Tag: Reading

The Dreamers: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker (Complete Review Coming Soon)

The Dreamers: A Novel Author: Karen Thompson Walker Publisher: Random House  Publisher’s Page for The Dreamers Genre: Literary Fiction Page Count: 320 pages (Hardcopy), 512 pages (Paperback), 320 pages (Ebook), and 600 minutes (Audio CD) ISBN-10: 0812994167 ISBN-13: 978-0812994162 Publication Date: January 15, 2019 Hardcopy & Paperback are available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes &…

Book Review: AN ANONYMOUS GIRL: A Novel

AN ANONYMOUS GIRL: A Novel Authors: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publisher’s Page for An Anonymous Girl: A Novel Genres: General Fiction (Adult), Women’s Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Psychological Thriller Page Count: 384 Pages ISBN: 9781250133731 Publication Date: January 8, 2019 Pre-order Now From Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, Powell’s My…

A Glimpse into the Next Four Fascinating Book Reviews to be Previewed Here

Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From a Life by Michael Katakis Publisher: Scribner of Simon and Schuster Biographies & Memoirs – Publication Date: 23 Oct 2018 Publisher’s Book Description: “Beautifully designed, intimate and illuminating, this is the story of American icon Ernest Hemingway’s life through the documents, photographs, and miscellany he kept, compiled by the steward of the…

My Dilemma: To Review or Not Review

Yesterday I posted a poll on my Facebook page @dbmoonespage, which is a new page and not getting the traffic I hope to gain with time and perseverance. The survey was asking book reviewers and writers if I should go forward with reading and reviewing a book or to contact the British publisher and first-time…

Book Review: No Dancing, No Dancing: Inside the Global Humanitarian Crisis

No Dancing, No Dancing: Inside the Global Humanitarian Crisis is a Biography/Autobiography written by author Denis Dragovic, a former humanitarian aid worker from 2000 to 2010 with CHF International, a US-based humanitarian organization now known as Global Communities. Dragovic’s book is based on his return visits to Iraq, South Sudan, and East Timor a decade…

Book Review: This I Know

I was perusing a website when by I came upon Eldonna Edwards’ book This I Know, and while the book had been archived and was no longer available for reading and reviewing, the excerpt was available for reading and sharing on FB and Twitter. I began reading the excerpt but got only as far as,…

Book Review: THE BONE CURSE

  THE BONE CURSE by Carrie Rubin is a medical thriller intermixed with the paranormal. The protagonist, Benjamin Oris, a third-year medical student in Philadelphia gets the opportunity to go to Paris with his Haitian friend Laurette, a public health student after Laurette’s brother backs out of going with her at the last minute. While visiting…

Returning to the Fundamentals of Writing

In Stephen King’s book, On Writing; A Memoir of the Craft, he wrote, “… good writing consists of mastering the fundamentals (vocabulary, grammar, the elements of style) and then filling the third level of your toolbox with the right instruments.” I don’t know anyone that would disagree with Mr. King. I read a lot of…

Feeding the Holy, crafting a spirit

Originally posted on Leaf of the Tree:
Photo: Thad Ring So many thoughtful souls keep us company when we’re on a path of creating. “Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art…