Monthly Archives: January 2012

Book Review: Collected Poems: 1957-1982 by Wendell Berry

Title: Collected Poems: 1957-1982 Author: Wendell Berry Genre: Poetry Publisher: North Point Press Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library This review was previously posted on my personal blog on April 12, 2007. I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Informationist by Taylor Stevens

Title: The Informationist Author: Taylor Stevens Genre: Thriller, mystery Publisher: Broadway Paperbacks Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher First line: Vanessa Michael Munroe inhaled, slow and measured, focused entirely on the curb of the … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday – January 30, 2012

According to the Mailbox Monday blog, “Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – January 29, 2012

It’s a funny thing – a week that is less scheduled flies by just as quickly as one that’s scheduled to the hilt. It was a productive week, with a fun Friday night to top it off. One of Natalie’s … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, January 28, 2012

Author news: ~ Jonathan Maberry, speculative fiction author, has a fantastic guest post up at Crowe’s Nest, in which he deftly explains the genres of pre-apocalyptic, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and dystopian fiction. ~ Author Terri Guiliano Long, author of In Leah’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plum Wine by Angela Davis-Gardner

Title: Plum Wine Author: Angela Davis-Gardner Genre: Historical fiction, multicultural fiction Publisher: Dial Trade Paperbacks Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: The chest arrived on a gray afternoon in late January, … Continue reading

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Book-to-Movie Review: The Children of Men by P.D. James

I reviewed both the book The Children of Men and the film adaptation in 2007. The reviews were originally posted on my personal blog, and I wanted to move them both here to Books and Movies. Instead of doing two … Continue reading

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DVD Review: The Double

When a United States Senator is brutally murdered, the evidence points to a Soviet assassin, code-named Cassius, long thought to be dead. Two men who know Cassius best are thrown together to catch him. Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere) is a … Continue reading

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