Dalek I Love You: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Edition by Nick Griffiths

Publication Date: June 20, 2013

 

Dalek I Love You: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Edition by Nick GriffithsDalek I Love You: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Edition by Nick Griffiths is Griffiths’ memoir of his life, loves and his continuing love affair with Doctor Who.

 

 

 

 

 

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Places in Time by Maxine Rose Schur

Publication Date: November 30, 2005 (re-released December 10, 2013)

 

Places in Time by Maxine Rose SchurIn Places in Time by Maxine Rose Schur, Maxine and her husband embarked on a worldwide trip as a young married couple. Places in Time: Reflections on a Journey is a look back to a trip understood in reflection and at the people met and lessons learned through travel.

 

 

 

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A Fool Among Fools by John Terracuso

Publication Date: May 19, 2013

 

A Fool Among Fools by John TerracusoIn A Fool Among Fools by John Terracuso, it’s the mid-1980s in New York and Michael Gregoretti is a junior copywriter at an ad agency working on a campaign for aerosol butter. He hates his boss and is taking stock as he closes in on his thirtieth birthday. With good friends to keep him sane and a new relationship with a dashing southern gentleman married to his work for excitement, can Michael make life in the big city work or is it time to focus on his own creative ambitions?

 

 

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Tomato Stakes by Melanie Jo Moore

Publication Date: August 17, 2013

 

Tomato Stakes (Pour Me Another Drink Book 2) by Melanie Jo MooreIn Tomato Stakes by Melanie Jo Moore, Melanie is in love with Julio, the foreman of a tomato-picking crew and a man she’s only seen from afar. They’ll get married; she’ll stop working and write full time and life will be happily ever after. Does it come as any surprise when Julio doesn’t quite live up to Melanie’s expectations? Join Melanie in the most ridiculous relationship of her life in Tomato Stakes.

 

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No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

 

MO_No_Easy_DayMark Owen recounts his Seal training, the previously unreported missions that his team executed and the ultimate mission in which Osama Bin Laden fell. No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden is a first-hand account of the War on Terror.

 

 

 

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Bitter is the New Black By Jen Lancaster

Are you wondering what happened to Indie Monday? I read two indie books over the weekend, and neither were good or bad enough to review. I am reaching back into the vault for this review of a book that I truly hated. I wonder if, like me, you read this memoir and marveled at how it made the NYT Bestseller List. This memoir highlights that the list is based on sales and not quality.

 

Publication Date: March 7, 2006

 

Bitter is the New Black By Jen LancasterBitter is the New Black By Jen Lancaster, Jen was living the high life until she lost her job and her man and could no longer afford the things that had previously defined her. What would this narcissist do in a bad economy and with a horrible disposition to restore herself to her previous glory?

 

 

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Rabid Reader Ramble #1—Richards Apologizes to Jagger

Here’s the problem with being famous – if I say someone is a jerk, no one cares. Who am I? My opinion may interest me but not anyone else. If Keith Richards says that his band member is an uptight, controlling prick, the world takes notice and every media outlet looks to throw a further wedges between them so that the every drop of interest can be wrung from the ashes of what was maybe a good thing or maybe not so that when the apology comes, it can be hard to find

Blazoned across the headlines of page 345 of our local paper (that may be an exaggeration) this weekend was the headline “Richards Apologizes to Fellow Rolling Stone, Jagger.” The apology was for comments that Richards made in his 2010 Memoir “Life” about Jagger. As a reader, I kind of saw Richards looking at Jagger as the “Man” in a sense. The person making all of the decisions and pulling all the puppet strings but, in reading, you wouldn’t want those strings in Keith Richard’s hands. Keith Richards at that time (and maybe still) was a hot mess. The sense was of rebellion against authority but when you’re the bad boy band that’s probably not the image Jagger wanted of himself out in the media no matter how true. According to the media, the band’s rift over those comments was of such seriousness that their 50th Anniversary Tour was in jeopardy. Or was it? It’s a good money making opportunity, would they have just gone on with it.

Richards’ is quoted in the article as saying, “As far as the book goes, it was my story, and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick, and I regret that.” (Read more here). It was extremely raw and in my review I lauded him for that, and I don’t believe here he’s saying that what he said wasn’t what he felt, but that he’s sorry that it hurt Jagger’s feelings. When is an apology not an apology? When it’s an “I was just being honest.” LOL

At the end of the day, Jagger accepts the apology and life moves on for this band. The last sentence in the article cites a groundbreaking upcoming documentary about the group to be released in September. Will we see some of this rift play out? Let me know because I’m opting out of this one.

She Ain’t Heavy; She’s my Mother by Bryan Batt

Publication Date: May 10, 2010

 

She Ain’t Heavy; She’s my Mother by Bryan BattBryan Batt is a Broadway actor and played Sal Romano on the award-winning show, “Mad Men.” In She Ain’t Heavy; She’s My Mother Bryan Batt tells the story of Gayle Batt through key moments in his own life. From his debut in pink silk at the Spring Fiesta Parade in New Orleans to running through the streets with a wheelchair on 9/11, Batt relays his experience of life in the south and as the son of a truly strong southern woman.

 

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