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  • A Memory of Violets
    A Memory of Violets
    The author of the USA Today and New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home has once again created an unforgettable historical novel. Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the...
  • Lockwood & Co. race to stop a madman from using an evil mirror
    'The Whispering Skull' is creepy fun from the mind and pen of Jonathan Stroud
    "The Whispering Skull" http://www.amazon.com/Lockwood-Co-Book-Whispering-Skull/dp/142316492Xis the terrific followup to Jonathan Stroud's The Screaming Staircase, just reviewed on these pages. Stroud has re-imagined England as beset...
  • The Siege Winter
    5 Star Review: The Siege Winter
    I know, redears - it's been far too long, so let's delve right into it.The Siege Winter, co-authored by novelists (and mother/daughter duo) Ariana Franklin, and Samantha Norman, hits bookstore shelves and e-readers tomorrow (3/1). Not...
  • Poetry Unbound #22 - Fightin' Words
    Poetry Unbound #22 - Fightin' Words
    Oakland writers Clive Matson and Richard Loranger will host the twenty-second installment of Poetry Unbound, a monthly reading series showcasing various new works by established and up-coming writers, as well as everyone in-between. This event...
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    Review: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
    If you’re looking for an entertaining book to read, you need look no further than the diverse collection Trigger Warning by New York Times Bestselling author Neil Gaiman. Known largely for his contributions in science fiction, fantasy, and...
  • 'Tormentor' by William Meikle
    William Meikle writes haunted fiction at its best in "Tormentor"
    When I did my preview of February’s new release books, I picked William Meikle’s “Tormentor” as the top new release of the month. I took my own advice and got the book as soon as it was released so that I could read it as...
  • “The Girl on the Train” makes it six weeks at number one
    “The Girl on the Train” makes it six weeks at number one
    For the six straight week, Paula Hawkins latest book, The Girl on the Train, is the top selling book. It’s the only book that is able to get in the top five for all the three major book lists. It is the top book for NY Times, the 4th highest...
  • Sarah Tomp brings us a tale of first loves, broken hearts, and moonshine.
    Sarah Tomp brings us a tale of first loves, broken hearts, and moonshine.
    “My Best Everything” by Sarah Tomp is the story of an Appalachian summer that walks the line between toxic and intoxicating in this debut novel about first loves, broken hearts, and moonshine.Luisa "Lulu" Mendez has just...
  • Samantha Sanderson: At the Movies
    'At the Movies,' a FaithGirlz book by Robin Caroll featuring Samantha Sanderson
    The name Robin Caroll is a familiar one to fans of Christian fiction mystery titles like "Injustice For All" and "Fear No Evil." Caroll, however, is also the author of a series of books for young girls that feature a seventh...
  • Wish
    Book Review: 'Wish' by Grier Cooper
    Indigo has just one Wish this year: to get into the prestigious New York School of Ballet. Her girl friends and her crush Jesse have a way of dragging her out to have some fun just when she feels she needs to concentrate on ballet. It’s hard...
  • Alien Dawn by Colin Wilson
    Alien Dawn by Colin Wilson
    Colin Wilson's career began in the 1950s as part of the "Angry Young Men" movement, Britain's answer to the stateside beat generation upsurgence. Wilson's first book, The Outsider, found favor in academic circles as the...
  • Catwoman is what?
    Catwoman is what!!!!!! Why label Superhero Characters Sexual Orientation
    Here we go once again. It is now come out (no pun intended) that Catwoman of DC Comics is bisexual. I, sit and ponder. Perhaps, ponder some more. Now, I am going to go for it!!!! She is a comic book character that has been around for decades. Why,...
  • “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
    Top five bestselling hardcover fiction books of the week: February 2015
    As of today these are the top five bestselling hardcover fiction books according to The New York Times.1. “The Girl on the Train” – Paula HawkinsThis psychological thriller about a woman named Rachel who takes the same commuter...
  • girl reading
    FaithGirlz for tween girls is more than just books for middle-schoolers
    FaithGirlz: The Beauty of Believing is a Christian-based website for middle-school-aged girls. Tween girls, those youngsters who aren't really children but not really ready for the world of teen responsibilities and choices either, have a...
  • Teenage Ghost Hunters in London
    Jonathan Stroud's 'The Screaming Staircase' is a creepy ghoulish fun read
    Jonathan Stroud's ghost hunter novel, "The Screaming Staircase", is terrific. Ostensibly for pre-teens, the creepy doings in this supernatural tale will work for any age group. Although full of ghosts, specters, dark places and...