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  • Rad American Women A-Z
    Rad American Women A-Z
    Rad American Women A-Z:Rebels, Trailblazers and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History....and Our Future!by Kate SchatzISBN: 978-0872866836For the future of our budding feminists, read this book to your kids. Read it yourself, even. It’s a scant...
  • U.S. GI's in Germany, circa 1945
    'The Mighty Endeavor: The American War in Europe' review
    The Mighty Endeavor: The American War in Europe (1992)(Originally published in 1969 as The Mighty Endeavor: American Armed Forces in the European Theater in World War II)By Charles B. MacDonaldDawn reached slowly into the Huertgen Forest, as if...
  • Siege of the Small World: History of the Small World
    Interview with Gerhard Plenert, author of Siege of the Small World . . .
    Bishop – Dr. Gerhard Plenert has a new fantasy fiction series, “Siege of the Small World.” The first volume, “History of the Small World” is a solid title with excellent feedback from his fans and readers. Written by...
  • Without a Net: a True Tales of Prison, Penthouses, and Playmates (Köehler Books, 2015)
    Without a Net: a True Tale of Prison, Penthouses, and Playmates, by Barry Hornig
    Were you on line at Studio 54? Did you ever swap drugs for gold in Tangiers? Or try on a dog collar at the Botany Club? Ever marry a countess or a Playboy playmate? Meet Barry. He did all of that and a lot more. He’s had many ups and downs...
  • Totally Awesome Hulk
    Greg Pak returns to Hulk amid flurry of new comic titles from Marvel this fall
    Fall and winter 2015 are going to be the seasons with which Marvel Comics seeks to (re)construct what they are calling the "All New, All Different" Marvel Universe in the wake of this summer's "Secret Wars" event. Several...
  • 'Motherless Brooklyn'
    Invisibility, isolation, and loneliness: Themes in 'Motherless Brooklyn'
    Jonathan Lethem’s ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ tells the most unique tale about a Tourette’s stricken amateur detective, Lionel Essrog, attempting to solve the murder mystery of his boss Frank Minna. Raised in St. Vincent’s...
  • 'Girrrl' by Devin Govaere
    'Girrrl' by Devin Govaere
    A romance writer turning to horror may not seem to be a perfect match but I had been impressed by Devin Govaere’s “Bootleg Cove” when I read it recently (although I am not sure that I would really consider the novella horror...
  • ‘Grey’ by EL James dominates the book charts
    ‘Grey’ by EL James dominates the book charts
    It was a busy week for book sales as they battled out for the title for being the best selling book of the week. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has been dominating the charts ever since it was released only being knocked out once in over...
  • Daredevil #16
    "Daredevil #16" rules over comic books this week with rematches and endgames
    Considering how many ongoing series are ending or forced to carry the "Last Days" banner as per this summer's "Secret Wars" crossover event, it could be considered a sign of respect when a series doesn't have to tow...
  • Senior Citizens
    Writing workshops enabling a sense of well-being in senior citizens
    A research study was done on senior citizens living in senior centers and college students interacting together. According to Futurity on June 26, this research study was something called life reviews. Life reviews is where the senior citizens who...
  • The Sound of Life and Everything
    'The Sound of Life and Everything': Middle grade historical scifi
    "The Sound of Life and Everything" by Krista Van Dolzer is an interesting mix of historical fiction and science fiction. It's set in post-WWII in a suburb near Los Angeles. The story begins when Ella Mae Higbee, the twelve-year-old...
  • 'Anissa's Redemption'
    Book review: 'Anissa's Redemption' by Zack Love
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner reviews Anissa’s Redemption: Book Two of The Syrian Virgin Series (Amazon Digital Services/CreateSpace) by Zack Love.The author is a graduate of Harvard College, and studied literature, psychology, philosophy,...
  • 'Q Island' by Russell James
    'Q Island' by Russell James
    Apocalyptic fiction has always been a favorite of mine and the other books that I have read by Russell James (“Dreamwalker,” “Dark Vengeance,” and “Blood Red Roses”) were very well written, so “Q Island...
  • Examiner's choice: 10 top classics for summertime reading
    Examiner's choice: 10 top classics for summertime reading
    One of the too-common signs it's summer: your neighborhood bookstore is posting their "summer reads." The world is suddenly awash in trashy, easy-to-read "beach" fare. Yet, it's always been unclear to this examiner why...
  • The Knockoff
    Fabulous fun: ‘The Knockoff’
    It seems that nearly every day another publication is going digital – often at the expense of loyal readers and advertisers. ‘The Knockoff,’ by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza is a cautionary tale for lovers of fashion magazines in the...
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