Guest Post: Adam Charles of interviews book blogger/publicist Emlyn Chand

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting and getting to know a little bit Adam Charles, director of,  a new site just launched in beta this past weekend,  which hopes to… Continue reading

A Stiff Dose of Nuance

OR  Book Review:  We’ve Got Issues  by Judith Warner It can be oh so easy to buy into a myth;  to believe a half-truth;  to accept a sound-bite as reality.    Indeed,  author… Continue reading

Book Review: Blackberry Crumble by Josi S Kilpack

My first instinct was to blame Ms. Davidson.    Previously,  Diane Mott Davidson’s series of suspense novels featuring Goldy Schulz–  the caterer who is married to a homicide detective– was about my only… Continue reading

Book Review: A Nose For Justice by Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown continues to annoy me.   I’ve written before of my frustration that she now seems to devote all of her writing efforts to her mystery series and no longer writes any… Continue reading

Fast Food Fiction Not Meeting With Mr. King’s Approval

OR Book Review: Tick Tock by James Patterson Until very recently,   James Patterson was one of the many, Many prolific authors whose numerous books I’ve sold and shelved but never once read.… Continue reading

Book Review: Living Large by Sarah Z Wexler

The MGM Grand hotel,  a Hummer, a 3 carat diamond engagement ring,  The Mall of America,  a local Walmart, size DDD  breast implants.    Apart from being Large (and in the case of… Continue reading

Book Review: Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S Choi

Angela S Choi is a debut novelist whose book  Hello Kitty Must Die is by turns laugh-out-loud funny and deeply disturbing.    Fiona Yu  is a 28 year old Chinese-American,  who still lives… Continue reading

Book Review: Very Simple Arabia by James Peters

Like most Americans I suspect,  I don’t know all that much about the Arab world.    While I have read and reviewed a handful of books about Saudi Arabia I fear that I… Continue reading

E-Book Review: Loco Motive by Mary Daheim

While I still don’t really like reading books on my computer screen,   I’m finding that the new e-books which PCLS is now featuring have finally drug me into the crowd of regular… Continue reading

Book Review: The Complete Guide To Self Publishing by Marily Ross & Sue Collier

I don’t think I’ve ever met a writer who didn’t long to be published.      And as successful main stream authors like Joe Konrath are showing,  self-publishing can be a win/win for… Continue reading