Category Archives: reading

Amazon’s Best-Selling Books of 2014

‘With the year drawing to a close, everyone from Google to Apple has been posting of their best selling titles for 2014. Yesterday Amazon published their list. ‘Since this is a single combined list for both print and digital, there’s … Continue reading

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Something Worse Than Family Not Buying Your Book

When Friends and Family Lie About Buying Your Book ‘Well, it happened again. An author accused us of not paying royalties on friends and family book sales…that never occurred. He was unable to provide copies of receipts from the loved … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter

‘…Of course there are many factors that shape our attitudes toward others: the media, our parents and peers, religious beliefs. But Vezzali’s work supports earlier research suggesting that reading novels as a child — implying literary engagement with life’s social, … Continue reading

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Entitlement in Literature: What can you say about it?

The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect ‘…The notion that anyone is required to ‘earn’ the right to criticize or be cynical about something is absolute nonsense. This breeds a higher form of entitlement and elitism, which, in a … Continue reading

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‘Crooked House’ Review

I was astonished to learn that the most shocking crime/mystery was not written by AC Doyle but by Agatha Christie. It wasn’t hard-boiled though since the murderer used poison. How was that? The main protagonist was a 12-year-old girl who … Continue reading

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Your Defiant Child: Review

I studied this book as my primary source in preparing and drafting my second crime/mystery book. That is one reason why I mostly substituted the word ‘child’ with ‘defiant’. The other reason is I’m trying to apply the book context … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive Book

First American Book Now World’s Most Expensive Bay Psalm Book sold for record $14M article  

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