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article BABY MOUSE Our Hero
Authors and Ilustrators: Matthew Holm and Jennifer L. HolmISBN: 0-375-83230-0The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsAfter a sensational debut with BABYMOUSE, Queen of the World, Matthew Holm and Jennifer L. Holm are at it again, illustrating and writing BABY MOUSE, Our Hero.Baby Mouse continues with her trials and tribulations to be a "hero". In school, she is "forced" by her alligator coach to be part of a...

(No rating)  2-27-2006    Views: 7901   
article MY DADDY WORKS AT NASA
Author: Alli WestoverIllustrator: Brenton Packer ISBN: 1-888237-59-7Publisher: Baxter PressThe following review was contributed by:  Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsAlli Westover provides a look at how the NASA SPACE SHUTTLE works from the perspectiveof children.Youngsters will soar into space with the astronauts and enjoylearning about all the multitude of tasks that are involved in launching a NASAspace shuttle. Thrills keep on coming, as all of the...

(No rating)  10-11-2005    Views: 5840   
article THE ALPHABET DANCE
Title: THE ALPHABET DANCEAuthor Pauline GuyIllustrations by Jerry Pierre-LouisISBN 0-9753533-7-3The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsTo read Lily's interview with Pauline Guy click HERETap, tap, tap! Let the show begin! Pauline Guy and Jerry Pierre-Louis have put on a real performance with  The Alphabet Dance. Geared for ages 1 and up, the letters leap off the pages. Solos, duets, and group dancing exploit the...

(No rating)  11-9-2004    Views: 7195   
article LET'S COUNT
Title: LET'S COUNTAuthor: Pauline GuyIllustrations by Jerry Pierre-LouisISBN 09744205-6-5 The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsTo read Lily's interview with Pauline Guy click: HEREEven before children will listen to Pauline Guy's charming rhymes of   LET'S COUNTthey will be attracted to the handsomely designed jacket displaying numbers 5 - 7 - 8 and 1  as well as to the whimsical counting daisies on the flaps. ...

(No rating)  11-9-2004    Views: 5370   
article THE YEAR OF MY MIRACULOUS REAPPEARANCE
Aurhor: Catherine Ryan Hyde ISBN: 778-0-375-83257-4Catherine Ryan Hyde has penned another heart clincher. She has tackled theproblem of alcoholism and loneliness spanning the year in the life of a 13 yearold, Cynthia.Cynthia’s mom, an addicted alcoholic, brings home a string of new boyfriends.Cynthia has to go to school, take care of herself and her younger brother Bill,who is a retarded child and who adores her as much as she adores him.One day, her grand-parents, who live quite a distance...

(No rating)  5-21-2007    Views: 6262   
article THELONIUS TURKEY LIVES! (On Felicia Ferguson’s Farm)
 Authored and illustrated by Lynn Rowe ReedISBN 0-375-83126-6Publisher: Alfred A. KnopfThe following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsJust when you thought you saw it all, here comes marching in Thelonius Turkey Lives!(On Felicia Ferguson’s Farm) written and illustrated by Lynn Rowe Reed.It is an adorable book and the surprise comes not in the eating of the Turkey but into something else. No, I won’t divulge its secret, however, it...

(No rating)  10-9-2005    Views: 4909   
article CABO & CORAL GO SURFING
Authors: Jami Lyn and Udo WahnISBN:  978-1-4257-4437-3CABO& CORAL GO SURFING is aimed at the beginner surfers. Author Udo Wahn is an obstetrician/gynaecologist and a master surfer who lives in Hawaii with his family. He loves surfing so much that he has written CABO & CORAL GO SURFING for his child Cabo and his friend Coral. Written in accessible language, CABO & CORAL GO SURFING is to be commended for the safety features that the author teaches the children. The ocean is quite a...

(No rating)  5-3-2007    Views: 5043   
article The Fourteen Bears Summer and Winter
Author: Evelyn ScottIllustrated by Virginia ParsonsISBN 0-375-83279-3Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE/KIDS The following review was contributed by:  Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsThe Fourteen Bears in Summer and Winter is just as fresh as its original versions published in 1969 and 1973.It is divided into two parts, summer and winter. The summer theme is chock full of fun activities. We see all the fourteen bears enjoying the togetherness of their average...

(No rating)  6-21-2005    Views: 7172   
article OPEN ICE
 Author: Pat HughesISBN 0-385-74675-XThe following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsOpen Ice is a brilliant insight into the psyche of an injured 16-year-old hockey star that grabs your attention until the very last word.Master storyteller Pat Hughes has chosen violence in hockey and its consequences, as his principal theme. According to Hughes, “it was kind of what Mark Twain said about the weather: ‘everybody talks about it, but...

(No rating)  12-24-2005    Views: 5230   
article HOUSE OF THE RED FISH
HOUSE OF THE RED FISHAuthor:Graham SalisburyISBN: 0-385-73121-3   The following review was contributed by:  Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsAward winner author Graham Salisbury has written another page turner.THE HOUSE OF THE RED FISH pulses with energy, enthralling images, captivatingnarrative and most of all,  empathy for the downtrodden.THE HOUSE OF THE RED FISH is the house of Tomi, his little sister, Grand’paJoji, his mom and dad. A flying red paper Fish...

(No rating)  9-15-2006    Views: 7002   
article Secondhand World
Author: Katherine MinISBN: 0-307-26344-4Katherine Min has penned a poignant story about a Korean/American teenager girl living in Albany.  In a beautiful language, she recounts the tale of Isadora Myung Hee Sohn, Isa, born in a superstitious society that worships boys. “Boys are loved whereas girls are just born”.  Her four year old brother, Stephen is killed by accident.  After such a blinding loss, her mom is a depressive whereas her dad, a physicist, is cold as ice, almost never shows his...

(No rating)  12-27-2006    Views: 4906   
article MR. GEORGE and the RED HAT
Written and Illustrated by Stephen HeighPublishers: KRBY Creations, LLCISBN: 0-9745715-2-0   The following review was contributed by:    Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsSteven Heigh knits a sweet story focusing on the theme of generosity. Hisprincipal character is a squirrel named Mr. George. The setting is a quiet park,wherein to his delight, he finds a doll’s red hat.  He contemplates its manydifferent uses- should he give it to the rabbit with big ears,...

(No rating)  7-9-2005    Views: 4086   
article Small Steps
Author: Louis SacharISBN: 0-385-73314-3The following review was contributed by:  Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsDigging holes for a lost treasure in a juvenile detention facility was the premise for Louis Sachar’s first novel, HOLES (winner of 13 awards). He continues the saga with two of the lesser developed protagonists in HOLES, Armpit and X-ray enjoying their new found freedom.Jerome aka Armpit is still digging holes, this time earning his keep. We find...

(No rating)  3-30-2006    Views: 5079   
article PATCH THE PORCUPINE and the Bike Shop Job
Authored and Illustrated by Scott NelsonISBN 0-9745715-3-9Publishers: KRBY Creations, LLC The following review was contributed by:      Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsHow can a porcupine fix a bicycle tire with his sharp quills without popping it? Well, Patch the Porcupine and the Bike Shop Job, authored by Scott Nelson will give you a nifty answer.Patch the Porcupine always wanted to be a Mr. Fix-it. He forever followed his heart and fixed gears for other...

(No rating)  7-12-2005    Views: 2933   
article PRETTY LITTLE DIRTY
Author: Amanda BoydenISBN: 1-4000-9682-0 The following review was contributed by:   Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsWith her debut novel Pretty Little Dirty, Amanda Boyden explores the twilightzone between childhood and the hazardous sides of adult world.   It is the storyof a fatal attraction between two good and beautiful students who drag eachother into the mud. Pretty Little Dirty is a glimpse or an eyeful into thenymphomaniac lives of two troubled...

(No rating)  3-27-2006    Views: 4240   
article BABYMOUSE Queen of the World
Authors and Illustrators: Matthew Holm and Jennifer L. HolmISBN: 0-375-83229-7The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsMove over Mickey, here comes BABY MOUSE, Queen of the World . Illustrated and written by brother and sister team Matthew Holm and Jennifer L. Holm. Jennifer L. Holm was the winner of the Newbery Honor Book, Our Only May Amelia. Matthew Holm is a graphic designer and a freelance writer.BABY MOUSE Queen of the...

(No rating)  2-27-2006    Views: 7458   
article THE SQUISHINESS OF THINGS
Authored and Illustrated by Marc KompaneyetsISBN 0-375-82750-1Publishers: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers   The following review has been contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews‘The Squishiness Of Things,” by debut picture book author and illustrator MarcKompaneyets, should have been titled “Hillarious Hieronymus.”   Kompaneyets tells the story of Hieronymus, the “king of knowers,” who kneweverything as a result of his eccentric...

(No rating)  7-13-2005    Views: 4274   
article MAXWELL’S MOUNTAIN
Author: Shari BeckerIllustrated by Nicole WongISBN: 1580890474  The following review was contributed by:   Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews Maxwell’s Mountain is a witty metaphor on how to overcome obstacles.Debut children’s author Shari Becker conveys a simple but potent message that you can do anything, provided you put your mind to it. Maxwell’s Mountain is disarmingly simple, while at the same time inspiring us to follow our dreams.Maxwell, a little boy of...

(No rating)  4-4-2006    Views: 5153   
article THAT’S WHAT GRANDPARENTS ARE FOR
Title: THAT’S WHAT GRANDPARENTS ARE FORAuthor: Arlene Uslander, Illustrations by Freddie LevinISBN 0-939217-60-0 The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews  

(No rating)  10-31-2004    Views: 13038   
article The Call to Shakabaz
Author: Amy WachspressISBN: 978-0-9788350-2-6Amy Wachspress's The Call to Shakabaz is a cross-cultural fantasy novel aimed at students from grades four to nine. And you can probably liken the heroes of this fantasy novel to the Harry Potters of African-Americans.From the first sentence,  the  readers are caught up in the adventures of  Doshmisi, Denzel, Maia and Sonjay, whose mom, Debbie recently passed away.What they did not know is that they were of enchanters' lineage. Their grandmother,...

(No rating)  5-15-2007    Views: 5727   
article DEAR FISH
Authored and Illustrated by Chris GallISBN:  0-316-05847-5 The following review was contributed by:    Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsAward winner Chris Gall has written and illustrated Dear Fish, a fun and quirky tale. Peter Allan is at the beach with his family and loves to explore the creatures in the tide pools. He extends an invitation to them by placing a note in a bottle and guess what- they actually come to visit! One after another, the stinky...

(No rating)  6-25-2006    Views: 5142   
article THE GARDEN OF RUTH
Author: Eva Etzioni-Halevy ISBN:  978-0-452—28673-3 In ancient Bethlehem, Osnath, niece of the prophet Samuel and a relative of KingDavid, examines a dusty scrap of parchment she  found  hidden  in  her  cousin’sscroll room. Scrawled on the decaying page is an intriguing message addressed toRuth the Moabite, the great-grand mother of David- the future  king  of  Israel.Compelled to discover the truth about Ruth’s life, Osnath begins  searching  forthe story of Ruth and her nameless lover as...

(No rating)  4-27-2007    Views: 8867   
article VANISHING GLORY
 Author:J. G. EdwardsPublisher: Pentland Press, Inc.ISBN: 1-57197-327-3The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsSet in the eve of the American Civil War, J.E. Edwards romantic Southern saga,Vanishing Glory, portrays the story of Desiree D'Evereux and her two sisters, the sweet Angelique and the shameless Eve Simone.Recently widowed and very much financially impoverished, Desiree agrees to a marriage of convenience with a family...

(No rating)  11-5-2005    Views: 5737   
article CEZANNE In Provence
Author: Denis CoutagneTranslated from French by Daniel WheelerISBN 2 84323 651 7Publisher: Assouline Publishing                                                                                                   The following review was contributed by:  Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsCEZANNE in Provence was fashioned in two parts.  The first half is partbiography, part travelogue, while the second half contains beautifulreproductions of Cézanne’s...

(No rating)  6-2-2005    Views: 6110   
article AMIGOS, FRIENDS
Author: Vicka Markov SurovtsovPublisher: PublishAmericaISBN: 1-4137-5545-3 The following review was contributed by:  Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  5-21-2005    Views: 3526   
article Giraffe of Montana, Vol. 1
 Author: William Bowman Piper Illustrated by Bill Megenhardt ISBN 0-9763359-4-8The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsEnglish literature professor, William Bowman Piper, has penned a sweet-natured book, Giraffe of Montana, Vol.1. The book revolves around a Utopian fairy tale of an unlikely friendship between different animal species- a giraffe and a crocodile, a possum and a zebra, a hippo and a bear, etc. To make things even...

(No rating)  11-25-2005    Views: 3106   
article ANNUSHKA’S VOYAGE
Author: Edith TarbescuIllustrated by Lydia DabcovichPubolisher: Clarion Books 1998ISBN 0-395-64366-X               The following review was contributed by:  Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW

(No rating)  5-4-2005    Views: 3304   
article Flush
Author:  Carl HiaasenISBN:  0-375-82182-1The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews Carl Hiaasen, best known as a controversial investigative reporter in South Florida, has another best-seller on his hands with his recent addition, Flush. Hiaasen’s first novel for young readers, HOOT, was the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Newbery Honor.In this fast reading adventure for young adults, “FLUSH”, Hiaasen...

(No rating)  12-20-2005    Views: 2760   
article GRANDMA SPOILS ME
Author: Mary Wright: Illustrated by Bill MegenhardtISBN: 0-9645493-4-4 The following book was reviewed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  1-7-2005    Views: 13809   
article I Love The Alphabet by Dar Hosta (Author) Dar Hosta (Illustrator)
The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman Artist and Author I LOVE THE ALPHABET is the second offering from Dar Hosta, author and illustrator par excellence. She has managed to perfect her talent following the publication of her first book I LOVE THE NIGHT which was already a little masterpiece. A graduate in creative writing, Dar Hosta’s darling alphabet stanzas wonderfully convey her playful and warm personality. Engaging as ever, Dar Hosta’s illustrations...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5194   
article BEFIDDLED
 Author: Pedro de AlcantaraISBN:  0-385-73265-1The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsWriter/musician Pedro de Alcantara has penned an enchanting debut novel with Befiddled, wherein believable characters are drawn with the hand of an expert. The narrative focuses on Becky Cohen, a befuddled klutzy 13 year old, who is obsessed with playing the violin and her little brother Benji, who plays at being an editor for “The Splinter”....

(No rating)  12-20-2005    Views: 3536   
article JASPER THE GREEN IGUANA STARS IN JASPER FINDS HEAVEN ON EARTH
Author : Robin Barnett ThomasThe following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews 

(No rating)  11-29-2004    Views: 4739   
article THE CENTER OF THE WORLD
Author: Andreas Steinhöfel: Translated from the German by Alissa JaffaISBN: 0-385-72943-XPublishers: DELACORTE PRESS  May 2005 The following review was contributed by:     Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews             Andreas Steinhöfel has fashioned a somber and enthralling  novel             for teenagers.                           THE CENTER OF THE WORLD  is set in Visible, a decrepit mansion in             the old world, most likely in Germany before...

(No rating)  6-30-2005    Views: 5950   
article ANATOLE and the CAT
Title: Anatole and the CatAuthor: Eve TitusPictures by: Paul GaldoneISBN: 037583902X

(No rating)  11-27-2006    Views: 4419   
article The Blue Ribbon Day
Title: The Blue Ribbon DayAuthor: Katie Couric: Illustrated by Marjorie PricemanISBN 0-385-50142-0  The following review was contributed by:

(No rating)  10-21-2004    Views: 22414   
article Making Color Sing:Practical Lessons in Color and Design
Author: Jeanne Dobie, AWSISBN: 0-8230-2992-1 WATSON-GUPTIL PUBLICATIONSThe following review was contributed by:  Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  6-17-2006    Views: 9656   
article CRUSHED
Authors: Laura and Tom McNealISBN: 0-375-83105-3   Genre: Young Adult The following review was contributed by:   Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsThe Anonymous Yellow tabloid of Jemison High is the real insidious protagonist of ‘CRUSHED’, the third collaboration between husband and wife writing team of Laura and Tom McNeal. This husband and wife partnership has produced a limpidly written intrigue, believable characters and a thrilling plot.Audrey Reed, CC Mudd...

(No rating)  4-12-2006    Views: 3061   
article LIFE AS IT COMES
Author: Anne-Laure BondouxTranslated from the French by Y. MaudeISBN: 978-0-385-90390-5(Originally published in France in 2004 by l’école des loisirs under the title La Vie Comme Elle Vient.)Anne-Laure Bonoux’s LIFE AS IT COMES is a stellar work. The characters are brilliantly conceived, the plots are skilful and the writing is beautiful, even in translation.LIFE AS IT COMES  tells the story of two sisters, a seventeen year old Patty Yolinski, who the older sister and who is flighty and...

(No rating)  5-3-2007    Views: 5511   
article THE WEIGHT OF THE SKY
 Lisa Ann SandellISBN: 0-670-06028-3The following review was contributed by:   Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsTHE WEIGHT OF THE SKY is written solely in free verse- a popular form of poetry that does not rhyme nor does it have a meter. Its popularity stems from the belief that free verse is poetry without rules. Moreover, it is different from prose or poetry in the arrangement of carefully chosen words into verses. Lisa Ann Sandell’s debut novel, THE WEIGHT OF...

(No rating)  4-27-2006    Views: 3573   
article CHILDREN'S GEMS FOR THE HEART: I wonder When God Will Get Tired of People and Put Dinosaurs Back on Earth
 TITLE: CHILDREN'S GEMS FOR THE HEART:  I wonder When God Will Get Tired of People and Put Dinosaurs Back on Earth Author: Arlene S. UslanderIllustrations by ChildrenISBN 1-59286-601-8 The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsFeeling depressed, down in the dumps or perhaps distressed with life, then pick up a copy of Arlene Uslander's book: CHILDREN'S GEMS FOR THE HEART: I Wonder When God Will Get Tired of People and Put...

(No rating)  11-24-2004    Views: 5038   
article TOULOUSE LAUTREC IN PARIS
Author: Franck MaubertPublished by AssoulineISBN: 2 84323 655 X The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  5-18-2005    Views: 6240   
article MAMA by Kelly Jones(Author): Ken Kewley (Illustrator)
The following review was contributed by: LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN Kelly Jones has created a delightful toddler’s story seen through the eyes of his big sister, who translates all his wishes that he expresses in one word: “Mama.” In clear and simple language, we follow the siblings in a day of their activities. Friendly and protective, big sister is far from being jealous of her cute little brother. For example: “I play in the schoolyard ‘til the morning bell rings. Mom picks up my...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 7605   
article MELANIE IN MANHATTAN
Author: Carol WestonPublisher: Random HouseGenre: Children’s Books ISBN: 0-375-83028-6The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsMelanie Martin is back, this time playing hostess in her hometown, NewYork. We keep growing up together with this witty, charming heroincreated by Carol Weston in THE DIARY OF MELANIE MARTIN. In the second book of this series, MELANIE MARTIN GOES DUTCH, Melanierecounted her hilarious visit to...

(No rating)  4-13-2005    Views: 3969   
article The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Author: John BoyneISBN: 0-385-75106-0 John Boyne’s first novel for young readers, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, is agripping tale that will without doubt linger in your memory for a long timeafter you read the last line.Set during the time of the holocaust, it is the story of Bruno, a cheerfulGerman nine year old young boy living

(No rating)  12-7-2006    Views: 6000   
article ANATOLE
Author: Eve TitusIllustrated by Paul GaldoneISBN:  0-375-83901-1Initially published fifty years ago, Anatole, authored by Eve Titus and images contributed by Paul Galdone was a masterpiece and was the r

(No rating)  11-13-2006    Views: 3381   
article TOTO OF OZ & THE SURPRISE PARTY by Roger S. Baum
The following review was contributed by LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN The latest in a series of Roger S. Baum's children's book, Toto of Oz & The Surprise Party, is an adaptation from a book authored by this same author entitled, The SillyOZbul of Oz and Toto. To fully appreciate Toto Of Oz & The Surprise Party, one should be familiar with The Wizard of Oz, that had been created by Roger S. Baum's great grandfather, L. Frank Baum. The tale is a simple one, wherein Dorothy is invited to...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4841   
article MONKEY MADE OF SOCKIES
Author: Shannon GrissomISBN: 1-4208-7022-XThe following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews &   Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews     To read Norm and Lily's Interview With Shannon Grissom CLICK HERE

(No rating)  11-17-2005    Views: 8943   
article A DEADLY EXCHANGE by SHERYL JANE STAFFORD
REVIEWER: LILIANE AZERAD-GOLDMAN If the intention of author Sheryl Jane Stafford’s book, A Deadly Exchange, was to take the reader into pure escape, she has partially succeeded. After a somewhat slow start, the book picks up to the point where you can’t put it down. The plot involving two innocent bystanders caught in a drug cartel web moves swiftly and deadly. The suspense is built on increments leading to a fairy tale “denouement”. Stafford’s emphasis is on plot rather than character. In...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 8628   
article The Attack
Author:Yasmina KhadraTranslated from French by John CullenISBN: 0-385-51748-3An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is the focus of Yasmina Khadra’s The Attack.  Some attacks are targeted against hate mongers and others take their evil sweet revenge on innocent children.The narrative opens with a missile attack on a fugitive cleric known to spew hatred.  The main protagonist, Dr. Amin Jaafari, was at the wrong place at the wrong time and is caught in the inferno! Khadra flashes back to a...

(No rating)  2-26-2007    Views: 2891   
article Memory Has A Way Of Playing Tricks On Us
Title: THE BOOK OF MEMORIESAuthor : Ana Maria ShuaIntroduction by Ilan Stavans, editor of the series on Jewish Latin America ISBN 0-8263-1949-1The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsMemory has a way of playing tricks with the human mind. Some facts are blurred, some are clear, some simply vanish! This is one reason I found the first half of The Book of Memories a difficult read.  However, as memory  often does, when...

