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Book Review: Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli
4 Stars , Biographies & Memoirs / February 21, 2011

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has made available two (2) copies of “Radio Shangri-La” to be given out- enter at the end of the post. My rating for Radio Shangri-La – 4 About: “Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth” by Lisa Napoli is a memoir starting in 2007.  The author volunteered to go to Bhutan and help launch  their first radio station. Purchase “Radio Shangri-La” through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account from: Amazon |Book Depository US | Book Depository UK Thoughts: When I first started to read this book I thought “not again”.  A woman, in mid-life crisis, flies thousands of miles and changes her life forever.  I hated “Eat, Pray, Love” (book review) and didn’t want to go through pages and pages of whining again. What I discovered, however, was the fascinating chronicle of a country moving in a breakneck speed towards change (and yes, a woman’s search for happiness – but Ms. Napoli doesn’t whine). The book made me want to go visit Bhutan, although I doubt my beloved wife and Mr. Wallet will agree to the $200 tourist fee, charged per…

Books by Author A-L
/ January 26, 2011

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z – A –   Abrams, Dan Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency (with David Fisher) – A mini-biography of the 16th President’s last big trial before running for high office Abnett, Dan Titans Vol. 3: A Judas Among Us (illustrated by Brett Booth) – A graphic novel seeing the team trying to infiltrate H.I.V.E. Abu-Rish, Wagih Replenishing the Sea of Galilee: A Family Saga across Ethnicity, Place, and Religion – A novel taking place in Palestine and the United States over several generation Adams, Mark Turn Right at Machu Picchu – A nonfiction travelogue/history/investigate report in which the author fol­lows the foot­steps of Hiram Bing­ham III. Adjapon, Bisi The Teller of Secrets – A coming of age novel about a Nigerian-Ghanian girl in the late 1960s, discovering feminism Afshar, Tessa Pearl in the Sand– Biblical fiction story of Rahab, one of the most famous and controversial figures in the Jewish bible Aguinis, Marcos The Passion According to Carmela (translated by Carolina De Robertis) – A novel which takes…

Author Q and A with Tatjana Soli
Author Q&A / January 12, 2011

Tatjana Soli wrote the wonderful “Lotus Eaters” the story of a combat female photographer during the Vietnam War. She was kind enough to answer a few question

Books by Title 0 – 9 / A – L
/ December 6, 2010

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help by Benjamin Wiker – A non-fiction meditation by the author about books which he believes are influential and popular but are actually full of bad ideas. 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do (2019 Edition) by Joe Yogerst – A travel book published by National Geographic about the American National Parks. 100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to Do, What to See (2020 Edition) by Joe Yogerst – A National Geographic book detailing 100 journeys through all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The 100-Year-Old Who Climbed Out Through the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – A fic­tional book which fol­lows the adven­tures and mis-adventures of its centenarian pro­tag­o­nist in a hilarious romp through the 20th century. 108 Rock Star Guitars by Lisa S. Johnson – A book fea­tur­ing pho­tographs of gui­tars (and gui­tars only) of famous gui­tarists. The book took 17 years for Ms. John­son…

Graphic Novel Review: The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
4 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels / September 29, 2010

Banned Books Week. “The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes” by Neil Gaiman is the collected issues of Sandman #1-8. This is the story of Morpheus, who has been accidentally captured in 1916 by a magician. Morpheus, the Sandman, is an eternal being responsible for sleep and rules over The Dreaming – the place where humans go when they are in an unconscious state. 240 pages ISBN-10 : 9781401225759 Publisher : Vertigo Language : English My rating for The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes – 4 Buy The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes Amazon.com* More Books by Neil Gaiman* Morpheus was accidentally captured because the magician, Roderick Burgess, was trying to achieve immortality by capturing Death. Morpheus bides his time, when Burgess dies his captor becomes Burgess’ son Alex, but he too cannot get anything out of their elusive prisoner. Accidently Alex weakens Morpheus’ containment spell by running it over with his wheelchair and Morpheus escapes, punishing Alex with a lifetime of nightmares The weakened Morpheus goes on a journey to recover his symbols of power: a pouch of sand, a helm and a ruby. The pouch is found in the possession of occult detective John Constantie’s girlfriend. To recover the helm Morpheus has to travel…

Book Review: This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2 Stars , Classics , Fiction / September 24, 2010

Tells the fictional story of Amory Blaine, born with a silver spoon in his mouth; heir to wealth, has good looks and sophistication. The story is set in the early 20th Century in the northeastern United States. After traveling the country with his mother, Amory attends St. Regis prep school and, even though lazy in his studies, manages somehow to have his pick between Harvard, Yale and Princeton Universities (he chooses Princeton).

The 50th Book Review Blog Carnival
Opinion / August 22, 2010

I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! reviews Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith“What do you do as an encore after writing a best seller and trend setter like Pride and Prejudice and Zonbies? Seth Graham-Smith has turned from Jane Austen to Abraham Lincoln.”   Primo Reads reviews The Ask by Sam Lipsyte “”The Ask” by Sam Lipsyte is a quick and enjoyable read. This novel is clearly “contemporary fiction” – Lipsyte drops in amusing pop culture icons throughout this novel.”   Learn This reviews Be Bodacious by Steven D. Wood “Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I have a few minor points against it but all in all, this is definitely worth your read.”   Spine Uncracked reviews The Best American Noir of the Century by Ellroy Penzler “This book is pretty badass. A good 700 or so pages of enjoyable noir short stories, and an introduction by James Ellroy in which he says things like, “The short stories in this volume are a groove. Exercise your skeevy curiosity and read every one.””   Digital Book Readers: e-readers guide and review reviews Breath by Tim Winton ““Breathless” might be a more appropriate title for this…

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