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Book Review - the Bookman Series Redux

(This is a repeat of an earlier blog from 2008.  Some of these books just came over my desk to be checked and I was going to write a review when I faintly remembered writing one before.  Not enough people know about the series, so I thought I'd repeat it).

If you love books or collect them, you'll find the Bookman series by John Dunning fascinating and very entertaining. They are mysteries, starring Cliff Janeway, cop turned bookman and bookshop owner. A bookman is a person who engages in buying and selling books or a person who loves books; a collector.

Jane Austen Book Club for October Continues Discussion of Diana Gabaldon Books

During our September meeting we started discussing Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon. During our October meeting we will be discussing the second half of the book in the continuing saga of Jamie and Clare Fraser.  We will meet on Monday, October 10 at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room. If you are a fan of Clare and Jamie's, join us. If you are an ardent Jane Austen fan, join us as well.

Audiobook Review - The Gallow's Thief

I love Bernard Cornwell’s work, mostly the Richard Sharpe series, the Grail Quest series and the Warlord series but here comes a wonderful standalone book, The Gallows Thief.  It is set in Georgian England, about 1815, when hanging judges kept the gallows filled.  The penalty for almost all crimes, including petty theft, was hanging or transportation to one of the Crown’s colonies.  The book opens with a gruesome hanging at Newgate prison

DVD's - Upcoming and Current Releases - August, 2011

September 2, 2011                                                                                                &nbs

Jane Austen Book Club for September Continues Discussion of Diana Gabaldon Books

During our August meeting we finished discussing Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon. During our September meeting we will be discussing Breath of Snow and Ashes, in the continuing saga of Jamie and Clare Fraser.  We will meet on Monday, September 12 at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room. If you are a fan of Clare and Jamie's, join us. If you are an ardent Jane Austen fan, join us as well. We never tire of discussing our favorite author and her seminal works.

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