(No rating)  11-27-2004    Views: 4493   
article I Love The Night by Dar Hosta (Author) Dar Hosta (Illustrator)
The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman Artist and Author Every once in a while, a diamond sparkles on top of the slush pile. I LOVE THE NIGHT authored and illustrated by University of Missouri-Columbia creative writing graduate, Dar Hosta is one of these rare finds. Her spare writing and little details sparkle with wit and warmth. In a language geared to a young audience, she awakens nightly creatures. Her use of double adjectives: “ marvelously marvelous -...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4658   
article THE LAST JEW
Author: Noah GordonISBN: 0312300530The following review has been contributed by Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews The Last Jew is set historically from Aug 23, 1489 to April 3rd, 1509, when the Spanish Inquisition was at its worse. Noah Gordon recounts in micro-history format the vanished world of the Spanish Jews. With zest and eloquence, he is able to capture the sociological, political and moral elements of the clashing worlds of Catholicism and Judaism....

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 16802   
article I AM THE WALLPAPER
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon I Am The Wallpaper Author: Mark Peter HughesISBN 0-385-73241-4Publisher: Delacorte Press, an imprint ofRandom House Children’s BooksA division of Random House, Inc.New York Mark Peter Hughes has created this adorable plot that is ‘I AM THE WALLPAPER”. The setting is a coastal village, near a beautiful cove .    His main character, Floey,  is the insecure sister to flamboyant Lillian. On the cusp of her teenage years, she feels she is so insignificant that...

(No rating)  6-16-2005    Views: 21134   
article There Goes A Mermaid! A Norfolktale (Pre-Press Copy) by Lisa Suhay: Illustrated by Sam Hundley
The following review was contributed by: LILY AZERAD GOLDMAN CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR LIVING IN MONTREAL CANADA There Goes a Mermaid! A NorFolkTale authored by Lisa Suhay and illustrated by Sam Hundley is really a whimsical guidebook for children visiting the mermaid sculptures of Norfolk, Virginia. Kevin Gallup, who created the basic sculpture form for all the Norfolk mermaids, as well as the artists who created the designs on the Mermaids, are listed on the back...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6244   
article The Diary of Melanie Martin: How I Survived Matt the Brat, Michelangelo, and The Leaning Tower Of Pizza by Carol Weston
The following review was contributed by: LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN To read an interview with Carol Weston click HERE The whimsical jacket of the book The Diary of Melanie Martin: How I Survived Matt the Brat, Michelangelo, and The Leaning Tower Of Pizza illustrated by Marci Roth, informs the reader that Melanie has embarked with her family on an exciting trip to Italy. What’s more, the reader is given the opportunity to peek into Melanie’s diary without any guilt feelings. Author Carol...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6720   
article STRANGE RELATIONS
Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Sonia LevitinISBN:  978-0-375-83751-7Sonia Levitin’s Strange Relations is a book full of friendship, wisdom and Tsedakah (charity). It is the coming of age of a mainstream Jewish young lady, Marne Lewison from California and her very religious Lubavitch family in Hawaii, with whom she spends her summer holiday.

(No rating)  7-18-2007    Views: 3992   
article THE FINISHING SCHOOL by Muriel SPARK
Reviewed by Lily Azerad-Goldman, artist and writer in Montreal, Muriel SPARK has added yet another star to her long list of novels with The Finishing School. This 23rd novel or novella as it is only 181 pages long, confirms her secure status among British novelists. Written in a rapid, economical style, it is fast paced and very comical at times. As in her well known novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, the primary action of the novel takes place in a school setting, College...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3789   
article MAGGIE’S DOOR by Patricia Reilly Giff
The following review was contributed by: LILIANE AZERAD-GOLDMAN Following the acclaimed debut of NORY RYAN’S SONG, Patricia Reilly Giff continues the theme of the Irish potato famine in MAGGIE’S DOOR. In her richly suspenseful second novel, Ms Giff travels back in time to a crucial moment in the history of the massive exodus from Ireland to the promised land: America, i.e. Maggie’s Door. Nory Ryan and her boyfriend Sean Red Mallon travel separately on the dangerous roads of...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 8228   
article THE JEWISH GAUCHOS OF THE PAMPAS
Title:  THE JEWISH GAUCHOS OF THE PAMPASAuthor: Alberto GerchunoffTranslated by Prudencio de Pereda, Foreword by Ilan StavasWood engravings by Victor L. ReboffoUniversity of New Mexico PressISBN:  0-8263-1767-7 

(No rating)  10-29-2004    Views: 5260   
article THE ALL ANIMAL BAND by Jim MOORE: & illustrated by Norris HALL
The following review was contributed by: LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN Writer/musician Jim Moore and illustrator Norris Hall have concocted a deliciously musical story. Fans of the giggling bedtimes will get a kick out of this rhythmically fun, upbeat story. Based on the song All Animal Band, the book version will have children and adults alike, snapping fingers, setting a beat and dancing. Willie the Squirrel, Ollie the Owl, Slick the Snake, Fredi the Frog and Dan the Dog form the world’s...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6024   
article Melanie Martin Goes Dutch: The Private Diary of My Almost Bummer Summer with Cecily, Matt the Brat, and Vincent Van Go Go Go by Carol Weston
This review was contributed by: LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN To read the interview with Carol Weston click HERE Friendship is the principal focus of Carol Weston’s second in a series of novels for pre-teens, Melanie Martin Goes Dutch: The Private Diary of My Almost Bummer Summer with Cecily, Matt the Brat, and Vincent Van Go Go Go. There is a great deal going on between this book’s covers. We are not only once again exposed to the diary of a fourth grader by the name of Melanie, but also lessons...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 6691   
article THE SONG OF HANNAH
Author: Eva Etzioni-HalevyISBN:  0-452-28672-7A PLUME book Fiction – Penguin The following review was contributed by:   Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsTo read an interview with Eva Etzioni-Halevy CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-24-2006    Views: 8139   
article With Love From Spain: Melanie Martin by Carol Weston
The following review was contributed by: LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN To read an interview with Carol Weston click HERE Spring break couldn’t be more fun than with the Martin family. Carol Weston’s latest in a series of diaries With love from Spain, Melanie Martin, once again creates characters that have become our believable invisible friends. Melanie is now a big girl of eleven and her brother Matt the brat is seven. Melanie’s diary candidly describes her family’s whirlwind activities,...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4878   
article City of the Dead
Click Here To Purchase City of the Dead  Author: T. L. HIGLEYISBN: 3:978-0-8054-4731-6 Story teller par excellence, T.L. HIGLEY transports the reader into the revived world of Ancient Egypt within the City of the Dead.

(No rating)  9-6-2008    Views: 6596   
article Inquest on Imhotep
Click Here To Purchase Inquest on Imhotep   Author: Derek Adie FlowerISBN:  978-1-4303-2599-4  Derek Adie Flower takes Egyptology by storm. Inquest on Imhotep is a fast pace mystery and murder story interwoven with some mysticism that is a pleasure to read. The action of the novel travels from Memphis, Egypt to Sienna in Italy.

(No rating)  7-17-2008    Views: 2557   
article Smartest Little Artist Book 1- The Many Faces of Friendship
  Click Here To Purchase Smartest Little Artist Book 1- The Many Faces of Friendship Book 1 – The Many Faces of FriendshipAuthored and compiled by Tonya L. LambertISBN: 978-0-615-24079-4 Tonya L. Lambert, the author and anthologist for  Smartes

(No rating)  10-23-2008    Views: 4016   
article INTERVIEW WITH PAULINE GUY AUTHOR OF LET'S COUNT AND THE ALPHABET DANCE
The following interview with Pauline Guy  author of Let's Count and The Alphabet Dancewas conducted by:Lily Azerad-Goldman &CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsTo read Lily’s review of LET’S COUNT CLICK HERE & The Alphabet Dance Click HEREInterview:  Good day Pauline and welcome to Bookpleasures.com

(No rating)  11-9-2004    Views: 22827   
article Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve
Click Here To Purchase Somewhere In Heaven  Author: Christopher AndersenISBN 978-1-4013-2302-9Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of twenty-eight books that have been translated into more than twenty languages worldwide. A former contributing editor of Time and senior editor of People, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including Li

(No rating)  7-19-2008    Views: 5217   
article The Tuscan Trilogy:A Rose by Any Other Name
Click Here To Purchase The Tuscan Trilogy  A Rose by Any Other NameAuthor: Derek Adie FlowerISBN 978-1-4357-0797-9  

(No rating)  7-18-2008    Views: 5194   
article What The Press Had To Say About Lily's Art Work
 ARTICLE PUBLISHED AUGUST 14, 2003CJNGoldman goes places with watercolours By HEATHER SOLOMON Special to The CJN Lily Azérad Goldman, who has a solo exhibit at Pavillon des Arts de Sainte-Adèle, is also partners with her husband Norman on the Net.  Just give Lily Azérad Goldman a bottle of water and a glass, and she’ll soon have her paper filled with summer blooms, lakeside scenes and open markets. The water isn’t for drinking but to slake her creative thirst in the production of...

(No rating)  11-20-2004    Views: 24083   
article Kokopelli & the Butterfly by Michael Sterns: Joseph V. Cioffi (Line Drawings): Gayle Deal (Special Effects)
The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman Recently, I had the good fortune to attend a book reading of a children's book entitled KOKOPELLI & THE BUTTERFLY. In this case, the story -teller was the author himself, Michael Sterns, whose animated reading of his book mesmerized adults and children alike. First Nation's legendary character, KOKOPELLI, carries the torch of love, friendship and compassion from town to town until he is invited to view the prized...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 7336   
article One Hot Second: Stories About Desire by Cathy Young: Editor
The following review was contributed by LILIANE AZERAD-GOLDMAN “How’s school today? - Fine! What did you do today? - Stuff!” How often have “annoying” parents encountered this frustrating exchange of dialogue with their adolescents? One Hot Second: Stories About Desire Edited by Cathy Young has some penetrating answers to these innocent questions. Cathy Young has carefully chosen eleven award-winning authors to explore the angst and uncertainties of...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 8426   
article O’Shaughnessey A boy and His Leprechaun
 Author: Jeremy McGuireISBN: 978-1-4327-0892-4Publisher: OutskirtsPress.comClick Here To Purchase O’Shaughnessey A boy and His Leprechaun  

(No rating)  5-13-2008    Views: 2366   
article FROM A DISTANCE
Click Here To Purchase From A Distance  Author: Tamera AlexanderISBN: 978-0-7642-0389-3 The Battle of Franklin that occured on November 30th 1864 in the Colorado territory is often referred to as “The Gettysburg of the West.”  This is at the core of this romantic historical novel.

(No rating)  8-25-2008    Views: 2651   
article THE POCKET PAPER ENGINEER, Volume 2
Click Here To Purchase The Pocket Paper Engineer  Author: Carol BartonISBN:  978-0-9627752-2-2 The Pocket Paper Engineer is a step-by-step instruction book for building pop-ups comprising 72 pages, hardcover with wire-O binding.

(No rating)  8-23-2008    Views: 6487   
article The First Sandcastle
Click Here To Purchase The First Sandcastle Author: M.E.  DELGADOISBN: 978-0-9801410-0-9 M. E. Delgado’s recent novel, The First Sandcastle, is narrated from the point of

(No rating)  5-11-2008    Views: 2332   
article INTERVIEW WITH SHANNON GRISSOM AUTHOR OF MONKEYS MADE OF SOCKIES
                                AUTHOR: SHANNON GRISSOMISBN:  1-4208-7022-X                                                                                          The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews &   Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's Reviews     

(No rating)  11-17-2005    Views: 9412   
article MUNSCHWORKS 4: THE FOURTH MUNSCH TREASURY
 Author: Robert N. Munsch: Saoussan Askar: Illustrators Michael Martchenko: Suzanne DuranceauISBN 1-55037-766-3 The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman: CLICK TO VIEW Lily Azerad-Goldman's ReviewsBest-selling Children's author Robert Munsch has over 35 titles in print. Since his first two books, Mud Puddle and The Dark were published in 1979, he has sold over 31 million books in over ten languages.Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Munsch studied for seven years to be a...

(No rating)  12-16-2005    Views: 3872   
article The Forbidden Daughter
Click Here To Purchase The Forbidden Daughter  Author: Shobhan BantwalAdvance Uncorrected Proof CopyISBN-13: 978-0-7582-2030-1ISBN-10: 0-7582-2030-8  Publisher: Kensington

(No rating)  8-4-2008    Views: 3723   
article BLACKBIRD HOUSE by Alice Hoffman
The following review was submited by: LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN Alice Hoffman has adapted the mythology of the blackbirds as prophets, spell-casters and messengers of the gods into another heartbreaking dimension in her book of short essays: Blackbird House. The title’s “House” is a Massachusetts farm sheltering the tragic lives of various occupants over a span of two hundred years. The author has chosen the blackbird and the farm to be the segue that links the collection of her twelve...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6139   
article BLACKBIRD HOUSE by Alice Hoffman
The following review was contributed by: LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN Alice Hoffman has adapted the mythology of the blackbirds as prophets, spell-casters and messengers of the gods into another heartbreaking dimension in her book of short essays: Blackbird House. The title’s “House” is a Massachusetts farm sheltering the tragic lives of various occupants over a span of two hundred years. The author has chosen the blackbird and the farm to be the segue that links the collection of her...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5841   
article The ABC'S of Lighthearted Living...My Rx
Click Here To Purchase ABC's of Lighthearted Living Author: Margaret Mears, M.D.ISBN:  978-1-4327-2480-1 Dr. Margaret Mears is a trained Internal Medicine Physician, who had been accepted into a Canadian medical school in 1971- an era when medical schools in Canada were mandated to accept a certain percentage of female applicants. While attending medical school, she learned, along with her fellow classmates, that over seventy percent of patients’ illnesses were not physical in nature. Mears,...

(No rating)  9-27-2008    Views: 3907   
article HORRIS GROWS DOWN
Click Here to Purchase From Amazon HORRIS GROWS DOWN Author: Shari Becker: Illustrator Valeria PetronePublisher: G.P. PUTNAM’S SONSISBN: 978-0399-24358-5

(No rating)  8-20-2007    Views: 2637   
article 42 keys to the Second Exodus
 Author: Vivianne M. Schinasi-SilverISBN:  978-1-896754-50-5 Vivianne Schinasi-Silver has penned an enchanting memoir on the life of Egyptian Jews in pre-Nasser era, and in particular of her loving family, as well as about their painful Exodus.  

(No rating)  6-1-2008    Views: 6734   
article The House in Morocco
Click Here To Purchase The House in Morocco  Author: Rosalind BrackenburyISBN: 1-902881-76-1Publisher: The Toby Press LLC Rosalind Brackenbury, author of The House in Morocco was born in London and grew up in the south of England. She has lived in Scotland, France and now lives in Key We

(No rating)  7-2-2008    Views: 5826   
article A Bite At A Time
Click Here To Purchase A Bite At A Time  Author: Morris KatzoffISBN:  978-1-6048-1954-7 Morris Katzoff, author of A Bite at a Time understands that it

(No rating)  6-18-2008    Views: 6036   
article DIGESTIVE WELLNESS(Revised 3rd Edition)
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon DIGESTIVE WELLNESS(Revised 3rd Edition)Author: Elizabeth Lipski, Ph.D., CCNPublisher: McGraw-Hill ISBN: 0-07-144196-4 

(No rating)  4-25-2005    Views: 17304   
article Whispers: Poems
  Click Here To Purchase Whispers: Poems  Author:  Jonathan RussellISBN: 13: 978-1-931807-70-8Jonathan Russell is a highly valued member of the literary community and holds an Honorary doctorate of Literature from the London Institute for Applied Research (London 1993) and a Docteur des Lettres, Psychologie et Litterature, Academie Des Sciences Humai

(No rating)  10-27-2008    Views: 6280   
article DreamWorks KUNG FU PANDA FACT BOOK: DreamWorks KUNG FU PANDA CREATE-A-STORY:DreamWorks KUNG FU PANDA MAGNETIC STORYBOOK
Click Here To Purchase Kung Fu Panda Fact BookDreamWorks KUNG FU PANDA FACT BOOK (5 Huge Fold-Out Poster Pages) ISBN-13: 978-1-57791-420-4: ISBN-10 1-57791-420-1Click Here To Purchase Kung Fu Panda Create-A-Story

(No rating)  6-20-2008    Views: 3347   
article EASTBOUND: Our Flight Our Mission
 Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Renny ShapiroISBN: 1-4208-5288-4Have you ever dreamed of flying yourself  around the world in a small Cessna aircraft ? No need for courage, you can experience this incredible voyage traveling vicariously through the pages of Eastbound, Our Flight/Our Mission authored by Renny Shapiro. All aboard wit

(No rating)  6-2-2007    Views: 7643   
article Enjoy Norm and Lily Goldman's Travel Articles & Water Colors
 

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 28114   
article Laura and the Leprechauns
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Laura and the LeprechaunsAuthor & Illustrator: Amber T. KingstonISBN: 978-0-9795933-0-7 Laura and the Leprechauns is Amber T.Kingston’s first effort as writer and  illustrator as she borrows a page from Irish mythology and folklore.It is a tale of two leprechauns, Maddy and Be-bub, who receive a letter from a little girl, Laura, asking them to visit her. Although Laura’s friends don’t believe in Leprechauns, she believes they do in fact exist and she...

(No rating)  12-12-2007    Views: 3277   
article The painter from Shanghai
 Click Here To Purchase The Painter From ShanghaiAuthor: Jennifer Cody EpsteinISBN:  978-0-393-06528-2The painter from Shanghai is a compelling read and a witness to political changes in China in the y

(No rating)  5-23-2008    Views: 4196   
article QUEEN OF DREAMS by Chitra Banerjee DIVAKARUNI
The following review was contributed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman artist and author. With her latest novel, critically acclaimed author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni chronicles the lives of a Bengali immigrant family living in California at the beginning of the new millennium. Using powerful, lush and rich language that is particular to Indo-English authors, DIVAKARUNI immerses her readers into the minds of the characters who play various roles in the novel. In the first chapter, she describes a...

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 4643   
article THE TRIUMPH OF DEBORAH
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon THE TRIUMPH OF DEBORAH Author: Eva Etzioni-HalevyISBN: 978-0-452-28906-2  The Triumph of Deborah is the third biblical saga authored by Eva Etzioni-Halevy.  After regaling us with The Song of Hannah and The Garden of Ruth, The Triumph of Deborah truly sings the song of feminine leadership. Etioni-Halevy’s rich imagination and descriptions as well as her use of effective details allow the reader to see, smell, feel, and bring to life Deborah’s biblical...

(No rating)  12-20-2007    Views: 5711   
article THE WAY THE CROW FLIES by Ann-Marie MacDonald
The following review was contributed by: LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN Ann-Marie MacDonald is a Governor-General’s award-winning playwright and the author of “Fall on your Knees,” which won the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book and an Oprah Book Club pick. Apparently, her new novel follows in the inevitable path of success. You will never look at a crow the same way after reading this author’s newest work of fiction, The Way The Crow Flies. This long-awaited novel is an intense...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4032   
article Life of Pi:Delux Illustrated Edition
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Life Of Pi Author: Yann Martel: Illustrator: Tomislav TorjanacPublishers: Harcourt IncISBN: 978-0-15-101383-8 Canadian author Yann Martel’s international bestseller Life of Pi was first published in 2002 and it was the recipient of the prestigious Man Booker Prize in that same year.  In  2007 this work of fiction was reintroduced with a Deluxe Illustrated Edition that now includes dazzling illustrations, contributed by Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac, of...

(No rating)  12-6-2007    Views: 5258   
article Interview With Dan Goldman-Toronto Musician, Who Shares His Views On Music
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com interviews Toronto Musician, Dan Goldman, who shares is views on music and travel and music in general.To read the interviewCLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-20-2005    Views: 5814   
article Southeastern Europe or the Balkans: Norm Goldman Interviews an Author and Travel Expert on these Countries
If you are interested in knowing more about Southeastern Europe or the Balkans, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com recently interviewed author-expert Rebecca Patrick.To read what Rebecca had to share with us CLICK HERE

(No rating)  11-12-2005    Views: 7014   
article THE GROUP OF SEVEN AND TOM THOMSON by DAVID P. SILCOX
Author: David SilcoxISBN: 155297605XThe following review was contibuted by: NORM GOLDMAN with the collaboration of LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN To read the Interview with author David Silcox Click HEREArt historian, cultural administrator, and managing director of Sotheby’s Canada, David P. Silcox, has produced a colorful testament to Canada’s Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, artists who had broken with tradition and established a new way of painting Canada. This lavishly illustrated coffee table book...

(No rating)  11-26-2004    Views: 6805   
article Norm Goldman, Editor & Publisher of Bookpleasures. Find Out More About Him.
CLICK HERETO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT NORM GOLDMAN, PUBLISHER & EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES.COMPLEASE TAKE NOTE-WE HAVE MOVED TO A NEW URL. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE NEW SITE

(No rating)  10-10-2004    Views: 66577   
article How About A Romantic Getaway To The Big Island Of Hawaii?
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com recently interviewed George Applegate, Executive Director of the Big Island of Hawaii’s Visitors Bureau.  CLICK HERE  to read what George has to share with us.

(No rating)  8-3-2006    Views: 5072   
article Exploring Southern India
Santosh Kumar, who lives in Bangalore India, shares his vast knowledge with Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com and bookpleasures.com about vacationing in southern India.CLICK HERE  to find out more about the south India.

