As Seen On TV: Book-Inspired Television Shows

As Seen On TV: Book-Inspired Television Shows

Are you experiencing withdrawal symptoms because your favorite television shows are in repeats this Summer? You can still get original stories about some of your favorite characters- just read the book!

Here is a short list of some of our favorite TV shows, past & present, that were adapted from books and one new series coming in 2012 that you can get a head start reading now…

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Dads Are A Gift, Celebrate Them!

Dads Are A Gift, Celebrate Them!

My Dad is many things to many people, but to me, he’s just my Dad. When I laugh, he laughs with me. When I need advice, he has plenty to give. When I need anything at all, he drops whatever he’s doing to take care of me. My Dad has always worked hard to be the very best Dad he can possibly be, not only to me and my two brothers, but to any child who needed a father figure. There are lots of kids out there who say he’s “like a father” to them. And that makes me really proud of him. My Dad is my Hero.

As we celebrate our Dads this weekend, I’d love to hear some of your favorite “Dad Moments”, please share them with me in the comments!

And, if you’re looking for some great Father’s Day gifts, below are a few best-selling ebooks, in no particular order, about and for Dads. All of these can be sent to your Dad as an instant gift.

Posted June 18, 2011 by Kimberly in Celebrations, Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Thriller Thursday: American Assassin by Vince Flynn

Thriller Thursday: American Assassin by Vince Flynn

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a particular affection for thrillers. And I can think of no better way to share my favorites with you than with a Thriller Thursday post!

For several years now, I’ve eagerly anticipated the release of each new book in Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series. Mitch Rapp is an All-American guy who just happens to know over a thousand different ways to kick some serious behind. And he puts his skills to good use by fiercely protecting the U.S.A. He has travelled all over the world uncovering and stopping nefarious plots that the public will never know about and he does it with brutal efficiency. Rapp is definitely the guy you want on your side when the fighting starts!

A gifted college athlete, Mitch Rapp was recruited by the CIA after his college sweetheart was killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. And he only wanted one thing: Retribution.

Book Review: Long Gone by Alafair Burke

Book Review: Long Gone by Alafair Burke

What if everything you thought you knew turned out to be a lie?

After a layoff and months of struggling, Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a new art gallery in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District.

According to Drew Campbell, the well-suited corporate representative who hires her, the gallery is a passion project for its anonymous, wealthy, and eccentric owner. Drew assures Alice that the owner will be hands off, allowing her to run the gallery on her own. Her friends think it sounds too good to be true, but Alice sees a perfect opportunity to make a name for herself beyond the shadow of her famous father, an award-winning and controversial film maker.

Everything is perfect until the morning Alice arrives at work to find the gallery gone – the space stripped bare as if it had never existed – and Drew Campbell’s dead body on the floor. Overnight, Alice’s dream job has vanished, and she finds herself at the center of police attention with nothing to prove her innocence. The phone number Drew gave her links back to a disposable phone.

The artist whose work she displayed doesn’t seem to exist. And the dead man she claims is Drew has been identified as someone else.

Posted June 13, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Suspense / 0 Comments
Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

What would it take to grow all our own food?

This is the question the Kingsolver family asked themselves after moving from the hard Arizona desert to lush hill country in the Appalachians of Virginia. Over the next year, the family of four embarked on a quest that would change the way they eat forever.

This thoughtful novel journals their first year being totally food-independent, starting with the first signs of spring (the Asparagus) through the last pumpkin harvest, describing in poignant detail the pleasure one derives from the hard work of gardening, canning, and responsibly raising food.

Posted June 8, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Non-Fiction / 5 Comments
It’s New Release Tuesday!: June 6

It’s New Release Tuesday!: June 6

It’s New Release Tuesday, my favorite day of the week!  I’ve added over 200 new eBooks to the site in the last couple of days and I’ve chosen just a few from each category to feature here, including a brief description from the back of each book. New for Kids and Teens Dork Diaries: Tales […]

Posted June 7, 2011 by Kimberly in New Releases / 0 Comments
Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

What would it be like to know you would die in four years?

WITHER, author Lauren DeStefano’s debut young adult novel and Book 1 in The Chemical Garden Trilogy, brings us into just such a dystopian world where modern science has created a genetic time bomb.

In a botched effort to perfect the human race, scientists have released a virus into the DNA that has left all males with a lifespan of just twenty-five years and females with only twenty years to live. While geneticists are searching for a miracle cure to restore a normal lifespan, girls as young as thirteen are being kidnapped and sold into polygamous marriages to keep the population going until an antidote is found.

Posted June 3, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments