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Harry Potter Guide: Yes, You DO Need To Read The Books

Writing this Harry Potter guide was quite an undertaking. It was a difficult task, not only because there’s so much information to gather and share, but also because I’m so emotionally attached to Harry Potter and the wizarding world. Unlike most die-hard Harry Potter fans who started reading the books when they were children, I […]


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The Prince of Knocknafay

‘Travers McCraken The Prince of Knocknafay’ Review

The tagline for this first novel by author Bret Bouriseau is “A Very Grown-Up Bedtime Story” isn’t quite accurate. Oh sure, there are the steamily written intimate scenes, and the occasional bawdy joke, but the “grown-up” part may make some people think it’s something that it’s not. It would be more precise to say “A […]


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‘Spiders in the Daffodils’ by Nelson W. Pyles

Nelson W. Pyles does a lot. He hosts podcasts, narrates audio books and writes. And by write I mean essays, blogs, short stories and novels. He’s creating himself a nice legacy filled with believable characters in situations-not-so-believable—but that doesn’t mean they’re not gripping, intense pieces. It just means that you have to keep reading because […]


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Six Four Book Review

‘Six Four’ Book Review

Six Four is more of an interesting look into Japanese culture than a gripping thriller. Reading a well-conceived mystery that takes place in another culture can make a great book into a sensation. When I started reading Six Four, by Hideo Yokoyoma, I was reminded of some of those great books, Gorky Park set in the Soviet […]


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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Crouch Family Tragedy

Reading the Harry Potter series of books to my children at bedtime has been an immense joy for me. My son was a tiny infant when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released. Just like Harry arrived on the doorstep of the Dursleys, my copy arrived on my doorstep on an early, misty […]


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