Member Blogs Archive > May 2016

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Woodwalker by Emily B. Martin

    Tue, 31 May 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's been banished from her kingdom.  She spoke out against the King and he took offense.  She used to be a woodwalker and took care of the natural environment around the castle.  When the King starting talking about shooting trespassers, she spoke out.  Now she can't even go back there...Harper Voyager Impulse and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.This a great fantasy story.  Mae can't go back and she knows it.  She can be executed if she does.  But when she finds a deposed Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Yellowstone Standoff (National Park Mystery #3) by Scott Graham

    Mon, 30 May 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    He, his wife, and her two girls are going camping in Yellowstone.  He's under contract by the Park Service and they've found some artifacts he's going to examine and identify.  They are going with a group of people, so it should be safe enough.  The animals aren't normally aggressive towards humans but they certainly won't bother a group.  The head ranger assures him it's safe.  It's not...Torrey House Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published June 14th.They are traveling with students who are doing research for the graduate Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Ten Patriotic Reads for Memorial Day

    Mon, 30 May 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    For many in the U.S., Memorial Day is the calendar date that marks the beginning of sweet summertime. Students become restless at their desks, pontoon boats are pulled out of winter storage, and Dads across the Midwest poke their head outside and casually suggest “throwing something on the grill" for dinner. In the midst of sunny afternoons spent living the American Dream, it is easy to forget that our freedom has never been free. Memorial Day is a time to honor those fallen in service to our country. Unless one has served in the military, it can be difficult to Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Love: The Lion by Frederic Brremaud

    Sun, 29 May 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Love and life in the jungle is not an easy thing.  Mr. Breemaud tells you story of an animal without any words.  The illustrations make the story speak to you.Magnetic Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this graphic novel for review (thank you).  It will be published July 12th.  There are early novels in this series you can catch up while you wait for this issue.The story begins with a young lion and his family.  His father bosses everyone in the family around and he has no patience for his son.  As the lion grows, so does his Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    The Loneliness of T.H. White, the Man Who Wrote of Kings

    Sun, 29 May 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    T.H. White is the man best known for writing the King Arthur books; the ones about the young boy who pulls a sword from a stone and creates Camelot with his wizard mentor Merlin. These stories are beloved, retold, and have been reinvented as animated films and full scale musicals, even defining the time in America before the assassination of President Kennedy. Camelot, it seems, is a perfect place, one where there is no trouble, life is easy, and love is pure. White’s life, however, bore no resemblance to such a place, and his battle with alcohol, emotion, and his Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    You Get What You Pay For. London, 2016

    Sun, 29 May 2016 04:56:02 Permalink
    We savored a final view of Cork then took off for the London book fairs. Rented an apartment with a kitchen in Barron’s Court on the cheap, but it was so scuzzy we decided not to use the kitchen. I took pictures, but they were disheartening, and I deleted them. We got what we paid […]The post You Get What You Pay For. London, 2016 appeared first on Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Barner Books

    Sun, 29 May 2016 03:58:00 Permalink
    Oh for the life of the BooksellerA much storied and idealized life - the Bookshop owner.Here is a job that puts you in contact with great ideas and the finest writing and deepest thoughts and emotions imaginable.   The work that the shop owner handles represents the life work of so many individuals encapsulated into a few pages of paper.   Walking down the aisles of the shop one is surrounded by a literal who is who list.And that's not all.In though the doors walk the customers who live lives that one can only imagine that the great story tellers Read More
  • from Barner Books

    Oh for the life of the Bookseller

    Sun, 29 May 2016 03:58:00 Permalink
    Oh for the life of the BooksellerA much storied and idealized life - the Bookshop owner.Here is a job that puts you in contact with great ideas and the finest writing and deepest thoughts and emotions imaginable.   The work that the shop owner handles represents the life work of so many individuals encapsulated into a few pages of paper.   Walking down the aisles of the shop one is surrounded by a literal who is who list.And that's not all.In though the doors walk the customers who live lives that one can only imagine that the great story tellers Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    NUN BUT THE BRAVE: A Giulia Driscoll Mystery by Alice Loweecey

    Sat, 28 May 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Giulia is at work when her sister-in-law stumbles in and collapses on her.  She's drugged and unconscious when she hits the floor.  They take her to the hospital and then Giulia goes to meet her client.  The client has a missing sister that the police think is probably dead or ran off to start a new life.  Giulia agrees to take the case.  And she wonders if her sister-in-law's odd drug combination is related to two deaths of young girls.  It's been a busy morning...Henery Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Bull Rider's Bride By Vickie McDonough