(No rating)  7-10-2006    Views: 5357   
article Want To Know More About Chiusi Located In Tuscany Italy?
Norm Goldman, Editor of the travel site sketchandtravel.com interviews an expert on Chiusi, Italy.To read this informative interview CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-21-2006    Views: 4824   
article Romantic Britain
If you are interested in Britain as a Romantic Getway be sure to check out Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com & Sketchandtravel.com's interview with Paul Chibeba, Media Relations Executive VisitBritain. Paul discusses romantic venues and wedding destinations in Britain.CLICK HERE TO READ THE INTERVIEW

(No rating)  8-1-2006    Views: 6360   
article Lily Goldman's New Art Site
To view some of Lily Goldman's newest watercolors CLICK HERE

(No rating)  9-1-2008    Views: 6946   
article Ever Thought Of Staying In A Lighthouse As A Romantic Getaway?
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com & Sketchandtravel.com interviews an expert on lighthouses,  Author Mary Beth Temple, who shares her profound knowledge about lighthouse B&Bs, and also her knowledge about the New Jersey coastline.To read what Mary Beth has to say click on:http://sketchandtravel.com/INTERVIEWS2.cfm?holdid=106Norm Goldman, Editor Bookpleasures.com

(No rating)  1-13-2005    Views: 6979   
article BOOK REVIEW SERVICES & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
***PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF OUR NEW WEB SITE. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE NEW SITE  WHERE YOU WILL FIND OUR SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS.THANKSNorm Goldman, Publisher & Editor Bookpleasures.com

(No rating)  10-10-2004    Views: 43228   
article The Taj Mahal-One Of The Great Wonders Of The World- Norm Goldman Interviews John Shors Pertaining To This Amazing Structure
To read this fascinating Interview CLICK HERE

(No rating)  4-16-2005    Views: 8052   
article We Always Need New Book Reviewers
                          Bookpleasures.com is always on the lookout for new reviewers who wish to join our international community.If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please contact Norm with a brief sampling of your writing as well as a brief resumé of your credentials.Although none of our reviewers receive monetary compensation, we do receive complimentary books. We also have the opportunity to meet some very interesting authors.This is a perfect way to widen your contacts,...

(No rating)  12-27-2006    Views: 8427   
article If You Are Interested In Travel To East Africa, Read What One Expert Has To Share.
If you are interested in travel to East Africa, you may want to read what Daniel Njaga, expert on East Africa had to share with Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.comTo read the interview CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-21-2006    Views: 10226   
article Minnesota As A Romantic Getaway?
Want  to know more about Minnesota As A Romantic Getaway?  Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com & Sketchandtravel.com interviews Tim Bewer travel author and expert on Minnesota.To find out more about Minnesota as a romantic getaway, click on:http://sketchandtravel.com/INTERVIEWS2.cfm?holdid=103Norm Goldman, Editor Bookpleasures.com

(No rating)  1-13-2005    Views: 5374   
article Musician Dan Goldman, One of Bookpleasures's Reviewers, Featured on WNYC Public Radio New York
Photo: Amy KoshOne of Bookpleasures' reviewers, musician Dan Goldman was recently featured on WNYC Public Radio New York. To listen to Dan's music CLICK HEREHere is what one musican had to say about Dan's Music:" It's sweet, wistful, wry, engaging, ingratiating,imaginative -- and BEAUTIFUL -- all at once. No question about it: He has  a  great, great voice, and he's the Real Deal. And I would think that for him,the sky's the limit; I certainly hope so."

(No rating)  8-15-2008    Views: 9953   
article Copyright & Disclaimers
The contents of all material available on this website are copyrighted by our reviewer-contributors or Bookpleasures.Com. Copyright is not claimed for work submitted by contributors or authors who wish to retain copyright of their work. Reproductions in whole or part of the reviews published on Bookpleasures.com without permission from our reviewers is strictly prohibited.  Norm Goldman and/or Bookpleasures.com has no responsibility for the views, opinions and information communicated on this...

(No rating)  4-21-2007    Views: 11554   
article Fast Track
 Author: John DeDakisISBN: 159507094XThe following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews John DeDakis, who edits and writes on Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room, has crafted an exciting narrative with his debut novel Fast Track. Our story begins with a cataclysmic event when our principal protagonist Lark Chadwick's aunt, Ann, unexpectedly takes her own life. Lark had been very close to her aunt after her parents were killed...

(No rating)  2-27-2006    Views: 6176   
article A Conversation With Eva Etzioni-Halevy Author of The Garden of Ruth
Author: Eva Etzioni-Halevy ISBN: 978-0-452—28673-3 Today, Lily Azerad-Goldman, a reviewer for Bookpleasures.com is honored to have has our guest, Eva Etzioni-Halevy author of The Garden of Ruth. Lily:Why can the Unnamed not marry Ruth? Hebrews were permitted more than one wife at the time.Eva:

(No rating)  4-28-2007    Views: 8434   
article Interested in Knowing More About Martinique?
Norm Goldman, Editor of the travel site, sketchandtravel.com interviews Roger and Mala Burt on Martinique. To find out more CLICK HERE

(No rating)  5-6-2006    Views: 4790   
article The Great Pretender
Author: Millenia BlackISBN: 0451216482  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  Imagine for a moment you are living a double life with a wife and two teenage daughters in Miami, while tucked away in Orlando you have for six years being living with your mistress and a young daughter born out of this adulterous relationship. You divide your time between your two families, spending two weeks with each. On the other...

(No rating)  1-21-2006    Views: 6298   
article Who’s Looking Out For You? by Bill O’Reilly
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES.COM Two-time Emmy Award winner for excellence in reporting, Bill O’Reilly, most appropriately describes himself in his latest book, Who’s Looking Out For You, when he quotes one media analyst who stated: “O’Reilly comes off like a jerk or a genius depending on who you talk to.” There is no shortage of useful advice in O’Reilly’s most recent tome, wherein he advises his readers in a frank tone (be they his...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4794   
article Florida Expert, Author & Island Junkie Shares Her Favorite Florida Romantic Getaways
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com, interviews well-knownFlorida Author & Expert, Chelle Koster Walton to find out about her favorite Florida Venues and much more.CLICK HERE

(No rating)  5-13-2005    Views: 6750   
article Meet Derek Adie Flower Author of Farewell Alexandria
To Purchase Farewell Alexandria Click Here Today, Lily Azerad-Goldman, one of Bookpleasures’ reviewers is pleased to have as ourguest, novelist Derek Adie Flower author of The Shores of Wisdom, The Tuscany Trilogy,Inquest On IMHOTEP (Beyond The White Walls), Ransomed, and his most recent tome,

(No rating)  5-6-2008    Views: 3499   
article Interested in Knowing About Botswana?
Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Sketchandtravel.com & Bookpleasures. com interviews an expert on this beautiful African country. To read this fascinating interview CLICK HERE

(No rating)  9-4-2007    Views: 4007   
article Dream Travel With The Emphasis On Music
Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com and bookpleasures.com interviews husband and wife team, Kirk and Ann Woodyard, organizers of Music and Markets, wherein they conduct trips to Europe focusing on the music festivals.To read what this interesting couple have to say about these trips CLICK HERE

(No rating)  11-16-2005    Views: 8882   
article Interview: Harry Pariser Author of Explore The Virgin Islands
If you are interested in knowing more about the Virgin Islands, you may want to read what travel expert and author Harry Pariser had to share with Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.comClick Here To Read The Interview

(No rating)  7-12-2005    Views: 5921   
article Why Vacations Are Good For Your Health
If you are interested in knowing why vacations are good for your health, Norm Goldman, Editor of the travel site SKETCHANDTRAVEL.COM and  Bookpleasures.com  interviews Dr. Mel Borins.To read the interview CLICK HERE

(No rating)  8-11-2005    Views: 7259   
article Cactus Island: A Stan Turner Mystery
Author: William MancheeISBN: 1929976364William Manchee’s Cactus Island: A Stan Turner Mystery is one legal thriller that will have you scratching your heads, even if you don’t believe in extra-terrestrial life.How do you defend someone who insists that he saw a space ship that caused him to lose control of his jeep, plunging over a hill and resulting in the death of a friend who had been a passenger in the vehicle? The driver, Steven Caldwell, who survives the accident, is accused of murder...

(No rating)  11-5-2006    Views: 8783   
article Peace I Ask Thee Oh River
Author: Lyda PhillipsISBN: 0595361722The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Lyda CLICK HERETo effectively deal with difficult topics addressed to a teenage audience such as suicide, sibling grief, guilt, anger, rejection, abnormal behavior, denial, and bullying is no easy feat and it takes a certain amount of boldness and courage on the part of the author to pull it off. This...

(No rating)  3-24-2006    Views: 7242   
article Blueprints For Success- Networking 150 Ways to Promote Yourself
 Author: Bette Daoust, Ph.DISBN: 1883955483The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsThe dictionary defines a blueprint as a detailed plan or program of action. Just as architects need a set of blueprints to guide them in their professional lives, similarly, business people require a map to point them in the right direction in order to achieve success in the world of commerce. One of the essential ingredients on the...

(No rating)  10-30-2005    Views: 6596   
article Interview With William B. Gordon Author of: The Ultimate Hollywood Tour Book: Shot On This Site: Four Dead In Ohio: and The Quotable Writer.
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com interviews author William B. Gordon. William discusses why people enjoy visiting the homes of hollywood celebrities, as well as many other topics related to writing.To read more: CLICK HERE

(No rating)  5-14-2005    Views: 10209   
article The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant's Pocketbook by Shel Horowitz
TITLE: The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s PocketbookAuthor: Shel HorowitzISBN: 0961466642The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's interview with Shel Horowitz click  HERE    The term frugal has many meanings, each of which conjures different perspectives. For example, for some of us, if you are thrifty, it automatically follows you are cheap. The nickname “el...

(No rating)  11-22-2004    Views: 5176   
article A Conversation with Renny Shapiro Author of EASTBOUND: Our Flight- Our Mission.
  Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Renny ShapiroISBN:1-4208-5288-4Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest, Renny Shapiro author of EASTBOUND: Our Flight- Our Mission Good day Renny and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Please tell our readers something about yourself and what motivated  you and your husband as well as  your friends to embark on such a trip on a small aircraft?

(No rating)  6-30-2007    Views: 5513   
article Over a Barrel: A Simple Guide to the Oil Shortage
Title: Over a Barrel: A Simple Guide to the Oil ShortageAuthor: Tom MastISBN: 0976444003 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsWritten as a wake- up- call, Tom Mast’s highly readable book, Over a Barrel: A Simple Guide to the Oil Shortage, succinctly sums up in ninety pages the present day danger we face pertaining to the misuse of our energy resources. The book’s primary objective, as outlined in the...

(No rating)  6-28-2005    Views: 5339   
article Transitions: Boy Krazy
Author: Rosslyn A. RuffinISBN: 1424109450 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with Rosslyn A. Ruffin CLICK HERERosslyn A. Ruffin’s debut novel, Transitions: Boy Krazy has been crafted in such a manner that it is as if her readers are eavesdropping on a lengthy discussion among teenagers whose principal focus is on their new friend Mary Tucker and her obsession with her boyfriend...

(No rating)  8-3-2006    Views: 4353   
article Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture
Editor: Michael D. AyersISBN: 082047861XThe following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with Michael D. Ayers CLICK HEREWriter, researcher, freelance music journalist and Visiting Professor at Manhattan College, Michael D. Ayers has assembled several international experts with impressive credentials who explore the recent phenomenon of the Internet music revolution, wherein there has been a...

(No rating)  4-26-2006    Views: 6230   
article Does St. Lucia Interest You?
Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com, interviews Roger and Mala Burt, experts on St. Lucia. To read what they have to say CLICK HERE

(No rating)  5-6-2006    Views: 4494   
article Kill All the Lawyers; A Solomon vs. Lord Novel
Author: Paul LevineISBN: 0440242754 Paul Levine’s third Solomon Lord novel, Kill All the Lawyers, opens with Steve Solomon one early morning discovering on his front steps a three hundred pound blue marlin. He hasn’t the foggiest notion as to who is the jokester, until his lady law partner, Victoria Lord shows up.Lord asks Solomon if he had listened to the morning news where a former client of his, psychiatrist William Kreeger had just been released from prison after serving six years for...

(No rating)  11-1-2006    Views: 5067   
article The Payback by Hilary Hawke
The following review was contributed by NORM GOLDMAN The opening scene of Hilary Hawke’s first novel, The Payback, is set in the Newark Airport terminal where Margot notices a young pathetic woman sitting on a worn plaid suitcase and clutching a baby. As the story unfolds, we learn that the woman’s name is Claudia Lopez and she has just arrived from Santa Cruz, Bolivia with her infant daughter Juliana. Unfortunately, her husband, Antonio, never shows up at the airport to meet her, and...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3356   
article Samantha Coomber Vietnam Travel Expert Interviewed
If you are interested in traveling to Vietnam, you are sure to find travel writer and author Samantha Coomber's interview with Norm Goldman extremely informative and interesting. Samantha is an expert on Vietnam.CLICK HERE TO READ THE INTERVIEW

(No rating)  11-27-2005    Views: 6351   
article Norm Goldman's Reviews of Travel Guides and Travel Adventure Books
 The Island at the Center of the World by Russell ShortoReview by Norman Goldman Ada Blackjack by Jennifer NivenReview by Norman Goldman The World's Cheapest Destinations by Tim LeffelReview by Norman Goldman

(No rating)  11-7-2004    Views: 22629   
article Sand Of The Arena
Author: James DuffyISBN: 1590131118The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsIt is obvious from reading Sand Of The Arena that author James Duffy has an abiding and deep interest in the history of the gladiators and of the Roman Empire.To his credit, he has no doubt devoted countless hours in researching his debut novel, as poignantly illustrated in the many detailed scenes depicting the lives of the gladiators that...

(No rating)  2-26-2006    Views: 4533   
article Ladies A Conjecture of Personalities by Feather Schwartz Foster
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES.COM Although first time author Feather Schwartz Foster’s book Ladies A Conjecture of Personalities may be classified as historical fiction, we know from the beginning that we are in for some very fascinating tidbits of information, many based on conjecture others perhaps containing a sliver of truth. Speaking across the years, Foster brings to life brief memoirs of thirty “First Ladies,” who unlike their modern...

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 3692   
article Twilight
Author: Katherine MosbyISBN: 0066212715  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews A sad voice cries out, as we read Katherine Mosby’s palette of poetic words contained in her most recent novel, Twilight, wherein she narrates a tale of an adulterous affair between an American from an affluent family and a Frenchman during pre-World War II.

(No rating)  6-29-2005    Views: 3275   
article Why Is Paris Considered To Be One Of The Most Romantic Cities In The World?
Norm Goldman, Editor of bookpleasures.com and sketchandtravel.com interviews a world leading authority on Paris,  Thirza Vallois.Read what Thirza has to share with Norm.Click HERE

(No rating)  1-9-2005    Views: 4416   
article Shanghai Legacy
Author: Marion CubaISBN: 1591138094  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews“Your mother,” she repeats, dipping her nurse’s cap toward Hannah’s room again, “she is like a melon that will never ripen, Miss Silver,” is what the nurse tells the dying woman’s daughter, Maya.That unripened melon, Maya soon discovers is her mother’s diary dating back to 1938, when approximately twenty thousand European Jews escaped Nazi...

(No rating)  12-30-2005    Views: 5023   
article Understanding Media: Inside Celebrity
 Edited by Jessica Evans and David Hesmondhagh ISBN: 0335218806The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews Among the many courses offered by the United Kingdom's only university dedicated to distance learning, Open University, are those entitled Understanding of the Media. The first of the media series is devoted to the study of the celebrity, wherein the textbook that goes along with the course is Understanding Media:...

(No rating)  1-3-2006    Views: 8088   
article The Complete James Bond Lifestyle Seminar
Author: Paul KyriaziISBN: 0971618305The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews Author, writer and director of several feature films, Paul Kyriazi, is quite anexpert on James Bond, as evidenced from his recent tome, The Complete James BondLifestyle Seminar. Kyriazi promises to put you on the path to turning your lifearound and realize your dreams, provided you follow his twenty-one rules of theJames Bond lifestyle. The...

(No rating)  1-11-2006    Views: 7435   
article Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method
Author: Gerald M. WeinbergISBN: 093263365X  The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       With the advent of self-publishing there is a current vogue for writing manualsand writers’ aids. Most usually take the same approach with little variations.However, Gerald M. Weinberg has come up with a creative approach with hisWeinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method.  He offers alternatives to yourwriting habits that he...

(No rating)  3-31-2006    Views: 17883   
article Pro Wrestling Kids’ Style
Author: Shawn “Crusher” CrossenISBN: 1879000121  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews: To read Norm's Interview With The Author CLICK HEREIf there is a lesson to be taught at the heart of Shawn “Crusher” Crossen’s first book, Pro Wrestling Kid’s Style, it’s that you can accomplish practically anything, even if you are only fourteen years old, if you set your mind to it.Crossen’s narrative recounts how in the...

(No rating)  6-16-2005    Views: 8824   
article The Muse On Writing
Editor: Lea SchizasISBN: 1554043174 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsThe Muse on Writing was published, as Editor Lea Schizas declares in the introduction, “to unravel some writing aspects in a way not presented in other writing books.” To accomplish this feat she has amassed nineteen excellent writers and authors, each of whom have combined their knowledge pertaining to important topics as the writer’s...

(No rating)  2-27-2006    Views: 9009   
article All the Guys are Bad Guys
Author: Ned LordISBN: 0977476707The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Author Ned Lord CLICK HERE

(No rating)  3-24-2006    Views: 4066   
article Losing Innocence
Author: Brian Smith:Publisher: PublishAmericaISBN: 1424100380The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With the Author CLICK HERESometimes the best stories are the simplest ones, and Brian Smith's debut novel, Losing Innocence, would definitely fall within this category. Smith traces the relationship between two individuals, who before having met one another, were caught up in horrendous...

(No rating)  12-3-2005    Views: 6822   
article A Place Called The Bla-Bla Café
Author: Sandy RossISBN: 0-9777227-0-8The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       Sandy Ross has pieced together a truly engaging story of a well-known café located in Los Angeles from the early days of 1971 to mid-1982. It was known as the Bla- Bla Café- a hole-in –the-wall club that was twenty feet by eighty feet on Ventura Blvd in Studio City where musicians, comedians, and other aspiring artists were given...

(No rating)  8-14-2006    Views: 6057   
article Shitting Pretty, How to Stay Clean And Healthy While Traveling by Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's Interview With Dr. Jane Wilson-Howard CLICK HEREThe title of the book may sound somewhat crude, however, if you are a traveler, I am sure you have at one time or another being a victim of “Montezuma’s revenge” or “Tourista.” No doubt most of us are aware that these are common terms used for an awful attack of traveler’s diarrhea. Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth, a...

(No rating)  10-28-2004    Views: 5504   
article Hands: a novel
Author: M.A. StreetISBN: 0-59538584-2First a confession: I have never been convinced that a person can have magical powers or that miracles exist. However, after reading M.A. Street’s Hands, there may still be some hope for me.What if it were possible to replicate Street’s central character, David, who was born with the power to heal the sick? In addition, he is a brilliant artist that permits him to pursue a vocation that enables him to express every part of himself. In fact, which is...

(No rating)  2-3-2007    Views: 5885   
article The Da Vinci Papers by Kathy Williams
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKOKLEASURES.COM Notwithstanding its lack of good editing and proof reading, The Da Vinci Papers (not to be confused with the Da Vinci Code), authored by Kathy Willliams, is an engrossing tale intertwining the lives of a fictional character Marcus Cassius, with that of Leonardo Da Vinci and Igor Sikorsky. You may ask what do all of these have in common? If you know something about aviation, you will recognize the name of Igor...

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 4824   
article Happy About Online Networking: The Virtual-ly simple way to build professional relationships
Author: Liz RyanISBN: 1-60005-015-8Over the past several years there has been a great deal of hype as to how the Internet has changed our lives. To a certain extent there is some validity to some of these claims, however, for the most part many of these should be taken with a grain of salt.  One topic, however, that has not been fully explored is that of the benefits of online networking-something that I personally can attest to as being beneficial in providing a more efficient, cheaper and...

(No rating)  2-5-2007    Views: 6302   
article Stars In My Eyes Then And Now by Burt Richards
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES To read an interview with Burt Richards conducted by Norm Goldman click HERE Many of us have fanaticized at one time or another as to how it would feel sitting down with one of our favorite Hollywood celebrities and having a conversation with them. Actor, writer, and celebrity interviewer, Burt Richards, had the good fortune to devote much of his adult life to meeting and conversing with many well -...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6950   
article Willie May Medcalf: A Novel of the Old West
Author: Cecil L. MillinerISBN: 1932657355 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews   To read Norm's Interview With Cecil L. Milliner CLICK HERECecil L. Milliner’s novel Willie May Medcalf: A Novel of the Old West takes place in the early nineteenth century centering on Willie May Wooster from Albany, New York, who at the age of seventeen is swept off her feet at her coming out party by t

(No rating)  9-9-2006    Views: 6573   
article The Penultimate Chance Saloon
 Author: Simon Brett ISBN:  1592641628The following review of the ARC copy of the book was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsWhat do you do when you are sixty years of age, and after 40 years of marriage your wife dumps you for another man, and to add insult to injury, informs you that their sex life was a bore and you are shallow!Bill Stratton is the center of Simon Brett's hilarious novel The Penultimate Chance Saloon and the...

(No rating)  12-22-2005    Views: 4652   
article Media Production
 Editor: David Hesmondhalgh ISBN: 0335218849The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews Media Production forms part of the series of courses and publications offered by The Op

(No rating)  1-7-2006    Views: 5473   
article Becoming Your Own Critique Partner
Authors: Janet Law Walters & Jane ToombsISBN: 1-55410-292-8/978-1-55410-292-1Checking out the Internet as well as various other sources I notice there is a great deal of excellent advice on writing techniques. Unfortunately, many aspiring writers as well as experienced ones either neglect the advice or are unaware of its existence.There are also local critique groups and countless workshops, seminars, and other avenues where writers can learn how to improve their writing skills, however...

