Cost of eBooks… Author Got Me Started

Recently I’ve had some very interesting conversation via email with author Irene Ziegler (Rules of the Lake, Ashes to Water, ). I’ve left a comment on her blog and she contacted me by email asking for an expansion on my thoughts which, as an opinionated person, I was happy to oblige. The conversation, which is […]

Book Review: Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Ed Kritzler

Book Review: Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Ed Kritzler

I bought this book. “Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean” by Ed Kritzler is about a small part in the vast history of the Jewish people. This is an incredible book with many fascinating characters their intrigue, exploration and adventure. The author focuses on the Jewish pirates as well as the legitimate Jewish seamen (such as pilots, […]

Book Review: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

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

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

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

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

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@

Book Review: The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva

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 […]

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