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  • The first in children's series is fun, but not incredibly memorable
    A children’s fantasy meant for children
    There are many children’s books that have been published that are fun for people of all ages to read. Many of these stories, such as Grimm fairy tales, Aesop’s Fables, and countless others have been made into movies from big companies...
  • I Don't Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty
    'I Don't Want to Be a Frog' by Dev Petty: Picture book about an identity crisis
    "I Don't Want to Be a Frog," shouts the main kid frog character on the cover of this delightful picture book written by Dev Petty and illustrated by Mike Boldt. His open and very funny mouth, which covers at least two-thirds of his...
  • Yeitso by Scott M. Baker
    3-minute book review: 'Yeitso' embraces thrill of old school creature features
    Note: The Bookie Monster first published the following review on May 16.Fans of SyFy’s Saturday night creature features and classic cult horror flicks like “Tremors” will love "Yeitso" by Scott M. Baker. Published Aug....
  • Book Review: "The House of Hawthorne" by Erika Robuck
    Book Review: "The House of Hawthorne" by Erika Robuck
    Behind every great author is an even greater woman. That was certainly the case with famed American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. His relationship and marriage to his beloved wife, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne was a marriage of love, passion, and...
  • Chantry's book takes witty look at graphic design
    Art Chantry talks graphic design in upcoming book, Art Chantry Speaks
    Consumers encounter graphic design everywhere they turn. The fonts, colors and shapes of advertisements and publications utilize the designer’s skills to attract attention, intrigue the viewer and direct the buyer toward the sale. As a...
  • 'Girl of My Dreams'
    Of Hollywood Hijinks: Peter Davis on 'Girl of My Dreams' (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Peter Davis.Davis is the author of Girl of My Dreams (Open Road Distribution, $18.99), published earlier this month. In addition to this novel, he has written three non-fiction titles—the Pulitzer...
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46
    A churning gang war in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46" tops comics this week
    IDW Publishing continues to march towards their milestone 50th issue of their "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" relaunch with their usual creative and energetic flair. The company has been promoting this march for some time, with the added...
  • Ivar, Timewalker #5
    Immortal brothers unite across time in "Ivar, Timewalker #5"
    Valiant Entertainment's engaging and distinct time-traveling series embarks on its' second major arc. Having introduced this series' lead and the status quo with the opening arc, as well as got into the motivation of the series lead...
  • I Am Jackie Robinson by Brad Meltzer
    'I Am Jackie Robinson' by Brad Meltzer: Great nonfiction picture book
    What a piece of work is...Jackie Robinson. And we can proclaim the same about this wonderful kids' book which traces his life and career: "I Am Jackie Robinson."Author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulas have come up...
  • Inspirational knowledge for writers abound in essays by the famous Bradbury
    Words of wisdom spoken from a brilliant mind of the past
    Whether something was written in the 1200s or in the past millennia, great writers will always leave their mark to be remembered by in future years to come. Ray Bradbury was an amazing writer who will always be remembered for his writing: for...
  • Grow your ideas!
    Houston Writers Guild offers workshops by Julian Kindred this summer
    The Houston Writers Guild will be offering six session, making up summer of workshops provided by Julian Kindred, author of The Place in the Mist and The Hawkridge Chronicles. While writers can choose to attend only one or two of the sessions, the...
  • Top 4 books for Ian Fleming's birthday
    Top 4 books for Ian Fleming's birthday
    Ian Fleming was born on May 28, 1908. The creator of James Bond led a fascinating life, writing twelve novels and two short story collections in the Bond series and inspiring several biographies and biographical films. The most recent TV...
  • Schwarzenegger Conan
    Schwarzenegger Returns to World of Conan
    Arnold Schwarzenegger said he'll be back and boy was he right. This summer he reprises the role that made him famous, as the unrelenting Terminator in Terminator Genisys and 30 years later he's reprising his role as Conan the Barbarian...
  • Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
    Naked in Death by J.D. Robb (Book 1 of the In Death Series)
    Over the years many people have suggested that I check out the In Death series by J.D. Robb. Up until recently I did not take that advice and went along my merry way reading other novels on my to be read list. Finally, my coworkers were discussing...
  • Coyle and Martini at Mysterious Galaxy
    Coming up at Mysterious Galaxy
    Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore has a couple of special events coming up this weekend. On May 29, bestselling author Steve Martini will appear to sign his new legal thriller, “The Enemy Inside.” On May 30, Anthony Award winner Matt Coyle...
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