(No rating)  2-25-2007    Views: 5540   
article It’s Not My Fault –or- Can a Rabbi’s Son Find Happiness as a Tennis Pro?
Author: Daniel I. WaintrupISBN: 097548107X The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews When we don’t take ourselves too seriously and we are able to laugh at our faults, weaknesses and gaffes, then perhaps we can call ourselves mature, or to quote Eleanor Roosevelt, “You don’t grow up until you have your first good laugh at yourself.”Daniel I. Waintrup spent fifteen years as tennis pro at one of the most prestigious...

(No rating)  11-8-2005    Views: 7106   
article Who Gets the Apartment?
 Author: Steven RigolosiISBN: 097737873XThe following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsDuring the past few years most of us have watched reality television shows such as Survivor and The Amazing Race. In essence, these shows revolve around contestants teaming up, paring off, and plotting against one another in their quest for victory. First time author, Steven Rigolosi, has now skillfully adapted this reality format to the...

(No rating)  1-15-2006    Views: 3886   
article Romantic African Safaris With Luxury Thrown In
Norm Goldman, Editor of the travel site, sketchandtravel.com recently interviewed Lesley Bellus an expert on romantic African Safaris. To read what Lesley has to share with us CLICK HERE

(No rating)  8-9-2006    Views: 5137   
article Baby Shark
Author: Robert FateISBN: 0977627691The following review of the advance review copy of the book was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with author Robert Fate CLICK HEREFrom the first chapter of Baby Shark, Robert Fate delivers all the satisfactions of the traditional crime page-turner, as he exposes to his readers the merciless activities of a gang of vicious brutes.Our plot unfolds in Henry Chin’s...

(No rating)  5-4-2006    Views: 5192   
article The Self-Publishing Manual: How To Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book
Author: Dan PoynterPublisher: Para PublishingISBN: 1568600739   The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews     

(No rating)  5-15-2005    Views: 7867   
article CEO by Patricia E. Gitt
The following review was contributed by NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES To read an interview with the author click HERE Although over one half of the labor force in corporate America is made up of women, there is still a very small percentage that makes it to the top as CEO or President. It is with this theme in mind, that author Patricia E. Gitt focuses her debut fictional novel, CEO. Gitt has created a character, Melissa Lyn Horn (known as ML to her colleagues), who becomes...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5518   
article Interview With Travel Author Peter Moore, Known As The Iterant Hobo
Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com as well as Bookpleasures.com interviews Australian born travel author, Peter Moore, who now makes his him in England. Peter has traveled over 92 countries.Read what Peter has to say about his travels and travel writing in general.CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-24-2005    Views: 7471   
article Poncià Vicenzo
Title: Poncià VicenzoAuthor: Conceição EvaristoTranslated by: Paloma Martinez-CruzISBN:  978-0-924047-3  Poncià Vicenzo is the first novel by the Afro-Brazilian poet, Conceição Evaristo. And thanks to Paloma Martinez-Cruz, English readers can now have the opportunity to savor this beautiful novel that is not only an attestation of Evaristo brilliant skills as a poet but also as a novelist.The novel focuses on Poncià Vicenzo, her mother, Maria and her brother Luandi José, all Afro-Brazlians...

(No rating)  5-14-2007    Views: 5624   
article Is There Romantic Hiking Trails Within A Radius Of Sixty Miles Of Cleveland Ohio?
Norm Goldman, Editor of  Sketchandtravel.com  interviews, Diane Stresing, author and expert on hiking trails within a radius of sixty miles of Cleveland, Ohio.Read what Diane Stresing has to say as well as our reflections on writing.CLICK HERE

(No rating)  5-24-2005    Views: 4738   
article Interested in Vacationing in Australia
If you are interested in knowing more about vacations in Australia,  Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com interviews Ruth Grau expert on Australia.To read the Interview CLICK HERE   

(No rating)  5-24-2006    Views: 5447   
article Wedded to the Game: The Real Lives of NFL Women
Author: Shannon O'TooleISBN: 0803286252The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Shannon O'Toole CLICK HEREFirst time author and wife of John Morton, an ex- NFL player and now coach,Shannon O’Toole candidly exposes her thoughts and perceptions of what it is liketo be married to a professional football player or coach. O’Toole, who holds a master's degree in sociology, bases much of...

(No rating)  4-25-2006    Views: 9105   
article Philippine Fever
 Author: Bruce R. CookPublisher: Capital Crime PressISBN: 0977627675The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's Interview with the Author CLICK HEREBruce R. Cook’s debut novel, Philippine Fever, is an engrossing and entertaining quick read, although at times a trifle gory. Mystery novels are usually corpse-driven, and this one is no exception with its sleuth of suspects.Set in Manila in the Philippines,...

(No rating)  2-23-2006    Views: 4910   
article When You’re Hot You’re Hot How I Laughed My Way Through Menopause by Jan King
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Reading Jan King’s, When You’re Hot You’re Hot How I Laughed My Way Through Menopause, is a little like watching some of the well- known female comedians such as Margaret Cho, Rosanne, Bette Midler, Carol Leifer, Bonnie Hammer, Dawn French or Ellen Degeneres parade on stage and perform their various shticks. Only this time the shtick is about menopause performed by King, who asserts, “I’m officially out of the egg...

(No rating)  10-28-2004    Views: 4382   
article A Travel Author & Writer With Eclectic Tastes
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com interviews Jeff Greenwald, author  and writer with eclectic tastes who wishes to make a difference in the world.Read what Jeff has to say.CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-2-2005    Views: 7072   
article The Future Is Wild by Dougal Dixon: John Adams
The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews                                How wonderful it would be if we could only peek out of our windows and see how the world would be 200 million years from now! What kind of creatures, birds, mammals, flowers, organisms, and humans, would inhabit planet earth? Authors Dougal Dixon and John Adams with the support of several scientists specializing in Geology, Zoology,...

(No rating)  5-7-2005    Views: 6369   
article Adventure Travel in New Zealand
If you are interested in adventure travel in New Zealand, you may wish to read the following interview that Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com conducted with an expert.CLICK HERE to read the INTERVIEW

(No rating)  8-21-2006    Views: 7142   
article Accuser of the Brethren
Author: Tee MichaelsISBN: 0967857406  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews                               To read Norm’s Interview With the Author Click H

(No rating)  5-19-2005    Views: 3871   
article Interested in Knowing More About Los Cabos Mexico?
Ella Messerli of the Marquis Los Cabos and Director & VP of the Los Cabos Toursim Board is interviewed by Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.com.To read Norm's Interview, CLICK HERE

(No rating)  4-18-2006    Views: 5395   
article Interested in Knowing More About The Big Apple-New York City?
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and  Sketchandtravel.com  interviews New York City expert, Meryl D.Pearlstein. To read what Meryl has to say about her home  town  CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-10-2006    Views: 7785   
article Romantic Argentina
If you are interested in knowing more about Argentina, its food, wine and romantic venues, read Norm Goldman's Interview with travel authors,  Derek Foster and Richard Tripp, authors of Food and Drink in Argentina: A Guide For Tourists and Residents. CLICK HERE TO READ THE INTERVIEW

(No rating)  4-21-2006    Views: 4447   
article Idiots 'R Us
Author: Phillip ReedISBN: 141964114XThe following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       

(No rating)  9-6-2006    Views: 5658   
article African Safari Expert Sarah Fazendin Is Interviewed
If you wish to know more about African Safaris, Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com and bookpleasures.com has recently interviewed Expert Sarah Fazendin. To read what Sarah has to share with us CLICK HERE

(No rating)  7-10-2006    Views: 7060   
article St. Petersburg Russia
If you are thinking of travel to St. Petersburg Russia, you may want to read Norm Goldman Editor of Sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.com's interview with an expert on St. Petersburg, Russia.CLICK HERE to read the interview.

(No rating)  8-7-2006    Views: 5088   
article The Little Guide To You Well-Read Life: How to get more books in your life and more life from your books.
 Author: Steve LeveenPublisher: Levenger PressISBN: 1929154178  The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  4-25-2005    Views: 11915   
article Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism In the Service of Jihad.
Author: Matthew LevittISBN: 0300110537   The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       Matthew Levitt , Senior Fellow and Director of Terrorism Studies at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and who has served since 2005 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Treasury has placed the hot-button issue of Hamas into perspective with his exhaustive exposé Hamas:...

(No rating)  7-30-2006    Views: 4663   
article American Infidel by Don Tjernagel
The following review was contributed by the editor of Bookpleasures.com NORM GOLDMAN Comedian Don Tjernagel, who grew up in Iowa, fell in love with comedy while attending school in Las Vegas. His website refers to him as the “All American Jester.” I would like to think of him as a combination of the risqué comedy of Lenny Bruce and Andy Rooney’s bitching about everything under the sun. Bruce devoted his life to telling the truth, however, if you are familiar with this 1950s comedian, you will...

(No rating)  10-28-2004    Views: 3103   
article Dog Sledding Safaris In Sweden
If you are interested in knowing more about mushers, mushing and dog sledding safaris in Sweden CLICK HERE  to read Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com's interview with an expert.

(No rating)  6-21-2006    Views: 4321   
article Strengthen Your Character Or Else….You Remain Just An Average Employee
Author: Jennifer KabaagaISBN: 095891708   The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm`s Interview With The Author

(No rating)  4-18-2005    Views: 4806   
article Lucifer’s Dictionary of the American Language
Author: Burton h. WolfeISBN: 1419619748  The following review was contibuted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with Burton  h. Wolfe CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-23-2006    Views: 6032   
article Child of Polygamy
Authors: Dr. Kosi J. Avotri and Nella P. AvotriISBN: 1420873067The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With The Authors CLICK HERESet in the Volta Region of Ghana, Pediatrician Kosi J. Avotri and his wife Nella P. Avotri’s novel, Child of Pologamy makes excellent use of loosely linked tales to help us better understand the mores, customs and traditions of Ghanaians living in this corner of...

(No rating)  12-17-2005    Views: 8305   
article Operation Soul Recovery (From Default To Purpose)
Author: Sheryl J. StevensISBN: 155395442-4   The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews                             To read Norm`s Interview With the Author CLICK HERE

(No rating)  4-27-2005    Views: 6280   
article Panamanian Experts Interviewed on Vacationing in Panama
If you are interested in vacationing in Panama, you may want to check out this interview.Rudy and Patty Ariani, residents of Panama, share their expertise with Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com. To read the interview  CLICK HERE

(No rating)  7-10-2006    Views: 5048   
article Gift Of The Bambino
Title: Gift Of The BambinoAuthor: Jerry AmernicISBN: 031231759XGenre: Fiction- Sports  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures-CLICK TO VIEW>> Norm Goldman's Reviews  

(No rating)  10-21-2004    Views: 4673   
article Coming Down From Over There
Poet: Tom ConroyISBN:  1598009133  Tom Conroy’s third collection of poems, Coming Down From Over There, once again renews his interaction with nature and his reconnection to humanity. Moreover, his recent book of poems evidence an unremitting, relentless attachment to image of things as they are, or perhaps might be, without delusions.Without doubt, Coming Down From Over There has all the language dynamism of vintage Conroy, particularly his simplicity of imagery when he explores a particular...

(No rating)  12-12-2006    Views: 6157   
article How Do California Couples Plan Their Romantic Getaways With Their Dogs?
Norm Goldman, editor of Sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.com recently interviewed author Maria Goodavage, who is an expert on how couples plan their romantic getaways with their dogs in California.Read what Maria has to share with Norm by clicking HERE

(No rating)  1-12-2005    Views: 8246   
article Urban Tribes by Ethan Watters
The following review was contributed by NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Reading Ethan Watters' Urban Tribes is like watching an investigative report analyzing the characters and groups depicted in sitcoms such as Friends or Seinfeld. When I watch these shows I often ask myself, do similar groups or relationships actually exist in the real world? Apparently, they are alive and kicking, and Watters cleverly has named these groups “Urban Tribes,” of which he personally was a...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4119   
article Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten by Bernadette Gabay Dyer
NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Author Bernadette Gabay Dyer offers us a novel about a young man conceived out of a rape between a Black woman and a white man in Jamaica, West Indies. John Moneague, who is at the center of Dyer’s novel, Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten, recounts his life story from the moment he is born in the back streets of Kingston, Jamaica at the turn of the last century and the subsequent stages of his life. As he states in his introduction, history will recount...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5995   
article The Lemon Tree
Author: Ilil ArbelPublisher: iUniverseISBN: 0595339824  The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews: To read Norm`s interview with the author, Ilil Arbel, Click Here       

(No rating)  5-10-2005    Views: 18390   
article The Resiliency Advantage
Author: Al Siebert, PhDISBN:  9781576753293  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews After reading Dr. Al Siebert’s enlightening book, The Resiliency Advantage, I was reminded of the old adage that was often drummed into me by my parents, that our life is not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitudes we bring to life. Thinking positively...

(No rating)  10-28-2005    Views: 4212   
article A Twig Grows In Springdale by Al Michaud
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Why is it that when we reach our 50s and beyond there is a certain longing for the past? Perhaps, this nostalgic craving is due to our desire to slow down time. Eviatar Zerubavel, a cognitive sociologist at Rutgers University, in his book Social Mindscape, made the following observation: “we all live in remembrance environments and mnemonic communities. These mental landscapes, constructed from shared...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3750   
article Death Comes Too Soon: A Bridget O’Hern Mystery
Author: Patricia HarringtonISBN: 1413777082The following review of the ARC copy of the book was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read the interview with the author, Patricia Harrington, CLICK HEREPatricia Harrington’s second novel, Death Comes Too Soon: A Bridget O’Hern Mystery, makes superb use of an exciting and unusual plot twist and ending.The story unfolds when Bridget O’Hern, a non-profit management consultant, is invited to...

(No rating)  12-8-2005    Views: 5336   
article If You Are Interested in Tanzania, Check This Out
Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of the travel site, sketchandtravel.com and bookpleasures.com recently interviewed an expert on Tanzania. To read this interesting interview CLICK HERE

(No rating)  7-10-2007    Views: 5254   
article Solomon vs Lord
 Author: Paul LevinePublisher: Bantam DellISBN: 0440242738The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsBest selling mystery author and winner of several literary awards, Paul Levine, continues to churn out another one of his zany novels with Solomon vs Lord.Levine is living proof that following the “write about what you know” edict can lead to some very interesting fiction, as he was a newspaper reporter and a trial...

(No rating)  11-2-2005    Views: 4689   
article BOOKPLEASURES NEW URL AND LOOK
IMPORTANT NOTICEBookpleasures has a new URL address and a new lookCLICK HERE FOR THE NEW URL ADDRESS OF BOOKPLEASURES.COM

(No rating)  11-10-2008    Views: 10224   
article Marketing Playbook: The Manual for Growing Organizations 102 of the Best Marketing Plays to Get Your Sales Team Across the Goal Line
 Author: John M. FoxISBN:  0975527800The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To Read Norm's Interview With the Author CLICK HERETorrents of titles dealing with the topic of effective marketing techniques has spawned a cottage industry of thousands of books, whose publishers rant that by purchasing their book you will invariably be led to the Promised Land.I don’t doubt that most authors of marketing...

(No rating)  10-8-2005    Views: 7460   
article Tearjerker by Daniel Hayes
The following review was contributed by: Norm Goldman Editor of Bookpleasures Although, I don’t recommend abducting an editor and keeping him captive for several weeks, that is just what novelist Daniel Hayes’ principal character, Evan Ulmer, accomplishes when he imprisons in his basement editor Robert Partnow who had previously rejected his manuscript. Tearjerker revolves around three characters, Ulmer, Partnow and Ulmer’s platonic girlfriend, Promise Buckley. The dialogue among...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5265   
article Funny Business: Moguls, Mobsters, Megastars, and the Mad, Mad World of the Ad Game
Title: Funny Business: Moguls, Mobsters, Megastars, and the Mad, Mad World of the Ad GameAuthor: Allen RosenshineISBN: 13: 978-08253-0539-9           10: 0-8253-0539-XAllen Rosenshine has been named among the one hundred most influential people in advertising in the twentieth century by Advertising Age. In 1985 he became the CEO of BBDO and a year later he was instrumental in creating the world’s largest and most successful marketing communication company, Omnicom Group. Rosenshine in his...

(No rating)  6-4-2007    Views: 8544   
article 47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers
Author: Troy CookPublishers: Capital Crime PressISBN: 0977627667Expanding his literary talents, screenwriter and director Troy Cook has developed his own quirky style as he enters the mystery-comedy arena with his debut novel 47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers. The use of wacky humor with mystery is a difficult balancing act that is feat for even the most seasoned writer, nonetheless, Cook manages to cleverly pull it off. The plot is set in the Florida Panhandle as it zeros in on a...

(No rating)  2-25-2006    Views: 8219   
article The Handsomest Man in Cuba
Author: Lynette ChiangISBN: 0975581600The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With Lynette

(No rating)  8-10-2005    Views: 4419   
article What is there to do in Maine?
If you are interested in traveling to Maine, read what one expert has to say about this beautiful state.Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com and bookpleasures.com recently conducted an interview with Karen Pendoley the marketing manager of the Maine Office of Tourism.CLICK HERE TO READ WHAT SHE HAS TO SHARE WITH US

(No rating)  8-9-2006    Views: 4785   
article Are You Interested In Knowing More About Pushkar, Rajasthan India?
Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com & Bookpleasures.com discusses Pushkar, Rajasthan, India with Uma and Vinod Wanchoo who live in this part of India.To read what Uma and Wanchoo have to share with us CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-25-2006    Views: 4917   
article The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Marketing for Small Business: Low-Cost/High Return Tools and Techniques that Really Work
Author: Tom AntionPublisher: John Wiley & Sons IncISBN: 047171870X The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  Tom Antion is the kind of Internet guru you would like to meet for a cup of coffee, if you are pondering the thought of creating your own web site or perhaps fine tuning a site that it already up and running. Drawing heavily on his vast business experience, there is little doubt that he is extremely...

(No rating)  9-22-2005    Views: 6088   
article Manhook
 Author: Ken RatcliffeISBN: 1-4196-0807-xThe following review was contributed by:   NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews Readers who may have been badly bruised by the bitter and painful experiences of the Internet start-ups in the late 1990s will recognize the landscape in Ken Ratcliffe's debut novel, Manhook.Our principal protagonist, Bob Lutz, ditches his job as a salesman for a computer company,when he is enticed by an offer to become CEO of an...

(No rating)  9-21-2005    Views: 3132   
article Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews
Author: David Pryce-JonesISBN: 1594031517Having authored nine novels and twelve books of non-fiction, David Pryce-Jones has now turned his attention to France’s dealings with Arabs and Jews with his Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews. This book actually started out as an essay Pryce-Jones contributed to the French magazine Commentaire in May 2005 which has now given rise to this revised and extended version.Pryce-Jones has selected much of his material from culling the archives of the...

(No rating)  3-9-2007    Views: 6166   
article Beyond the Second Traffic Light
Author: Tom ConroyISBN: 1598004654The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With Poet Tom Conroy  CLICK HERE       

(No rating)  5-12-2006    Views: 8317   
article The Mouse That Roared
Author: Dwayne Murray, Sr.ISBN: 0976985500 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Dwayne Murray Sr. CLICK HEREDwayne Murray. Sr.’s debut novel The Mouse That Roared recounts the story of Sandra Lyte, a fine-looking young woman from

(No rating)  7-19-2006    Views: 4429   
article The Carny Kid Survival of a Young Thief
Author: Kenneth KahnISBN: 0976111500  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With The Author CLICK HERE

(No rating)  7-14-2005    Views: 24641   
article How About A Visit to Namibia
Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of the travel site, Sketchandtravel.com and bookpleasures.com recently interviewed an expert on Namibia. To read more about this equisite destination CLICK HERE

(No rating)  7-10-2007    Views: 4027   
article Trusting Yourself: How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Live More Happily with Less Effort: by M.J.RYAN
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES “To thine own self be true.” How often have we heard this famous Shakespearean quotation? Did we ever stop and think about it for a moment- probably not. In modern vernacular this advice would be rephrased as- “trust yourself.” This is particularly good advice when many of us our overwhelmed with our everyday activities and responsibilities. On any day or night of the week we turn our televisions on and we...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4128   
article The World’s Best Sex Writing 2005
 Editor: Mitzi Szereto ISBN: 1560257725The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews Sorry to disappoint many of you, The World’s Best Sex Writing 2005, edited by Mitzi Szereto, is not a compilation of an exposé of steamy sex stories. However, the twenty-five contributions that have been gleaned from such well-known publications and Internet sites as the New York magazine, Newsweek.com, Salon.com, The Sunday Telegraph...

(No rating)  12-24-2005    Views: 7016   
article Video Message From Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor Bookpleasures
[More videos from ngoldman][Upload your own video]Norm's Video MessageCLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR MOST RECENT REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS

(No rating)  3-27-2008    Views: 13034   
article Go Away Just For The Health Of It
Author: Mel Borins M.D.ISBN: 0969056516  The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's interview with Dr. Borins CLICK HEREToronto physician, world traveller, photographer and travel writer, Mel Borins, has been actively involved in incorporating into his family practice various complementary systems of healing including the need for v

(No rating)  7-24-2005    Views: 5811   
article FutureHype: The Myths Of Technology Change
Author: Bob SeidenstickerISBN: 1576753700  The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       In an age where there is considerable hype about the wonders of modern technology, Bob Seidensticker prods us to take a step back and put everything into a more realistic perspective or as he most aptly states, we should vaccinate ourselves against hype. Seidensticker’s principal theme in FutureHype: The Myths Of Technology...

