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Far Afield

Title:  Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the WorldAuthor:  Shane Mitchell (author). James Fisher (photographer)Publication Information:  Ten Speed Press. 2016. 304 pages.ISBN:  1607749203 / 978-1607749202Book...
by Memories From Books on Dec 11, 2016

Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It by Gabriel Wyner

Ready to learn a new langauge? Fluent Forever is a practical, down-to-earth guide for aspiring language learners that will leave you inspired and empowered to achieve fluency in your target language. In the book, readers are presented with the top ti...
by Epic Book Quest on Dec 11, 2016

Lucky Boy

Title:  Lucky BoyAuthor:  Shanthi SekaranPublication Information:  G.P. Putnam's Sons. 2017. 480 pages.ISBN:  1101982241 / 978-1101982242Book Source:  I received this book through Netgalley and the Penguin First to...
by Memories From Books on Dec 7, 2016

Book Review: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

I truly enjoyed Ms. Mantel’s writing, it is sharp, distinct and lively.

Book Review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

If you are a fan of the early space program, or just that of the human condition, this book is for you.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Nov 22, 2016

The Memory Stones

Title:  The Memory StonesAuthor:  Caroline BrothersPublication Information:  Bloomsbury USA. 2016. 480 pages.ISBN:  1632860163 / 978-1632860163Book Source:  I received this book as a publisher's galley through NetGa...
by Memories From Books on Aug 29, 2016

Book Review: Spaceman by Mike Massimino

The book is written with a sense of humor, honesty and, rightfully so, pride...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Aug 24, 2016

One Of the Few by Jason B. Ladd Plus A GIVEAWAY!

Read below to find out how you can enter to win a signed copy of this book! A Marine fighter pilot shares the story of his search for truth while serving his country. Growing up in a secular family, Jason Ladd was apathetic when it came to the subjec...
by Epic Book Quest on Aug 17, 2016

Book Review: Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman

An excellent biography of a President who was probably the most influential person to hold office between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Aug 17, 2016

With Love From the Inside

Title:  With Love From the InsideAuthor:  Angela PiselPublication Information:  G.P. Putnam's Sons. 2016. 320 pages.ISBN:  0399176365 / 978-0399176364Book Source:  I received this book through the Penguin First...
by Memories From Books on Aug 8, 2016

¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish by Judy Martialay

In this fun and imaginative book by foreign language teacher Judy Martialay, Pete the Pilot takes readers to Mexico, where they meet Panchito the Mexican jumping bean. Adventures abound as Panchito explores the Mexican culture, learning lots of Spani...
by Epic Book Quest on Aug 1, 2016

Don't Tell Me You're Afraid

Title:  Don't Tell Me You're AfraidAuthor:  Giuseppe Catozzella (Author), Anne Milano Appel (Translator)Publication Information:  Penguin Press. 2014 (original). 2016 (English). 256 pages.ISBN:  1594206414 / 978-159...
by Memories From Books on Jul 27, 2016

Graphic Novel Review: Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda

The graphic novel is for mature audience, there is plenty of violence and some nudity...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jul 27, 2016

Another Review of My Book, Addicted To Dimes . . .

” How does a good girl go bad? Based on a true story, told in the author’s own words, without polish or prose, this haunting tale of addiction, family secrets, abuse, sexual misconduct, destruction, crime and…. recovery! One day at a time,...

Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Vargr by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters

James Bond, agent 007 of British Secret Service, returns to London from a vengeance mission in Helsinki and resumes the boring duties of the 00 section. Soon enough he gets a new mission, this time in Berlin to break a drug trafficking cartel.

Resthaven by Erik Therme

Forced by her mother to spend the day with other girls her age, Kaylee has no idea that she’s about to walk into the biggest nightmare of her life. After her parents split up and she’s moved to a new town, the last thing 15 year old Kayle...
by Epic Book Quest on Jul 1, 2016

Graphic Novel Review: The Arab of the Future 2 by Riad Sattouf

The story is funny when seen from the view point of a child (as it is told) but somewhat tragic when read from a more mature, worldly, perspective.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jun 22, 2016

The Penny Predicament by Veola Vazquez

  Jake King is in a predicament. After finding out that his dad got laid off from a job, he’s worried that his family will have to move away from their beloved hometown of San Francisco. That is, until he comes up with a plan of his own to...
by Epic Book Quest on Jun 13, 2016

Book Review: Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard

The story, told in style and grace, features a young, conceited Churchill on his way to cover the Boer Wars in South Africa, 1889...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on May 26, 2016

Book Review: Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts by Loren Landow

You can get a comprehensive plan to add to your speed, or power. You could easily just look at the parts you need improvement on and tweak your exercise regime.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on May 16, 2016

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