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Book Review: “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly & Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around The World”

February 27, 2013

  “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World” by Matthew Goodman is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read. Do you like action?  Is international travel one of your favorite topics? Are you a big fan of history, journalism or women’s...

Book Review: “Full Moon Kisses”

January 30, 2013

  “Full Moon Kisses,” the third and final installment of the “Full Moon” series by Ellen Schreiber, is one of the worst books I have ever had the misfortune of reading. I’m not a huge fan of paranormal romances to begin with, but I can tolerate them if they’re at least well written. Sadly,...

Local artist creates book of paintings

October 31, 2012

  Karolyn Alexander Tscharnack decided she would finally become an artist in April 2003. Today she is an accomplished local artist who published her first book. Tscharnack’s book, “Watercolor Cookbook – Recipes for Mixing Delicious Color,” features not only instructions on how to...

Movie review: The Hunger Games

April 4, 2012

  “The Hunger Games” is a superb film. It’s well made, beautifully acted and perhaps most importantly, faithfully adapted from the book. The movie is a shining achievement in the checkered history of big-screen translations of novels. I had few gripes after walking out of the theater, m...

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