Member Blogs Archive > November 2016

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    I Want That Love by Tatsuya Miyanishi

    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    A Tyrannosaurus stalks the prehistoric world looking for food.  Anything small makes a great snack.  But when he runs across a little Triceratops who doesn't know what he is, his life changes.Museyon and Net Galley let me read this book for a review (thank you).  It will be published November 20th.The Triceratops babies think the big boy is great.  He works against his nature protecting them.  They feel sorry for his wounds and love and admire him.  He can't understand it; he never knew love.  But now that he's found it, he's not willing to let it go...When the baby Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Read More Poetry: The Maya Angelou Edition

    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    We’ve long made a case that the world needs to read more poetry. And we’ve been thrilled to see poetry making its way into mainstream media. If you’ve tuned in to any network television programming lately (the recent Summer Olympics come to mind), you’ve likely heard commercials featuring the poetry of one of the great poets of the twentieth century: Maya Angelou. Today, we’d like to take a turn spotlighting some of Angelou’s most poignant poetic efforts. The list of her works is a long one, and one that it would be difficult to cover in one blog post. Her Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Black Friday Sale Must End 30th November 2016

    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 02:55:28 Permalink
    Black Friday Sale Must End 30th November 2016 Checkout all the books on sale from now until 30th November 2016 Charles Dickens 17 Novels in 8 Volumes Chapman & Hall c1875 was £700 now £500 Plus many more…….. Lots More items added daily – Once They’re Gone They’re Gone New Items Added Daily at Black […] Read More
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    Black Friday Sale Now On

    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 02:55:28 Permalink
    Black Friday Sale Now On Checkout all the books on sale from now until Black Friday (25th November 2016) Charles Dickens 17 Novels in 8 Volumes Chapman & Hall c1875 was £700 now £500 Plus many more…….. Lots More items added daily – Once They’re Gone They’re Gone New Items Added Daily at Black Friday […] Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    I Will Love You Anyway by Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen

    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    This story is illustrated by Mr. Inkpen's daughter, Chloe.  The illustrations are just as whimsical as Dad's and combined with a cute story this is a delightful book.  Have you ever had an animal that didn't behave?Aladdin and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 6th.As you can tell from the cover, this puppy is big eyed and innocent and doesn't have a thought in his head.  That's not true.  Whatever they tell him to do something, he does the opposite.  When he finds a way to get out Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Christa Wolf, Awarded Authors, and the Deutscher Bücherpreis

    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Christa Wolf may just be one of the greatest novelists to come out of Germany. Yet despite her popularity and critical recognition in Europe, the East German novelist remains largely outside the purview of many contemporary American readers. We’d like to change that. Whether you’re reading her novels in German or in English translation, you should recognize that you’re consuming works of fiction that helped to define, in many ways, the divided postwar Germany. In honor of her life’s work, Wolf was awarded the Deutscher Bücherpreis [German Book Prize] in 2002—the first year in which the prestigious prize was given Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    Welcome Home, My Lovelies

    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:26:37 Permalink
    Taylor Bowie doesn’t look like much of a tough guy. He’s short and thin, with a wispy goatee and wire glasses, and he wears a baseball hat and sneakers for almost all occasions. He loves books and food and cats, not necessarily in that order, and he’s been in the book trade so long even […] Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    A Composition in Murder: A Cherry Tucker Mystery by Larissa Reinhart

    Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Cherry teaches art at the local retirement home and she enjoys her job.  Her only real worry is the fact that her brother is in jail.  It was a trumped up charge by a the family that hates her family.  (It's like the Hatfield and McCoy war.)  They don't like each other and that won't change.  She wants to help him and she's worried about her love life.  He's a stepson on the other side.  Can she live with that?Henery Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.While Cherry Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    The Importance of Condition in Rare Book Collecting

    Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Condition. Condition. Condition. It’s something of a mantra heard from the novice rare book collector to book collecting experts and everyone in between. Perhaps just as important as whether a book is a first edition or the first of its kind—primacy—the condition of a book is crucial in helping assess its value and place in the rare book collecting universe. This is especially true when looking at modern classics such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby where the number of original copies is quite large compared with other classic American novels published just 10 or 20 years before. For Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Lake District Murder: A British Library Crime Classic by John Bude

    Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    The story begins with the death of a garage man.  He turns out to be one of the only good men in this story so it's an unfortunate death.  His fiance is devastated.  He was moving on to a new life and never made it...Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 6th.Inspector Meredith begins by trying to figure out if the death is murder or suicide.  They determine it's murder.  When he starts digging for suspects, he finds odd pieces of evidence that points to another Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Red Ribbons by Louise Phillips

