Archives for: November 2010
An Interview with Jeremy Shipp

Where are you from? I grew up in a happy home in Southern California amidst palms trees, monster toys, and animals (such as a goat, turkey, tortoise, rats, pythons, iguanas, ducks, chickens, rabbits, frogs, newts, mudskippers, monitors, tarantulas, guinea pigs, gars). Tell us your latest news? My newest book, Fungus of the Heart, was published this month. Also, my stories [...]

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The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

In this book we are taken inside the life of Marilyn Monroe and those around her.  At least that is the pretense. Sadly, the book just didn’t deliver. Instead we are given an account of how dogs and their owners behave with each other and are given cheap shots of celebrities and their idiosyncrasies. I could and have picked up [...]

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The Book of Tomorrow + Giveaway

Dear Cecelia Ahern – You have just gained a fan. This being the first of your books I have read I have been converted. While Tamara appears to be annoying, self-centered and overall not nice, I believe that was the entire point of the book. To show us how quickly things can change and how you adapt and become more [...]

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Till I End My Song

Dear Harold Bloom – I want to extend a huge thank you for putting together a collection of these beautiful poems. From Edmund Spenser to Agha Ali, each chapter is focused on one poet and their last poem.  Whether it be the last poem before their death or before the fall of their career, you have captured the essence of [...]

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Fungus of the Heart + Giveaway

Dear Jeremy Shipp – Loved the short stories.  Really enjoyed your writing. What you have done in this book is put together a collection of short stories that forces us to look into ourselves and just how evil and primal we really are. While some of your stories are really creepy (the others involve high dark humor), I can see [...]

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The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving

Dear Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson – I had a great time reading your book.  Being a dog lover and owner for a majority of my life, it was interesting to read about the relationships between man and dog. What I did appreciate in this book was your look into history as to how our canine relationships have evolved.  It forces us [...]

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Thankfully Reading Weekend

The following is being hosted by @jennsbookshelf at Jenn’s Bookshelves Blog Here are the book from the above picture that I have finished reading and reviewed (Reviews will be published on Sunday, November 28th) The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving – read review here Till I End My Song – read review here The Book of Tomorrow – read review [...]

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Healing Touch

Dear Jenna Anderson; Thank you for the opportunity to read your book.  While this book was a quick and easy read (78 pages), I found that it was too short and too easy. None of the characters were very deep and while there were moments that I felt some emotion towards them, that emotion didn’t last more than a couple [...]

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Three Scoops is a Blast!

Dear Alex Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review this book. The title of this book is perfect!  This book really was a blast. I had originally enjoyed Two Scoops and was a bit worried if your sequel would live up to my expectations.  Well it turned out to be a blast! I don’t know how you manage [...]

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Never Tempt Danger + Giveaway!

Dear Denise: Thank you for including me in your blog tour. This book includes robots, high intensity chasing, being able to see the future, love, danger and suspense. For the most part I think you did a great job in tying it all together. I enjoyed the first chapter in which we find out about the “seeing” ability and we [...]

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Who would you rather borrow from? Your library? Or a Friend?

Who would you rather borrow from? Your library? Or a Friend? (Or don’t your friends trust you to return their books?) And, DO you return books you borrow? 1- I would rather borrow my books from the  library.  My friends have very limited libraries   When my friends ask me to borrow one of my books I basically make them [...]

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Quick Thoughts – 11/15/10

I haven’t watched the Simpsons for a while now.  Not because I don’t like them, but because I never have the time.  Last night I was able to catch most of it. Funny, Funny, eh, Funny, Gasp! Lisa Simpson wasn’t satisfied at her old school and made the switch to an Academy where she felt she could prosper. Each student [...]

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