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reviewed World War Z (2013 film). June 20, 2013
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World War Z (2013 film)
By Joan Alperin Schwartz   Nothing scares me more than zombies and that's why I can't get enough of them. I've seen every George Romero film as well as '28 Days Later' many, …
reviewed Rosemary's Baby (book). June 19, 2013
Rosemary's Baby
The film version of Ira Levin's horror classic is probably more well known, ironically, than the actual novel is. As Stephen King mentions in his nonfiction book Danse Macabre "Horror Fiction": …
reviewed A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez. June 19, 2013
A-ROD The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez
A-Rod, by Selena Roberts, doesn't take long to cut to the heart of what it really is. You can tell what it is easily by looking to the top of the cover, where it mentions that Roberts is the Sports Illustrated …
reviewed The Bad Seed by William March. June 18, 2013
The Bad Seed by William March
Because of William March's indisputable classic, which was nominated for the 1955 National Book Award and which also introduced the term `bad seed' into the American lexicon, I don't think …
reviewed Curious George Goes to the Hospital. June 17, 2013
Curious George Goes to the Hospital
Reading and the love of books can't encouraged too soon.  The Curious George books by H.A. and Margaret Rey were great favourites of our kids and Jeanne has delighted in them ever since Elin …
reviewed Curious George Goes to the Hospital. June 17, 2013
Curious George Goes to the Hospital
Reading and the love of books can't encouraged too soon.  The Curious George books by H.A. and Margaret Rey were great favourites of our kids and Jeanne has delighted in them ever since Elin …
reviewed The Art of War. June 15, 2013
The Art of War
You would think a book called The Art of War would be useful propaganda for, you know, fighting a war. Instead, Sun Tzu, the legendary strategist to end all legendary strategists, makes it quite clear …
reviewed Life II a book. June 13, 2013
Life II a book
Having previously reviewed Replay by Ken Grimwood, I was approached by the author to provide a review of this book which uses a similiar premise.  Max Thorning is 42 and in a rut with his life.  …
reviewed The Birds and Other Stories. June 12, 2013
The Birds and Other Stories
I hope that you like Daphne Du Maurier (1907 - 1989).      Because if you don't, you won't want to read a sizeable number of my book reviews over the next 18 months or so. …
reviewed Color Inspirations: More than 3,000 I.... June 10, 2013
Color Inspirations: More than 3,000 Innovative Palettes from the Colourlovers.Com Community
As a professional graphic designer and illustrator, I've come to own about a dozen similar titles, but this one is consistently my first choice when it comes to researching and creating color combinations …
reviewed Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The U.... June 08, 2013
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story
   For my next non-fiction project, I'm been rummaging around in  paleolinguistics and paleohistory: I'll tell you just why in a future post.  Suffice to say that my most recent …
reviewed The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy,.... June 03, 2013
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1)
If you're going to read any book set in the dystopian future, read The Maze Runner.   I fell in love with The Maze Runner simply from the summary on goodreads.com, and it did not disappoint.   …
reviewed Divergent. June 03, 2013
I personally am I huge fan of dystopian set books. Divergent was another one of these, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Think The Hunger Games meets The Princess Diaries. Young girl taken from her usual lifestyle …
reviewed Live Now: Artful Messages of Hope, Ha.... June 03, 2013
Live Now: Artful Messages of Hope, Happiness & Healing
I've heard people say that great things come in small packages, and after having received this wonderful little book as a gift, I need no convincing.   Live Now is as exquisite an expression …
reviewed Where Should I Live When I Retire?: A.... May 30, 2013
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Where Should I Live When I Retire?: A Guide to Continuing-Care Communities
Neither did I until I read Chapter 8, "The First Year and Beyond" of Bernice Kohn Hunt's 2006 WHERE SHOULD I LIVE WHEN I RETIRE? A GUIDE TO CONTINUING-CARE (Retirement) COMMUNITIES...acronym …
reviewed The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. May 12, 2013
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
This is a supurb researched biography of one of the most colorful, revered presidents of the 20th century. For anyone who has unfortunately grown cynical and tired of the political and social cliched …
reviewed Profiles in Courage. May 12, 2013
Profiles in Courage
Joh F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize winning Profiles In Courage is not an in-depth historical text, true, and it should not be read that way. If any reader was and is expecting to find fascinating, long …
reviewed Ironweed: A novel. May 11, 2013
Ironweed: A novel
In life, we all make mistakes, some more than others. People do not grow into faultless perfection. That is something that is done through hard work and deep thought, and even then, it is not fully achieved …
reviewed Proof: A Play. May 11, 2013
Proof: A Play
To use hyperbole to express onto readers the profundity and intelligence or 'mother wit' of this play would not do it a hint of justice, but rather, it would be another run-of-the-mill complementary …
reviewed In Cold Blood. May 11, 2013
In Cold Blood
The murders that are graphically depicted in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood -which is now universally recognized more for its writing than anything else- are nauseating, grisly and malicious; these …
reviewed The Absence of Nectar. May 11, 2013
The Absence of Nectar
A multi-layered, rousing novel of suspense that fuses psychological terror and violence with childhood innocence, The Absence of Nectar is a novel that is unified by different literary genres that forms …
reviewed On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: Th.... May 11, 2013
On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: The Classic
Informational, witty, clear-cut and a simple enjoyment to read and learn from, William Zinsser's On Writing Well is a splendid reference tool, especially for those writers who specifically favor …
reviewed Hostage to the Devil: The Possession .... May 11, 2013
Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism
As it reads in chapter twelve-43 through 45-in the Book of St. Matthew: "When the spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest and findeth none. Then he saith, I will …
reviewed Frankenstein. May 11, 2013
If a reader was to compare the macabre gothic darkness in the novels of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Phantom of the Opera, one would believe that the element of horror and depravity in each book would …
reviewed Less Than Zero. May 10, 2013
Less Than Zero
Written in clear, simple, matter-of-fact prose, Less Than Zero, is a chillingly disturbing and hair-raising novel that hones in specifically on L.A.'s edgy, filthy and unrepentant subculture, where …
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