(No rating)  5-23-2006    Views: 6298   
article Civilization And Its Enemies:The Next Stage of History by Lee Harris
The following review was submitted by: NORM GOLDMAN, EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES The over-whelming sentiment of Lee Harris’s timely Civilization And Its Enemies The Next Stage of History is pretty much summed up in the Preface when he asserts: “The subject of this book is forgetfulness.” Harris, who could be described as a “philosopher’s philosopher,” convincingly places 9/11 into perspective with carefully crafted arguments reminding the reader that we have learned little from the past. Concepts...

(No rating)  10-28-2004    Views: 4013   
article Beautiful Riviers Maya, Mexico
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.cominterviews 2 experts on Riviera Maya, Mexico.To read about this beautiful area click  HERE

(No rating)  1-21-2005    Views: 6981   
article The Devil’s Halo
 Author: Chris FoxPublisher: Hutchinson (The Random House Group Limited)ISBN: 0091794994The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's Interview with the Author  CLICK HEREThe possibility of a terrorist attack haunts all of us. However, have you ever thought about the prospect of some of America’s European allies deciding one day that they had enough of American dominance and hegemony, particularly in...

(No rating)  11-1-2005    Views: 5535   
article The National Truth
Author: Steve TrotterISBN:  0-595-32637-4 The following review was contrbuted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  Steve Trotter’s debut novel, The National Truth, set in Montréal, Canada, centers around a former rock musician, Dave Taylor, who decides to give up the world of music and return to his former occupation-tabloid journalism.  A Former staff writer and associate editor of supermarket tabloids, Trotter is very much at home in penning...

(No rating)  11-29-2004    Views: 7266   
article Outside Looking In
Author: Pete Mitchell Alias StratmasterISBN: 184667-011-XThe following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews        Outside Looking In ends with the words “Remember, Keep on rocking, it’s the only way to survive, especially-if you’re-OUTSIDE LOOKING IN.”

(No rating)  7-24-2006    Views: 5374   
article Interested in Knowing More About Tahiti?
                               Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com interviews an expert on Tahiti. To read this fascinating interview CLICK HEREPhoto Courtsey of www.Tahititourisme.com

(No rating)  8-10-2007    Views: 4569   
article Yahoo! To The Max An Extreme Searcher Guide
 Author: Randolph HockISBN: 0910965692 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsIn 1994 Yahoo was started by two Stanford University graduate students, David Filo and Jerry Yang. It was at the time when the Internet was just beginning to take off and there were an increasing number of web sites available to Internet buffs.These two enterprising students developed a collection of selected sites arranged in...

(No rating)  7-11-2005    Views: 5943   
article Miriam The Medium by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES.COM"" Even if you don’t believe in “bube meishes,” (Yiddish for grandmother tales), or psychics and mediums, you can’t help enjoying Rochelle Jewel Shapiro’s first delightful novel Miriam the Medium. Shapiro narrates a story of a phone psychic, Miriam Kaminsky, who inherited the gift of being able to communicate with the dead and to foretell the future from her Russian born “bubie” (Yiddish for...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3785   
article Insight Guides California
Project Editor: Martha Ellen Zenfell: Editorial Director: Brian BellISBN: 981234943XThe following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews Collaborating with the brilliance of one of the best well-known travel information providers, Discovery Channel, and calling upon the expertise of travel writers and local residents, Insight Guides California, has delivered to its readers an indispensable companion for anyone intending to...

(No rating)  10-27-2005    Views: 5564   
article Visual Verse: Art In Nature With Symbiotic Verse
Author: John ParkinsonISBN: 978-1-933538-37-2 Award winning photographer, John Parkinson has turned his attention in his recent book, Visual Verse: Art In Nature With Symbiotic Verse to putting together a glorious collection of photo images that have been paired with quotations from some of the greatest poets.Relying on photo images and words  for its integrity and success, Parkinson has effectivelyconveyed to his readers the magnificence of American landscapes. Moreover, he has succeeded in...

(No rating)  11-5-2006    Views: 5436   
article Passion Saving: The Path to Plentiful Free Time and Soul-Satisfying Work
Author: Rob BennettASIN: B000K90200 Rob Bennett, author of Passion Saving: The Path to Plentiful Free Time and Soul-Satisfying Work takes issue with the conventional approach to saving or as he terms it, “sacrifice saving.” He adopts an approach to looking at money management in a way that will motivate you to save and receive short term benefits rather than to wait until you retire to reap the benefits of saving.According to Bennett, the most common and widely accepted approach to saving...

(No rating)  12-29-2006    Views: 10002   
article Unbridled Injustice
 Author: Ellie Boatman ISBN: 1598000586The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with the author, CLICK HEREIt was Charles Dickens who stated in his famous novel Oliver Twist, “the law is an ass,” and perhaps in some instances we would have to agree with him. However, what is even more alarming is when judges are bigger asses when they exhibit judicial bias or they abuse their wide...

(No rating)  1-6-2006    Views: 4754   
article Bend in the River
Author: Cecil L. MillinerISBN: 1932657339 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. Here are more of  Norm Goldman's Reviews  To read Norm's Interview With Cecil L. Milliner CLICK HERE     Cecil L. Milliner’s previous book, Willie May Medcalf, recounted the story of a brave and determined young woman who overcomes a life of poverty and a husband who thought nothing of beating her and thei

(No rating)  9-18-2006    Views: 6119   
article Ever Thought Of Living Aboard A Sailboat? Travel Author Janet Groene Interviewed
Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com interviews travel writer and author Janet Groene who spent 10 years on a sailboat with her husband Gordon.To read what Janet has to say about Sailboat Travel CLICK HERE

(No rating)  12-22-2005    Views: 9188   
article The Only Pure Thing
 Author: Patrick HydeISBN: 931761-61-1 The following review of the Advanced Review Copy was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       With The Only Pure Thing, veteran D.C. criminal lawyer Patrick Hyde marks his debut into the world of legal thrillers as he weaves a tale of suspense ending with a captivating twist.Stuart Clay, who is a member of the prestigious law firm of Mitchell & Strong, has been assigned as public defender to...

(No rating)  8-8-2006    Views: 4820   
article I Can Hardly Wait
Author: Judith K. OlsenISBN: 1598009990 According to recent studies and surveys conducted in the USA, children who are overweight have reached epidemic levels. It appears that the number of overweight children between the ages of 6 and 17 has doubled in the last two to three decades and one in five is now overweight. With this in mind, how do you engage and tactfully inform young readers about the health and social ramifications of being overweight? Moreover, how do you present information...

(No rating)  12-1-2006    Views: 5723   
article Weekend Adventures in San Francisco & Northern California
Author: Carole Terwilliger MyersPublisher: Carousel PressISBN: 0917120191The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews    To read Norm's Interview With Carole T. Myers Click Here   Carole Terwilliger Myers, author of the 8th Edition of Weekend Adventures in San Francisco & Northern California, 

(No rating)  6-1-2005    Views: 8296   
article Designed To Kill by Chester D. Campbell
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Have you ever wondered how safe it is when stepping out on the balcony of a high- rise condo building? Did the contractor strictly follow the architect/ engineer’s plans or did he try to cut corners in order to save a couple of dollars? You say that could not happen, as there are inspectors who make sure that the plans are followed to a tee. What if the inspectors are not doing their job properly? All of...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4414   
article You Can`t Cheat An Honest Man: How Ponzi Schemes and Pyramid Frauds Work..and Why They`re More Common Than Ever
Author: James WalshISBN: 1563431696: Publisher: Silver Lake PublishingThe following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews                                In 1903 Charles Ponzi arrived in the USA with the aim of becoming as wealthy as Rockefeller. His modus operandi was based on the principle of robbing Peter to Pay Paul.James Walsh, in his informative book, You Can`t Cheat An Honest Man: How Ponzi Schemes and Pyramid...

(No rating)  4-20-2005    Views: 6745   
article Funny Letters From Famous People
Title: Funny Letters From Famous PeopleAuthor (Editor): Charles OsgoodISBN: 0767911768Genre- General Non-Fiction This review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures-CLICK TO VIEW>> Norm Goldman's ReviewsThere is always something audacious about reading other people’s letters. You have the feeling that you are secretly looking into the soul and mind of the letter writer without his or her knowledge. Unfortunately, in today’s age of emails, television, and every other...

(No rating)  10-18-2004    Views: 7011   
article Travels With My Lovers by Erica Miner
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN, EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES There is something magical about vacation romances that seem to encourage you to let go and revitalize your energy and senses. Moreover, perhaps the conditions are ideal to create peak emotional moments as love. First time author Erica Miner’s novella, Travels With My Lovers, has effectively captured these moments with her titillating adventures of an American woman, who frees herself from the shackles of...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3194   
article The Deep Blue Alibi: A Solomon vs Lord Novel
 Author: Paul LevineISBN: 0440242746The following review of the advanced review copy was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsSteve Solomon is the kind of a lawyer you would like to have on your side whenyou believe you are in serious trouble with the law. Solomon believes that ifthe facts don’t fit the law, bend the facts. On the other hand, his law partner,Victoria Lord, brings a certain amount of ethical respectability to...

(No rating)  1-10-2006    Views: 7812   
article Mexico's Exotic Last Frontier-Chiapas
Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com & Sketchandtravel.com recently interviewed an expert on Chiapas Mexico. This relatively unknown corner of Mexico is a fantastic place to visit! Read more about Chiapas by CLICKING HERE

(No rating)  7-28-2007    Views: 3746   
article A Caribbean Tale
Author: Rudy GurleyISBN: 1427605351If there is one element that sets apart interesting personal narratives from those that are downright boring, it is the narrator’s ability to take on the role analogous to that of an actor in a drama who vividly and effectively shares his or her experiences with the reader. These experiences can be built around one single remarkable event or it may be of a general tale comprising several events in one’s life. What is vital is that the author must clearly...

(No rating)  9-23-2006    Views: 9143   
article Mondai Nai
Author: King HurleyISBN:  13: 987-0-9774188-5-5It is not very often where we are fortunate to have the opportunity to read a North American author pen a fascinating novel set in the modern-day land of the rising sun. No doubt, this is no easy feat, particularly when the author endeavors to vividly capture the intricacies of the culture and traditions of the Japanese.King Hurley’s second novel, Mondai Nai is very much up to the task, as we follow the adventures of an American exchange student,...

(No rating)  1-27-2007    Views: 4568   
article The Parent Care Conversation: Six Strategies for Transforming the Emotional and Financial Future of Your Aging Parents
Author: Daniel TaylorISBN: 0143037641 We hear so much about caring for aging parents these days that at times it feels that children are in a no win situation. Care-giving involves making difficult decisions which should be handled with as much thought and discussion as possible. Thanks to Daniel Taylor, a 20 year veteran of the financial services industry, an attorney, and president of his own North Carolina-based advisory firm, for showing us an intelligent way in dealing with the...

(No rating)  11-23-2006    Views: 6564   
article Inerested in an Art Vacation in Connecticut?
Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com interviews Sandy Betner, newly appointed Director of the Connecticut Art Trail. Read what Sandy has to share with Norm pertaining to the trail by clicking here. 

(No rating)  8-29-2006    Views: 5105   
article How Would You Like To Own Your Own Island?
Norm Goldman, Editor & Publisher of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com recently interviewed Chris Krolow, CEO and founder of Private Islands Inc.Chris is an expert on the purchasing and owing of private islands.To read Norm's Interview CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-6-2007    Views: 6812   
article Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers
Author: Shel HorowitzISBN: 13:978-0-96146666-3: 10:9614666-3-4Whenever I interview self-published authors I generally pose the question how do they intend to market their books? I am quite dumbfounded that the majority of these authors are so naive and many confess to me that they don’t even know where to start.Fortunately with the many books devoted to book marketing as well as the countless Internet sites, there is help at hand, however it is essential that authors devote adequate time to...

(No rating)  4-21-2007    Views: 10081   
article Starting Your Career As A Freelance Writer by Moira Anderson Allen
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES I remember very vividly when I sold my first article to a major Canadian newspaper. It was in the mid 1960s, when I had just graduated from law school and I decided that the only way to fame, and perhaps jump- start my non-existent law practice, was to write articles on Quebec Civil Law. Fortunately for me, I was in the right place at the right time, and the newspaper was looking for someone to contribute articles...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 6489   
article Theater Voices: Conversations On The Stage
Author: Steve CapraPublisher: Scarecrow Press, IncISBN: 0810850478The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews   

(No rating)  4-18-2005    Views: 7248   
article Are You Interested In Hiking The Swiss Alps?
If you are interested in hiking the Swiss Alps, you may wish to read the following interview that Norm, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com has conducted with an expert, Virginia Van der Veer  CLICK HERE to read the interview.

(No rating)  6-15-2006    Views: 4821   
article Hero Island
Poet (Author) Stephen B. WileyISBN: 0976625105Publisher: OasisThe following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpl

(No rating)  5-16-2005    Views: 6407   
article Sweet & Crazy by Patty Dann
The following review was contributed by the editor of Bookpleasures NORM GOLDMAN Reading Patty Dann’s latest novel Sweet & Crazy is like being invited into the author’s home and sitting at her kitchen table where she shapes and narrates a beautiful sensitive story focusing on a recent widow, Hanna, her four year old precocious son, Pete, their next door neighbor, Thomas, and Pete’s Asian friend Mazur and his father Omar. The story is set in a little town, Ash Creek, Ohio, and begins...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5403   
article Black Monday A Stan Turner Mystery
Author: William MancheeISBN: 1932475087Publication Release: August 2005The following review of the Advanced Reading Copy was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews Author and attorney William Manchee has given readers another in his Stan Turner mystery series, wherein Stan and his faithful law partner, Paula Waters, team up to represent clients involved in a series of crimes, two of which are inter-related.All of the cases kick off on...

(No rating)  6-27-2005    Views: 8851   
article Why The Jews Rejected Jesus
Author: David KlinghofferISBN: 0385510217    The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsGiven the sharp differences of opinions pertaining to the interpretations of the Old and New Testaments, there are bound to be strong reactions from some readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths to David Klinghoffer’s Why The Jews Rejected Jesus.After all, as Klinghoffer states, the disputation has been going on for centuries,...

(No rating)  7-5-2005    Views: 7513   
article Rosslyn A. Ruffin Author of Transitions: Boy Krazy is Interviewed
Author: Rosslyn A. RuffinISBN: 1424109450 The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Review of Transitions: Boy Krazy CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Rosslyn A. Ruffin author of Transitions: Boy Krazy.Good day Rosslyn and thanks for participating in our interview.

(No rating)  8-4-2006    Views: 5262   
article Live Your Dreams: Let Reality Catch Up
 Author: Roger Ellerton ISBN: 1412047099The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview with the Author Roger Ellerton, CLICK HERETomes pertaining to the quest for success and how to improve your lives are to publishing what sitcoms are to television. There certainly is no lack of them, wherein it seems that every week some author touts that he or she has the magic formula. The trick is to separate...

(No rating)  12-16-2005    Views: 7160   
article The Last Schoonerman: The Remarkable Life of Captain Lou Kennedy
Author: Joe RussellISBN: 0-9789350-0-4That it was possible during the middle of the twentieth century to profitably haul cargo between the Caribbean, Canada and the northeast USA with sailing ships similar to those used in the 1850s will probably come as quite a surprise to many of us today.This was how the legendary Lou Kenedy, who owned and skippered ten vessels, earned his living from the age of twenty-one during the height of the Depression until he retired and sold his last schooner in...

(No rating)  4-3-2007    Views: 6682   
article Celebrity Anecdotes- Volume 1
Author: J. Julian PaynePublisher: Anecdotage PressISBN: 0973622105  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews It would probably be very difficult to write a dull book about the witty quotes, anecdotes, and tidbits pertaining to some of the most well-known celebrities, whom many of us read or hear about in the print or the television media.Celebrity Anecdotes- Volume 1 does not disappoint, providing us with many

(No rating)  11-3-2005    Views: 5978   
article Spirituality Simplified
Author: Jeff MaziarekISBN: 0974484105The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Jeff Maziarek CLICK HEREJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified asserts in his introduction that the principal impetus for his writing his book was to create a spiritual growth book that would be accessible to mainstream readers. Moreover, it would include “the best of the best” content gleaned...

(No rating)  5-3-2006    Views: 6545   
article Revealing The Covenant: A Medical Thriller by Rusty Van Reeves
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN, EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES With his second novel, Revealing The Covenant: A Medical Thriller, Rusty Van Reeves, has crafted an artful narrative concerning the use of embryonic stem cells to cure spinal cord paralysis. The focus of the story pertains to a group of doctors with one of the largest HMOs in the USA, who are determined to prevent a privately funded research team headed by, Dr. Hans Kilmer, a legend in the field of spinal...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5981   
article White Rainbows And Other Romantic Tales
Author: Konstantin Paustovsky, Translated by Mark ScottPublishers: Edwin Mellen PressISBN: 0773460446 (To be released in late fall 2005)The following review of an ARC copy of the book was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With Mark Scott CLICK HERE  Surely no one would dispute that Pushkin and Chekov are two of the most popular Russian authors. However, how many of us in the West have ever heard of...

(No rating)  7-24-2005    Views: 6397   
article Tax Dodge: A Financial Caper that Changes the Lives of All Involved by Richard Crissman
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES.COM To read Norm's interview with Cyrus Bull, click HERE Shinning a light into the dark corners of the some of the frailties of human nature, Richard Crissman, author of Tax Dodge: A Financial Caper that Changes the Lives of All Involved pens a book wherein his principal protagonist, soap opera mogul Jethro Woods, is obsessed with his burdensome taxes. It is his belief that the taxman should not be permitted...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6180   
article A Search of African-American Life, Achievement and Culture
Author: John C. CothranISBN: 0963400207 (Hardback) 0963400215 (Paperback)The following review of the ARC copy of the book was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN: Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsJohn C. Cothran, author of A Search of African-American Life, Achievement and Culture, candidly states in the Introduction to his book, that as an African American growing up in the USA, he was unaware of significant accomplishments of African Americans.The author indicated...

(No rating)  7-3-2005    Views: 6683   
article What Did the Royal Stuarts Ever Do for the U.S.A? A Disrespectful History
Authors: Richard Crissman: C.T.M. von Jaeger-DougallPublisher: iUniverse, IncISBN: 0595329500 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsIt never dawned on me, when I was studying the history of England many moons ago, events may have turned out differently in the USA had the House of Stuart or Stewart claimed the North American colonies. Perhaps, the American Revolution may never have happened, as is the...

(No rating)  6-22-2005    Views: 3811   
article The Seventh Survivor
Author: Lori Lacefield ISBN: 0977627683  The following review of the ARC copy was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with Lori Lacefield CLICK HEREWhat do you do when you are nominated to a very prestigious charitable foundation and you soon discover that the directors are quite creative and innovative when raising funds, although their methods are not exactly within the boundaries of the law and...

(No rating)  5-7-2006    Views: 5443   
article hackoff.com
Author: Tom EvslinISBN: 0977464601The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with Tom Evslin CLICK HEREPositioning his novel somewhere between the world of a dot.com thriller and something analogous to a Detective Colombo television episode, Tom Evslin’s hackoff.com falls effortlessly into the recent wave of fiction narratives that depict the euphoria of the boom and bust of the stock...

(No rating)  7-27-2006    Views: 6065   
article Straightjacket
Author: Richard E. Sall, MDISBN: 1419630547  The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Dr. Richard E. Sall  CLICK HERERichard E. Sall’s Straightjacket follows thirty days in the life of Dr. Joe Grady, a resident surgeon at Detroit General Hospital, who is obliged to complete ten major surgical cases w

(No rating)  5-31-2006    Views: 4237   
article Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom In The 21st Century by Alexander Sanger
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES If there is one thing that will surely stir up emotions is a heated debate between pro-life and pro-choice advocates. The debate invariably brings in political, legal, religious, moral, medical and sociological factors that often times only confuse those who are the spectators. Alexander Sanger is the recently retired president of Planned Parenthood of New York City and grandson of the renowned planning...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 7716   
article Richard E. Sall Author of Straightjacket Is Interviewed
Author: Richard E. Sall, MDISBN: 1419630547  The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Review of Straightjacket CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Dr. Richard E. Sall, author of Straightjacket. 

(No rating)  5-31-2006    Views: 6924   
article The Complete Writer’s Journal
Complied and Edited by: Pat McGrath Avery, Joyce Faulkner, Carolyn Howard-JohnsonISBN: (13) 978-0-9743758-9-2

(No rating)  6-13-2006    Views: 10201   
article River Rising
Author: Athol DicksonISBN: 076420162X The following review of the ARC copy of the book was contributed by:NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews The year is 1927 during the great Mississippi flood when Athol Dickson's latest novel, River Rising, unfolds.  Rev. Hale Poser arrives early one morning, poling a boat you stand in called a pirogue into the stilt village of Pilotville, Louisiana.  A recent discovery of a manila envelope in the attic of an old...

(No rating)  12-11-2005    Views: 6914   
article How New York Became American, 1890-1924
Author: Angela M. BlakePublisher: The Johns Hopkins University PressISBN: 0-8018-8293-1How New York Became American, 1890-1924 was originally Angela M. Blake’s doctoral dissertation, which is very much in evidence when you consider that there are sixty-five pages devoted to reference notes and sources. Blake refers to herself as an interdisciplinary and cultural historian and as she mentions in her Essay on Primary Sources that appears at the back of her book, cultural historians ask...

