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Affordable Hard Cover Books

If you time it right, you can read newly issued hardcover fiction for free or nearly free. Here’s how:

When the book has been out a couple weeks, check auction sites like eBay and Amazon. 125 more words

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REVIEWED: Black Fortunes

Black Fortunes by Shomari Wills (Socio-Economic History, 2018).

This book tells of the only 6 black folks (4 women, 2 men) who were among the 4,047 millionaires in the United States in the first years after Emancipation. 625 more words

Hardcover Books

I think we all have a preference: paperback, hardcover, or e-reader. I’ll read a book using any of the options out there. However, I do prefer hardcover and the reason is simple: the binding seems to last longer. 772 more words

Books

REVIEWED: The Liar in the Library

The Liar in the Library by Simon Brett (Cozy Murder Mystery, 2017).

A newly successful, yet ego-driven, creepy and womanizing author, Burton St. Clair gives a reading and talk in the library of Fethering, a small English coastal town. 338 more words

REVIEWED: Whiskey & Ribbons

Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith (Contemporary Novel, Match 2018).

This fast-rising short story writer’s first novel is a moving, three-sided examination of shattering loss, abiding love and the cleansing power of passions reborn. 289 more words

REVIEWED: Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antactica

Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antacrtica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro (Biography/History, January 2018).

Already an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist, Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s first nonfiction book tells the story of Billy Gawronski, a New York teen who became briefly famous by repeatedly sneaking aboard one of the ships taking part in Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic Expedition of 1928-29. 378 more words

REVIEWED: Bad Men and Wicked Women

Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey (Crime Novel, 2018).

Here’s another sexy, action-packed, complex and involving crime novel from Eric Jerome Dickey. 419 more words