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  • L'Inferno
    Dante's Inferno
    “L’Inferno”, or Dante’s Inferno, circa 1911, is not only the greatest adaptation of Dante’s work, but, through it’s ingenious special effects, exemplary pacing, and all-around great direction, a grand statement...
  • Mountain Reverence
    'Buried In The Sky' and K2's angry mountain goddess
    Everyone, whether a climbing buff or not, has heard of Mount Everest, the tallest point on earth, and nearly everyone these days seems to have climbed it. Sitting remotely in the next mountain range over, seemingly jealous of the attention, is the...
  • Top 5 World War I Christmas Truce books
    Top 5 World War I Christmas Truce books
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the World War I Christmas Truce that found soldiers on both sides of the conflict pausing in the hostilities on the Western front to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. On Christmas Eve, 1914, allied...
  • Interview with Spiderwick Chronicles & Wondla author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi
    Interview with Spiderwick Chronicles & Wondla author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi
    New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Ted and The Spider & The Fly (a...
  • 'Death With All the Trimmings'
    Holiday Book Giveaway, Day 7: Lucy Burdette on 'Death With All the Trimmings'
    On this, the seventh day of our annual Holiday Book Giveaway Extravaganza, HBE will be offering a copy of Lucy Burdette’s Death With All the Trimmings. For your chance to win, simply email HBE at HartfordBooksExaminer@aol.com by no later...
  • Jamesina Greene, author of "She Inspires"
    JoeyPinkney.com five minutes five questions with Jamesina Greene
    About She Inspires:In her trademark fashion of straight-forward, humorous and from-the-heart manner, Jamesina Greene gives you inspiring comments and affirmations that will ultimately lead you to a better quality of life. (read more)Joey Pinkney:...
  • The Broken Gift
    Interview with Daniel Friedmann, author of The Broken Gift
    Daniel Friedmann is the author of a creation vs evolution book titled “The Broken Gift.” For this interview, the author discusses what motivated him to write this controversial book that talks about unravelling the human origins...
  • Deep Down Dark
    Last minute shopping: Alternatives for back-ordered books
    2014 has been a great year for books people want to give this holiday season. Just look at the National Book Award winners and longlist, the Man Booker Prize winner and that prize's longlist, the New York Times Top 10 list, and the Seattle...
  • 'Rosie Revere, Engineer' by Andrea Beaty: Wonderful picture book with purpose
    'Rosie Revere, Engineer' by Andrea Beaty: Wonderful picture book with purpose
    "Rosie Revere, Engineer" by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts is a picture book that is not only inspiring but also humorous with fabulous rhyming text.There are so many things to love about this book it's difficult to...
  • 'Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!' by Ruth Heller: all about interjections
    'Explore Language' books by Ruth Heller: Humorous and informative
    "Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!" and "Mine, All Mine" by Ruth Heller are part of the "Explore Language" series. As might be expected, the first book is about interjections and conjunctions and the latter book about...
  • 'The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu
    'The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu
    When I first saw “The Three-Body Problem” by Liu Cixin (and translated to English by Ken Liu), I thought that the premise of the book was interesting. Since I knew that this book is the first book in a popular trilogy in China, I...
  • Gray Mountain
    Vintage Grisham. 'Gray Mountain'
    So-called Big Law hasn’t been the same since the recession of 2008. Samantha Kofers, the heroine of “Gray Mountain,” John Grisham’s latest legal thriller, is a casualty of the collapse. A real estate lawyer at big Big Law...
  • A Conversation With Serita Stevens, Author of Thirty-Six Books, Stories & Several Screenplays
    A Conversation With Prolific Author Serita Stevens
    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest today Serita Stevens, author of thirty-six books, stories and several screenplays. Her publishers include Pocket Books, Fawcett, Zebra, Leisure, St Martin’s Press, Writer’s Digest, Oak Tree Press...
  • Riddle #10 of Pottermore Christmas released
    Riddle #10 of Pottermore Christmas released - UPDATE
    Last week, it was announced that JK Rowling and Pottermore will be hosting an event where every day from December 12th thru December 24th a riddle will be released with #PottermoreChristmas.Fans have to solve the riddle and after so many people...
  • Niki Jilvontae, author of "A Broken Girl's Journey 3"
    JoeyPinkney.com five minutes five questions with Niki Jilvontae
    About A Broken Girl's Journey 3:Tragedy, pain, turmoil, and despair seem to be the theme for Lakea Johnson as she experiences more abuse and loss in her already broken life. Lakea struggles with old demons while trying to be a great mother and...