(No rating)  2-16-2007    Views: 4520   
article Insight Guide Arizona & The Grand Canyon (1ST Edition) by John Gatusso, Editor
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES When you combine the première publishers of visual travel guides, Insight Guides, together with the creativity and talents of Discovery Channel, the results can be extraordinary. This is particularly in evidence when you read the 1st edition of Insight Guides Arizona & The Grand Canyon. This guide scores very high points for its comprehensiveness providing an invaluable aid for the armchair as well as the...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6557   
article The Last Juror by John Grisham
The following review was submitted by: NORM GOLDMAN, EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES You have to admit that the mere mention of the name John Grisham seems to invoke a love or hate reaction among bibliophiles. You either vigorously defend his writing style or you dismiss it as “schlock” writing. Candidly, I have to admit that I am always seduced when Grisham publishes a new book, and very rarely I have been disappointed. His latest foray, The Last Juror, although perhaps not as exciting...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3753   
article We Are the New Auroras
Author: Adam Daniel MezeiISBN: 0595380697The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Adam Daniel Mezei CLICK HEREAs a loyal Canadian, I am delighted to see that within the last several yearsthere have been quite a few Canadian authors who are making their mark in theinternational literary scene. Just looking over the undergraduate calendar of myold alma mater, I noticed that there...

(No rating)  4-13-2006    Views: 4630   
article Cashing In With Content
Author: David Meerman Scott ISBN: 0910965714Publisher: CyberAge Books The following review was contributed by NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With David Meerman Scott

(No rating)  8-21-2005    Views: 4593   
article The Mourning Sexton
Author: Michael BaronPublisher: DoubledayISBN: 0385513267 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  

(No rating)  4-23-2005    Views: 3771   
article Author and Expert on Cross-Country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking in Ontario, Tracey Arial is Interviewed
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com interviews Author Tracey Arial, who is an expert on cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing in Ontario, Canada.To read the interview, CLICK HERE

(No rating)  10-22-2005    Views: 6179   
article The Cinquefoil Connection
AUTHOR: Recy DunnPUBLISHER: Authorhouse ( 1ST Books)ISBN: 1414074808 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  

(No rating)  12-7-2004    Views: 15966   
article Yak Butter Blues
Title: Yak Butter BluesAuthor: Brandon Wilson:ISBN:  0977053660The following review was contributed by:NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews   After reading author Brandon Wilson’s email requesting a review of his book Yak Butter Blues, wherein he recounts how he and his wife, Cheryl, travelled 40 days from early October to the end of November in 1992 over 1000 kilometers travelling along the ancient pilgrimage route across Tibet, my first reaction...

(No rating)  11-25-2004    Views: 15643   
article Trial & Error: A Solomon vs. Lord Novel
Author: Paul LevineISBN: 9780440242765Paul Levine’s latest in his Solomon vs Lord series, Trial & Error, pretty much follows the same formula as his three other novels in the series where the lives of three individuals are intricately intertwined-Steve Solomon, the unconventional and quirky trial attorney, his live-in girlfriend, the straight-laced Victoria Lord, who practices law by the book, and Steve’s nephew Bobby, who has physical and emotional problems, who lives with Steve and...

(No rating)  6-3-2007    Views: 6118   
article Medicine and Magic
Author: Tom ConroyISBN: 1598001094The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews      To read Norm's Interview with Tom Conroy CLICK HEREThomas Conroy's impressive debut collection of poetry Medicine and Magic demonstrates a fine sense of poetic craft exhibiting diversity in tone with tightly focused themes.

(No rating)  4-21-2006    Views: 6001   
article Chasing the Wind
Author: Helena P. SchraderISBN: 978059444717 Although many of the characters portrayed in Helena Schrader’s Chasing the Wind are fictional, the facts of her story are based on actual events that occurred during the Battle of Britain in 1940 between Britain’s Royal Air Force and German’s Luftwaffe. As a result, Schrader has made an important contribution to our understanding of the mind-sets and skills of the British and German pilots during these harrowing battles.As Schrader mentions in her...

(No rating)  6-23-2007    Views: 8595   
article 12th & McGraw by Forrest Haskell
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES.COM Today, with the advent of self-published books there has been a proliferation of the personal narrative. It seems that everyone wants to join the bandwagon and recount his or her life story. The early chapters of 12th & McGraw, authored by Forrest Haskell Jr., gets off to a great start and succeeds in immediately hooking the reader. Forrest Haskell Jr. grew up in a tough Detroit neighborhood in the 40s...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3093   
article The Newspaper Boy
 Author: Leon Newton ISBN: 0741423936The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With the Author CLICK HEREThe Newspaper Boy by Leon Newton takes a hard look at bigotry and its consequences through the eyes of a young Irish lad growing up in New York’s Lower East Side during the early part of the last century. The story unfolds as we we learn about the poverty of the O'Connor family, the wayward...

(No rating)  12-13-2005    Views: 4235   
article Phillip Reed Author of Idiots 'R Us Interviewed
Author: Phillip ReedISBN: 141964114XThe following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  9-8-2006    Views: 7721   
article Crosses: A Christian Executive Story As Told By Angels
Author: Clayton Dunham, Ph.DISBN: 1598002007 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. Here are More of  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's  Interview With Clayton Dunham, PH.D CLICK HERECrosses: A Christian Executive Story As Told By Angels, the debut novel of Clayton Dunham, follows the nightmarish ordeals of a Chief Information Officer (CIO), Peter Stone, as recounted by his guardian angel, Ardama. As the novel unfolds, we learn that Stone...

(No rating)  9-13-2006    Views: 6350   
article Blue Springs
Author: Peter RennebohmISBN: 0878392270The following review of the ARC copy of Blue Springs was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview with Peter Rennebohm CLICK HERE

(No rating)  8-4-2005    Views: 9534   
article Hotel Stories: Legendary Hideaways Of The World
 Author: Francisca Matteoli Publisher: Assouline ISBN: 2843233429The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  

(No rating)  4-26-2005    Views: 6428   
article The Ransom of the Jews: The Story of the Extraordinary Secret Bargain Between Romania and Israel
Author: Radu IoanidPublisher: Ivan R. DeeISBN: 1566635624 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       Between 1948 until 1989, the State of Israel had clandestinely engaged in one of the longest and most expensive ransom pacts in history, wherein Romania permitted most its 370,000 Jews, who had survived the Holocaust, to immigrate to Israel in exchange for hard currency and various other considerations.Born...

(No rating)  5-29-2005    Views: 6458   
article No Time To Mourn: The True Story of a Jewish Partisan Fighter
 Author: Leon Kahn as told to Marjorie MorrisISBN: 1553800117There have been thousands of books written about the Holocaust but few describe the plight of the Jewish partisans who escaped to the forests bravely defending themselves against their Nazi hunters. Unfortunately, the majority of these Jewish partisans never survived to recount the horrid experiences they endured at the hands of the Germans and their collaborators.It is estimated that there were approximately twenty-five thousand...

(No rating)  2-7-2007    Views: 8274   
article Free by Paul Vincent
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES To read an interview with the author,Paul Vincent, click HERE British author Paul Vincent’s latest novel, Free, centers around a story of a young man, Sal, who falls madly in love with a dark haired woman with blond eyebrows, Gabrielle, at a pavement café in Northern Spain. After a brief courtship, the two decide on marriage, which shortly takes place, after both move from their homes in England to the...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5873   
article Scams & Swindles: How to Recognize and Avoid Internet Era Rip-Offs
Author:  The Silver Lake EditorsPublishers: Silver Lake PublishingISBN: 1563437864 The following review was submitted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       There is a well-known wise saying, Caveat Emptor, which is the Latin for Buyer Beware.

(No rating)  5-19-2006    Views: 5181   
article Big and Little Jake A Novel
Author: Norman EdelsteinISBN: 1598004425The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       It is often said that many of us have in us a book that needs to be written. Perhaps, it is the one that keeps up awake a night that is rooted in our own personal experiences or those of others. Eighty-one year old Norman Edelstein is one of the many who realized his dreams and put pen to paper. The result is Big and Little Jake a...

(No rating)  8-13-2006    Views: 4290   
article Host & Writer of the Travel Channel's Series Passport To Europe Samantha Brown is Interviewed
Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com and bookpleasures.com interviews the host and writer of the Travel Channel's series Passport to Europe With Samantha Brown.Read what Samantha has to share with Norm- CLICK HERE

(No rating)  7-14-2006    Views: 8573   
article What The Shadow Told Me
Author: Kurtis DavidsonISBN: 1597660027Publisher: Eastern Washington University Press  The following review was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews 

(No rating)  6-13-2005    Views: 9550   
article Ada Blackjack: A True Story Of Survival In The Arctic by Jennifer Niven
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN, EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Not many of us have ever heard of an island that is generally barren, frozen and rocky through most of the year located in the Arctic Ocean between the East Siberian Sea and the Chukotsk Sea-Wrangel Island. In 1921, a Canadian explorer, Vihjalmur Stefansson, sent four young men, only one an actual British subject, and one Eskimo woman, Ada Blackjack, to Wrangel Island. The objective was to claim the island for...

(No rating)  10-28-2004    Views: 6503   
article Insight Guides San Francisco
Editors: John Wilcock: Martha Ellen Zenfel: Brian Bell:ISBN: 088729149XThe following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews There are many books written in the travel literature genre pertaining to San Francisco, but few cover as much territory as Insight Guide San Francisco.Just by glancing through the table of contents, you notice that what is important to the editors was not where to eat or stay, although this is briefly...

(No rating)  11-5-2005    Views: 5824   
article Phase One After Zero
Author: Vladimir ChernozemskyISBN: 1932656030 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews One of the challenges fiction authors face is trying to capture absurd news headlines and weave them into an exciting story without boring the reader.

(No rating)  8-29-2005    Views: 2989   
article Rand McNally The Road Atlas ‘05
Title: Rand McNally The Road Atlas ‘05Publisher: Rand McNally & CompanyISBN: 0528845403 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures-CLICK TO VIEW>>  Norm Goldman's ReviewsAs my wife and I are a unique team, artist and travel writer respectively, we a

(No rating)  10-20-2004    Views: 4491   
article Illicit
Author: Moisés NaimISBN: 0385513925 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews The 1990s witnessed a new breed of creative and ruthless criminal entrepreneurs that embraced open markets and freer politics on a grand scale. Sealants that once safeguarded borders now have melted away due to changes in politics, technology and economics. As a result, traffickers in illicit goods and services have benefited more than...

(No rating)  12-27-2005    Views: 3471   
article The Fool’s Path: A Tale From The Lothemian Legacy
Author: Nancy J. Attwell ISBN: 193314212XThe following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With Nancy Attwell CLICK HEREThe Fool’s Path: A Tale From The Lothemian Legacy is an ambitious debut novel in the first of a trilogy from Canadian born Nancy J. Attwell, who shows a wonderful amount of promise as an up-and-coming novelist of historical fiction.When I interviewed Attwell she stated that some of...

(No rating)  11-18-2005    Views: 7726   
article Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms by Michael Ray Taylor
The following review was contributed by Norm Goldman, Editor of BookpleasuresMany of us have probably been very fascinated with caves since we were small children. However, we probably never had the actual experience of exploring caves nor will we ever undertake such a voyage to many of our planet’s uncharted regions. Perhaps, the wisest and safest way to satisfy our curiosity pertaining to the study of caves, or as it is called, Speleology, is to seek out a good reference text. National...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 5424   
article The Kashmir Affair
 Author:Sai SankalapISBN: 0595361161The following review was contributed  by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's interview with the author Click HereSai Sankalap’s debut novel, The Kashmir Affair, weaves the story of a young Indian actor, Joshua Borendhi, who immigrates to the USA in order to further his acting career. From the onset, Joshua is portrayed as somewhat of a mysterious character, who conceals his past, as he barely...

(No rating)  9-19-2005    Views: 4502   
article Some Day Never Comes
Author: Kerry LePageISBN: 978-1-4343-2855-0When Kerry LePage looked back on his life that has spanned fifty plus years, he sincerely felt he had something to pass unto anyone who would listen to him. What's more, he believed that now was the right time to do it or as my own father used to tell me, do it now, tomorrow never comes.  As LePage points out in his introduction, what motivated him to write Some Day Never Comes was that the only memories he has of most of his relatives are their...

(No rating)  4-20-2007    Views: 7123   
article The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Critical Reading
Authors: Amy Wall and Regina WallISBN: 1592573401  The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       How often have we heard the statement that someone is a prolific reader or that he or she is well-read?At first this may impress us, however, when you think about it, you have to ask how much these individuals retain and what are they getting out of their reading? As Amy Wall and Regina Wall point out in The Complete...

(No rating)  6-7-2006    Views: 8227   
article The Fine Artist’s Guide To Marketing And Self Promotion by Julius Vitali
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES As I am married to an artist, I can well appreciate the immense difficulties artists face when they are endeavoring to sell their art- work. It is with this in mind that I decided to read and review Julius Vitali’s updated edition of The Fine Artist’s Guide To Marketing And Self Promotion. Vitali’s question in his introduction- how do fine artists create a reputation and career that will ultimately allow...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5957   
article The One Minute Assassin
You Can Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Troy CookISBN: 9780977627646Troy Cook former feature film writer and director and winner of several awards for his first novel 47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers which was selected by Library Journal as one of the best debuts of the year delivers another great read with his The One Minute Assassin.Cook’s novel is a whirlwind story of political intrigue mixed in with two clumsy assassins, an ex-football player, Dennis Nalen also known as...

(No rating)  7-11-2007    Views: 3997   
article Author and Expert on Amsterdam Andy Herbach Interviewed
Norm Goldman Editor of the travel site, sketchandtravel.com interviews author and expert on Amsterdam, Andy Herbach. To read Norm's Interview CLICK HERE

(No rating)  12-11-2005    Views: 5237   
article Voices of America: St. Petersburg An Oral History
Compiled by Scott Taylor HartzellPublishers: Arcadia Publishing and imprint of Tempus Publishing IncISBN: 0-7385-1425-X The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews      Prior to 1888, St Petersburg, Florida was a tiny fishing village where deer, bear, raccoons, panthers, wildcats, gators and rattlesnakes roamed the area. Not exactly what we would imagine if we traveled to the sunshine city today.In 1880 a Rus

(No rating)  6-6-2006    Views: 6560   
article Whose Panties Are These? More Misadventures From Funny Women On The Road
Edited by: Jennifer L. LeoPublisher: Travelers’ TalesISBN: 1932361111 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIE

(No rating)  12-11-2004    Views: 22505   
article The Room
You Can Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Ray MelnikISBN: 1589615425Harry Ladd, the protagonist of Ray Melnik’s first novel, The Room, has had a rough go of it. During his childhood he and his brother Malcolm had been on the receiving end of their father’s abuse. To escape these angry outbursts, the two youngsters would find refuge in their mother’s bedroom closest.Deeply affected by the cruel behavior of his father as well as his mother’s reluctance to intervene, Malcolm left home...

(No rating)  7-5-2007    Views: 5073   
article Sarah, Come Home
Author: Cecil L. MillinerISBN: 1932657398The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. Here are more of  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Cecil L. Milliner CLICK HEREWith Sarah, Come Home, Cecil L. Milliner picks up the reins where he last left off in the first novel Willie May Medcalf

(No rating)  9-18-2006    Views: 6462   
article DEAD RED (Advanced Review Copy) by Nelson Andreu
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Former Miami homicide detective Nelson Andreu’s debut novel, Dead Red, delivers many of the elements readers come to expect of the traditional page-turner mystery-ruthless killers, an aura of corruption, a love story, diamond and drug traffickers, a murder made to look like a suicide, and foreign intrigue. What is unique about this mystery novel is that Andreu strikes the right balance between the narration...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 8290   
article Retribution City of God Series by Randall Ingermanson
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN Editor of Bookpleasures.com Retribution City of God Series is Randall Ingermanson’s third historical fiction in his time travel series. As a result of a bungled physics experiment, Israeli scientist Ari Kazan and his wife Rivka, find themselves back in time during the era of the Jerusalem Church, 57 A.D. Jerusalem is seething with a great deal of tension, wherein on the one hand you have the harsh treatment of the Jews at the...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5554   
article The Cattle
Author: Greg M. SarwaISBN: 0976620200The following review was contributed by:   NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Greg CLICK HEREIf you have any preconceptions about the recently enacted Real ID Act in theUSA, I heartily suggest you read Greg M. Sarwa’s debut novel, The Cattle.Although the narrative is a work of fiction, it certainly reflects some of thereality transpiring in the USA as a result of 9/11.The USA...

(No rating)  4-6-2006    Views: 4592   
article Five Stars: How To Become A Film Critic, The World’s Greatest Job
Author: Christopher Null:Publisher: Sutro PressISBN: 0972098119You Can Purchase This Book From Amazon  The following review of the ARC copy of the book was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:

(No rating)  6-12-2005    Views: 28111   
article The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Up to now the preponderant view held by many historians is that Dutch contribution to American history and particularly to that of New York has been one of irrelevancy. As we no doubt realize, the winners write history, and unfortunately, whatever the losers may have contributed, it seems to be lost or forgotten in the shuffle. Fortunately, during the past thirty years and thanks to the translation of many...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5471   
article Den Helder
Author: Frank RidgleyISBN: 1598006436 Marine Biologist and former U.S. Merchant Marine Officer, Frank Ridgley, turns his hand to writing fiction with his debut novel, Den Helder. This is a novel focusing on the universal topic in our lives, what would I do without the person I love in my life or the meaning of life without the person I love?Our story unfolds when our principle character, Antonio (Tony) Kirkland, who recently was accredited as a merchant marine, accepts his first assignment...

(No rating)  1-19-2007    Views: 3867   
article Foot Ways
PURCHASE FROM AMAZON Author: Lynn Veach Sadler, Ph.DISBN: 9780615145631In Foot Ways, native North Carolinian, poet, author and former college president, Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler, showcases her mastery of the novella form.Dividing her novella into five short stories, Sadler paints different character portraits that are relayed to the reader via first-person narratives with a little sadness thrown in. All are carefully constructed and are loosely interconnected in some way or another to a certain...

(No rating)  6-23-2007    Views: 8966   
article Schlepping Through The Alps: My Search For Austria’s Jewish Past With Its Last Wandering Shepherd
Author: Sam AppleISBN: 0345477731Sam Apple, author of Schlepping Through The Alps: My Search For Austria’s Jewish Past With Its Last Wandering Shepherd, first encounters Yiddish folk-singer Hans Breuer at a concert and slide show in New York. Breuer, as Apple points out, is not just your ordinary run-of-the mill Yiddish folk-singer, rather he is truly a wandering Jew and as he reveals in his book, “If you ever happen to be hiking the Alps and you see a man singing Yiddish songs as he watches...

(No rating)  9-30-2006    Views: 5602   
article Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon..and Beyond by Beverly Gray
The following review was contributed by NORM GOLDMAN, EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES One of the advantages of an “unauthorized” biography is that it should offer a more creative and exciting challenges to the biographer and a much greater illumination to the reader. There is always the danger when a biography is authorized that a conflict of interest may arise and the truth may be compromised. Beverly Gray’s unauthorized biography Ron Howard From Mayberry to the Moon..and Beyond is a...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6018   
article Hammond World Almanac 2006 World Atlas
Publisher: Hammond World Atlas CorporationISBN: 0843709375  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews The Hammond World Atlas Corporation has teamed up with the bestselling World Almanac and Book of Facts in putting together a superb and educational publication, Hammond World Almanac 2006 World Atlas.You can probably call this Almanac the bible for world class cartography and data with its 200 pages of facts and...

(No rating)  6-1-2006    Views: 12702   
article Molly Lake
Author: Samuel EndicottISBN: 0741424207  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With the Author Click Here

(No rating)  7-12-2005    Views: 5835   
article The Last Alchemist Count Cagliostro, Master Of Magic In The Age Of Reason by Iain McCalman
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES On the back cover of historian Iain McCalman’s latest book, The Last Alchemist Count Cagliostro, Master Of Magic In The Age Of Reason, it states, “depending on whom you ask, he was either a great healer or a dangerous charlatan.” This just about sums up an intriguing historical novel pertaining to one of the most charismatic and interesting characters of the late 18th century, Giuseppe Balzamo or better known...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 7578   
article Celebrate Your Life: The Art of Celebrating Every Day
Author: Melissa GaltISBN: 978-0-9790103-0-9The shelves of bookstores cry out with the weight of countless books about how to lead a fulfilling and rewarding life that would probably sink a ship and any author who turns another one of these self-help tomes loose on readers had better have a good angle amid all the rivalry. Fortunately for the countless readers who devour these books, Melissa Galt has just such a hook with her Celebrate Your Life: The Art of Celebrating Every Day. This compact...

(No rating)  5-19-2007    Views: 7186   
article Hadrian's Wall by William Dietrich
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, historian, and author, William Dietrich, recent poignant novel is set in Northern England in 367 A.D, where Hadrian’s Wall, which incidentally is the title of the book, once stood. Today, it is a world heritage site in recognition of this magnificent Roman civil engineering project. Built of stone, it was wide enough to permit centurions to march three abreast along most of its...

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 4610   
article The Sitting Swing
Author: Irene Watson ISBN: 1891386492The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews   To read Norm's Interview With The Author CLICK HEREExploring the cause and effect of addictions is a tricky proposition, as it is a term that is often tossed around in such a manner that most of us assume we clearly understand it. However, after reading Irene Watson’s The Sitting Swing, you realize that it can connote

(No rating)  11-22-2005    Views: 4758   
article The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Author: Thomas L. FriedmanISBN: 0374292884  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman’s latest book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, is no less ambitious than his previous works. According to Friedman the world is flat and when you think of

(No rating)  10-10-2005    Views: 5221   
article 1000 Places To See Before You Die
Author: Patricia SchultzISBN:  0761104844 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsHave you ever wondered what travel means to you? This is a question I have often posed to the many travel writers I have interviewed over the past few years and for most the reply was that travel takes you out of your ordinary routine, where “ordinary” people from all walks of life can engage with each other. In reality, it is an...

