Category Archives: Book*Reviews

Book reviews of classic and modern animal stories and nature books.

Saving Fiona: Fiona Hippo Baby Story Book Review

  Saving Baby Fiona: Science, Social Media, and the Story of a Baby Hippo     I have mixed feelings about zoos. For me, they lie somewhere between circuses and wildlife preserves. Circuses have outlived their time. Too much animal … Continue reading

Posted in Book*Reviews, Otherkind | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Saving Fiona: Fiona Hippo Baby Story Book Review

Stories, Characters, Typewriters: UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks Book Review

  Stories, Characters & Typewriters: UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks – a Book Review     “I type almost every day,” Tom Hanks once said, while showcasing one of his 250 fully-operating typewriters. “This keyboard right here — which does … Continue reading

Posted in Book*Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Stories, Characters, Typewriters: UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks Book Review

WILDLIFE 911: ON PATROL by Wildlife Conservation Officer John Borkovich – a Book Review

  WILDLIFE 911: ON PATROL by Wildlife Conservation Officer John Borkovich – a Book Review     When we think of Wildlife Officers bravely battling poachers, trophy hunters and greedy lowlifes to protect our endangered wildlife, we think of the … Continue reading

Posted in Book*Reviews, Otherkind | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on WILDLIFE 911: ON PATROL by Wildlife Conservation Officer John Borkovich – a Book Review

MOUNTIES ON THE COVER By Al Lund – A Canadian Book Review

  “I’ve been collecting Royal Canadian Mounted Police literature for more than fifty years.” Al Lund, Staff Sergeant, RCMP (retired)     In his chapter called “Dust Jackets” in MOUNTIES ON THE COVER, Al Lund writes of a practice that, … Continue reading

Posted in Book*Reviews, Otherkind | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on MOUNTIES ON THE COVER By Al Lund – A Canadian Book Review

Jackie Chan – Life, Movies & Rush Hour 4

  Jackie Chan: His Life, Movies & Rush Hour 4     His Life In Action – and Comedy   Seems like the whole world loves Jackie Chan.  He’s grown from “the Next Bruce Lee” to one of our beloved … Continue reading

Posted in Book*Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jackie Chan – Life, Movies & Rush Hour 4

Stephen J Voorhies: Artist of the American People — and Places

  Stephen J Voorhies: Tribute to an Artist of the American (and Canadian) People — and Places     As an avid collector of classic wilderness fiction, including the stories of our Canadian Mounties, I’ve been lucky enough to track … Continue reading

Posted in Book*Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Stephen J Voorhies: Artist of the American People — and Places

Tom West – Classic Ace Double Western Writer Remembered & Reviewed

  Tom West ACE Double Western Book Reviews: Gallows Gulch & The Man At Rope’s End     Tom West: Classic Ace Double Western Writer Remembered & Reviewed In his 1960 Western novel THE PHANTOM PISTOLEER, after a ranch house, barns, … Continue reading

Posted in Book*Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tom West – Classic Ace Double Western Writer Remembered & Reviewed

Tom Deady’s HAVEN Wins Horror Writers Bram Stoker Award

  Thoughts on Tom Deady’s HAVEN: Artistry, Laughter & How Others Perceive Us…     It’s a Saturday matinee in the Strand Odeon Theatre and we’re watching THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD.  I’m 13.  I’m with friends.  I’m captivated.  Watching … Continue reading

Posted in Book*Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tom Deady’s HAVEN Wins Horror Writers Bram Stoker Award

Free Children’s Book Week Comic Book & Sesame Street Picture Book

  Celebrate Children’s Book Week!  Get Your Free Comic Book & Sesame Street Picture Book with Grover… “One World, Many Stories”  Launched almost a hundred years ago, in celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, Children’s Book … Continue reading

Posted in Book*Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Free Children’s Book Week Comic Book & Sesame Street Picture Book

Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2017

  Mystery Writers of America Announce Their Edgar Allan Poe Award Winners of 2017     Mysteries dominate the Best Seller lists.  Mysteries dominate my bookshelves.  From Sherlock to Rumpole of the Bailey, Classic Cozies to Stephen King and Mindy … Continue reading

Posted in Book*Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2017