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    Review: House of Cards by Michael Dobbs
    For many of you, House of Cards is a current United States television series produced by Beau Willimon and first appearing in February of 2013. For others, it is a British television series written by Andrew Davies and first appearing back in 1990...
  • 'Memory Man' by David Baldacci
    'Memory Man' by David Baldacci
    David Baldacci is a bestselling thriller writer and yet I had never read any of his books. When I saw that he had a new novel that does not feature an established character, I knew this was the perfect chance for me to sample his work so I picked...
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
    BOOM! Studios summons the Megazord with "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" comics
    Much as the "big two" comic book publishers rely on big name intelligence properties which have been around forever, many smaller publishers also seek to add licensed comics to their library of titles, too. To this end, today (June 30)...
  • Author Issue #862
    How an author handles doubts
    Some days it’s difficult to feel confident about your writing. Fears pop up like dandelions after the first spring rain.Those worries and questions play on a loop in your brain:Is this good enough to be published?Does it make sense?Will...
  • cover of "The Missing Chums"
    'The Missing Chums': A kidnapping, a bank robbery and a friend in Shantytown
    PlotAs this fourth volume of the original Hardy Boys Mystery Series opens, Bayport Police Chief Ezra Collig asks brothers Frank and Joe to go undercover in Shantytown, a squatter colony on the ocean shore north of Bayport. It’s full of...
  • Voltron the Defender of the Universe is back in new series from Dynamite
    Voltron the Defender of the Universe is back in new series from Dynamite
    For any kid who grew up in the 1980s the words, “Let’s form Voltron” mean excitement. The “Voltron: Defender of the Universe” cartoon series and limited toy line showcased the mighty robot that is formed when five...
  • Top 5 #AskELJames tweets
    Top 5 #AskELJames tweets
    “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James is in the news this week after being flooded by a variety of not-so friendly questions in a Twitter Q&A event promoting her latest book “Grey” the retelling of the Fifty Shades...
  • Skottie Young's Thanos makes it to the Guardians of the Galaxy pin set at Comic-Con 2015
    Marvel announces Skottie Young limited pin set for San Diego Comic-Con
    Skottie Young is an artist who first rose to fame in the early 2000s drawing books like “Human Torch,” “Venom,” and “New Warriors.” His popularity skyrocketed as he became the artist of Marvel’s wildly...
  • 'The Last Battle' review: Ryan's look at tragic triumph over Nazis in 1945
    'The Last Battle' review: Ryan's look at tragic triumph over Nazis in 1945
    The Last BattleBy Cornelius RyanIt is spring, 1945.Almost six years have passed since Adolf Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 and sparked the Second World War. Once, Hitler's Third Reich dominated most of Europe and parts of North...
  • Do you have a fairy in your backyard?
    Do you have a fairy in your backyard?
    Fairies are always intriguing to children, and sometimes it is fun to think about fairies who might be residing close by to help with all kinds of activities. Fairies are always part of nature, and children also enjoy the idea that fairies can be...
  • Avengers Britian
    Fanboys Saddened by Loss of Macnee, Horner and Whitney
    He played the suave, dapper spy, John Steed in the '60's British TV series, The Avengers, was the voice of The Imperious Leader in the 80's sci-fi TV series, Battlestar Galactica, and played Sir Godfrey Tibbett in the James Bond film,...
  • What attracts readers to your blog?
    What attracts readers to your blog?
    Your blog can be a great way to attract and nurture your relationship with potential readers, in Long Beach and beyond. One way to maximize this tool is to take advantage of spikes in traffic to your site.Once you have started to get some traffic...
  • 'A Bridge Too Far' review: Cornelius Ryan's classic take on 'Market-Garden'
    'A Bridge Too Far' review: Cornelius Ryan's classic take on 'Market-Garden'
    A Bridge Too FarBy Cornelius Ryan"Fifty miles south [of Arnhem], in towns and villages close to the Belgian border, the Dutch were jubilant. They watched incredulously as the shattered remnants of Hitler's armies in norther France and...
  • Chef Antonia Lofaso Discusses Career, Family and New Venture With Breyers
    Chef Antonia Lofaso Discusses Career, Family and New Venture With Breyers
    Summer is one of the best months to enjoy foods and try new dishes. Although new recipes can be tried at anytime, there is something special about the warmer months and people getting together to share food. Whether someone hosts a barbeque with...
  • ScamChowder by Maya Corrigan
    Review of Scam Chowder by Maya Corrigan
    Val Deniston knows that her grandfather’s plan to cement his position as an excellent cook is a bad idea. After all, the man can’t even cook. But, what Granddad wants, Granddad gets, including the title of “Codger Cook.” So...
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