Monthly Archives: February 2009

Vampires

Thought you all could use a good vampire story sans Jean-Claude, Lestat or whoever else is the hottest bloodsucker of the moment. According to this online TIME magazine article, the town of Nicaragua seems to be plagued by vampire bats. … Continue reading

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Kindle 2.0 Threat to the Comic Book Industry?

Here’s an interesting theory about the economical impact the new Kindle 2.0 will have on the comic book industry or the publishing industry if you care to expand it even further. Briefly scanning the article, I was thrilled to read … Continue reading

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Online Communication is Hit or Miss

I read an author’s response to a negative review recently that utilized a lot of *G*’s and *LOL*’s after a paragraph or a sentence that was suppose to relay humor or to deflect the sarcasm that reeked in her post. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Coraline' Written by Neil Gaiman and Illustrated by Dave McKean

Coraline, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean, tells the story of a young girl who bravely saves herself and her parents from the ghosts that inhabit their home. Coraline Jones and her parents stay in a divided … Continue reading

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New Liam Campbell Novel Coming 2010

I went searching for my prized set of hardcovers by Dana Stabenow, yesterday, featuring Alaska state Trooper, Liam Campbell: Fire and Ice, So Sure of Death, Nothing Gold Can Stay and Better to Rest. The wait is now over- BONE … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Fables: 'Animal Farm' by Bill Willingham

Fables: Animal Farm (2003) written by Bill Willingham is the second volume in an ongoing series that follows a bunch of displaced fables who live in upstate New York. The series is being published by Vertigo. This series is good … Continue reading

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Kansas Library Votes to Restrict Certain Books From Minors

A Kansas resident has voiced her opinion, filed her complaint and the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library has responded. That’s right, no “sex books” will be allowed within public view of a minor. The offending books are: “The Joy of Sex”, … Continue reading

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TIME's List of 'Best Blogs' in the Blogosphere

It’s Friday but I work this weekend so no cheer from me in that regard. Anyway, I ran across this article by TIME that lists the 25 best blogs in the blogosphere. I recognized two blogs that I read The … Continue reading

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More Big Name Authors Going Digital

Maybe that’s what ebooks need – more big name authors going digital. Danielle Steele has recently decided to go digital. I don’t know how extensive Danielle Steele’s backlist is but 71 titles will be available in ebook this month (Feb … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'The Spymaster's Lady' by Joanna Bourne

The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne (2008) is being reviewed by fellow reader, Senetra. This book is available in paperback and ebook at your favorite retailer. **** I avoid spy stories. If I pick up a book and the blurb … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Your Scandalous Ways' by Loretta Chase

Your Scandalous Ways (2008) by Loretta Chase is a romance that follows an English divorcĂ©e and demimonde residing in Venice, Italy. The subplot of the story involves her possessing some important, incriminating letters belonging to her ex-husband, Lord Elphick, a … Continue reading

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