Member Blogs Archive > July 2017

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Monstress, Vol. 2 TP by Marjorie Liu

    Sat, 08 Jul 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    This is a collection of Monstress #7-12.  I like reading compilations like this because you get more of the story in one place.  When I was younger, it just killed me to wait a month for the next issue...Image Comics allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.Sana Taleda did the artwork and that alone makes it worth the price of the book.  The illustrations are luscious (even the graphic death scenes) and it adds to the story line.Maika is determined to find out why she's part Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Poland

    Sat, 08 Jul 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Will you be traveling to Poland anytime soon? There’s no better country in Eastern Europe to seek out rare and antiquarian books, and in fact, we’re pretty well convinced that Kraków and Warsaw contain some of our favorite rare bookshops in the world. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Vanity in Dust by Cheryl Low

    Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Everyone lives in the city.  There's a section for the high born, a section for the low born, and the middle where both sets can mix.  There's a rumor there used to a blue sky and roads that went places but no one inside the city has seen them.  The queen keeps them drugged and sated so they are easy to rule.World Weaver Press and the author shared an ARC with me of this book (thank you).  It will be published August 11th.Vaun is the prince.  He can go anywhere, do anything, and get away with it.  He spends his Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Politics Aside: Robert Heinlein's Long Transformation

    Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Robert Heinlein left behind a body of work with a bewildering diversity of imaginings and ideas. It would be difficult to reconcile the free love, communal interests of the novel Stranger in a Strange Land, with say, the martial authoritarianism of Starship Troopers, or the anarchic libertarianism of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. Indeed, doing so would be impossible. And there is little doubt this has much to do with why his readers appreciate his writing so much. Read More
  • from HCBooksOnline Blog

    Problems With Transfer of Blog

    Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:11:54 Permalink
    Sincere apolgies to my blog users 6th July 2017 Following the recent updating of my website the transfer of my blog pages did not go as well as expected. I am aware of a number of links that no longer work also that many images have disappeared. I am working to correct this but it […]The post Problems With Transfer of Blog appeared first on HC Books. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    George and the Stolen Sunny Spot by Kristin Bauer Ganoung

    Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    George has a special sunny spot that he sleeps in on the nice afternoons. The empty house next door is quiet, he does his chores first and then he takes his nap on the porch.  But all that is about to change.Prairie Land Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.I love cats and my brother's name is George.  I had to read this book.George patrols the farm.  He keeps the mice and gopher count down, he eats grasshoppers and crickets so the Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Getting to Know Nobel Laureate Verner von Heidenstam

    Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    The Nobel committee is known for its “prize motivation” citations when it awards its coveted Prizes each year. We hear these short snippets in articles and press releases about each winner, and they serve their purpose well: they are brief snapshots of why the winner won. While Nobel Prize in Literature winners are chosen based on the entire body of their work, in some cases, the committee cites a specific example. For example, in 1954 when Ernest Hemingway won, the committee said it was “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Beyond Absolution: A mystery set in 1920s Ireland by Cora Harrison

    Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    When a young boy says that the priest in the confessional didn't speak to him, they check to see what's going on.  He's dead but it's not from natural causes...Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 1st.Reverend Mother Aquina has known this priest and his brother from childhood.  Father Dominic often stepped over the line and held masses that the republicans could attend.  He visited picket lines.  Even the bishop had tried to reprimand him but it hadn't worked.  Now he's dead.  Did the republicans kill him?  Read More
  • from Tavistock Books

    We Have the New Americana

    Tue, 04 Jul 2017 12:25:52 Permalink
    Happy 4th of July! In honor of our great nation’s Independence Day, we thought we would share with our loyal followers some of our newest and/or most notable Americana items. What better time of year to round out your collection? And don’t forget to check in next week for the 20th Anniversary of our shop! […] Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen

    Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Georgiana's love has gone away on another secret assignment and she plans to go visit Italy and be with her girlfriend who is having a baby.  She calls in to see the Queen first because she's part of the Royal Family and she wishes to give up her right to be queen to she can marry Darcy.  She needs parliament permission and the Queen is going to ask for that.  As soon as she assures the Queen she really truly loves Darcy, the Queen is content and will ask.  However, when she finds Georgiana is on her way to Italy, Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Five All-American Reads for Independence Day

    Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Happy 4th of July! Today marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the event that triggered the American Revolution, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. In honor of the festivities, here’s a look at five all-American reads to get you in the mood for some fireworks. Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Happy Birthday, Bookman's Log

    Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:19:23 Permalink
    Each summer I paint one side of my house. When I was young and strong I’d do the whole thing at one go. But as time went on, I slowed down. I’m doing the back side this year, and seeing the ladder up against the side of the house reminded me that one of the […]The post Happy Birthday, Bookman’s Log appeared first on Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis

    Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Pepper is getting a new dress and it's going to be custom made.  That means she gets to pick her own fabric for the dress...Tundra Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 1st.For some, sewing your own clothes has become a lost art.  I've done it before and it has it's challenges but it's fun to sew something unique that reflects your own taste.  Pepper has never chosen fabric before, so as the dressmaker (who is male) shows her various fabrics and tells her where the designs come Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Continental Crimes by Martin Edwards

    Sun, 02 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is an anthology of classic crime stories.  All were written long ago, some have never been published and I didn't recognize most of the authors.  Agatha Christie caught my eye.  I enjoy short stories, so I dug into this one with anticipation.Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  it will be published August 1st.The stories range from a headless body in the backyard to a man washed up from the sea.  When a man dies and no one cares, it's unusual.  Mr. Fortune even makes an appearance and I Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Happy Birthday, Wisława Szymborska!

    Sun, 02 Jul 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    If Wisława Szymborska (pronounced vees-WAH-vah shim-BOR-ska) were still alive today, she would celebrate her 94th birthday on July 2. Symborska passed away in February 2012, but she remains a remarkably prominent poet both in her native Poland as well as in various translations throughout the world. She won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996, and her work has been translated into dozens of languages. To celebrate her birthday this summer, we thought we’d tell you a little bit more about the poet and introduce you to some of our favorite works. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Away With the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood

    Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Phryne is anxious for her lover to return home.  He's buying silk and wasn't quite sure how long it would take but she's starting to be concerned.  She doesn't have time to worry about it though because she has a new case.  Why would someone murder an author who loves fairies?Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 1st.Phryne does her usual snooping, using what staff she has and hiring more when needed.  She finds most of the people in the apartments have secrets of some sort.  The Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    The Magnetic Charm of George Sand

    Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    George Sand knew how to make people talk. Ever since she strutted onto the French literary scene, everyone in Paris turned their eyes toward this charming, strangely dressed woman of veritable artistic talent. She had a two-pronged approach: her conduct would gain the immediate attention of her peers, and her talent would sustain it. Her strategy, buoyed by her robust and wise talent, has been successful to this very day. Read More
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