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  • Top 7 books adapted into Oscar nominated films this year
    Top 7 books adapted into Oscar nominated films this year
    The Academy Awards air on ABC this Sunday, February 22. There is still time to pick up some of the exceptional books on which many of this year’s nominated films are based. Fiction and nonfiction always provide great movie source material....
  • The Grown Ups
    The Grown Ups
    Sam Turner’s fifteenth summer is a revelation. He receives the flirtatious attention of the girl next door, Suzie Epstein, and his mother abandons their family without explanation. His older brother Michael (a serious, studious freshman in...
  • Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock
    Terri Blackstock Asks: Where Do You Turn When Your Past Catches Up to You?
    It’s difficult enough sometimes to live with the consequences of your own decisions, but what do you do when the ripples caused by your choices begin to endanger the ones you love? In Twisted Innocence (Zondervan/February 3, 2015/ISBN: 978...
  • "Storm in a Teacup" by Emmie Mears
    Author Emmie Mears launches a brand new series with her latest book
    The riveting thriller “Storm in a Teacup” by Emmie Mears, author of “Shrike: The Masked Songbird,” is the first in a brand new series with demon slayer Ayala Storme keeping the world safe from nasty creatures of the night...
  • A Fine Summer's Day
    A Fine Summer's Day
    New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers into Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge’s past—to his perplexing final case before the outbreak of World War I.On a fine summer’s day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays...
  • Wayfaring Stranger
    James Lee Burke’s ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ sprawling thriller
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas...
  • Wayfaring Stranger
    Albuquerque fans embrace James Lee Burke’s ‘Wayfaring Stranger’
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas...
  • Editing your NaNoWriMo novel
    Editing your NaNoWriMo novel
    You’ve had a rest after the marathon writing session known as NaNoWriMo and the resulting first draft you produced during November needs editing. It can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to begin or if you don’t have a...
  • When Mythical Creatures Attack
    ‘When Mystical Creatures Attack’ by Kathleen Founds hits Albuquerque
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Major bookstores like Barnes and Noble have available more than 50 different publications in the University of Iowa Press short fiction series. Online or in Albuquerque outlets you can find the latest in...
  • You
    Albuquerque bookstore yield’s Caroline Kepnes’ stunningly marvelous novel ‘You’
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Examiner visited an Albuquerque Barnes and Noble on October 3rd and acquired a novel just published on September 30. It rested near the entrance in a pile of New Fiction. Examiner’s wife had told...
  • TOU
    Caroline Kepnes’ novel ‘You’ stunningly marvelous
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Examiner visited a local bookstore on October 3rd and acquired a novel just published on September 30. It rested near the entrance in a pile of New Fiction. Examiner’s wife had told him to pick any...
  • Stephen King Revival
    Book review: Stephen King’s Revival is powerful
    There is a saying that lightning never strikes twice, but in reality certain people are struck multiple times, just as Stephen King is able to write numerous top notch novels, like the powerful Revival.Sai King’s newest work calls upon the...
  • 'Rites of Passage' is compelling and suspensful
    'Rites of Passage' is suspenseful
    Amos committed suicide last year. Before he died, he dared his younger sister, Sam, to go to the all male Denmark Military Academy. Sam's older brother, Jonathan, attends the academy. She knows it is not going to be easy for her and the other...
  • Geek Sublime
    ‘Geek Sublime’ reads like a Vikram Chandra selfie
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)In “Geek Sublime: The Code of Beauty, the Beauty of Code” (Graywolf) by Vikram Chandra the author notes that both writers and programmers struggle with language. In recognition of that...
  • Conversation & Book Signing
    Conversation & Book Signing with Eriq La Salle
    To all the Angelenos--including anyone who is going to be in Los Angeles during the month of December--you're invited to attend a conversation and book signing with award-winning actor, director, filmmaker, and author Eriq La Salle. He will be...