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Book Review: Monsters of Massachusetts

Monsters of Massachusetts by Loren Coleman Massachusetts is probably not the first place people think of when they think about monsters. Well, aside from the big green variety if you’re a sports fan, maybe. Mention Bigfoot to anyone, and their first thought is probably the sprawling wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. The idea of a lake […]

March 2018 Early Reviewers—Win free books!

Win free books from the March 2018 batch of Early Reviewer titles! This month we’ve got 109 titles, and a grand total of 3,233 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk. If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed […]

Art Crime Book Review: Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime during War

last weekArts : ARCAblog

Book Title: Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime during War Author: Arthur TompkinsPublisher: Lund Humphries, March 2018Book Reviewer: Penelope Jackson The cover says it all. A lone American soldier is dwarfed by the surrounding...Show More Summary

Book Review: The Girl on the Train

Are you a closet voyeur like me? When I am driving at night, particularly on back roads rather than on the Interstate, I will pass a house with one light on in the window, and wonder what the story is for why that one single light is...Show More Summary

Book vs. Television: Altered Carbon

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A critical comparison of Netflix's "Altered Carbon" adaptation and the source material. Column by BH Shepherd I first discovered Altered Carbon in a book review. It was a different time—I read the review in an actual newspaper and then...Show More Summary

Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods

There are a lot of great personal-finance books out there — here are a few of my favorites — but despite the diversity of titles (and subject matter), they all share a remarkably similar format. These books are money manuals in which the author shares prescriptive advice. Show More Summary

Review: Annihilation Will Have You Feeling Like You’re Tripping On Acid

Annihilation is in theaters now and it’s certainly making an impact in the sci-fi genre. Based on the Southern Reach book trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman and a pretty well rounded supporting cast. It’s also directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later) who is known to really take... Show More Summary

Catch me in the English Touring Opera programme book

Currently, English Touring Opera is on tour with a trio of productions for its Spring tour, Rossini Fireworks! [see my review], Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and a double bill of Puccini's Il tabarro and Gianni Schicchi [see my review]. Show More Summary

“The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs” by Steve Brusatte

"The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs" - The Story of the Dinosauria At Everything Dinosaur, we get sent quite a lot of books from publishers for our team members to review and comment upon.  There is certainly a wealth of publications dedicated to the science of palaeontology and the Dinosauria in particular.  Every once

Far From Land: The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds–A Book Review

About six-and-a-half years ago I had the privilege of watching a young Waved Albatross on the Galapagos island of Española...

Book Entry: Review: ‘The Big Picture’ Chronicles a Changing Entertainment Industry

‘The Big Picture’ builds a compelling narrative by telling the stories of the executives whose careers were destroyed or made by the changes to the film industry.

'The Hunger' relives horrors of Donner Party cannibalism, with supernatural twist

'The Hunger' is inspired by the Donner Party, in which American pioneers resorted to cannibalism to avoid starvation. A 3.5-star book review.        

During Women's History Month, book looks at the fight 'to win the vote'

'The Woman's Hour' looks at the pivotal role Tennessee played in women's suffrage, and the forces on both sides. A 3-star book review.        

David Mamet goes gangbusters in riveting Prohibition-era novel 'Chicago'

Playwright David Mamet has a new novel, 'Chicago,' a story of gangsters and newspapermen in the 1920s. A 3.5 star book review.        

New book: Girls feel pressure to achieve, but failure is OK

'Enough As She Is' by Rachel Simmons shows the pressure girls are under to achieve, and offers some solutions. A 3-star book review.        

Must-Read Poetry: March 2018

Here are eight notable books of poetry publishing in March. Registers of Illuminated Villages by Tarfia Faizullah A few years ago, I read “Poetry Recitation at St. Catherine’s School for Girls” in an issue of The Missouri Review, and reading it again feels like discovering a lost prayer. Show More Summary

Book review: The one thing you need to know about fundraising (and every other kind of writing)

Book review: Nobody Wants to Read Your Sht: And Other Tough-Love Truths to Make You a Better Writer by Steven Pressfield The title of this book is some of the advice you'll ever get as a fundraiser. Once you know and internalize this truth, you can stop wasting your (and your donors') time. Show More Summary

An Early Review of Already There

Karen in Mommyland has been kind enough to provide a review for Already There. Here's a taste of it:"I liked how incredibly readable the book was. While reading Already There I just got the feeling that I was hanging out with a good friend. It's engaging, it's interesting, it's humorous and it has the ability to be life changing."Read the whole review here.I am grateful.

Last Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Order “Last Dragon Standing” HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's review of "Nice Dragons Finish Last"Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of "One Good Dragon Deserves Another"Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of "No Good...Show More Summary

Review of The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman

2 weeks agoGenres / Fantasy : Fantasy Cafe

The Lost Plot is the fourth book in Genevieve Cogman’s delightful Invisible Library series, which follows the adventures of Librarian Irene Winters whose job involves traveling to various alternate worlds collecting books for an organization existing outside of time and space—and often requires plenty of deception and quick thinking on her part. Show More Summary

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