Want to learn how to use Twitter? Tim O’Reilly gives a fun and easy to read book on how to use the 140 character social media tool. This book is useful if you are a casual user or wanting to promote your busy.
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After the devastation of her baby dying, Em could only relieve pain by running. Em would run and keeping all the way to Florida. Making her new home in the Vermillion Key she ran every day and everything was fine until the day she stopped to see what was in her neighbor’s trunk. Time is running out for Em.
Bound for Pleasure contains three separate stories with an erotic nature. The “Looking Glass” was the only one of the three I found interesting. The story focus on a woman who is dealing with the end of her marriage and how her recently purchased looking glass has helped find her way again. There is a supernatural element to it which made it worth reading.
Allegiant, is the final book of the Divergent series. Power struggles and violence has destroyed the fraction-based society. Tris, Four and others venture outside the fence for a more peaceful society. What they find is shocking and appalling and new problems arise and our heroes must find a way to make the dystopian world whole or at least die trying.
It is so hard to write good comedy. This is why listening to comedians is much better than reading their books. Listening and watching gives you more insight into the joke. John Moe’s book on pop culture just isn’t funny. Sometimes being in the right frame of mind helps, so, I will read the book at a later date to see if my opinion changes but for now…..
Gothic Art Now, is an exceptional look at Gothic art in media, sculpture, advertising, photography and digital form. The imagery is amazing and so is the insight you get from the artist on their work.
Rick Reilly is a sports writer who is very funny. His writings are so good, people who hate sports loves his books. Tiger, Meet My Sister, Reilly compiles his best writings from ESPN for past five years. I enjoy Rick because he doesn’t hold back. He even has list of the nasty people he has interviewed. Enjoyable read.
What can you say about Batgirl, aka Barbara Gordon that hasn’t been said before? She has long gorgeous red hair, she looks good in black, funny, caring, and has a utility belt. Batgirl is forced to battle Mirror a not very nice guy who uses mirrors to help win his battles. Barbara not only must battle Mirror but dark secrets from her past.
I enjoy reading the FABLE stories and spin that is put on them. These stories focus on strong female characters. Prince Charming is the focus and the writing of the character was blah. I was bored from the beginning.
The thing I love about Stephen King is his character development and how he paints the setting so vividly you think your life is part of the book. Mr. Mercedes is about a man who drives a Mercedes into a crowd and backs up and does it again. Years later he taunts the retired detective who could not solve the crime years ago. Allying himself with two unlikely characters, the detective tries to track down Mr. Mercedes before he kills again.
Back in 1990 the state of Kansas experience some of the most destructive weather ever recorded in the state. Inglish brings these storms back to life and tells the tales of the people who survived them.
Kelley Armstrong is the author of the popular Otherworld series. She likes to write short stories between her novellas. Angelic is about Eve Levine a half-demon warrior who is used by the Fates to fight evil. In her latest battle, Eve must battle the djinn, demons who do not have leader and have gone rogue.
A Face in the Crowd is a short story about an widower who is learning to live on his own. He attends a baseball game where he starts to see people from his past and each person is stranger then the next.
Mile 81 is a short book by Stephen King. Mile 81 is a broken down abandoned rest stop on the Maine Turnpike. A perfect place for teenagers to hangout that’s until a Malibu Wagon knocks down the barricade and rolls in making the abandoned stop not so abandoned. Get too close to the open door of the car and it will be the last thing you will do but maybe scream.
This book, Nightmares in the Sky, is a fascinating look at the gargoyles looking over us every day keeping the evil out of our buildings. It’s amazing their beauty and mystique.
Riding the Bullet was originally an audio book and a short one at that. It was eventually expanded into a full length novella. The premise of the story is a college student’s mother is dying and he must hitchhike to her hospital. Along the way he takes a ride with young talkative man who just happens to be dead. They have a long discussion about the Silver Bullet, the best roller coaster ever made. The hitchhiker chickened out when he was a kid. The driver, gave the young man a choice, either he could live or his mother could live…a real life silver bullet.
Neil Gaiman is a wonderful writer who can write any genre. Smoke and Mirrors is a collection of his short stories. The stories range from science fiction to horror to normal life. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good read.
Anyone who has to deal with the death of their mother knows you never get over just deal with it a positive manner. Smith’s book is written in an honest and kind way. I thought I was prepared for my mother’s passing but after she died I was fill with so many emotions my mind became a jumbled mess. This book helped me realize my jumbled mess is normal and showed me how deal with the sorrow.
I have read the graphic novel and seen the award winning movie of Blue is the Warmest color. I found both to be great in so many ways. In it’s basics, the novel is about love and friendship and how others react to the relationship. Clementine is a junior in high school and trying to figure out her life. The boys she meets don’t really have a connection for her and she is looking for more. At a gay bar, Clem meets an electric artist named Emma. Clem are drawn together instantly a connection some people never have and their relationship grows into a friendship and then a sexual one. The characters are charming and the story has so much feeling it is beautiful. The book ends differently than the movie [I liked the movie}.