Category Archives: epic plains

Seven Houses Review

Seven Houses By: Alev Lytle Croutier Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Historic Fiction- Family Love Seven Houses chronicles the lives of four generations of remarkable women, sweeping readers from the last days of the Ottoman monarchy to Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Book Smarts

E-books still have a hard fight ahead of them before they overtake print books, but it’s a fight they might eventually win. With Internet retailer Amazon selling more e-books than print this year, there’s a clear sign that the demand … Continue reading

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The Borders Question

Contributed by: Joseph Baker Borders filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in February, and they recently announced that they are closing down their remaining 399 store locations. With the death of Borders book stores, many book lovers are wondering about the future … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Review

Atlas Shrugged By: Ayn Rand Paige’s Rating: (1) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Masochists Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world–and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in … Continue reading

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The Bastard of Istanbul Review

The Bastard of Istanbul By: Elif Shafak Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Fiction/ Culture Readers When The Bastard of Istanbul was published in Turkey, Elif Shafak was accused by nationalist lawyers of insulting Turkish identity. The charges … Continue reading

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The Road Review

The Road By: Cormac McCarthy Paige’s Rating: (1) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Fiction Readers A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold … Continue reading

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Night Review

Night By: Elie Wiesel Paige’s Rating: (5) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Non-Fiction/Memoir Readers Elie Wiesel was a teenage when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2010 – Win

Ahhh December.  The keyboard smoke from NaNoWriMo is starting to settle, and a second NaNo win under my belt.  A vast sense of accomplishment fills me. Not everyone likes NaNoWriMo for various reasons.  Many I follow actually “failed” this year, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2010 – Week 2 Progress

Today is day 10 of NaNoWriMo.  As of right now, I am on track to hit the minimal goal of 50,000 words by the end of the month.  I still have hopes of hitting a higher word count in the … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep Friday 2

With just a little over a week of preparation for NaNoWriMo, today seemed to be a great time for another NaNo Prep Friday. The biggest thing I have been doing to get ready is jotting down ideas and generally brainstorming … Continue reading

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