Member Blogs Archive > December 2016

  • from ten pound island book company

    Faced with the Prospect…

    Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:15:53 Permalink
    Last month I stirred the pot up by posting an entry which several readers construed as “political.” A few disapproved of using a commercial space to post a personal message. A few supported the post, and most people didn’t give a damn. In that spirit I offer the following obituary – not because it’s “political,” […]The post Faced with the Prospect… appeared first on Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean by Karen Lord

    Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Tales sound different when they come from other parts of the world.  Even across the states when they are gathered from one area you pick up on local legends and beliefs.  The Caribbean has an even greater pot of beliefs to use since it has seen so many different people moving through.  I wasn't sure what to expect when I began reading this, but I'm glad I did.Peekash Press allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a copy now.I didn't know what to make of some of these stories.  Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Vladimir Nabokov's Recently Published Letters to His Wife

    Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    If you’re interested in twentieth-century literature in any way at all, you’ve probably encountered some of the fiction of Vladimir Nabokov. The Russian immigrant novelist was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1899, and he immigrated with his family to Britain after the Russian Revolution. He moved to the United States in 1939, just two years before the U.S. would enter World War II, and he remained here with his wife, Véra, until 1959. Most American readers are familiar with the novelist’s perhaps most famous—or infamous, depending upon the speaker—work, Lolita. Yet we’d like to introduce you to a recently Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Cross Trails Marshal by S J Bounds

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Valentine Smith rides into town thinking he'll stop here for the night, get a good meal, and sleep in a bed for a change.  He's not pleased when the cattle drive gets close to town because he knows it will be a rowdy night.  He's right...Pioneering Press sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published.When he gets caught in a scrape, he takes care of it.  Next thing he knows he's been offered the job of marshal at $100 a month.  That's a lot more money he can make in temporary Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Lost Cause (Daisy Dunlop Mystery #1) by J.L. Simpson

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    Daisy wants to work.  She really would like to be a private investigator but sometimes that can get hairy, so she's just going to search for lost heirs at the moment.  Once she gets some experience, she'll see where to go from there.  At least if she lives through it, she will.The author kindly shared her ebook with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.If you enjoy Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, you'll  love this series.  Daisy's husband, Paul, has teamed her with his best friend who is a private investigator.  Both men Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    The Bond Dossier: Thunderball

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    There are some books where the story behind the story is just as interesting—if not more so—than the story itself. 007 creator and novelist Ian Fleming had largely avoided this scenario in the publication of his first seven Bond novels; however, Fleming’s eighth 007 novel, Thunderball, found Fleming and his protagonist in some of the most high-stakes peril yet—though Bond’s struggles against international crime syndicates pales slightly in comparison to Fleming’s entanglements with copyright lawyers. Whatever the case, Thunderball marked several turning points for both Fleming and James Bond. While the novel was one of the most well-received and commercially Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection Deluxe Edition HC by: Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn, Art: Jonathan Luna

    Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Alex lives in a world very like the one described in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.  His TV flickers into life on his wall and wakes him up for work.  A drone-like robot makes his coffee for him and brings it to him.  He just does his day's work and then comes home and watches a bit of TV before bed.  He just lost his fiance six months ago and he hasn't recovered. His friends try to cheer him up.  They even have a birthday party for him.  But he never expected the present his grandmother gave him...Image Comics sent me Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Your 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

    Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Books make the best gifts. It’s true. A perfectly selected title is a thoughtful, timeless gift. While giftees may grow out of other items or move on from current fads, books remain—perched on the nearest bookshelf, nightstand, or coffee table, ready to inspire and teach. For our holiday gift guide this year, we’ve broken down books into simple categories to make it easy to pick out a title for everyone on your list. No extra dialogue. No fluff. Just you and the books that’ll make the best gifts for everyone on your list. Some of these titles were picked for Read More
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