Think Like Leonardo

With the latest Walter Isaacson book getting a lot of press, Leonard da Vinci is once again receiving some well-deserved attention. To be honest, the last Isaacson book left us pretty cold, as in bored stiff (read this one instead) so we’re a little gunshy, but we’re reminded of one of our all-time favorite reads, […]

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The Art of The Last Jedi

The newly revived Star Wars universe is exciting for a lot of reasons. First of course is the ever expanding lineup of new movies. But there are other benefits. New toys, new novelty shirts, and most of all, new art books! Following 2015’s The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and last year’s The […]

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The Rooster Bar

This summer’s Camino Island reminded us how much fun John Grisham novels can be. It had been years since we’d read one of his thrillers, and once we were finished we found ourselves thinking, “How did we forget how great they are?” Now, because the man is a writing machine, Grisham is releasing his second […]

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What Happened

Without getting into politics, the title of this book is pretty clever. What Happened (?). It’s both the question many of us have been asking for the better part of a year, and the answer to the question many of us have been asking (over and over) for almost a year. The election of 2016 […]

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Chokecherry Canyon

If you’re looking for a quick, fun Summer read, author Mike Attebery has just released his sixth book. Chokecherry Canyon is a mystery set in the Southwest. It’s available as a paperback, on Kindle, in a wide variety of ebook editions such as iBooks,  Barnes and Noble and Kobo, and it can be ordered wherever […]

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B&N Classics: $5 Each

We were booksellers back in high school. Hell, we’re still booksellers. The way we see it,  you can never go wrong buying books. As a professor once told us, “Even if you don’t have time to read them now, they’re always there, waiting for the right moment.” For a bunch of unrepentent media addicts, that […]

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Dragon Teeth

If the cover to Dragon Teeth reminds you of another Michael Crichton book, you’re not alone. That’s the first thing we thought of when we got a peek at the artwork for the latest posthumous release from the prolific author. We’ve written about Crichton in the past. He was a fascinating guy. Medical doctor. Writer. […]

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No Plot? No Problem!

Write a novel. It’s at the top of a whole lot of bucket lists. Some people work their entire lives, plotting (ironically) and planning for their retirement, the period when they feel they’ll finally have the time and the focus to write that novel they’ve always dreamed of. Yet how many people ever really do […]

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True Faith and Allegiance

We tend to get a little skeptical when a famous author passes away, but the estate continues releasing new books under his name. It’s one thing when the author in question left behind partial works, which another writer was able to flesh out and complete, it’s something else entirely when the big name is the […]

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The Art of Rogue One

The release of ‘The Force Awakens‘ revived and revitalized the Star Wars franchise in ways we could never have imagined. The series is suddenly just as exciting and fun as it was when we were kids, and with the masterful direction of Disney now powering Lucasfilm, we’re in a position we could never have dreamed […]

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