Magic Trixie and the Dragon

  Magic Trixie’s adventures continue in Jill Thompson’s Magic Trixie and the Dragon.  She goes to the circus with one of her grandmothers.  The show under the big top features dragon riders.  When her grandmother asks Magic Trixie what she would like as a souvenir, Magic Trixie gives an answer without hesitation.  A dragon! Her… Continue reading Magic Trixie and the Dragon

Green Books Campaign – Review of The Cardinal Divide by Stephen Legault

This review is part of the Green Books campaign. Today 100 bloggers are reviewing 100 great books printed in an environmentally friendly way. Our goal is to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books. This campaign is organized by Eco-Libris, a  a green company working to green up the book industry by… Continue reading Green Books Campaign – Review of The Cardinal Divide by Stephen Legault

A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

My body was sitting on the beach at Topsail Island, North Carolina but my mind was transported to the dusty streets of Nairobi before the seasonal rains while reading A Change of Altitude.  It was not surprising to learn Anita Shreve once lived in Kenya.  Only someone who lived there could capture the moral questions that… Continue reading A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

BBAW: Small Publisher Book Giveaways!

I made a pledge earlier that for BBAW I would have book giveaways from small book publishers.  Here’s the post for it! Coffee House Press – where good books are brewing – was founded in 1984.  They publish only a few titles a year.  The staff size is small.  Coffee House Press is a nonprofit publisher… Continue reading BBAW: Small Publisher Book Giveaways!

A Spell for the Revolution by C.C. Finlay

  After making early gains on the battlefields, General Washington’s struggling young armies are being relentlessly pressed back by British troops and Hessian mercenaries. Among the enemy’s ranks is a mysterious force from the Covenant, a secret society of evil witches that for centuries has been pulling the strings of European history: a Hessian necromancer… Continue reading A Spell for the Revolution by C.C. Finlay

The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark

In 1498 Venice, Luciano is caught stealing a pomegranate in the market by the doge’s chef.  Chef Ferrero brings the homeless boy to the kitchen to begin life as his apprentice.  Luciano is provided with room and board in return for emptying and refilling the cistern and running the prepared food from the kitchen to… Continue reading The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark

The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts by Tom Farley, Jr., and Tanner Colby

 The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts is a remembrance of Chris Farley as a person and a comic.  Comprised of interviews, the book is a surprisingly fast read.  The interviews come from his brothers, kids he grew up with, and people from the comedy world.  It was surprising to find out Chris… Continue reading The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts by Tom Farley, Jr., and Tanner Colby

Dead Men’s Boots by Mike Carey

All book reviews this week have come courtesy of Miriam at Hachette Book Group.  Thank you, Miriam, for making sure I received these books. Mike Carey’s Dead Men’s Boots was released last week and is the third book featuring Felix Castor aka Fix to his close friends.  He’s a man who specializes in spiritual services. … Continue reading Dead Men’s Boots by Mike Carey