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Book Review: Duo take readers on adventures
Three adventures are included in this amusing book about a young boy and his favorite uncle. While Uncle Bill cooks up tacos for lunch, Willie is instructed to play quietly ... which he does with the scissors in the bathroom. This necessitates a trip ...

Book Review | Stay Close: Coben's Jersey shore seething with seamy secrets
Sign up for home delivery of The Columbus Dispatch and find out What's In It for You. Enroll in EZPay and get a free gift! Enroll now. By Nancy Gilson The women and men who populate the strip clubs of Atlantic City, NJ, form the cast of the newest ...

Book review 'Dust to Dust': born to be a soldier
Busch discusses his book at several locations in April and May in the Seattle area. By by Irene Wanner • At 2 pm April 29 at Village Books in Bellingham (360-671-2626 or www.villagebooks.com). • At 7 pm May 1 at Seattle's University Book Store ...

Book review: Stonemouth - Iain Banks
By TOM ADAIR STONEMOUTH is an impregnable bastion of toughness, perched on slit-eyed, wind-whipped coastal Aberdeenshire, breathing in haar, its bleak suspension bridge a lure for serial suicides, while the townsfolk dabble in drug taking, ...

Book review: Traci Hunter Abramson's 'Royal Secrets' is an entertaining ...
Book review: Traci Hunter Abramson's 'Royal Secrets' is an entertaining ...

Book Review: All for Now by Joseph Di Prisco
By Nancy Fontaine, BLOGCRITICS.ORG At first glance, All for Now sounds like it could be a tough read because it deals with clergy sexual abuse and death. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. Deploying intelligence and humor, author Joseph ...

Book review: Skag boys - Irvine Welsh
Rereading that book today is still a revelation. Sick Boy, Renton, Spud and Begbie are still fresh after twenty years. Welsh's savage, funny, searing language still sings on the page. It is impossible to read the novel without recognising that it has ...

Book Review: Camera Obscura by Rosanne Dingli
(166) "The cliffs were well over a hundred metres high, the sea below illusory and immobile, like an aerial shot on a postcard or book. Deep blue, the colour of sapphires, attested to the depth of the water. The cliffs went on underneath to goodness ...

Comic Book Review: 'FF' #16
Last month's 'Fantastic Four' #604 gave us the epic conclusion to writer Jonathan Hickman's massive storyline. The Mad Celestials from another world were defeated, Franklin and Valeria Richards had come from the future to save their past, ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Big Cat Nap': Bodies Pile Up in Virginia as 'Harry ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Big Cat Nap': Bodies Pile Up in Virginia as 'Harry ...

Book Review: Heroes for My Daughter by Brad Meltzer
What I found was that while this book is written for his daughter and would be a very excellent choice of gift to start and move them on their journey, it is also a reminder of what we all can still accomplish. I believe this would be a wonderful book ...

Book review: 'Enough' is enough
Now "Enough" is also the title of Rhone's new book, a petite white volume that begs to be picked up and perused because its physical design is so irresistible. (It's available in e-book form, too.) It's a fine read for those trying to find balance ...

Book Review: The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
By Holly Weiss, BLOGCRITICS.ORG Survival in a lifeboat my sound like a simple plot line, but it astounds in the hands of debut novelist, Charlotte Rogan. In The Lifeboat Grace Winter, age 22, sails from Europe to America with her new husband in order ...

Book Review: Activate Joy: Live Your Life Beyond Limitations by AlixSandra ...
Book Review: Activate Joy: Live Your Life Beyond Limitations by AlixSandra ...

Book review: 'Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe'
By Naomi Grant I enjoyed this book so much that I read it in less than two days, but I really had far too much time on my hands over spring break. Maybe if the most exciting NCAA games had been at a more convenient time, it would have taken me longer ...

Book Review: The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
As an avid lover of stories, it is my mission to find and search for books that provide stories that would give readers a lot to ponder as well as getting readers lost in to the world of those stories at the same time. For me, we don't really get a lot ...

Book Review 232: Triangle
I did not put it into the review, but under oath Triangle owner Isaac Harris was asked how much pilferage by workers he had suffered the previous year that justified locking them in his firetrap. Less than $25, he said. Like I said, if the market ...

