Monthly Archives: December 2007

A Toast to the New Year!

Happy New Year Everybody! Wishing you all a prosperous and healthy New Year. Be Merry. Be Safe. Peace. Advertisements

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REVIEW: 30 Days of Night by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith

30 Days of Night, story by Steve Niles and illustrated by Ben Templesmith, published December 2004 by IDW Publishing. This graphic novel is a straight up horror story. You have a secluded town with more than 400 residents living in … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Exit Music by Ian Rankin

Exit Music by Ian Rankin is currently available in the UK and was published September 2007 by Orion and is the 17th entry in the DI John Rebus series set in and around Edinburgh. In this entry, DI Rebus is … Continue reading

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The Hobbit Making Its Way to the Big Screen

Bilbo Baggins will be making his next journey to Hollywood. Director, Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have set aside their differences, to bring J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit to a movie theatre near you. A director will be announced after the New Year. As a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: All Star Superman by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely and Jamie Grant

All Star Superman Vol.1 by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Frank Quitely and Jamie Grant, published in hardcover April 2007 by DC Comics where volume 1 collects issues #1 to 6. Here is the very brief description: Two of the … Continue reading

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The Internet: Googling Yourself and Others Is Popular Pastime

According to the WSJ – most Americans are Googling themselves on the Internet. In fact, the study shows that the increase in searches have doubled since 2002. They are not only looking for info on themselves but on co-workers, family … Continue reading

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TV:The Wire Starts It's Fifth and Final Season

Come January, The Wire will be airing it’s fifth and final season, Jan 6. Here is a brief snynop for the fans: The fifth and final season of ‘The Wire’ centers on the media’s role in addressing – or failing … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin, published Feb 2007, is a medieval mystery and the start of a new series, featuring medieval forensic investigator, Dr. Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar of Salerno. The story is told in … Continue reading

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How Much Would You Pay for an Ebook Device?

If you’re interested in reading ebooks, what would be the right price for you? Many readers just don’t find ereaders all that affordable or even worth it. The average reader doesn’t even associate quality to a device like this compared to it’s paper counterpart.  Also, there … Continue reading

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Jodi Picoult Makes Her Comic Book Debut

Wonder Woman: Love and Murder is written by novelist Jodi Picoult and illustrated by Terry Dodson, Drew Johnson and Paco Diaz and published November 2007 in hardcover by DC Comics, retail price $19.99. New York Times bestselling author, Jodi Picoult … Continue reading

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Anticipated New Reads for 08

So, what books are you anticipating for the New Year? There really aren’t very many anticipated reads for me for the upcoming year. Maybe I can take a peek at someone else’s list. Anyway, I am excited about Shana Abe’s third book in her dra’kon … Continue reading

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