Welcome one and all. Looking for a good book for friends? Family? Kids? Then come here or bring them yourself. Spread the word!
I read in a whole range of genres from science fiction and fantasy to crafting and children's books so there should be something for everyone here!
The point of this blog is to just put the word out concerning good books. As a bookseller for Barnes & Noble, we get to recommend books to our customers, often ending with happy readers. So I'm just doing here what I do at work; getting the word out on good books for people to enjoy.
New books are posted every Saturday, occasionally with a more in-depth Epinions review. Likewise, since I'm a music junkie, I include a little note about what I currently have playing in my playlist (don't worry, my music tastes range just as widely as my book lust).
From time to time, recommendations are punctuated by what I'm currently reading or what I've just finished, giving you even more insight into what we booksellers read.
So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and pluck out a book you'd like to read, because today begins my ever-lasting love affair with books.
I am an author, I sell books for a living, and I love music like there's no tomorrow. I've experienced much of this country, from forested hills of the East, to the golden plains of the Midwest, the sandy beaches of the Southeast, and the oh-so-majestic mountains of the Rockies. And when all else fails, eat chocolate.
This was on a display for a while before it got replaced by something else. But when I saw the cover I decided it deserved a look. Turns out it's quite a fun book. The two guys at the bottom are the author and illustrator, and they are here to tell the story of Chloe and the lion. However, things don't quite go as planned when Adam's illustrations don't exactly live up to Mac's expectations. This leads to Adam getting eaten and a lot of sub-par illustrations taking the place of his. From there, Chloe's story gets all sorts of silly until Mac finally realizes he needs Adam after all. But it's up to his character Chloe to solve his problems! My favorite thing about this story is actually the mix of mediums used to illustrate this story. Paper crafted into a layered 3D style, figurines representing Mac and Adam to distinguish them from the story they're trying to tell, and all sorts of other illustrations as Mac tries to get things straight - including bringing in another illustrator. The story has a fun ending and kids will dig the story, style, and ending of this tale.