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  • Captain Marvel
    "Guardians of the Galaxy" co-writer one of two attached to "Captain Marvel" film
    After a week where Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment went through some trials and tribulations getting their "Wonder Woman" film into pre-production at long last, fans seeking the sight of super-heroines in cinema were looking for...
  • All The Light We Cannot See
    Fiction Pulitzer earned by ‘All The Light We Cannot See’
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)When the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to Anthony Doerr for “All The Light We Cannot See" (Scribner) your Examiner cringed. He’d had the book on his review list last December but...
  • From the Bonaventure Cemetery Near Savannah, Georgia
    'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil': 4 Murder Trials, Portrait of Savannah
    This character study of the city of Savannah, Georgia in the 1980s is non-fiction, according to author John Berendt—or at least the people portrayed are real. Some of the names have been changed to protect the privacy of the people involved...
  • My Own Creation
    Make Your Own Altered Art
    I came upon this book called Altered Art by Madeline Arendt while browsing things hoping I'd find a cheap flexible tape measure to help aid measurements for my fitness goals (which turns out Dollar Tree didn't have any). I started...
  • The Best Advice I Ever Got
    The Best Advice I Ever Got
    The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives by Katie Couric (Random House, 2011), overflows with inspiration. Accomplished individuals in the areas of business, politics, entertainment, journalism and philanthropy share the life...
  • Shelley Gillespie
    Writing coach Shelley Gillespie shared tips with Phoenix Writers Club
    Writing coach Shelley Gillespie spoke to the Phoenix Writers Club Saturday, April 18, at the Bluewater Grill in Phoenix. While Gillespie has held the titles of journalist, marketing consultant, ghostwriter, training director and author, among...
  • Sibling rivalry solved with a frog, butterflies, and yoga
    Sibling rivalry solved with a frog, butterflies, and yoga
    Parents with more than one child are very aware of sibling rivalry, and are always looking for ways to help brothers and sisters get along. Books make a great tool to use in starting discussions about sibling rivalry and ways to solve problems in...
  • The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy (Café Con Leche Books, April 2015)
    Book review: 'The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy' by Graciela Limón
    Dear Readers,I recently had the pleasure of reading Graciela Limón's latest novel, The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy (Café Con Leche Books, April 2015). It was a fantastic read! Below you'll find a brief description followed by my...
  • 10 questions with historical fiction author: Kate Breslin
    10 questions with historical fiction author: Kate Breslin
    Kate Breslin, author of "For Such a Time" and "Not by Sight" (available August 2015) answers 10 questions about her favorite time period in history, her favorite figures from history, and the age old question of coffee or tea.1...
  • Bass Clef Bliss film
    BASS CLEF BLISS a touching Autism documentary opens Friday
    In Bass Clef Bliss (http://bassclefbliss.com/), the powerful new feature documentary, we see Therese come to terms with this heartwrenching diagnosis - like so many other parents today -- and then find the courage to persevere, to find a way to...
  • 'The Light of the World'
    A Poet's Prose: Elizabeth Alexander on 'The Light of the World' (Local event)
    Elizabeth Alexander will appear at the Yale Art Gallery on Wednesday, April 22nd, at 5:30 p.m. The author will read from The Light of the World; a reception and book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be...
  • Scarlet Couture #1
    Combine high fashion with high octane spying with "Scarlett Couture #1"
    The world of high fashion modeling as well as the world of spying and espionage can both seem over the top in both real life and fiction. Imagine what happens when the two intertwine! That is the premise of this latest comic book series offered by...
  • 'Unfriended'
    'Unfriended' : 3 Reasons to Check it Out
    Disclaimer: Review contains spoilers so if you haven't seen ityet and still read this, I don't want tohear about it!From the looks of the trailers for upcoming films before the start of 'Unfriended',it looks like 2015 will be a...
  • Paige Mahoney contests for leadership of the Mime Order
    In the 'The Mime Order' by Samantha Shannon, Paige fights for control of London
    Paige Mahoney, the leader of a rebellion against the Rephaim, monstrous alien kidnappers in "The Bone Season"http://www.amazon.com/The-Bone-Season-Samantha-Shannon/dp/1480576956, who feed on humans, has broken out of their prison and is...
  • Five great picture books for Mother's Day
    5 picture books perfect for Mother's Day
    Nothing says Mother's Day more than picture books that showcase the special bond between mother and baby or mother and her children. And these ten books cover a range of age-level reading and characters. Some are for young readers (Mom will...
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