The pick for my main IRL book club is High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
The pick for my church women's group book club is Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan
The pick for my book lunch group is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
In preparation for the first of a five-part Community Forum Series sponsored by the… Continue
Added by alisonwonderland on January 31, 2009 at 11:26pm —
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Authors! Get On The Book Trailer Video Bandwagon!
If you've written a book
then you know the importance (not to mention the difficulty!
) of reaching the masses of potential readers. One excellent way to do that is to have Linka book trailer video doing the work for you. As an author myself, I know how true this is.
My name is Gary Val Tenuta. In addition to being a writer I'm also a graphics illustrator with more than 15… Continue
Added by Gary Val Tenuta on January 31, 2009 at 7:57pm —
For my main IRL book club, I read Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
For my church women's group book club, I listened to The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
on CD. (I'd previously read the book in 2006.)
For my new book lunch group, I read The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
- a book that had been on my to-read list for quite some time.
I also read Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
(a children's book about Apollo… Continue
Added by alisonwonderland on January 31, 2009 at 3:56pm —
The sequel to the Hungar Games, Catching fire, is being released Septemember 8. I can't wait to see how the story unfolds.
Added by Kathy on January 31, 2009 at 7:53am —
Added by Steven at Book Dads on January 31, 2009 at 6:20am —
The dead boy reached for her, his pale eyes glowing in the darkness.
There is a recent phenomenon of the dead rising back to life. Teenagers everywhere are having a second chance at life but they do not resemble the living. They turn bluish under fluorescent light and have difficulty with movements and speech. However, this did not stop Principle Kim from welcoming the 'living impaired' students to Ockvale High and thus… Continue
Added by Gina on January 31, 2009 at 12:00am —
Two heads are not always better than one.
(I know, that's so not funny. :-p)
In The Host by Stephenie Meyer, we are introduced to a very different Earth than the one we are familiar with. An alien race has infiltrated Earth and humanity. Little by little they have taken over human bodies, calling them hosts and placing their own souls inside them. They believe that they can do a better job at inhabiting and bringing peace to Earth than the… Continue
Added by Lindsey on January 30, 2009 at 11:50pm —
SUBURBAN WEIRD by J. R. LaGreca
Courtney Gold stirred in her sleep as the wind thrashed at her window. She could swear she felt a warm breath upon her cheek as she stumbled out of bed. Her golden-wheat hair was tousled around her shoulders while her high cheekbones deemed her suitable for silk and pearls. Dressed in an ecru nightgown, which reached to the top of her long drink of legs, Courtney was a svelte beauty… Continue
Added by J. R. LaGreca on January 30, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Full disclosure: I am reviewing this book but I did not read the whole thing. And I don’t want to. Forget it. See, this is a greatest hits collection, and I only liked that record, that record and that record. Not that record. 33 1/3 is a series of books written about influential or legendary music albums, and while this anthology does contain many extraordinary pieces about great old albums (e.g. Stones, Kinks, Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Neil Young and others), I won’t read an essay,… Continue
Added by Barry Wightman on January 30, 2009 at 3:22pm —
For hundreds of years people have documented their existence, passing on messages, history, and ideas through print form. Now the crumbling economy is threatening to make printed news a thing of the past...
Just recently the New York Times announced that they are facing dire circumstances and "that it is possible that The Times and other newspapers will have to move to digital-only distribution."(read… Continue
Added by Lorri Amsden on January 30, 2009 at 2:10pm —
What is that special item? You guessed right. It's a copy of my book. I know we all think our books are special. I kinda like mine. :) Anyway, I am looking for some new promotion ideas. I need to know if you have a private school library or church library that might benefit from a copy of my book. Or how about a youth group or a book club? If you have some… Continue
Added by Michelle Sutton on January 29, 2009 at 10:38pm —
Ralphina, The Roly-Poly
by Claudia Chandler
Ralphina is a roly-poly (also known as a pillbug, sow bug, or potato bug) who lives in a garden but is lonely and hopes that the boy who lives in the nearby house will come and play with her. Her mommy helps her think of a… Continue
Added by Steven at Book Dads on January 29, 2009 at 6:07pm —
”Trouble in High Heels, by Leanne Banks, is a hilarious and zesty story, filled with heart and vigor.” - Bookpleasures.com
Added by Renee Supriano on January 29, 2009 at 4:47pm —
My second book from The Wild Rose Press, releasing Feb. 4, titled "Said the Spider to the Fly" has received its first review. Cheri Jetton of Novel Editions says: "...This author has a marvelous sense of timing which keeps you turning pages even when the hour grows late...Miss Mae is definitely a writer to watch..."
Thank you, Ms. Jetton! To read the whole review, go here.
Added by Miss Mae on January 29, 2009 at 4:06pm —
WordVessel is proud to welcome author Donald James Parker. First, some background information.
Don is a 1968 graduate of Madison Central High School in Madison, South Dakota. He graduated from Dakota State University in Madison in 1972 with a degree in secondary education. He taught school and coached for several years in South Dakota. After moving to Washington State in 1981, Don studied computer programming and turned his writing efforts to software. Don, who has two daughters 24… Continue
Added by Cathy Bryant on January 29, 2009 at 11:31am —
Bippity Bop Barbershop
by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis
One Saturday morning, little Miles wakes up so excited – today his Daddy is going to take him to get his first… Continue
Added by Steven at Book Dads on January 28, 2009 at 10:08pm —
(for more book reviews, see my book blog at www.bookbybook.blogspot.com)
Several years ago, I began keeping a book journal so that I could keep track of what I read. At this time of year, I like to look back at what I read in the past year. By my count, I read or listened to 59 books in 2008. Here are some of my favorites (in addition to those I reviewed in this blog):
One Mississippi by Mark Childress – This book made it onto my list of favorite books of all-time. I… Continue
Added by Sue Jackson on January 28, 2009 at 3:41pm —
I'll try to keep this updated. The books I have read in 2009 will be posted here. The titels and then the authors and then whether it's recomended or not. Keep in mind i'm only 14 and like very diffrent kinds of books. Not eveything may be listed and books in progress will be in italics.
- Danielle Steel- yes
- Danielle Steel-no
- Danielle Steel-yes
- Danielle Steel-no
- Danielle… Continue
Added by Jess on January 28, 2009 at 3:30pm —
The Bat Boy & His Violin
by Gavin Curtis
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award
All Reginald wants to do… Continue
Added by Steven at Book Dads on January 28, 2009 at 2:21pm —
Sorry to do this as a link, but I posted some thoughts on the recent passing of John Updike
Added by David Gorgone on January 28, 2009 at 9:42am —