Category Archives: Book Review/ Recommendation

Review: Preservation Hall by Eve Adams

Preservation Hall  by Eve Adams  ( Photographs by Shannon Brinkman) I usually don’t review what are commonly referred to as ” coffee table books”. Books, that at their best, are visually rich but usually a bit anemic by literary standards. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White

Book Review: The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White Karen White returns to her Tradd Street Series with this third installment, The Strangers on Montagu Street . Once again  Charleston, South Carolina realtor and reluctant psychic, Melanie Middleton is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Little Gale Gumbo by Erika Marks

Book Review: Little Gale Gumbo by Erika Marks When I first saw the synopsis for Little Gale Gumbo, it caught my interest on a couple of different levels. First of all, it’s a journey story, and those are always interesting. … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Banned Books Week

Yes… I’m aware that Banned Books Week officially ended Saturday, but it was a weekend of birthday celebrations. My grandson’s then … mine! So I got a little sidetracked. Without further ado… We are  wrapping up Banned Books Week by … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week- Day 3

Banned Books Week- Day 3 Caged Birds, Banned Classics & the long history of banning books…   It’s day three of Banned Books Week, and I’m finishing up Maya Angelou’s biographical narrative, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week- Day 2

Hello everyone! We are into Day 2 of Banned Books Week 2011 and the Banned Books Read–Out.For our Facebook followers, we have an open event going on all this week:  Simple Pleasures Banned Books Week Read-Out! Follow this link to … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week at Simple Pleasures

An annual event that Simple Pleasures has made a point of participating in every year is Banned Books Week . Running from Saturday,  September 24th to October 1st, this event is sponsored by  American Booksellers Association;American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; … Continue reading

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Book Review: Son of the Morning by Linda Howard

Review : Son of the Morning by Linda Howard   I suppose this should come under the heading of review redux, but since I’ve never actually reviewed this wonderful book before, I can’t really classify it that way. This is … Continue reading

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Review: Richmond Macabre- Nightmares From the River City

 Book Review : Richmond Macabre- Nightmares From the River City edited by Beth Brown & Phil Ford –  Cover art by Noah Scalin     When most think of cities with a dark, haunted history Richmond, Virginia does not leap … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tin Box by Holly Kennedy

Review: The Tin Box by Holly Kennedy Every so often I will take a break from reviewing new and upcoming releases and browse through the titles in our stacks to discover something that I had read about and stocked for … Continue reading

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