Motherhood Diaries Book Review

The Motherhood Diaries:  A Humorous Look at Motherhood in the New Millennium by ReShonda Tate Billingsley Strebor Books Paperback, $15.00 220 pages ISBN: 978-1-59309-499-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve kept a diary… Instead of writing out all the shenanigans of my life on paper, I [now] share […]

A ‘Cool’ Trip Through ‘Old Hollywood’ is Offered in Starstruck by Rachel Shukert

Ever since the ‘Flappers’ series, it has been such a thrill to see the YA world turn to the past and unearth the extremely ‘cool’ eras. And in this new – completely amazing – book, readers get to take a peek into the ‘golden age’ of Hollywood…a time that was literally filled with true ‘stars.’ […]

Experience James Turrell at the MFAH this summer

This summer, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will present James Turrell: The Light Inside, a monumental exhibition spanning the career of this landmark artist, on display June 9 through September 22, 2013. This immersive exhibition will feature seven of Turrell’s light-based installations, most of which have never before been realized, and a selection of works on […]

Welcome to Goodnight, Virginia! What’s a Witch to Do? by Jennifer Harlow is FANtastic!

In Goodnight, Virginia there is a witch who has a seriously busy life. Between raising her younger sister’s kids who were left on her doorstep  by her sister to being the High Priestess of the largest coven in North America, Mona McGregor is exhausted. In her life she’s called upon 24/7 by other witches who […]

See Wall Street in a Whole New Light in Swimming with Sharks by Nele Neuhaus

Every once in a while a translation appears that American fans will absolutely love. This novel, written by a German author, has no problem whatsoever identifying with the American public, especially seeing as that the mystery is ‘homegrown’ in the U.S.A. For all those who love the financial game – the twists and turns that […]

Sugar in the Blood Book Review

Sugar in the Blood  A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart Knopf Books Hardcover, $27.95 378 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-307-27283-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in […]

A Haunting ‘Austen’ – Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson is an ‘A+’ YA

Talk about Jane Austen with a twist! In fact, this is one of those novels that offers the historical and romantic beauty of Austen, yet also provides enough spine-tingling chills for the most modern-day paranormal and suspense lover to jump on board. Our main character is Sophia. A good girl, she has lived a wonderful […]