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  • A monster story that is predictable and somewhat fun
    A predictable, yet intriguing monster story
    There seems to be something about monster books that really fascinates and intrigues readers of all ages. Children have the books where monsters are friendly such as Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are and Jon Stone’s The...
  • 'Plague of the Manitou' by Graham Masterton
    'Plague of the Manitou' by Graham Masterton
    I had written at the beginning of the year that I wanted to read more Graham Masterton this year and I just have not been able to do that so far (although I read this book and am reading another now, so I guess I am getting there). I had a chance...
  • Julie Lessman
    Interview: Julie Lessman, writing with a passion most pure
    Julie Lessman has thankfully agreed to an email interview where she was very candid about her passion for writing sizzling but sweet books for the wide Christian audience. You will find that next to her love of words and books, she has a sense of...
  • Swinton
    Marvel in Talks With Tilda Swinton to Play Ancient One
    Actress Tilda Swinton is in talks with Marvel Entertainment to take on the role of The Ancient One, in the upcoming Dr. Strange movie. Swinton, 54, is best know for her role as the White Witch in Chronicles of Narnia and has appeared in...
  • Mabel Leo, author of “The Saga of Jack Durant”
    Mabel Leo's Jack Durant series now a feature film: ‘Durant’s Never Closes’
    It’s been a long time coming, but Phoenix author Mabel Leo will finally see her book series about Jack Durant (“The Saga of Jack Durant,” “Jack’s World” and “Mob Mole”) made into a movie. On June 19,...
  • BookCon 2015 survival guide
    BookCon 2015 survival guide
    BookCon returns to New York this weekend Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31 at the Javits Center. Readers of all ages can line up and see what the publishing industry has to offer this year. Author signings, panel discussions and giveaways will...
  • La Cucina: A Novel of Rapture by Lily Prior
    La Cucuna: A Novel of Rapture by Lily Prior
    I discovered La Cucina by Lily Prior via Goodreads.com recommendation. After having read the synopsis I thought that this seemed like a cute little book for my book club to read and therefore made the suggestion to my group.The following is the...
  • The Painful Truth
    The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain Is Really Like and Why It Matters to Us
    Author: Dr. Lynn R. WebsterPublisher: Webster Media LLCISBN: 978-0-9861407-0-9Review of Arc CopyThe relief of pain and suffering is a core ethical duty for medical professionals, unfortunately, and according to Dr. Lynn R. Webster author of The...
  • 'The Daddy Diaries'
    Family Matters: Joshua Braff on 'The Daddy Diaries' (Q&A w/ event details)
    Author Joshua Braff will be in conversation with his brother, actor Zach Braff, at The Strand (3rd Floor Rare Book Room) this Friday evening, May 29th, at 7:00 p.m. To attend the event you must buy a copy of The Daddy Diaries or a $15 gift card to...
  • Ellie's Story by W. Bruce Cameron
    'Ellie's Story' by W. Bruce Cameron: Middle grade book for dog lovers
    Dog lovers everywhere loved W. Bruce Cameron's two books, "A Dog's Purpose" and "A Dog's Journey." Now he is introducing a new generation of readers to his dog books with his newest story, "Ellie's Story,...
  • A college professor who understands what it means to slow down
    Look up from the screen, take a breath, and slow down
    The beginning of the 21st century has been all about technology and humanity’s advancement within the field. It has advanced considerably since the late 1900s and is now a part of humanity’s daily lives. Every morning, people wake up...
  • Wolvie
    Wolverine Wannabe Kills Family
    We all know that fans can get a little out of control when it comes to their favorite super hero. A select few even dress up as their favorite character at conventions. However one deranged fan from Great Britain took getting into character far...
  • Albany Cemetery
    'The Vanishing Hitchhiker': Urban legends as education, good yarns good for you
    The vanishing hitchhiker of the title refers to a ghost story—or a story with any number of variations—that has been around at least since the 19th century but I heard as a kid as a “true story” that happened to “a...
  • Scientology
    Going "Clear" Part I
    In all of the years that I have been reading and reviewing non-fiction books, I have to say this one is one of the most unusual books that I have ever read and reviewed. Is that a good thing or a bad thing, you may ask? I do not know; I have not...
  • What Lies Within
    Book Review: What Lies Within by James Morris
    James Morris’s latest novel, What Lies Within, tells the story of Shelley Marano, a normal high school girl who finds herself thrown into a world of lies, genetics, and murder as she seeks to find out the truth about her adoption.Shelley is...
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