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  • New adult: Most anticipated novels of December 2014
    New adult: Most anticipated novels of December 2014
    There are five books that have reached the top of the charts for most anticipated New Adult Romance for December 2014. Check the list out-maybe you'll find your next read, or a good holiday gift for a family member.
  • 'The Burning Girl' by Lisa Unger
    'The Burning Girl' by Lisa Unger
    My first exposure to Lisa Unger’s writing was with the recent novella “The Whispers” which is set in Hollows, a fictional town which is the setting for many of Unger’s works. I was happy to have another novella from Unger, ...
  • Make It Ahead
    Get cooking! 'Make it Ahead'
    Get Cooking! ‘Make It Ahead’Just in time for the holiday cooking frenzy, best-selling cookbook author Ina Garten is here with a book of recipes designed to help busy cooks “Make It Ahead.” Face it, few hosts or hostesses...
  • Opening Night for the African-American Women in Cinema November 19, 2014
    Opening Night for the African-American Women in Cinema November 19, 2014
    On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 17th African-American Women in Cinema film festival had their opening night celebration at Chelsea Bowtie Cinemas on West 23rd Street in New York City. There were celebrities, film, fashion and entertainment movers...
  • Jack Reacher hunts down an assassin
    Lee Child's 'Personal' serves typical Reacher action, but its tired and not new
    Choosing to read the nineteenth book in a thriller series is a decision more about your reading expectations than about the quality of the book or the writing. Lee Child's Reacher series has had so many good thrilling action books and...
  • “Captivated by You” burns up e-book charts
    “Captivated by You” burns up e-book charts
    The top selling book for e-book sales this week is the newest one from Sylvia Day called Captivated by You. This is the 4th book in her NY Times Best Selling Crossfire series and dominated the sales for both Kindle and Nook books. It was the 2nd...
  • 'Gifts for the One Who Comes After' by Helen Marshall
    'Gifts for the One Who Comes After' by Helen Marshall
    I had another review copy of a short story collection from ChiZine Publications, “Gifts for the One Who Comes After” by Helen Marshall, that I had been wanting to dig into and finally found the time to work it in. Knowing the high...
  • Rat Queens
    "Rat Queens" co-creator/artist axed from series over domestic violence arrest
    There are few things harder to do as a fan of any work of art or fiction than to have to place a creator's private life apart from their creative one when something ugly about the latter is revealed. Yesterday afternoon (November 21st), "...
  • Football star wins back love and live
    'A Life Intercepted' by Charles Martin is a rewarding football story
    "A Life Intercepted" by Charles Martin is a good sports story about a former star quarterback who trains a high school player, while facing a brutal press and an unforgiving public.Matthew Rising was an up and coming quarterback...
  • Five differences in “Mockingjay” movie from the book
    Five differences in “Mockingjay pt 1” movie from the book
    With the first part of the finale, Mockingjay, of the Hunger Games series out, fans of the series take to the theaters to see how it all comes out. Of course, we know that not everything that we read in the book can make it to the big screen and...
  • The Wolfe
    “Wolfie, Wolfie, Wolfie!”: The “Ultra-Cinema” of “The Wolf of Wall Street”
    When you think of “film,” as a serious study, you invariably, inevitably, think of “Citizen Kane” by Orson Welles, any Hitchcock film, The Wolf of Wall Street is the most “cinematic” of films to have ever been...
  • Jacqueline Woodson wins National Book Award
    'Brown girl dreaming' wins National Book Foundation award
    "Brown Girl Dreaming" by Jacqueline Woodson has won the 2014 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The award was announced on November 19, 2014. While Woodson has been a National Book Award finalist three times (for ...
  • The last Louis Zamperini
    'Unbroken': Of Louis Zamperini, Olympic runner, survivor, WWII POW
    This is a biography of Louis Zamperini (1917-2014), a competitor in the 1936 Olympics who later survived 47 days adrift on a raft in the South Pacific during WWII only to be captured and held as a POW under staggeringly brutal conditions.Author...
  • Christmas tree
    Holiday season brings releases for young readers
    Everyone knows about Charlie Brown's ugly little Christmas tree. Love overcomes all obstacles. Losing its needles and drooping, the tiny fir becomes a beautiful lighted holiday tree when the Peanuts gang work together to decorate it....
  • Thanksgiving with everyone's favorite big red dog
    Thanksgiving with everyone's favorite big red dog
    While I was researching and hunting for a Thanksgiving-themed book to talk about this week, I saw so many stories that focused on the food (especially the turkey) and the autumn season. Since Thanksgiving is a holiday for being thankful, I wanted...