Monthly Archives: July 2009

Reader's Corner: Covers

Not trying to rehash the debate on the effectiveness of covers. I’d just like to make a statement about them. Obviously, covers are what attracts the reader’s eye. More or less, the cover is what makes a first impression to … Continue reading

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REVIEW of 'Alias: Come Home' (Vol.2) by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos (Illustrator)

I read the first volume of ALIAS and was blown away by the story, the characters and the artwork. The reading experience was unlike anything I’d ever read in the comic book world. I mean the writer and artist seem … Continue reading

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Top Ten Classic or Obscure Films

What has inspired these sets of posts about movies recently? Well, I’ve been going through my DVD collections and sorting them into piles – ones to keep and ones to give away. The following are movies that I think are … Continue reading

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Top Ten Romantic Comedies

Romantic comedies aren’t what they used to be and I can’t recall when I’ve seen one worth mentioning OR watching more than once. Anyway, I was inspired by this list of top grossing romantic comedies and wasn’t surprised to see … Continue reading

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REVIEW of 'Undone (Grant County Series No.7)' by Karin Slaughter

UNDONE (Grant County) by Karin Slaughter is the follow-up to BEYOND REACH published by Bantam Dell. UNDONE marks the merging of two series by Slaughter – Grant County series and the Will Trent series. Is this the end for the … Continue reading

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WHSmithEbooks.Com

Just wanted to do a quick post about WHSmithEbooks.com which is powered by Overdrive, Inc.. It’s a UK site that I browse regularly when I can’t find a digital copy of an ebook in the US ebookstores. And no, I … Continue reading

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Author of "Invisible Life", E. Lynn Harris Dead At 54

Must remark on the passing of author E. Lynn Harris. First I was shocked and then dismayed at learning of his death. His book, INVISIBLE LIFE, was passed around from my friends and opened my eyes to the “down low” … Continue reading

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New Romances Added To Digital Catalog While A Few Remain Missing

Finally Meredith Duran’s two historicals will be added to the digital catalog: BOUND BY YOUR TOUCH which is already out was just released in two formats at Fictionwise (mobi and ereader) and WRITTEN ON YOUR SKIN which releases in same … Continue reading

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Barnes and Noble on Ebooks: "Any device, Any time, Anywhere"

Amazon may finally have some competition for ebooks since Barnes and Noble has decided to forgo creating a dedicated device of their own like Amazon’s Kindle or Sony Reader. No. They want to make their ebooks available on “any device, … Continue reading

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Monday News

People who like to say “Happy Monday” – are they really that cheerful, do you think? Moving on. Here are an assorted selection of news topics that I ran across the net recently. Keishon is still reading UNDONE by Karin … Continue reading

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Amazon's Big Brother Response Leads To PR Nightmare for Kindle Device

From the Wall Street Journal dated July 17th: On Thursday, some Amazon.com customers discovered that e-books they had bought by George Orwell had disappeared from their Kindle e-readers. It wasn’t a scene from Orwell’s dystopian classic, “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” The customers … Continue reading

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