Book review: 'The Beginner's Goodbye' by Anne Tyler
Aaron works at the vanity press his great-grandfather established, publishing, among other things, a series of books aimed at beginners: "The Beginner's Guide to Wine," "The Beginner's Book of Dog Training." "These were something on the order of the ...

Book Review: 'Escape From Camp 14' by Blaine Harden - The Express Times
Shin Dong-hyuk's story, told by veteran journalist Blaine Harden in the book “Escape From Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey From North Korea to Freedom in the West” (Viking), details how Shin was bred by camp guards who selected his mother and ...

Paris in Love: A Book Review
The book, Paris in Love, published by Random House, is available on April 3 rd , 2012. Come on, we've all fantasized about it: packing up, leaving the continent and flying off to a new land for a fresh start. So when someone does it, it's cause for ...

Book Review: Pakistan On The Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and ...
Book Review: Pakistan On The Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and ...

American Book Review celebrates 50th speaker with Robert Coover
But it's a simple condition that makes Coover a fitting 50th speaker at the American Book Review Reading Series. "He is a great American writer," said Uppinder Mehan, chairman of the School of Arts and Sciences Humanities at the University of ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Can't Is Not An Option'
Mrs. Raj Randhawa is, by the way, the most remarkable person in the book. Born to privilege in India, where women were not expected to stand out, she started off here on the bottom of the economic scale, immediately becoming part of a struggling ...

Book review: 'Speechwright' a revealing glimpse into those who give voice to ...
Book review: 'Speechwright' a revealing glimpse into those who give voice to ...

Book review: One Night Only by Sue Welfare
By Pam Norfolk If chick-lit featuring the standard belles, babies and beaux doesn't float your boat, then check out the clever novels of Sue Welfare. Avon publishers, an imprint of Harper Collins, now have a stable full of thoroughbred romantic fiction ...

Book Review: Anti-Aging Cures: Life Changing Secrets to Reverse the Effects of ...
Book Review: Anti-Aging Cures: Life Changing Secrets to Reverse the Effects of ...

Book review: Author's first book is a deft thriller
By Candace Carlstrom Master Sgt. William Connelly and police detective Colt Sullivan have a connection like no other; first-time Minnesota author Dan McCarty expertly weaves their lives together in "A Soldier Reborn." McCarty is a veteran of the war in ...

Book Review: The Numbers that Killed Us
Unfortunately, this single focus is taken to such an extreme that that book removes the crisis from its broader historical context and recasts the underlying causes of the crisis with a single lens. It also extrapolates its points into an all out ...

Book review: 36 Likes and 12 Comments by Ahmed Atef Megahed
Megahed's book presents a cynical view of Facebook and how it is being adopted and used by Egyptians. Starting with a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, he explains that the social network is being used in ways never before imagined by ...

Book Review: 50 Shades of Grey
By Erica Sylvester Campus Talk Editor 50 Shades of Grey is a widely popular e-book written by EL James. Not yet published, this novel has already successfully fueled its way across America through a digital release. Amidst the raving buzz is a heavy ...

Book Review: Content Strategy at Work
The moment I'm referring to – the one that Margot Bloomstein hits on time and again in her new book Content Strategy at Work – is that even if someone up top in an organization is willing to overlook content as a strategic asset, everyone on a digital ...

Book review: Stieg Larsson's Millenium series
I know it seems like I'm once again way behind the eight ball in writing about a book, but this review is particularly meant for those readers who, like me, decided not to continue with Stieg Larsson's Millenium series after reading “The Girl With the ...

Book Review: 'The Sorrows' Delivers Uncompromising B-Movie Thrills
Reviews of the book, which came out in December of 2011 from Samhain Publishing, have drawn comparisons to Richard Laymon, comparisons which proved to be dead-on. With an eye for balance that belies his rookie status, Janz brings a number of familiar ...

Book Review: Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future by John MacCormick
Once again, this book explains all. One of the best things about Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future is that it is of interest to computer professionals and innocent bystanders (non-professionals) alike. The author doesn't attempt to “baffle us ...

