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'Once a King' book review: Erin Summerill opens A Clash of Kingdoms series to new readers
Once a King is set in the A Clash of Kingdoms series by Erin Summerill, but it's also a perfect starting point for new readers. I have to admit I haven't read either Ever the Hunted or Ever the Brave, the first two books in the A Clash of Kingdoms ...

'Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle' Review: A Blood-Soaked Version of 'The Jungle Book'
I don't envy Andy Serkis' task of doing a live-action, motion-capture version of The Jungle Book after Disney beat him to the punch in 2016 and picked up almost a billion dollars worldwide along with an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Being first is ...

It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work, book review: Choose calm instead
The short sections that make up this book could be slightly better organised (themes occasionally repeat without being connected), but they're full of thought-provoking and sometimes intentionally provocative questions, and practical advice based on ...

Book Review and Giveaway: “Lovely” by Amanda Martinez Beck
Please note: This post contains affiliate links. You can read my full affiliate disclosure here. I'm so happy to bring you this book review! Amanda Martinez Beck has been a member of the Catholic Working Mothers Facebook group since June 2017, and I ...

Book Review: “Pirata” by Patrick Hasburgh
Patrick Hasburgh's latest novel, “Pirata,” is the newest testament to his skills as a storyteller. From “Aspen Extreme” and “21 Jump Street” (TV series) to his first novel, “Aspen Pulp,” the arc of successful projects created, written and directed by ...

Michelle Obama: By the Book
The former first lady, whose new memoir is “Becoming,” admires Zadie Smith's novel “White Teeth” for its complexity and humor: “Even if a book takes on serious topics, I think it should still be fun to read.” What books are on your nightstand? I've ...

Book Review: Mark Leibovich's Endlessly Entertaining "Big Game"
This memory came to mind while reading New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich's (author of the very excellent This Town, among others) highly entertaining new book, Big Game: The NFL In Dangerous Times. Leibovich was discussing former NFL ...

Book review | 'Library Book' investigates LA library fire
Row upon row of books awaits you, each representing a fact to learn, a crime to solve, a future to visit, a place to explore, or a life to share. Your local library holds old tales and new stories but in “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean, it can hold ...

'Come With Me': Love in the time of technology
More time could be spent on Jack and Lily, for example, whose relationship defines the book in an important way, but who become something of a sad joke, especially once Lily “attends” a funeral via Skype. Then again, maybe Schulman does not mean it as ...

Comic Book Reviews for This Week: 12/5/2018
Welcome to this week in comic book reviews! The staff have come together to read and review nearly everything that released today. It isn't totally comprehensive, but it includes just about everything from DC and Marvel with the important books from ...

Book Review: 'Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Life in Contemporary Palestine'
Think about Palestine, and likely what comes to your mind is conflict. Destruction from bombs, strapped to suicidal individuals or conveyed on rockets. Stone-throwers and snipers. Blockades and boycotts. In his book “Pay No Heed to the Rockets ...

Book Review: Becoming - Michelle Obama
Wise and revelatory, Becoming is an intimate book that issues us a challenge: who are we and what do we want to become? As Michelle writes: “Your story is what you have, what you will always have, it is something to own.” So if you are sick of the ...





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