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Book Review: 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories From The Japan Earthquake

on Thu, Jul 7, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

2:46: Aftershocks by  The quakebook community and Our Man in Abiko Genre: Non Fiction ISBN: 978-0956883629 Published: May 4, 2011 Publisher: Enhanced Editions Pages: 102   Synopsis  In just over a week, a group of unpaid professional and citizen journalists who met on Twitter created a book to raise money for Japanese Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. In...

Book Review: Alice Bliss: A Novel

on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Alice Bliss: A Novel by Laura Harrington Genre: Fiction/Military Fiction ISBN: 978-0670022786 Published: June 2, 2011 Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books Pages: 320   Synopsis   When Alice Bliss learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq, she’s heartbroken. Alice idolizes her father, loves working beside him in their garden, accompanying him on the...

Book Review: Lake Charles

on Sun, May 8, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Lake Charles by Ed Lynskey Genre: Mystery/Crime Drama Published: June 28, 2011 Publisher: Wildside Press Pages: 188   Synopsis Brendan Fishback coming home from a rock concert ends up the next morning in bed with a corpse, his dead girlfriend Ashleigh Sizemore. He has no idea how she died. But the local sheriff closing in targets Brendan as the prime suspect for Ashleigh’s...

Book Review: Nunzilla Was My Mother And My Stepmother Was A Witch

on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Nunzilla Was My Mother And My Stepmother Was A Witch by Terry Silver Genre: Memoir/Biography ISBN: 978-0533160679 Published: March 09, 2009 Publisher: Vantage Press Inc Pages: 179   Synopsis Growing up in a two-parent household in the middle of the Depression was certainly no picnic, but spending it in an orphanage run by dozens of nuns was undoubtedly worse. In this vivid...

Book Review: Death: A Life

on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Death: A Life by George Pendle Genre: Fiction/Satire ISBN: 978-0307395603 Published: September 20, 2008 Publisher: Three Rivers Press Pages: 272   Synopsis Pendle turns out a wicked satire of death in this faux autobiography. Death, the spawn of Sin and Satan, begins his story at the dawn of creation, before the beginning of God’s newest project, Earth. With only a...

Book Review: Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Love & Loss

on Fri, Apr 22, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Love & Loss by Mat Logelin Genre: Memoir ISBN: 978-0446564304 Published: April 14, 2011 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Pages: 272   Synopsis Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los Angeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous...

Book Review: Cupcakes, Lies, And Dead Guys

on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Cupcakes, Lies, And Dead Guys by Pamela Dumond Genre: Mystery ISBN: 978-0982144374 Published: November 08, 2010 Publisher: Krill Press Pages: 318   Synopsis Moving from Wisconsin to sunny Los Angeles was the frosting on the cake of Annie Graceland’s perfect life. Her boutique bakery business was blossoming, she was happily married to a handsome, ambitious actor, and...

Book Review: The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven

on Fri, Apr 1, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven By Kevin & Alex Malarkey Genre: Non-Fiction/Christian Non-Fiction ISBN: 978-1414336060 Published: June 30, 2010 Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Pages: 248   Synopsis In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex—and medically speaking, it...

Book Review: The One Percenters

on Sun, Mar 27, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

The One Percenters by John Podgursky Genre: Psychological Thriller ISBN: 978-1615720125 Published: September 1, 2009 Publisher: Damnation Books, LLC Pages: 166   Synopsis Natural selection has become unnatural. Having dealt with the vicious murder of his wife, Edward Caine takes his rightful place as a One-Percenter, eliminating those not fit for the human race. He must fight...

Book Review: Memoirs of a Gaijin: Emails from Japan

on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Memoirs Of A Gaijin: Emails From Japan by Benjamin Hesse Genre: Memoir/Biography ISBN: 978-0595448692 Published: May 16, 2007 Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. Pages: 276   Synopsis Hello from Japan. Not much new here. My four-year-olds attacked me, my crazy female stalkers jumped on the desk and professed their love for me, my depressed coworkers fist-fought each other at the...