    Sat, 28 May 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Dusty is home.  His bullriding days are over and he's trying to figure out where to go in life.  His twin wants him to stay home and help care for Mom but he's not in good enough shape to ranch.  He also doesn't have the money to buy a herd.  He tries not to panic as he thinks about a way to be useful again.Serenade Books allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.This series is a light read with romance intertwined.  When the therapist for his Read More
  • from Cat's Cradle Books

    The New-Kanawha River and the Mine War of West Virginia

    Sat, 28 May 2016 02:51:44 Permalink
    McCormick, Kyle.   The New-Kanawha River and the Mine War of West Virginia.  Charleston, West Virginia: Mathews Printing and Lithographing Company, 1959. 176 pp. 9.25″ (21.5 cm) tall. Hardcover. G/ NONE. Signed by author on title page with additional inscription. Sound binding and hinges. Pages clean, tanned. Cloth over boards is edge rubbed with heavier […] Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers

    Fri, 27 May 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Brine floated in on a boat with a piece of starshell in her hand.  She didn't know where she came from or who she was.  The local mage takes her in to get control of the starshell and to have a servant.  She now spends her time cooking and cleaning.  The mage has an apprentice but he's not very nice.  They seem to fight all the time.  No one is very happy but they are getting along.  Then the mage decides the apprentice will marry the daughter of a rich man and he'll give Brine to the man as a Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Black Jack Ketchum #1 by Brian Schirmer

    Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Black Jack Ketchum was a real person and, as this graphic novel points out, he was the stuff of legends.  Nobody knows for sure how many of the crimes he was accused of were really his.  This is the world you enter when you start reading this novel...Image Comics allowed me to read and review this book (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.Jack wasn't really named Jack.  His name was Tom.  He began working as a cowboy but he wasn't making much.  It didn't take him long to get dragged into a life Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Rachel Carson: Mother of the Environmental Movement

    Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    For those of you who believe that climate change is the most significant threat facing the world right now, Rachel Carson should be your patron saint. A noted nature writer and a marine biologist by trade, Carson helped to usher in the modern environmentalist movement with her 1962 book Silent Spring, an indictment of pesticide overuse that is at once scathing and deeply unsettling to read. More than 50 years after her death, the deeply-held concern over the fate of the planet that she so scorchingly exemplified is a more powerful (and arguably much more urgent) force than ever. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Lucky Strikes by Louis Bayard

    Thu, 26 May 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Amelia is fourteen.  She's been taking care of the service station for a while now while her mother is ill.  She also takes care of her sister and brother.  But when her mother dies, she has a problem.  She's not of age, and they will put them in foster care and most likely separate them.  She can't let that happen...Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 5th.Amelia goes to talk to her mother's lawyer.  He's a nice man and he's willing to help her but Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Rat Run: An Scottish police procedural by Caro Ramsay

    Thu, 26 May 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    Anderson is still pretty much out of it.  He's suffering PTSD from a previous case where he watched a woman burn to death and he's back at work but he's changed.  He's more empathetic towards the victims and he almost wants to avoid the heart of the trouble.  Costello has no patience with him.  She has a job to do and she will do it, with or without him.  She's rather do it with him.Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 1st.This village has an unsolved mystery Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Alexander Pushkin & the Beginning of Russian Literature

    Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Russia holds a distinguished place in the vast world of modern literature. Insulated from the larger cultural trends of mainland Europe, it exploded onto the scene in the nineteenth century. It has produced some titanic names—Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov—and a string of others that will endure through the ages. What caused this impressive boom is unclear, but its origin is far easier to trace. Russia, that powerhouse of modern literature, begins with the poet Alexander Pushkin. Read More
  • from Cat's Cradle Books

    New catalog on World War I from Cat's Cradle Books

    Thu, 26 May 2016 07:58:23 Permalink
    I invite you to view and download my World War I catalog.  All titles subject to prior sale.  Inquires may be made to info@catscradlebks.net.  I accept major credit cards and PayPal. The Great War changed the landscape of the modern world whether we look at the military, medicine, technology, gender roles, diplomacy, international borders, or economies.  This […] Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    Look no further… than the Latest Items at Tavistock Books!

    Wed, 25 May 2016 12:47:11 Permalink
      Does the name Victoria Lucas ring a bell to you? She’s a super famous poet! We recently wrote a blog about her, even. Not ringing with understanding yet? Hmm… she also struggled with depression her whole life and wrote some of her most famous poems at the peaks of her despair. Here’s a hint […] Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Menagerie by J.S. Frankel

