Amanda Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz) has got to be one of my favorite authors of all time. One could argue that she’s not exactly writing high literature, but when I want to sit back, relax, and enjoy a good story I often grab one of her books. There is a time and place for Austen [...]
Suzanne Collin’s “The Hunger Games” came out of left field three years ago to capture the imagination of those looking for the next “Twilight” series.
Sure, there’s a love triangle; sure, there’s a quiet, silent guy, and a more forward adventurous one, both in love with the same girl.
But this isn’t Forks. And the girl’s not Bella.
At long last, I have read the final pages of The Sworn! One thing that has become clear to me as I read is that this could, indeed, stand alone as the first book of a series. However, for those of us who are familiar with the Chronicles of the Necromancer series, we will see [...]
Loved Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series? Hated the movie? Wish there was more story? Well, there is. This Fall, Rick Riordan returns to the world of Percy Jackson in his new series, “The Heroes of Olympus”. Can’t wait till then? Neither can I. Here then, is a special, 2-chapter excerpt from the first book, “The [...]
Well, here it is, Neolibrarium nation: The exclusive interview with Gail Z. Martin, author of the series “The Chronicles of the Necromancer”. The interview was conducted by Grand High Poobah. We hope you enjoy it. ———————————— Q. You’ve managed throughout the series to create a very detailed system of belief with the eight-faceted deity of [...]
First, the quote: Although the image is contrary to Jane Austen’s unassuming nature, I like to contemplate the “Pride and Prejudice” author in paradise, ruining eternity for the dour BrontÃ« sisters and George Eliot by issuing smug daily updates about the mini-industry of Austen knock-offs that her work has inspired. “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “The Jane [...]
When Apple introduced the IPad this week, rumors immediately started flying as to what this would mean for the e-book market, specifically Amazon’s Kindle. Well, it didn’t take long: Go to Amazon.com. Search for any publication by Macmillan, one of the worldâ€™s largest publishing firms. The Prince of Silicon Valley, perhaps, or Sarahâ€™s Key. Or [...]
Two months ago we brought you the FIRST look at the teaser trailer for the upcoming movie “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”. Today, we are pleased to bring you the SECOND, longer trailer for the movie based on Rick Riordan’s series. Enjoy!
New York Times Bestseller “Freakonomics” finally arrived in stores in paperback this week, four full years after the hardcover version first appeared. This follows the July 2009 paperback release of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, which was initially set for release a full year earlier, in July 2008. The hardcover seventh book [...]