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  • "Storm in a Teacup" by Emmie Mears
    Author Emmie Mears launches a brand new series with her latest book
    The riveting thriller “Storm in a Teacup” by Emmie Mears, author of “Shrike: The Masked Songbird,” is the first in a brand new series with demon slayer Ayala Storme keeping the world safe from nasty creatures of the night...
  • 'Bootleg Cove' by Devin Govaere
    'Bootleg Cove' by Devin Govaere
    I knew next to nothing about Devin Govaere but I have to admit that I probably would not have been drawn to his novella, “Bootleg Cove,” if it had not been published by Samhain Publishing. Govaere is best known for editing romance...
  • WNYC’s and Apollo Theater Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
    WNYC’s and Apollo Theater Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
    In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Apollo Theater and WNYC partnered for a second year for the WNYC’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day tribute with “Hear Our Voices, Count Our votes: MLK’s March Continues. This...
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    The nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards
    Mystery Writers of Americaannounced the Nominees for the 2015Edgar Allan PoeAwards, honoring the best inmysteryfiction, non-fiction and television, published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at their69th...
  • Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon
    Stems, Nugs, and Grass in Inherent Vice
    Weird and peculiar events involving characters such as a multi-drug induced protagonist, a flakey ex-girlfriend that purposely chooses to talk abstractly and ambiguous with serious matters, a power hungry detective whom longs for respect by anyone...
  • Neil Gaiman
    Neil Gaiman Book Signing
    Oftentimes, many bibliophiles never get the opportunity to meet their favorite authors. Either they live too far away, don’t make public appearances, or, sometimes, have already passed away years ago. But for Neil Gaiman fans, Friday,...
  • Exhibits at Laman in February
    Exhibits at Laman in February
    The month of February brings with it two very interesting exhibits at Laman Library in North Little Rock. The Smithsonian’s Mail Call Exhibit explores military mail and communication beginning with the Revolutionary War all the way up to the...
  • Writing books: follow your heart
    Writing books: follow your heart when making changes
    Have you ever got that feeling way down in your stomach that made you know that you must do something? I once heard it referred to as: knowing in your knower.Some call it listening to your heart and other say it is following your gut. Whatever you...
  • Book Review: "The Battle of the Queens" by Jean Plaidy
    Book Review: "The Battle of the Queens" by Jean Plaidy
    Countries and kingdoms often don't get along. Kings of various kingdoms don't always get along. What about queens of rival kingdoms? Queen Isabella, wife of King John I of England and Queen Blanche, wife of King Louis VIII of France...
  • A dystopian adventure; The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
    A dystopian adventure; The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
    I started to read the first book in this series, Divergent, before the movie came out but returned it to the library. I had forgotten about the book until I was at a local recycled book store. There I saw a copy of the book and bought it. Recently...
  • Amazing Spider-Man #13
    "Amazing Spider-Man #13" remembers to add an extra pinch of awfulness
    To give credit where it is due, issues of "Spider-Verse" seem to be consistently able to snatch wretchedness from the jaws of mediocrity. Yet another issue of what seems to be an endless merchandising campaign will be humming along,...
  • Royal Rumble
    Quick thoughts on The Royal Rumble Event Card
    As a quick word on one of the most historical events in pro wrestling history, coming up, as I write this, tomorrow, 8 pm. Sunday night, and I'm writing this because it seems that there is a lot of conjecture about WHO is going to win the...
  • Scarlet Spiders #3
    "Scarlet Spiders #3" manages to be about something after all
    Despite all appearances to the contrary, "Spider-Verse" is speeding to a finish with all of the finesse of a runaway freight train. This means that all of the spare material has to come to an end as well, and to that end, this spare mini...
  • 'Masters of Blood and Bone' by Craig Saunders
    'Masters of Blood and Bone' by Craig Saunders
    February’s featured novel from DarkFuse, “Masters of Blood and Bone” by Craig Saunders, features one of the best covers I have seen in a long time. This, along with the reputation of DarkFuse as the premier publisher of dark...
  • 'Even in Paradise' by Chelsey Philpot
    'Even in Paradise' by Chelsey Philpot
    A boring book until the end, Even in Paradise is about two teenage girls. Julia and Charlie met at boarding school and have a co-dependent relationship.Julia can't get over her older sister's death. Charlie tries to support her emotionally...