(No rating)  1-1-2006    Views: 5653   
article Facing Your Fifties: A Man’s Reference Guide to Mid-Life Health by Gordon Ehlers:M.D. and Jeff Miller
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN, EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Many of us men who have reached our fifties or about to attain the big “five O” have been told that it is all- downhill from here on end! How often do we begin reading our morning newspaper by first turning to the obituaries? As heart disease and cancer are the principal killers of the male species when they attain their fifties, we cringe at the thought of perhaps spotting the name of one of our buddies,...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 7563   
article A Circle of Dreams
Author: Annie RogersISBN: 0977018318The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with the authors CLICK HERE

(No rating)  5-15-2006    Views: 6816   
article A Conversation With Tom Conroy Poet & Author of Coming Down From Over There
Poet: Tom ConroyISBN:  1598009133  Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Tom Conroy poet and author of three collections of poetry: Beyond The Second Traffic Light: Medicine & Magic: Coming Down From Over There.Good day Tom and thanks once again for participating in our interview.Norm:Tom, since we last communicated when you published your first collection of poems, Medicine & Magic, you have now two other collections, Beyond...

(No rating)  12-13-2006    Views: 7452   
article From the Ashes Flies the Phoenix:Creating a Powerful Life After A Suicide
Author: Gretta KraneISBN:  978 097775430 4 

(No rating)  12-25-2006    Views: 6829   
article Whistler’s Gold: The Secret At Nizhoni Toh
 Author: Wayne WintertonISBN: 1599267527The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Wayne Winterton CLICK HEREWayne Winterton’s Whistler’s Gold: The Secret At Nizhoni Toh takes as its backdrop a great deal of culture, tradition, geography, environment and history of the Navajo- Native Americans that reside in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Winterton has lived and worked on the Navajo...

(No rating)  4-24-2006    Views: 6234   
article The Interview
Author: King HurleyISBN: 0977418804King Hurley’s debut novel, The Interview focuses on Michael King, the CEO of a public company, Peak Pharmaceuticals. Hurley is not exactly ecstatic about his job as he states, “the life of a CEO slugging it out in the public arena was neither glamorous nor fun, but you can count on it aging the hell out of you.”Peak Pharmaceuticals is quite successful with yearly sales in the range of five hundred million, however, shareholders are always clamoring for more,...

(No rating)  10-5-2006    Views: 5467   
article Canadian Wartime Prison Escapes: Courage & Daring Behind Enemy Lines
Author: Peter C. ConradISBN: 13:978-1-894864-64-0          10: 1-894864-64-6Inspired by true events that were garnered from extensive research, Peter Conrad’s Canadian Wartime Prison Escapes: Courage & Daring Behind Enemy Lines shares with us the hair raising accounts of several courageous Canadian soldiers and airmen who during World Wars I and II were either captured by the enemy and escaped or made their way back after getting caught behind enemy lines. The tales of these escapees are...

(No rating)  6-30-2007    Views: 6253   
article A Conversation with King Hurley Author of Mondai Nai
Author: King HurleyISBN:  13: 987-0-9774188-5-5Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, King Hurley, author of Mondai Nai.Good day King and thanks once again for participating in our interview.Norm:Mondai Nai is your second novel, how would you compare the challenges or obstacles  you encountered while writing Mondai Nai with your first novel The Interview?   

(No rating)  1-29-2007    Views: 6997   
article You Are Traveling With JohnnyJet.com by Erick Lebow: John E. DiScala
The following review was submitted by: NORM GOLDMAN, EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES With the thousands of Internet travel guidebooks to choose from it is very difficult to separate the good from the mediocre. You can literally devote days trying to figure out which guide will reveal the most useful information pertaining to the best air-fares, hotels, cars, lodging, student travel, medical resources, romantic vacations, unique lodging, National Parks, hideaways, things to do and see, shopping,...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3365   
article Golem
Author: Greg VilkISBN: 0977218902The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsWhen I picked up Greg Vilk's debut novel Golem, I immediately had a vivid recollection of my first encounter with

(No rating)  11-20-2005    Views: 3921   
article Dark Friday
Author: Jeffrey LeeverISBN: 9780977627639In his most recent novel, Dark Friday, Jeffrey Leever drops his readers into Jasonville, Indiana, a small-town of 2500 located in the middle of nowhere. You would even think, as most of the locals do, that it would be the safest place on earth! Unfortunately, your belief would be quickly shattered when you learn that on one rainy Friday evening five teen-age girls were brutally murdered and there were also two other attempted murders as well as an...

(No rating)  6-13-2007    Views: 8080   
article Silent Battlefields
 Author: Hugh Rosen ISBN: 0595347738The  following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with Hugh Rosen, CLICK HEREHugh Rosen has created an emotionally charged read with his debut novel Silent Battlefields. At the heart of the novel and the central peg on which Rosen hangs his carefully crafted novel is a narrative involving two families that are woven together in a provocative and complex...

(No rating)  3-31-2006    Views: 5036   
article The Creationist Chronicles (The Declaration of MAN) by Innominate Son of Man
The following review was contributed by: TAMI BRADY The Creationist Chronicles relates the basic dogma of Creationists. Creationists believe in a dually male and female creator and hold the first forty-nine verses in the book of Moses (Genesis) as its testament. The remaining books of the Bible as well as the Torah, Quran, and other holy books are described as being the Tree of Knowledge. The author states that although man should learn from the Tree of Knowledge, man should not...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6553   
article The Oldest Europeans
Author: J.F. del GiorgioISBN: 9806898001  The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interesting Interview With Dr. J.F. del Giorgio CLICK HEREJ. F. del Giorgio’s The Oldest Europeans opening chapter cites the well-known French comic strip, Asterix, wherein we are reminded as to how the Romans were unable to defeat a rebellious, ever-quarreling, and wild people. Apparently, these individuals lived by...

(No rating)  5-15-2006    Views: 7593   
article Baby Shark’s BEAUMONT BLUES
Author: Robert FateISBN: 13: 978-0-9776276-2-2 The “wise guys” that populate Robert Fate's second novel, Baby Shark's BEAUMONT BLUES, are not exactly the kind you would want to bring home to mother’s family dinner, as the P.I. team of Kristin Van Dijk and Otis Millett soon discover.Kristin and Otis were first introduced to us in Fate's debut novel Baby Shark when their client, Henry Chin, hired them to help find the men who killed Chin's son and Kristin's father. Since then Kristin has gone...

(No rating)  12-12-2006    Views: 5879   
article Pieces of Pie Surviving Love
Author: Pie DumasISBN: 0976560801The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  7-18-2005    Views: 17708   
article The Good Works of Ayela Linde
Author: Charlotte ForbesISBN: 1559708077The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with Charlotte Forbes CLICK HEREO.Henry Award winner, Charlotte Forbes, has put together a brilliant collection of sixteen stories focusing on the life of Ayela Linde, the illegitimate daughter of a Mexican dressmaker, Felidia Garzon.All of the stories are arranged chronologically from the time Ayela

(No rating)  8-11-2006    Views: 7033   
article How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet
Author: David NevuePublisher:  Midnight Raid Productions The following review was contributed by NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews     To read Norm's Interview With David Nevue CLICK HERE  David Nevue is an independent musician (pianist and composer) who has been promoting his music on the Internet since 1995.In his debut foray into the world of writing non-fiction, Nevue draws upon his extensive background and experience of marketing music on the...

(No rating)  6-14-2006    Views: 9121   
article Insight Guides Florida by Emily Hatchwell (Project Editor):Brian Bell (Editorial Director)
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES There are a vast number of guide- books devoted to Florida. Some are very helpful others you might as well save your money, as the information contained is nothing more than what you would usually receive from the travel department for the State of Florida. However, it is not very often when you come across a travel guide- book that recognizes that it is not only sufficient to list and describe lodging,...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6583   
article The Highlander by Elaine Coffman
The following review was contributed to Bookpleasures by Amanda Kilgore REVIEW Tavish Graham believes he has found a dead woman, when he discovers a naked body lying in his way. However, Sophie d'Almbert is very much alive and intriguing. She is also an unwanted problem, leading him to pass her over to his brother James, the Earl of Monleigh. James is not as turned off by the lovely foreigner as his brother. In fact, he finds himself very attracted to her. Her memory has been lost, and for...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 3048   
article If I Did It ( Confessions of the Killer)
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon If I Did It (Confessions of the Killer)Publisher: Beaufort Books:ISBN 13: 978-0-8253-0588-7: ISBN 10: 0-8253-0588-8The year 1994 will strike a cord in many Americans who remember the brutal murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. Ex-husband Orenthal James Simpson (better known as O.J Simpson) was made a suspect and taken in for interrogation for the murders. Later he walked a free man. The Goldm

(No rating)  12-12-2007    Views: 6347   
article Retire Dollar $mart
Author: Jim MillerPublisher: TraffordISBN: 1412030005 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's Interview With The Author CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-12-2005    Views: 4794   
article Monterey Shorts 2: More On The Line: Stories by Fiction Writers of the Monterey Peninsula
Editors: Chris Kemp: Byron Merritt: Ken JonesISBN: 0976009609The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  

(No rating)  11-24-2005    Views: 6343   
article Nile Cruise and Beyond
Author: Brigitte FoulkeISBN: 1413786375In her Prologue, Brigitte Foulke author of Nile Cruise and Beyond mentions that her son calls her a lunatic, because he could not imagine that her story actually happened to her. However, as she states, her friends believe her story to be true, but many don’t understand why she can’t wipe out those eight years and move on like nothing happened.   From its title to its conclusion, Brigitte Foulke’s Nile Cruise and Beyond is intended as a chronicle of...

(No rating)  1-24-2007    Views: 7217   
article A Foreign Policy
Author: Richard Graham-YoollPublisher: Medallion PressISBN: 193281549XThe following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews   To read Norm's Interview With the Author CLICK HEREA Foreign Policy

(No rating)  8-18-2005    Views: 4719   
article Love by Tony Morrison
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN, Editor of Bookpleasures Reading Pulitzer and Nobel prize- winner, Toni Morrison’s most recent novel, Love, was like trying to put together a giant jigsaw puzzle. You never know where you are going to find the next piece, and when you do find it, how will it fit in. Sometimes, however, the pieces are not exactly what you had expected. Somewhat like having your eyes out of focus and not quite sure as to what you are seeing. In fact,...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4221   
article The Broker
Author: John GrishamPublisher: DoubledayISBN: 0385510454   The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews 

(No rating)  1-21-2005    Views: 3169   
article MalaMala: Pathway To An African Eden
Title: MalaMala: Pathway To An African EdenAuthors: Amanda Lumry & Jamie ThomISBN: #0966225716 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews 

(No rating)  11-27-2004    Views: 4845   
article Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents
Author: Marty EssenISBN: 0977859975 Some travelers love cruises, while others enjoy romantic getaways to far away places. And there are the rare few who wish to observe and interact with wildlife. Marty and Deb Essen fall into this latter category. This daring couple decided one day they would like to trek the world in search of rare spiders, venomous insects, snakes and other animals that ordinary people would have nightmares about.  Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents...

(No rating)  12-13-2006    Views: 5932   
article Blow The House Down
Author: Robert BaerISBN: 1400098351 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       

(No rating)  6-10-2006    Views: 4549   
article Shuttle Rising: To Rendezvous With A Rumor
 Author: Charles Boyle: ISBN: 0965721450The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With the Author CLICK HERECharles Boyle's absorbing tale, Shuttle Rising: To Rendezvous With A Rumor makesexcellent use of his profound knowledge of space research and technologyresulting in some very imaginative plot twists. Boyle's writing has appeared inScience and Omni magazines and he has served as space...

(No rating)  12-5-2005    Views: 6760   
article Calling All Authors, Book Publishers, Book Publicists, Author's Agents
  HOW ABOUT BECOMING A FRIEND OF BOOKPLEASURES' MYSPACE.COM SITE & FACEBOOK.COM? THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE YOURSELF AND/OR YOUR BOOK.If you are an Author, Book Publisher, Book Publicist, Author's Agent, you may be interested in joining the hundreds of authors who have become friends of Bookpleasures' Myspace.com's site.Click Here to find out who has joined the Myspace group and how you may become a friend. If you should decide to become our friend Click On the Add Me...

(No rating)  4-8-2007    Views: 16318   
article A Pretext For War by James Bamford
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKOKLEASURES.COM Since the war on Iraq, we have been bombarded with all kinds of theories as to its moral and legal rationality. Some of these hot button issues that have been expanded upon in book length books deserve merit with their well thought out arguments and research that supports them, even if you don’t necessarily agree with their authors. Some, however, fall within the category of “schlock” literature, where the...

(No rating)  10-28-2004    Views: 3972   
article Dreams My Lamp unto the Darkness
Author: Walt Stover, M.A.ISBN: 9781567768569Walt Stover’s Dreams My Lamp unto the Darkness is an accessible must-read exploration of the mystical world of dreams and how they may be applied to improve your everyday living. Stover has pulled together an impressive array of findings that are based on his more than 15,000 dreams that began in 1978 and that he documented in his own journal. In fact, his work with precognitive stock market dreams has been favorably referred to in several...

(No rating)  4-9-2007    Views: 8919   
article The Education Mirage:How Teachers Succeed and Why The System Fails by Professor (Emeritus) Ira Jay Winn
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN Editor of Bookpleasures. In all probability, the topic of teaching and education elicits such an array of responses that we are sometimes at a loss to logically understand why the system very often contributes to apathetic and uninterested students. Professor (Emeritus)Ira Jay Winn, author of The Education Mirage: How Teachers Succeed and Why the System Fails, deftly weaves together his thoughts, suggestions and solutions...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5487   
article What If…….?
Author: Gunnar Jensen:ISBN: 3833443553The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews        To read Norm's Interview with Gunnar Jensen CLICK HERE 

(No rating)  6-3-2006    Views: 4648   
article A Woman's Guide To Revenge
Authors: Greg & Ann ClouthierISBN:  1590790715 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsFacing the brutal reality of a cheating mate, some wives become very imaginative and creative when it comes to catching the scoundrel. These innovative strategies are revealed in a series of short case studies that have been put together by private investigators Greg and Ann Clouthier in A Woman's Guide To Revenge.Drawing...

(No rating)  9-17-2005    Views: 8929   
article The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full Time Living
Author: Peter BowermanISBN: 0967059860Peter Bowerman, whose first two books, The Well-Fed Writer and the Well-Fed Writer: Back for Seconds have been the recipient of several awards. Bowerman has now put together another excellent book, The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full Time Living. What is quite noteworthy about all these books is that they have been self-published, thus providing concrete evidence, as Bowerman states in his introduction that he is living proof...

(No rating)  11-11-2006    Views: 8102   
article Cyrus Bull Tells How To Become A Billionaire: Money, Love and Revenge Stirred With A Barbed Spoon by Richard Crissman
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES.COM To read Norm's interview with Cyrus Bull, click HERE Mea culpa, when I initially flipped through Richard Crissman’s latest book, Cyrus Bull Tells How To Become A Billionaire: Money, Love and Revenge Stirred With A Barbed Spoon, I cheated a little. I immediately turned to the appendix, wherein the author’s principal protagonist, Cyrus Bull, enumerates the seven principles of how he became a Billionaire....

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6305   
article Alice In Corporate Wonderland: Down The Long Hallway
Author:  R.T. Talasek, PH.DISBN: 1413796818 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       Lewis Caroll’s classic tale of Alice Adventures in Wonderland was first published in 1865 and is still a favorite among young readers. Most of us will remember this children’s story as a tale filled with satire references to the author’s friends and to the lessons that British schoolchildren

(No rating)  6-8-2006    Views: 6451   
article Making History: How to remember, record, interpret and share the events of your life
Author: Kim PearsonISBN: 10: 1881849031When our children, relatives and friends broach the subject of writing our memoirs, most of us manage to provide a broad array of negative responses from who cares about our lives to even if I wanted to write my memoirs, how would I go about it as I don't have a clue. To help us overcome our lack of enthusiasm, Kim Pearson has come up with a most unique resource, Making History: How to remember, record, interpret and share the events of your...

(No rating)  6-21-2007    Views: 6722   
article Touched by the Extraordinary: An Intuitive Psychologist Shares Insights, Lessons, and True Stories of Spirit and Love to Transform and Heal the Soul
Author: Susan Barbara ApollonPublisher: Matters Of The SoulISBN: 0975403648The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews:To read Norm's Interview With The Author CLICK HERE     Susan Apollon, author of Touched by the Extraordinary:

(No rating)  6-15-2005    Views: 9016   
article Zone Mind, Zone Body:How to break through to new levels of fitness and performance-by doing less!
Author : Roy PalmerISBN: 1-905823-06-1Until I read Roy Palmer’s Zone Mind, Zone Body, How to break through to new levels of fitness and performance-by doing less, I was clueless as to what athletes mean when they describe their performances as being in The Zone. What is this unique and mystical place where their performances are exceptional and consistent and furthermore how do we go about reaching it? To answer these questions I turned to Palmer’s Zone Mind, Zone Body and I was not...

(No rating)  2-24-2007    Views: 7022   
article Letter Perfect The Marvelous History Of Our Alphabet From A to Z by David Sacks
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES.COM Prior to reading David Sacks’ reference book, Letter Perfect The Marvelous History Of Our Alphabet From A to Z, it never dawned on me just how intriguing are the letters of our alphabet. As Sacks points out, these twenty- six letters all have personalities of their own. Combining his knowledge of history, linguistics, geography, literature, phonetics and other disciplines, readers are taken on a wonderful...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 7596   
article Michael D. Ayers Author of Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture Interviewed
Editor: Michael D. AyersISBN: 082047861XThe following interview was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews   To read Norm's Review of  Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Michael D. Ayers, editor of Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture.Good day Michael and thanks for agreeing to participate in our interview.

(No rating)  5-17-2006    Views: 8328   
article The Permission Seeker’s Guide Through The Legal Jungle: Clearing Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Rights for Entertainment and Media Productions
Author: Joy R. ButlerISBN: 9780967294018If you are involved in media be it radio, television, film, newspaper, magazines, or the Internet, it would be very difficult not to be concerned about the possibility of being sued. Moreover, if you try to wade through the thousands of laws, doctrine and jurisprudence to try to make sense of the complex legal issues involving the media, you would probably come to the same conclusion as Will Rodgers did when he quipped “the minute you read something you...

(No rating)  4-22-2007    Views: 6870   
article How To Be A Gardener by Alan Titchmarsh (Author): Jonathan Buckley (Photographer)
The following review was submitted by: NORM GOLDMAN, EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Peeking out of my widow on an early Montreal spring morning I was depressed and horrified to notice snow on the ground! Although, where I live, you never know when winter ends and spring arrives; it still came as a shock! In all probability, this would drive some to go for a swig of cognac in order to alleviate their winter blues, however, I decided to think positively and I began planning my garden. Every spring I...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 4583   
article Israel Travel: Author and Travel Writer Tom Thumb Interviewed
Norm Goldman, Editor of the travel site, Sketchandtravel.com and the book reviewing site Bookpleasures.com  interviews travel writer and author Tom Thumb concerning his travels to Israel.To read the interview  CLICK HERE

(No rating)  12-29-2005    Views: 10656   
article Goodbye Evilwood: The Murders In Tinseltown
Author: Vladimir ChernozemskyISBN:  1932656049In Goodbye Evilwood: The Murders In Tinseltown, Vladimir Chernozemsky offers us a glimpse of the sleazy and sordid side of Hollywood with his tale of the murder of a ballerina. This is a semi-true story as Chernozemsky mentions in his Preface, names and a few places have been changed, some more than others, however the main facts are established history, his own experiences and those of his Hollywood friends and acquaintances. The novel opens with...

(No rating)  9-28-2006    Views: 5415   
article Divine Wisdom at Work: ™ 10 Universal Principles for Enlightened Entrepreneurs
Author: Tricia MolloyISBN: 1933730005 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Tricia Molloy CLICK HERE

(No rating)  5-8-2006    Views: 7591   
article The Hungry Heart: A Woman’s Fast For Justice
Author: Zoe Ann NicholsonPublisher: Lune Soleil Press, Newport Beach, California:ISBN: 0972392831    The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  To read Norm's interview w

(No rating)  1-18-2005    Views: 6633   
article Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria
Author: Kyra E. HicksIllustrator: Lee Edward FodiISBN:  10: 1933285597:   13-1933285597Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria is a wonderful children’s picture book that begs to be read aloud.It is quite a feat to master the skill of employing just the right words that do not aim too high or too low and this is exactly what Kyra E. Hicks has accomplished as she effectively reaches her intended young audience. Her economical narrative presents the right amount of detail that keeps her readers...

(No rating)  1-12-2007    Views: 9613   
article Poison Pen
Author: Sheila LoweISBN: 13:978-0977627608Sheila Lowe's first venture into the world of mystery writing is set in California where forensic handwriting expert Claudia Rose is on a quest to find out the cause of death of her friend, Lindsey Alexander. Did Lindsey commit suicide or was she a murder victim after her

(No rating)  12-7-2006    Views: 4727   
article The Fat Lady Never Sings: How a Football Team Found Redemption on the Baseball Diamond
Author: Steven M. ReillyISBN: 0595394671

(No rating)  12-21-2006    Views: 8070   
article Inside Monster Garage by Ken Vose (Writer)
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN Editor of Bookpleasures. “Mea Culpa”- I have to confess, I never watched the Discovery Channel’s television series, Monster Garage. Then again, for that matter, I have refrained these days from watching television altogether! Monster Garage, as I have been informed by several television mavens, is one of the hottest realty shows, and after reading the fan book Inside Monster Garage,written by Ken Vose, I can fully understand why...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4102   
article Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul: A Woman’s Guide to Promoting Herself, Her Business, Her Product, or Her Cause with Integrity and Spirit by Susan Harrow
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN, EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Though Susan Harrow’s primer, Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul: A Woman’s Guide to Promoting Herself, Her Business, Her Product, or Her Cause with Integrity and Spirit , claims to be the first and only marketing and publicity book for women, however, beyond doubt, it could have easily been addressed to men. Although the book’s subject matter is very extensive, Harrow has done an amazing job of...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 7849   
article A Conversation With An Expert Pertaining To The Amish County of Pennsylvania
Norm, Publisher and Editor of Sketchandtravel.com recently caught up with  Cara O’Donnell Media Relations Manager of the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lancaster County. Click Here to Read What Cara Has To Say About The Amish County Of Pennsylvania

(No rating)  12-9-2006    Views: 5013   
article Looking into Walt Whitman: American Art, 1850-1920
Author: Prof. Ruth L. BohanISBN: 9780271027029The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       American poet, journalist and essayist, Walt Whitman has long been  regarded  asone of the most outstanding Western poets in the  past  one  hundred  and  fiftyyears. Whitman was born in New York, the son of a Quaker  carpenter  and  he  isbest known for L

(No rating)  6-26-2006    Views: 3578   
article Secrets of Medical Decision Making: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of the Health Care Machine
Author: Oleg I. Reznik M.D.ISBN: 1-932690-16-6Publisher: Loving Healing Press(Review of Advanced Review Copy-Publisher’s Uncorrected Proof) The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       A gutsy” exposé of the state of the health care system serves as a timely reminder that much is needed in the manner in which physicians and patients interact in the dispensing and receiving of effective medical care in the USA.