    Sun, 13 Nov 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    They find one missing girl dead and buried, but she's been positioned in a strange way and has her plaited with red ribbons on the ends.  She didn't own that ribbon or wear her hair that way.  She also wasn't on her own for every long.  Who took her and why would he kill her?  Only a couple of days later, another young girl is found and she's in the same position.  It appears they have a serial killer.Hachette Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 15th.There's really nothing Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Just Checking In

    Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:30:54 Permalink
    Like just about everyone I know, I’ve been profoundly effected by the unexpected election results. However, unlike many of my friends who are walking around wringing their hands wondering when the sky will fall, I feel fortunate to be associated with Everytown’s Survivor Network, because at least I can feel like I’m doing something. And […]The post Just Checking In appeared first on Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson

    Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    I've read many picture book renditions of this tale but this is the first time I've seen the seven different stories that create the whole tale.  It's an interesting look at a classic fairy tale and Ms. Annukka's artwork makes it even more unworldly.I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.This story starts with the tale of a broken mirror and how it impacts two good friends who live close to each other and like to visit their rooftop garden.When a piece of the Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Charlie the Tramp by Russell Hoban

    Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Charlie has an idea that will sound good to any child.  He's going to be a tramp.  He can just walk where he wants, nap when he wants and he can sleep in the great old outdoors.  He's not going to learn to be a beaver and work everyday.  His parents and grandfather don't hold him back.  They just tell him to be home for dinner.Plough Publishing sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.This is a classic story that is having its 50th Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Pablo Larraín's Film About Pablo "Neruda"

    Sat, 12 Nov 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Many readers of Pablo Neruda’s work are familiar with the cinematic depiction of the Chilean Nobel Prize winner in the 1994 film Il Postino, set on an Italian island. Since the release of Il Postino, the poet has maintained a loyal following among readers and academics, yet his fictional likeness hasn’t appeared in another film—until now! A new film, simply entitled Neruda, has been making its way through the festival circuit. The movie reimagines Neruda’s exile from Chile in the 1940s due to his politics, helping viewers to think through the continued relevance of political refugeeism and forced migration in Read More
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    Hilda and the Bird Parade by Luke Pearson

    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Hilda and her Mom have moved to town.  She's not content there.  She's tired of staying in her room and amusing herself.  She tells her mother she's going out to explore, but her mother won't let her.  She's afraid of danger; they don't know the town yet.  But when the schoolkids show up at the door, she lets her go.  Hilda has quite an adventure!Nobrow and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 15th.Hilda finds the schoolkids are not so very nice.  They're bored, too, and they ring doorbells and hide.  Read More
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    The Rage of Plum Blossoms by Christine M Whitehead

    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    She's surprised when cops show up at her office.  She has to interrupt an interview with a client to deal with them.  When they tell her that her husband has committed suicide, she can't believe it.  She just had breakfast with him.  He wasn't suicidal...Ms. Whitehead sent me a copy of her to read for review (thank you).  You can buy a copy on Amazon now.Quinn continues to tell them it couldn't be suicide.  They disagree.  Nobody who has a happy marriage and a good life would suddenly jump off the balcony.  He wasn't even wearing the clothes he had Read More
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    The Bond Dossier: Goldfinger

    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    It’s a central question in the journey of any artist: How do you bounce back from a project that didn’t meet audience expectations? For novelist Ian Fleming, the answer lies in the publication of his seventh James Bond novel, Goldfinger. Coming off a somewhat tepid response to his previous novel, Dr. No, Fleming was determined to turn out a Bond story that would not only further the development of the series and its central character, but also give readers what they had come to know and love in the Bond series—action, adventure, thrills, romance, and style. And Fleming’s efforts to Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    In The Land of Broken Time: The Incredible Journey by Maria Evan (Author, Illustrator), Max Evan (Author), Helen Hagon (Translator)

    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    A young boy named Christopher wants to go visit the circus that has come to town.  His mother tells him no.  He's been ill with a cold and has a doctor visit tomorrow.  She wants him cleared by the doctor before he goes around a crowd.  He's disappointed until he figures out how to get what he wants.The author sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and is available in Amazon Kindle form.Christopher decides to sneak out.  After all, his parents are busy and won't notice he's gone.  He'll go, Read More
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    A Breif Guide to Collecting the Works of Eric Gill

