A Giveaway of a Different Sort

We interrupt your book reading to bring you an important bulletin…

Even we bookworms have to stop reading long enough to clean the house, so I thought I’d let you know about the giveaway on my other blog, dkMommy Spot. I’ll be giving away a Living Home Starter Kit from Seventh Generation, a value of $44.99. [...]

The Unforseen by Christian Oster - Review & Giveaway

Narrated by an unnamed man, The Unforeseen gives us a good look at a most uncommon human. The man, who suffers from a perpetual cold, finds himself alone in a strange city. At the mercy of strangers from beginning to end, he starts going by the name “Serge”. Although he often blurts out an embarrassing [...]

An Interview with Dorene O’Brien

Yesterday I posted my review of the book Voices of the Lost and Found by Dorene O’Brien. (If you haven’t entered to win the book yet, make sure you do!) Today I have the interview with Dorene, as promised. If you’re a writer, reading these interviews with the authors can really give [...]

Voices of the Lost and Found by Dorene O’Brien - Review & Giveaway

Voices of the Lost and Found gives the reader a well-written collection of short stories, each crafted in a distinctively different voice than the one before. How author Dorene O’Brien manages to carry all these personalities around in her head, I can’t even begin to imagine. But this, together with edgy story lines and delicious [...]

An Interview with Author Dedra Johnson

Yesterday I reviewed the book Sandrine’s Letter for Tomorrow. Today I have a special interview with the author, Dedra Johnson. I love to find out how an author goes about constructing a story, especially when it’s a book I enjoyed as much as this one.

Now let’s see what Dedra had to say:

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Sandrine’s Letter to Tomorrow by Dedra Johnson - Review & Giveaway

Ever read a book that haunted you? One that would not, no matter how you tried, allow you to put it down until the last page was read? If it’s been awhile since you’ve had that type of a reading experience, then it’s time to read Sandrine’s Letter to Tomorrow by Dedra Johnson.

Sandrine, a girl [...]

You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

I have been a fan of McSweeney’s Quarterly for a very long time. I have also been a regular lurker on their website. It’s quirky. I like quirky.

The founder of McSweeney’s is Dave Eggers, who I’d love to sing about right now, but it would eat up this entire post, make your ears [...]

Centuria - 100 Ouroboric Novels by Giorgio Manganelli

I’ve just finished reading 100 books. Well, sort of. Giorgio Manganelli’s Centuria contains 100 short-short stories, each taking up only about 1 1/2 pages. What I thought would be 100 short scenes making for somewhat light reading turned out to me much more substantial and intense. Manganelli (1922 - 1990) had a mastery [...]

All Over Coffee by Paul Madonna - Review & Giveaway

How often have you been in a public place and found yourself eavesdropping on the table next to yours? Heaven help the unsuspecting couple that dines next to me. I don’t mean to, I really don’t, But if someone nearby speaks loudly, I’m suddenly engrossed in their conversation, nodding my head [...]

The Temple of the Wild Geese and The Bamboo Dolls of Echizen - Two Novellas by Tsutomu Mizukami

Another installment of the Japanese Literature Series by Dalkey Archive Press, these two Tsutomu Mizukami Novellas allow an English-speaking readership its first look at The Temple of the Wild Geese and The Bamboo Dolls of Echizen.

The Temple of the Wild Geese tells the story of a temple at the base of Mt. Kinugasa. The [...]


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