    Wed, 25 May 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    How would you like to be kidnapped and informed by a floating ball that you were the new zookeeper of exotic and sometimes dangerous animals?  I wouldn't!Finch Books has published this book so you can get a copy of Amazon now.  I found it to be a very good read.When Karen wakes up in the hospital, she's alone.  She's badly injured but that doesn't hurt as much as finding out her parents are dead.  All her friends have faded away.  All she can focus on is getting well and making her limbs work again.  There's nothing else left.When she hears Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Six Surprising Facts About Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Ralph Waldo Emerson is a figure that speaks of New Hampshire, poetry, and a deep understanding of the world and nature. A man of great thought, deep contemplation, and vivid humor, Emerson has lived and existed within the canon of great literature for generations. Though he is an iconic figure, there a few interesting facts that might surprise you about the great poet. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Final Flight: A Clockwork Dagger Story by Beth Cato

    Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    This is a short story in the Clockwork Dagger series and it's as exciting as the previous books!Harper Voyage Impulse and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this story for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can get a copy now.Captain Hue got the wasters off his ship and took it into port to repair and clean up.  He didn't expect to get boarded by Caskentian soldiers.  Now he's out on a quest for the queen.  He just wants to be a passenger ship but he can't order the soldiers off.  He has an old enemy Read More
  • from Gothica Books

    Did Melville's Illicit Romance Float 'Moby-Dick'? – WSJ

    Tue, 24 May 2016 11:34:08 Permalink
    Did Melville’s attraction to a neighbor’s wife—or to Nathaniel Hawthorne—spur the writing of ‘Moby-Dick’? A biography and a novel, respectively, propose those scenarios. Source: Did Melville’s Illicit Romance Float ‘Moby-Dick’? – WSJ Read More
  • from Gothica Books

    World Goth Day 2016: Shedding light on the darkness of a much-maligned subculture | The Magazine | The Independent

    Tue, 24 May 2016 11:31:51 Permalink
    Most pop subcultures are doomed to die – or if not, to persist in tragic parody like a bunch of middle-aged mods at a Butlin’s reunion. Quite right, too. They tend to coalesce around clusters of young people in reaction to the prevailing zeitgeist, then fade away as the object of rebellion changes, and time […] Read More
  • from Gothica Books

    Work from 1616 is 'the first ever science fiction novel' | Books | The Guardian

    Tue, 24 May 2016 11:30:59 Permalink
    The Chemical Wedding, a fantastical story of Rosicrucianism by Johann Valentin Andreae, pioneered the genre, says author who has written a new version Source: Work from 1616 is ‘the first ever science fiction novel’ | Books | The Guardian Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Poppy and the Lost Lagoon by Matt Kindt

    Tue, 24 May 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Poppy and her guardian are going back to Ramses looking for their next adventure.  They're riding a magic carpet and it doesn't like Colt.  The feeling is mutual.  They make it there even if Colt gets dropped and tripped.  Now to find out what their next adventure will be!Dark Horse Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this graphic novel for review (thank you).  It will be published June 21st.Colt was a good friend of her grandfather's and he was sent to be her guardian and make sure she comes to no harm.  Poppy just loves adventures, so Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Princess DisGrace: A Royal Disaster by Lou Kuenzler

    Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Grace is sent to the Princess Academy by her father, the King of a very small province on the edges of civilization.  She makes an awkward appearance at the boat dock by rolling in after she tripped.  She's wearing a Yak coat and looks like a monster.  No, it's just Grace...Random House Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published June 21st.Grace reminded me of me.  I was a tom boy and always got in trouble for not acting lady-like.  I liked to hang upside down Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    The Persistent Voice of Mikhail Sholokhov

    Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    “Good things take time” is an old adage that has been issued to almost everyone at one point or another in their lifetime. It flows from the mouths of professors as they warn their students not to wait until the night before to start their 15-page research paper, from coaches of disgruntled beginner athletes, and from parents attempting to convince their child to be more diligent in practicing their piano notes. With the boom of technology and the drive for convenience, it seems being patient grows more difficult with each passing day. Waiting for the Wi-Fi connection at a local Read More
  • from Cat's Cradle Books

    A World War I Aviation Staple: The Hispano-Suiza Engine

    Tue, 24 May 2016 04:30:51 Permalink
    Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation. Instructions for the Care and Operation of Model A-I-E Hispano-Suiza Aeronautical Engines. Birkigt Patents. Instruction Book, November 1918. Series No. 7A. New Brunswick, NJ: Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation, 1918. 240 pp. 7.75″ tall. Hardcover. Condition: Fair/ no dust jacket. Cracked hinges, sound binding. Clean but age-darkened pages. Cloth over boards is heavily soiled […] Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred

    Mon, 23 May 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Ben was getting married right up until the moment he found his fiance in bed with a clown.  The only thing the clown had on was a painted face.  That was enough to make Ben take off.  His buddy talked him into going to Costa Rica so he'd be a long way from his troubles.  It sounded like a good idea until he woke up in a Costa Rican prison cell...Five Star Publications and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published June 22nd.He's in jail because he's accused of murder.  He Read More
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