The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown in Review

July 25th, 2013

When American novelist Dan Brown published “The Da Vinci Code” in 2003, it became a huge bestseller with millions of readers.

The novel presents a thriller involving a murder blended with a conspiracy that goes back thousands of years. It starts off with a victim in a French museum whose corpse is posed like a drawing by famed Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci. When the local police need help figuring out the strange message that accompanies the body, they turn to an American professor.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed Read the rest of this entry »

Ten NY Times Best Sellers in eBook Form

May 25th, 2013

1. “12th of Never” by James Patterson: In the latest Women’s Murder Club novel, Detective Lindsay Boxer is thrust into a case just one week after giving birth to her baby.

2. “The Hit” by David Baldacci: Government hitman Will Robbie is pitted against a rogue assassin, and he uncovers a serious threat as a result.

3. “Best Kept Secret” by Jeffrey Archer: This is the third volume of the Clifton Chronicles, in which the focus shifts to the next generation: Sebastian, Harry and Emma’s son.

4. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts: A recently Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Best Selling Non-Fiction Books from this Decade

March 23rd, 2013

These absorbing books have many rich details about their subjects. Let’s take a look at 10 bestselling non-fiction books from this decade.

American Sniper written by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice is a memoir that discusses the author’s experiences as a Navy SEAL. Tragically, Kyle was recently murdered.

Proof of Heaven written by Eben Alexander is a neurosurgeon’s description of his near-death experience.

No Easy Day written by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer features a former Navy SEAL describing the Osama bin Laden mission.

Unbroken written by Laura Hillenbrand is a fascinating biography Read the rest of this entry »

How to Sell Your Books

February 14th, 2012

If you’ve got a bunch of extra books around that you’re thinking of selling we commend you. Way to pass on the great pastime of reading to other bibliophiles like you! Here are a few ways to get out there and get your books sold:
Ebay: Or Half.com or Amazon..whichever vendor you choose, online is easiest. You can use your Clear Wire Internet to post the book description and ask what you want – shipping is the hardest part of this transaction.
Craigslist: If you’ve got a bunch of books or your collection’s really specialty, consider placing them as a bulk buy on a site like Craigslist. You may have more luck with people who have specific interests like yours.
Stores: Used bookstores get a bad rap but they’re still flourishing all across the country. If you live near one or can make your way to a dealer talk to them about what you’ve got and in what condition to get a quote over the phone. This is a great way to support the local economy, too, so you’re doing double good!

The Complete Twilight Series in Summary

October 2nd, 2011

The Twilight Saga begins with Bella Swan moving to Forks, Washington. She meets Edward Cullen, who, with the rest of the Cullens, is a vampire. Edward and Bella begin dating. They encounter another group of vampires, one of which, James, decides to hunt and kill Bella. The Cullens save Bella. Edward leaves Bella because he thinks that is best for Bella. Enter Jacob Black, the werewolf. Jacob and Bella become quite close. Alice, Edward’s sister, shows up because she thinks Bella is dead. Edward also thought Bella was Read the rest of this entry »

The Complete Harry Potter Series in Summary

September 29th, 2011

The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling follows the exciting and dangerous life of a young boy who lost his parents to the evil wizard Voldemort. When he turns eleven, Harry begins to take classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to control his magical talents, he is caught up in Voldemort’s murderous attempts to return to power. Meanwhile, he must acquaint himself with a world where dragons, goblins, and giants are Read the rest of this entry »

Five NYT Best Selling YA Novels in a Series

September 25th, 2011

Reaching young adults through literature is one of the most challenging tasks that any writer has. Not only does a writer have to have excellent writing skills and piquant for creation, they also have to understand the psyche of a teenager and understand what types of stories will automatically capture and engage a young reader. In the last ten years, there have been a few young adult novels to capture the attention of crowds of people under the age of 18, but one real Read the rest of this entry »

Ten NYT Best Selling Romance Novels from this Decade

September 23rd, 2011

There are a lot of best selling romance novels from this decade. The first novel is Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley. The novel is about a lady that has left her husband. The second novel is Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick. This novel is about when the Arcane Society is involved in a rivalry. The third novel is Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole. This novel is about a werewolf prince. The fourth novel is Sin Undone by Larissa Ione. This novel is about the only Read the rest of this entry »