At the End of the Matinee

Written By: Keiichiro Hirano Translated By: Juliet Winters Carpenter Published By: Amazon Crossing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Last year, I was looking for something different to read.  Happily, Amazon was offering a bunch of books for free that I might want to check out.  They were by authors I had never heard of andContinue reading “At the End of the Matinee”

The Song of Achilles

Written By: Madeline Miller Published By: Ecco Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Being a rabid fan of all things mythology, it is no wonder that one of my Christmas presents would be a book based on mythology.  The story of the Trojan War has been told by many, most famously by Homer in The Iliad. Continue reading “The Song of Achilles”

Never Say Never

Written By: Justine Manzano Published By: Sword and Silk Books Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Young Adult Romance is really not my thing…reeeaallly not my thing.  But I happen to know the author of Never Say Never and they did promise me an interesting fantasy twist to this thing, so I figured I would checkContinue reading “Never Say Never”

F-105

Artist: Din Produced by: Marc Merilainen and Alex Mine Reviewed by Melissa Minners                I first met Dean Jalonen through Marc Merilainen, also known as Nadjiwan.  He pointed me toward The Soles, a band fronted by artist, performer and songwriter Dean Jalonen, now Din.  Formed in 2001, the band released a number of albums andContinue reading “F-105”

Have You Seen Luis Velez?

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Have you ever watched that show What Would You Do?  Would you be the one with enough guts to stand up for someone being swindled or abused?  Would you help someone in need?  Or would you just walk away?  We would likeContinue reading “Have You Seen Luis Velez?”

Say Goodbye For Now

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde Published By: Lake Union Publishing Reviewed by Melissa Minners              Some books catch your attention with a glance at the cover.  Now, I know that the old adage goes: you can’t judge a book by its cover.  But it was the cover, featuring a dog with two boys on either sideContinue reading “Say Goodbye For Now”

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