BOOK REVIEW: Catching Rachel Maddow's Drift
People who know better gave Rachel Maddow's new book unqualified praise in blurbs on the dust jacket. Maybe they see more good than bad in the book, which is called "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power" (Crown, $25.00, 288 pages) That's a ...

Book Review: Muslims in Indian cities - Trajectories of Marginalisation
The book adds to the debate and discussions on the condition of Muslims following the publications of Sachar Committee and the Ranganath Mishra Committee reports. This book is a worthy addition in understanding the abysmal situation of Muslims in ...

Book review: 'Sailor' by Tom Epperson
A mob wife fleeing her past — and a dirty US marshal — gets a little help from a mysterious stranger in Epperson's modern noir tale of revenge and greed. By Nancie Clare, Los Angeles Times If I were a damsel in distress fleeing a past and people who ...

Children's book review west: Greece
For more about Student Book Reviews, call (585) 258-2721 or email [email protected] Type “Book Review” in the subject field. Reviews from students in grades three through eight can be mailed to Our Towns/Book Review, 55 Exchange Blvd., ...

Book Review: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a non-fiction book which tells the story of a woman who started a successful dress making business under the Taliban in Afghanistan. Not only did Kamila Sadiqi provide honorable employment to her ...

Book review 'Sacré Bleu': the color of creativity
Moore discusses his book Thursday, April 5, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park and Friday, April 6, at Seattle's University Book Store. By Adam Woog The author of "Sacré Bleu" will read at 7 pm Thursday, April 5, at Third Place Books, ...

Global Search Engine Marketing Book Review Published on SEM Scholar
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, Apr 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- SEM Scholar, a popular Search Engine Marketing blog, has recently posted a review for the newly published book on global search, "Global Search Engine Marketing: Fine Tuning Your International ...

Book Review: Plague Town
Before they entered the mainstream though, a devoted group of us was already devouring every book and movie we could get our hands on featuring the undead antagonists. In our loyal following was author Dana Fredsti, who parlayed her expertise on all ...

The Viking Voice: The Hunger Games Book Review
After having read the book, I am very happy I was introduced to it and think it is an incredible story. The Hunger Games takes place in future North America, known as Panem. The capitol is in the middle of the country, and there are 12 districts around ...

Book Review: 'Floating Staircase' by Ronald Malfi
Ronald Malfi, author of Snow, Shamrock Alley, Borealis, and The Ascent, has for years been a rising star in the horror genre. His books are a surreal blend of mystery and horror that are as rewarding as they are entertaining. His lyricism and sense of ...

Comic Book Review: 'Fanboys Vs. Zombies' #1
Ew! By the end of the book, it looks like The Wrecking Crew are the only ones left unaffected as they use whatever they can grab to slay the zombies and get to safety, in Comic Book Resources' private suite. I said this was a fun premise and it is, ...

Book Review: The One: The Life and Music of James Brown by RJ Smith
For anyone who loves and respects the music of James Brown, Smith's book fills a hole that not even Brown's own pair of autobiographies could. Though Brown's Godfather of Soul (written with Bruce Tucker in 1986) and I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life in ...

Book Review: Strange Flesh by Michael Olson
A few times online, in Twitter messages, I posted this code from the back of the book's cover: (strangeFlesh == (sex && games)) hoping for a geeky contact to unravel the message. None responded, leaving me to conclude, before I finished reading the ...

Book Review: Living, Thinking, Looking by Siri Hustvedt
Some essays, such as "Freud's Playground" go beyond entertainment and take serious reading to comprehend, but collectively they add a great deal to this book. The "Looking" section is a fresh look at the eclectic world of the arts, with over a dozen ...

Book Review: Smart Baby, Clever Child by Valentine Dmitriev
Valentine Dmitriev's book provides new parents with very basic games and activities necessary to "build the brain" of a newborn. Upon leaving the womb, the basic instinct for an infant is to suckle at its mother's breast. This is an extremely critical ...

Comic Book Review: 'Avengers Vs. X-Men' #1
The artwork for the book is pretty solid, which is what one would expect from an all-star like John Romita Jr. The artist tends to divide comic fans because of his style, but I found it to be effective here, especially when it came to his characters' ...


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