I have books this week!
When Jessica Zorich met a tall, charismatic artist at a San Francisco party, her life had been all about coping: with a baffling and dangerous world, with a mostly inane job, and with a sweet but meandering relationship with her upstairs neighbor. But Josh Hadden doesn’t cope: he’s a man of action, of big visions, and of relationships that span the globe; a man certain of his passions, politics, art, and desire. And what Josh desires most is Jessica – at a time when being desired might be the most desirable thing of all.
I received this book via a contest on Facebook organized by author Theresa Walsh! I read Shawn Klomparen’s other book Two Year, No Rain last year, and enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to reading this one.
Are you passionate about books? Do you have the desire to share your thoughts about a book with readers, yet are unsure about what makes a good review? Are you curious about the influence reviews have on readers, booksellers, and librarians?
If you’re an experienced reviewer, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing will serve as an excellent reference tool and amalgam of resources. If you’re a beginner, this book will show you how to write a well-written, honest, objective and professional book review. It will also teach you:
How to read critically.
How to differentiate the various types of reviews.
How to rate books.
How to prevent amateurish mistakes.
How to deal with the ethics and legalities of reviewing.
How to tell the difference between a review, a book report, and a critique.
How to start your own review site.
How to publish your reviews on dozens of sites and even make money while you’re at it, and much more.
If you’re an author, publisher, publicist, bookseller, librarian, or reader, this book will also bring to light the importance and influence of book reviews within a wider spectrum.
I met one of the authors, Mayra Calvani, on the Pump Up Your Blog e-mail list, and she sent this copy for review– thank you Mayra. It will be a take what works for me, and leave the rest read, and I think I’ll be able to improve my review writing this way. I’ll post a review, and let everyone know how it goes for me.
Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage “sci-philes” who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer’s scent.
Pam of Bookalicious passed her extra copy on to me. I missed out on it at BEA, and was disappointed. I’ve been a fan of Reich’s Temperance Brennan books for many years, even before the Bones TV show (which I love).
Pam also loaned my daughter and me The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson and The Candymakers by Wendy Mass , and we’re both looking forward to reading them as well.
What new books arrived at at your house?