Monthly Archives: April 2008

REVIEW: Blood Alone by Masayuki Takano (vol.4)

Blood Alone by Masayuki Takano, volume #4 in an ongoing series, rated for Older Teens (+13 and up), published by Infinity Studios, Feb 2008 release, $10.95 US, that is currently on back order at Amazon.com but my local bookstore had … Continue reading

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News: Internet and Copyright Law

I’m very interested in the resolution of the JK Rowling case as it does spotlight one the complex issues of “fair use” and copyright law. It is interesting to note that JK Rowling herself admitted to using the Harry Potter … Continue reading

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Author News: Stephenie Meyer the Queen of YA Fantasy?

So doth proclaim Time magazine, who does a nice write up of the author. Meyer’s Twilight series has sold 5.3 million copies in the US and purportedly knocked down a Harry Potter book on some bestselling lists. I’ve read all … Continue reading

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Media: CNN is ridiculous

Yes, I said it. CNN did not need to show the Rev. Wright speech at the NAACP dinner in Detroit over and OVER and OVER again. But then again, Rev. Wright gave his critics what they wanted to see and … Continue reading

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Author Watch: Lisa Valdez Updates Her Website

I am late to the party but Ms. Valdez website had been down and now I see it is back up and she has updated it with a bit of news. She promises to give readers an update about her … Continue reading

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Travel: Saving $$ On Gas and Soaring Gas Prices

The average price for regular gas in my neighborhood is $3.41. I would never have believed that I would be paying that much for gas. I am just surprised and disturbed that there isn’t an outcry about this. I am … Continue reading

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Celebrity News: Star Jones Gets Divorced

After a star-studded, fully sponsored wedding and informing the whole world that she’d found the love of her life – Star Jones-Reynolds has filed for divorce. Damn. Another one bites the dust.

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REVIEW: The Society of S, Susan Hubbard

The Society of S by Susan Hubbard reads like a modern day vampire story and a coming of age story with 13 year-old Ariella Montero narrating. Is there such a thing as a literary vampire novel? Ms. Hubbard certainly writes … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Vagabond, Story & Art by Takehiko Inoue

Vagabond, story and artwork by Takehiko Inoue was released back in 1998 by VIZ media, with 27 titles translated in the US and #28 set to release April 2008. The story was adapted from the novel, Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa, … Continue reading

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TV Commentary: Hell's Kitchen

Anybody watch this show? I love it. I am new to it, too. You can actually watch full episodes (like I am doing now!), if you’re interested or missed a couple of episodes like me – on Fox On Demand … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Something Worth Keeping by Kathleen Eagle

Something Worth Keeping (#39) by Kathleen Eagle, copyright 1986, apart of the “Men at Work” series published by Silhouette, price $4.99 and out of print. I am a big Kathleen Eagle fan. She is one of the best contemporary writers … Continue reading

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