    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Eric Gill was a sculptor and engraver who is now best known for his scandalous personal behavior alongside his spiritual art. Gill remains a controversial artist. As his biographer Fiona MacCarthy so aptly puts it, “Does consciousness of artists' reprehensible behaviour (Gill, [today,] would no doubt be in prison) put up a barrier between the viewer and the work? Or does knowledge of the artist's life, fallibilities included, amplify and enrich our understanding of the art?”* While that question may be one each individual must answer for him or herself, for those interested in the work of Eric Gill, what Read More
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    A Brief Guide to Collecting the Works of Eric Gill

    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Eric Gill was a sculptor and engraver who is now best known for his scandalous personal behavior alongside his spiritual art. Gill remains a controversial artist. As his biographer Fiona MacCarthy so aptly puts it, “Does consciousness of artists' reprehensible behaviour (Gill, [today,] would no doubt be in prison) put up a barrier between the viewer and the work? Or does knowledge of the artist's life, fallibilities included, amplify and enrich our understanding of the art?”* While that question may be one each individual must answer for him or herself, for those interested in the work of Eric Gill, what Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    "We sit in the mud… and reach for the stars": A Tribute to Ivan Turgenev

    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:58:31 Permalink
    Recently I sat down and made a list of some authors and book-related events that I wished I knew more about. Too often we can find ourselves leaning towards what we already know – authors we are comfortable with and like. So to avoid stagnancy, we are going to do a couple blogs on things […] Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Serpent in the Pines by Oscar Patton

    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:30:00 Permalink
    The Civil War is over but the fighting isn't done.  The local mill is run by Yankees who want the lumber money that can be made.  The southerners want to keep their farms and raise their animals and crops without losing all their trees.  Even land titles are subject to court cases.  How does a newly widowed woman survive in those circumstances?The author sent me a copy of his book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.  He also has other books written in this time period about some of Read More
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    Chasing Nathan by Jeanette Hubbard

    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    Claudie is out camping by herself and enjoying it.  When a small RV is the local bookstore owner's and he comes for a visit, she enjoys chatting with him.  She also, despite her misgivings, invites him to share her dinner.  After a pleasant dinner their quiet time is interrupted by a rude young man who wedges his horse trailer in a spot too small for it and then yells on his cellphone.  They decide to retire for the night and ignore him.Read for Review shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Visiting the New Zealand Home of Katherine Mansfield

    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    If you’re interested in modernism and in the works of important women writers, you should familiarize yourself with the work of New Zealand short-story writer Katherine Mansfield. There’s no better way to get excited about this author than to visit her childhood home in Wellington, New Zealand if you happen to find yourself on the other side of the world. Read More
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    The Shrew that Flew by Julia Copus

    Tue, 08 Nov 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Every one of these is good but this one is my favorite (I think).  It has a touch of "impossible" in it and I like that.Publishing Push and the author sent me copies of these books to read for review (thank you).  It has been published.Everyone is invited to a birthday party and they are all to wear hats.  You'll never see these hats at any party you go to!  Lil has her normal hat and is getting ready to put it on when the wind grabs it and takes it up until it snags on her chimney.  She and Harry Read More
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    What to Read on Election Day

    Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Presidential election season; the high-stakes political race that comes around once every four years and determines the leader of the United States, the future of the American people, and the mood of our relatives at Thanksgiving dinner. When faced with such a big decision, it can often be helpful to first take a look into the past. As you head to the polls this November day, consider checking out one of these seven presidential books. Read More
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    The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo by Julia Copus

    Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Harry can't sleep.  He hears a big odd noise and he calls Lil to tell her about it.  She comes over to protect him.  Picture that:  a little bitty shrew is going to protect a hog?  Really?Publishing Push and the author sent me a copy of this book to review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a copy now.You can see by cover that Harry is concerned.  It takes Lil peering out the window to see who's out there and what they are.  What they find are a bunch of nocturnal animals making regular animal noises.  Read More
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    The Body on the Lido Deck: A Toni Day Mystery by Jane Bennett Munro

    Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    Toni is on vacation with her husband, mother and stepfather.  A cruise is a great way to relax, visit, and enjoy yourself.  At least that's the idea.  It's a bit hard to do when you notice that you have blood dripping by you on the lido deck.  It's hard to read your book when a body almost falls on you.  If that's not enough to shock and scare you, it's even worse when her head falls in the pool.  The body has been decapitated by the roof on lido deck...Book Review Buzz gave me the opportunity to read this book Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Employee of the Month

    Sun, 06 Nov 2016 09:32:26 Permalink
    I know the forthcoming election has got everyone nerved up and freaked out, so for a change of pace I thought I’d share a note we received this week from Greg G. For those of you who don’t know him, Greg is a longtime employee here at Ten Pound Island Book Co. He is currently […]The post Employee of the Month appeared first on Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
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