Monthly Archives: July 2013

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, by Ian Doescher (2013)

(nb: I received a review copy from the publisher via Edelweiss) Yes, “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” is precisely what the title implies, and it is exquisite. Author Ian Doescher has taken the familiar story of the original “Star Wars,” and … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 4, “What was the last book you flung across the room?”

The last literary projectile I fired was a Lee Child “Jack Reacher” novel. It was fine–I had no quarrel with the book. I just had a med-induced rage spike and had to throw something. Being as it was a Jack … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler, (e-book 2013, originally published in 1961)

(nb: I received a review copy of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss) In 1960, William L. Shirer published “The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich.” The tome was over 1200-pages long, and based on numerous sources, including … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 3, “Who Are Your Blogging BFF’s?”

Without a doubt, my Generalissima of Blogging BFF’s is the inimitable Kelly. She blogs daily: through rain and sleet and snow and dark of night, she always has a review ready to pop. She is a blogging whirlwind, and an … Continue reading

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The Adversary, by Mark I. Bubeck (2013)

Preparing for War Unlike Any Other War (nb: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) “The Adversary” would be a great name for a YA-Paranormal book. This book is most definitely NOT a YA-Paranormal … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 2, What is Your Bedtime Reading Ritual?

Interesting question. I have several friends who like to read before they go to sleep at night. It helps them relax. I don’t get that at all, anymore than “The West Wing”‘s alcoholic Chief of Staff Leo McGarry understands how … Continue reading

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Interstate, by Stephen Dixon (orig. 1994; e-book published 2013)

(nb: I received a review copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley) Stephen Dixon’s “Interstate” takes eight different passes at the same story, and each of them is remarkable in its own vision. Imagine you’re a father, driving … Continue reading

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