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  • Interview with writer Deborah Lytton proves to be quite an inspiration
    An inspiring conversation with writer Deborah Lytton
    After her debut novel in 2009 Jane in Bloom, writer Deborah Lytton has published her next great work of powerful fiction for young adults: Silence. But how did this talented writer create this new piece of fiction that is intended to instill hope...
  • '100 Things that Make Me Happy' by Amy Schwartz: Picture book for all ages!
    '100 Things that Make Me Happy' by Amy Schwartz: Picture book for all ages!
    "100 Things that Make Me Happy" will make lots of people happy besides author Amy Schwartz. Her bright and colorful illustrations begin with the striped endpapers and fill each and every page. Lots of white space makes the illustrations...
  • 'Big Bad Detective Agency' by Bruce Hale: Chapter book for younger readers
    'Big Bad Detective Agency' by Bruce Hale: Chapter book for younger readers
    "Big Bad Detective Agency" is a clever, fairytale-ish book about Wolfgang (aka The Big Bad Wolf) and Ferkel, the fourth little pig of Three Little Pigs fame.When someone trashes the houses belonging to the three little pigs, Wolfgang is...
  • The Poetry Ccusir
    The Poetry Circus is coming to the People's Park this weekend.
    Griffith Jenkins Griffith was a journalism graduate. He was an eccentric and extremely wealthy man who was self-made and very human, which attributed to his many flaws. A writer who made his millions in California mining, he spent 2 years in...
  • Stay Home and Read
    Plan to stay home and read a book
    To benefit the cultural and educational programs of the Los Angeles Public Library, including the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Angelenos are welcome to participate in the 27thannual Stay Home and Read a Book Ball.On Sunday, March 1, 2015,...
  • Top book events for February 26 to March 10
    Top book events for February 26 to March 10
    The brutal New York winter seems to be relenting as February winds down to its close and March begins. To celebrate, book lovers can emerge from their lairs to attend various book-related events in New York City. From readings and book signings to...
  • 'Spider-Gwen' debuts with a tremendous amount of fanfare
    The spider-hero that the fans demanded is here in ‘Spider-Gwen’ #1
    The “Spider-Verse” event that rocked the “Amazing Spider-Man” series for the past few months was a fountain of great new characters all of whom are based off of the original Spider-Man. “Spider-Verse” came with...
  • Burnout: A Novel Reviewed By Norm Goldman of Bookpleasures.com
    Review: Burnout Authored By Dr. Joe Uricchio
    Title: Burnout: A NovelAuthor: Joe Uricchio M.D.Publisher: CHB MEDIAISBN: 978-0-9911189-9-1With his debut thriller, Burnout Joe Uricchio, M.D. has crafted quite a potboiler of a yarn as he intertwines his skills as an orthopedic surgeon with...
  • Book talk (part three): ‘Prophecy 20/20’ by Missler
    Book talk (part three): ‘Prophecy 20/20’ by Missler
    Title: “Prophecy 20/20: Profiling the Future Through the Lens of Scripture”Author: Dr. Chuck MisslerGenre: Biblical Eschatology and Science (Quantum Physics)Focus:Chapter 2 – “The Boundaries of Our Reality”Chapter 3 ...
  • Delivering Happiness
    Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose
    Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purposeby Tony HsiehTo buy this book via amazon click here.When reading Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose, two things come to mind. First, author and Zappos CEO Tony...
  • Laurie R. King and Dreaming Spies
    New York Times bestseller Laurie R. King discusses Dreaming Spies
    Sherlock Holmes is hot today. From TV and movies to novels and short stories, the famous sleuth remains ever-popular with readers and writers. Historical-fiction novelist Laurie R. King also caught the bug to write about the famous detective, but...
  • 10 questions with historical fiction author: Elizabeth Hanbury
    10 questions with historical fiction author: Elizabeth Hanbury
    Elizabeth Hanbury, author of "A Bright Particular Star", "Ice Angel", "The Paradise Will", "The Cinderella Debutante", "Brief Encounters", "Midsummer Eve at Rookery End"and "...
  • Magicless by K. Ferrin
    3-minute book review: Adventure, friendship cast spell in Ferrin's 'Magicless'
    Note: The Bookie Monster first published the following review on Feb. 20.The title of the young adult fantasy novel "Magicless" by K. Ferrin is misleading because the story is filled with more magic than most books in the genre. From the...
  • 'Shark Skin Suite'
    Between the lines with Tim Dorsey (Q&A w/ event details)
    Tim Dorsey will appear at R.J. Julia Booksellers this Sunday, March 1st, at 1:00 p.m. This event is free; reservations are required and can be made online or by calling the store at 203-245-3959. Copies of Shark Skin Suite will be available for...
  • 'Invasion of Heaven' cover art
    'The Invasion of Heaven' explores nature of reality
    "Invasion of Heaven: Part One of the Newirth Mythology" by local author, musician, artist, and swordsman Michael B. Koep is an ambitious fantasy novel that uses an unconventional story structure and some unreliable narration to explore...