(No rating)  10-10-2005    Views: 6490   
article A Conversation With Gwen Freeman Author of Murder…Suicide… Whatever: A Fifi Cutter Mystery
Author: Gwen FreemanISBN: 139780977627615                                       Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Gwen Freeman.  Gwen is the author of Murder…Suicide… Whatever: A Fifi Cutter Mystery.  Gwen is also an attorney and a fine artist who shows her work in galleries nationwide.Good day Gwen and thanks for participating in our interview. Norm:I notice you wear many hats- attorney, author and artist. How do you manage to...

(No rating)  11-30-2006    Views: 7669   
article Poet Tom Conroy Interviewed
Author: Tom Conroy ISBN: 1598001094The following interview was conducted by NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's Review of Medicine and Magic Click Here: Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Tom Conroy, who is a poet and author of Medicine & Magic.Norm:At what age did you first start wri

(No rating)  4-21-2006    Views: 7383   
article Double Daggers
Author: James R. CliffordISBN: 0897542177 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With James R. Clifford CLICK HEREJames R. Clifford has been graced with a fertile imagination as evidenced with his new novel Double Daggers that focuses on one of the rarest of silver coins known as the Double Dagger Denarius or the Eids of March coin that celebrates the most legendary murder of...

(No rating)  8-6-2006    Views: 5595   
article Maccabee
Author: David C. CarsonISBN: 1432701657Every year on the 25th of the month Kislev of the Hebrew Calendar (between the end of November and the end of December according to the Gregorian calendar) Jews from around the world celebrate the Festival of Lights or as it is more commonly known, Chanukah. The holiday commemorates the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the temple. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days. For those of you who are not familiar...

(No rating)  5-5-2007    Views: 6741   
article Have You Ever Thought Of A Romantic Getaway In The South Pacific?
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com interviews travel expert and author David Stanley on his views pertaining to romantic getaways in the South Pacific.David is the author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific.Read What David had to tell Norm by clicking on HERE.

(No rating)  12-18-2004    Views: 6307   
article The Fearless Flight Kit: The Remedy for a Fearful Flyer by Captain Ron Nielsen and Tim Piering
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES.COM To read Norm’s Interview with Captain Ron Nielsen click HERE It is difficult to imagine that there are millions of people who suffer from “aviophobia”-the fear of flying. These unfortunate souls will do almost anything to avoid taking a flight, even if it means driving for days to their destination or spending endless hours on a train. I can remember an incident recounted to me by someone who...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6521   
article Coaching Yourself To Leadership: Five Key Strategies for Becoming an Integrated Leade
 Author: Ginny O’Brien ISBN: 0874258693The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With Ginny O'Brien CLICK HERE

(No rating)  12-1-2005    Views: 5155   
article Guerrilla Travel Tactics
Authors: Jay Conrad Levinson and Theo Brandt-SarifPublisher: American Management AssociationISBN: 08144-7170-6This review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews : To read Norm's interview with the author click HERE     

(No rating)  12-9-2004    Views: 5600   
article Thinking Of A Trip To Greece & The Greek Islands?
Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com interviews Tom Savvides, expert on Greece and co-owner of National Travel Service Inc located in Livingston, New Jersey. Tom passes on some excellent tips pertaining to Greece and the Greek Islands.To read  Norm's interview with Tom Click  INTERVIEW

(No rating)  1-5-2005    Views: 6304   
article Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love by Dr. Helen Fisher
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES To read an interview conducted by Norm with Dr. Fisher click HERE From time immemorial philosophers, poets, writers, and probably anyone else who could voice an opinion have pondered over the question, what is romantic love? In fact, if you ask someone to describe its attributes, you would probably be informed that once you experience romantic love it is difficult to control. For those of us who have been fortunate...

(No rating)  9-13-2007    Views: 11179   
article Insight Guides New England (8th Edition) by Susan Gordon, Editor
The following review was contributed by"" NORM GOLDMAN As a travel writer focusing on the New England States, I am always on the look out for informative and well-written guides concerning these interesting states. A well- researched book can provide an excellent window into a particular geographical area’s history, culture, attractions, and its people. Not surprisingly, Insight Guides New England guidebook effectively synthesizes an understanding of the culture, history,...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6750   
article Interested In Knowing More About Alaska As A Travel Destination?
If you are interested in knowing more about Alaska as a travel destination, you may want to read what Nancy T. Reynolds, co-author of Going Places Family Getaways In The Pacific Northwest had    to tell Norm Goldman,  Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.comCLICK HERE

(No rating)  1-21-2005    Views: 5389   
article THE UN GANG:A MEMOIR OF INCOMPETENCE, CORRUPTION, ESPIONAGE, ANTI-SEMITISM, AND ISLAMIC EXTREMISM AT THE UN SECRETARIAT
AUTHOR: Pedro A. SanjuanISBN: 0385513194The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With Pedro A. Sanjuan CLICK HEREIn 1984 Pedro Sanjuan was appointed by then-Vice President George H. W. Bush to the UN Secretariat.  During the next 10 years what Sanjuan discovered pertaining to the inner working of the Secretariat, as well as other United Nations agencies, was mind boggling. It is quite...

(No rating)  11-11-2005    Views: 7760   
article Mobsters & Rumrunners of Canada: Crossing the Line
Author: Gord SteinkePublisher: Folklore PublishingISBN: 13:978-1-894864-11-4           10: 1-894864-11-5 In his introduction to Mobsters & Rumrunners of Canada: Crossing the Line Gord Steinke points out that “probation was a miserable failure. The so called ‘Noble Experiment,’ which was meant to reduce crime and poverty and improve people’s health” turned out to be a complete disaster. In fact, prohibition spawned a whole new crew of criminals who specialized in bootlegging and much of...

(No rating)  5-31-2007    Views: 7824   
article Critical Condition: How Health Care In America Became Big Business-And Bad Medicine.
Title: Critical Condition: How Health Care In America Became Big Business-And Bad Medicine:Authors: Donald L. Barlett and James B. SteeleISBN: 038550453 The following review was contributed by:NORM GOLDMAN: Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW

(No rating)  11-13-2004    Views: 17770   
article The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Beating Stress
Author: Arlene Matthews UhlISBN: 1592575560

(No rating)  12-13-2006    Views: 5711   
article A Father’s Abuse…A Doctor’s Love: The Powerful Story of a Tortured Boy Who Prevailed With the Help of a Very Special Doctor
Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Louis PanesiISBN: 9780979216602Writing a story about your personal experiences with your Psychiatrist and sharing your family secrets with the world takes a great deal of courage. And that is exactly what Louis Panesi did when he published A Father’s Abuse…A Doctor’s Love: The Powerful Story of a Tortured Boy Who Prevailed With the Help of a Very Special Doctor. Panesi was the victim of his father and grandfather’s verbal abuse where subtly...

(No rating)  8-10-2007    Views: 6623   
article The i Tetralogy
Author: Mathias B. FreesePublisher: Hats Off BooksISBN: 1-58736-404-2The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews 

(No rating)  7-29-2005    Views: 16882   
article Truth and Fiction In The Da Vinci Code
Author: Bart D. EhrmanISBN: 0195181409Publisher: Oxford University Press The present review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews 

(No rating)  12-30-2004    Views: 17304   
article Game Face by Dr. James D. Chlovechok
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Have you ever wondered how some athletes seem to have a personality transformation the minute they put on their uniforms? It is as if mentally, spiritually and emotionally their psyche has been modified to such an extent that they seem to have a marked edge over their opponents. Suppose we were offered a drug that could easily accomplish this feat. Would we take it not knowing its side effects? With this in...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 7210   
article Ellie Boatman Author of Unbridled Injustice Interviewed
 Author: Ellie Boatman  ISBN: 1598000586                      The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       Click to View Norm's Review of Unbridled InjusticeToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Ellie Boatman, author of Unbridled Injustice.Good day Ellie and thanks for agreeing to participate in our interview.

(No rating)  1-10-2006    Views: 17237   
article Phoenix
Author: Richard Satterlie, Ph.DISBN: 1593745702 The following review of the ARC copy was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  To read Norm's Interview with Richard Satterlie CLICK HERE     The world of Richard Satterlie’s Phoenix

(No rating)  5-27-2006    Views: 6355   
article Conscious Globalism: What’s wrong with the world and how to fix it
Author: David A. SchwerinISBN: 0976518937 The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW

(No rating)  8-9-2005    Views: 4020   
article Authors of Child of Polygamy, Dr. Kosi J. Avotri & Nella P. Avotri Interviewed
Authors: Dr. Kosi J. Avotri and Nella P. Avotri ISBN: 1420873067The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's review of the book CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Dr. Kosi J. Avotri and Nella P. Avotri, authors of Child of Polygamy.

(No rating)  12-18-2005    Views: 6711   
article All the Pope’s Men: The Inside Story Of How The Vatican Really Works by John A. Allen, Jr.,
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Recognized as a maven when it comes to the intricacies of the workings of the Vatican, John A. Allen, Jr., Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, has written an excellent reference text that will go a long way in helping us to be better informed about its thoughts, how it reacts and why, and its perspective of the world. Due to the complexity of the subject matter, Allen, in order to lay a...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5519   
article Coca Finds a Shell by Angelo Segarra
The following review was contributed by:ANDREA WREN A simple children's book with unusual illustrations, Coca Finds a Shell is the story of a small girl who discovers an empty shell and wonders what creature can live in it. She then searches to find an inhabitant until a crab comes to use it as a home. It is a story for very young children to be read and explored with their parent or guardian. Although the sentiment is touching and the author clearly wants to depict a tale of a child's awe...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 3274   
article Ocean Cruising & Cruise Ships 2004 by Douglas Ward
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES If you have ever taken a cruise you know how frustrating it can be just deciding which cruise to take? There are probably hundreds of books on the topic, not to mention the endless number of newspaper, magazine and Internet articles. Now along comes a guide that probably could be called the bible of ocean cruising information, as its level of detail and rigorous research is unbelievable! The Berlitz Ocean...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5210   
article Self-Promotion For The Creative Person by Lee Silber
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES One of the major difficulties that creative persons as artists and musicians have is promoting themselves. In fact, I would have to go so far as to say that many of these individuals are clueless when it comes to marketing, networking, creating a niche image, selling, gaining publicity and the benefits of the Internet. They may even be bogged down by stringent guidelines or the “what will people think and say”...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 6196   
article Troy Cook, Author of 47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers Is Interviewed
Author: Troy CookPublishers: Capital Crime PressISBN: 0977627667                 The following interview was conducted  by:  NORM GOLDMAN: Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's review of the book CLICK HEREToday Norm Goldman Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Troy Cook author of 47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers.Good day Troy and thanks for agreeing to participate in our interview.Norm:

(No rating)  2-25-2006    Views: 7445   
article The Importance of Civility
Author: T.S. BogoradISBN: 1-4259-5893-1: 1-4259-5894-XThe following reviewing of the ARC copy has been contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's Interview with T.S. Bogorad CLICK HERE      

(No rating)  9-5-2006    Views: 5091   
article Lyda Phillips Author of Peace I Ask Thee Oh River Is Interviewed
Author: Lyda PhillipsISBN: 0595361722                         The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's review of Peace I Ask Thee Oh River CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Lyda Phillips author of Peace I Ask Thee Oh River.Good day Lyda and thank you for participating in our interview.Norm:When did your passion for writing begin? What kept you...

(No rating)  3-24-2006    Views: 9206   
article The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book: Your Guide to Successful Authorship
Author: Patricia L. FryIBSN: 0977357600Patricia L. Fry, author of  The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book: Your Guide to Successful Authorship, describes herself as “give me the facts, ma'am sort of author with targeted how-to-books.”She has rightfully been regarded as a maven when it comes to counseling authors in the art of publishing and selling their books. This much-deserved status is the result of havin

(No rating)  11-19-2006    Views: 7639   
article Murder…Suicide…Whatever…: A Fifi Cutter Mystery
Author: Gwen FreemanISBN: 139780977627615  With  Murder…Suicide…Whatever…: A Fifi Cutter Mystery, Gwen Freeman, author, attorney, and artist has delivered a deceptively goofy thriller filled with dead-pan one-liners and punchy humor that would be the envy of many a stand-up comic. Freeman’s concocted plot zeros in on Fifi Cutter and her half brother Bosco Dorff who unannounced shows up one day on her doorstep. Fifi is highly suspicious of Bosco’s motives and doesn’t think highly of her free...

(No rating)  11-30-2006    Views: 7388   
article The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: The Contracts & Services of 48 Major Self-Publishing Companies-Analyzed, Ranked & Exposed
Author: Mark LevineISBN: 1-933538-56-2  Many of us have a story to tell, perhaps, it is a work of fiction or non-fiction, one that may be entertaining, useful, informative, or inspirational. However, the foremost difficulty we encounter is locating a publisher who will make our dreams come true. As pointed out in Mark Levine’s The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: The Contracts & Services of 48 Major Self-Publishing Companies-Analyzed, Ranked & Exposed, until recently there only existed...

(No rating)  10-2-2006    Views: 8790   
article The Science of Leadership
Authors: Victoria DePaul and Thomas Michael PowellISBN: 978-0-9794508-0-8After having worked in Corporate America for twenty-four years and with broad experience in Human Resource Management, Victoria DePaul is able to draw on her career in tackling the problems of dysfunctional business organizations. De Paul has teamed up with Thomas Michael Powell, who was for twenty years CEO of a nationwide and executive leadership, labor force and personal development company, to put together The...

(No rating)  5-2-2007    Views: 8517   
article Woodward And Bernstein: Life In The Shadow Of Watergate
Author: Alicia ShepardPublisher: John Wiley and Sons, IncISBN: 0471737615 That Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have contributed dramatically to changing the face of journalism is by now a matter of historical record. However, very few of us were aware of their symbiotic relationship- what exactly made them tick before and after they became famous. That was until Alicia C. Shepard came along with her masterful narrative of the lives of these two icons, Woodward And Bernstein: Life In The...

(No rating)  11-9-2006    Views: 4727   
article A Conversation with Walter Stover, M.A. Author of Dreams My Lamp Unto the Darkness
                     Author: Walt Stover, M.A.ISBN: 9781567768569 Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Walt Stover, M.A. author of Dreams My Lamp unto the Darkness.Good day Walt and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:

(No rating)  4-8-2007    Views: 9682   
article Caribbean Escapes
 Publisher: Glenn D Harris: Editorial Director: Dale LeathermanISBN: 0976717204The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Interview With Glenn and Dale CLICK HEREAssemble some of the finest travel writers in the business, give their creativity free rein, mix in some stunning photos contributed by some outstanding photographers et voilà you have succeeded in publishi

(No rating)  12-16-2005    Views: 6099   
article Goodbye Gutenberg
Author: Written and designed by Valerie KirschenbaumPublishers: Global Renaissance Society, LLCISBN: 0974575038  The following review was contributed by:

(No rating)  12-16-2004    Views: 15440   
article Bitternest: A Novel
Author: Alan DravenISBN: 978-0-595-43204-2Alan Draven’s debut novel Bitternest: A Novel will no doubt cause the adrenaline to flow with its chilling and macabre scenes where the inhabitants of Bitternest, a fictional town in Louisiana, face the risk of not only succumbing to the deathly avian influenza (H5N1 virus) but also to the real possibility of being decimated by creatures that are half-vampires and half humans. Apparently, a sizeable slice of the population that had contacted the virus...

(No rating)  5-28-2007    Views: 6601   
article All Eyes Skyward by Dan Spencer
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES To read Norm's interview with author Dan Spencer, click: HEREReaders looking to find how it felt to be living in Berlin at the time of the Airlift of 1948-9 will not be disappointed with Dan Spencer’s, All Eyes Skyward. For those of you who may not be aware, post Second World War Germany had been divided into three sectors comprising the Allied section controlled by the USA, England and France and the remaining part...

(No rating)  10-12-2004    Views: 5203   
article Killer Instinct
Click Here To Purchase Killer InstinctFrom Amazon After The Rain Author: Joseph FinderISBN: 0312347472Killer Instinct,  the 6th work of fiction from Joseph Finder tells a chilling story about a young sales executive trapped in the rat race of the corporate world where to survive you must have the killer instinct.As the novel opens, we find Jason Stedman, who works for an electronics company in Framingham, Ma., conversing on his cellular phone with his wife Kate. Unfortunately, his car runs...

(No rating)  3-24-2006    Views: 6046   
article If This Is Heaven, I am Going to Be a Good Boy: The Tommy Leonard Story
 Author: Kathleen Cleary ISBN: 0595356982The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's Interview with Author Kathleen Cleary CLICK HEREProbably many of us have a favorite bartender, however, I doubt if we have met one comparable and memorable to the legendary Tommy Leonard of the now defunct Eliot Lounge that was located on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.Nine years...

(No rating)  10-25-2005    Views: 8107   
article Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World
Author: Joshua KurlantzickPublisher: Yale University PressISBN: 978-0-300-11703-5  If you are wondering how China has been able to effectively exert their soft power around the world, Joshua Kurlantzick’s Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World is a good place to start. Kurlantzick is a Visiting Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Special Correspondent at the New Republic, and Senior Correspondent at the American Prospect. Many of his articles...

(No rating)  5-21-2007    Views: 7678   
article Interview With Shel Horowitz, Author Of: The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s Pocketbook
Title: The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s PocketbookAuthor: Shel HorowitzISBN: 0961466642 The following interview was conducted by:NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews     

(No rating)  11-23-2004    Views: 7243   
article Shadow of the Cross
Author: Carolyn GarriottISBN: 09778831-0-8 In her first novel Shadow of the Cross, Carolyn Garriott well-understood the principle that it‘s not only the story that is of great consequence, but rather the manner in which you recount it. How often have we read a novel that contained some very fascinating information, yet the way it was presented was bland and unexciting and after reading the first fifty pages we chucked it aside?  However, in the Shadow of the Cross Garriott shines with not...

(No rating)  4-4-2007    Views: 7701   
article Thran Reborn by H. David Blalock
The following review was contributed by: PAUL LAPPEN Andalarn Thran, head of House Thran, is attempting to reestablish his family on the island of Adylonis. The House was exiled to the mainland several hundred years previously when it took sides against another human House who had attacked a race of dwarves called the Telmet. Andalarn is not the hero type, being a merchant with five children. With help from an elven healer named Baliak, he appeals to the Telmet for help in restoring House...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 3123   
article FLOWERtripping: A Traveler’s Guide to What’s Blooming When
Author: Kate SavoryISBN: 0-9779216-03Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon  Finally, a much-needed addition to travel literature has been published for travelers who wish to design their trips focusing on the world of flowers such as a violet festival in France or perhaps wildflowers in Namqualand, South Africa.Based on her many years of researching flower books, guidebooks, tour itineraries, and related subjects on the Internet, Kate Savory, author of FLOWERtripping: A Traveler’s...

(No rating)  7-30-2007    Views: 5047   
article Thinking Inside The LiteBlue Box
Author: Ronald Williams Jr.ISBN: 1-4241-7189-X Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon As a follow up to his Deep Inside LiteBlue, Ronald Williams Jr. has written Thinking Inside The LiteBlue Box where Williams presents concrete suggestions as to how to improve the United States Postal Service or as he says in his introduction “this book is packed with olive branches and verbal spears from a courtside warrior. It’s about flipping the script or turning the pyramid upside down and putting...

(No rating)  8-2-2007    Views: 7486   
article The Science of Disorder: Understanding the Complexity, Uncertainty, and Pollution of Our World
Author: Jack Hokikian, Ph.DISBN: 0970895321 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       When I completed reading Jack Hokikian’s The Science of Disorder: Understanding the Complexity, Uncertainty, and Pollution of Our World, I was reminded of Albert Einstein’s brilli

(No rating)  8-18-2006    Views: 6263   
article Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can’t Get Unless You're Over 50 (2005-2006)
 Author: Joan Rattner HeilmanISBN: 0071438297Publishers: McGraw-Hill:You Can Purchase This Book From Amazon The following review was contributed by:

(No rating)  1-10-2005    Views: 16297   
article Power Play
Author: Joseph FinderISBN: 13-978-0-312-34748-2           10: 0-312-34748-0The premise of New York Times best selling author Joseph Finder’s Power Play focuses on the kidnap-for-ransom of a major corporation’s entire top leadership by a gang of thugs that takes place in a lodge in a remote area of British Columbia. Our story unfolds when our primary protagonist, Jake Landry, a junior executive with Hammond Aerospace Corporation and someone who is not exactly embraced by the managerial inner...

(No rating)  5-31-2007    Views: 6617   
article Interview With Stephen B. Wiley- Poet and Author Of Hero Island
Poet (Author) Stephen B. WileyISBN: 0976625105Publisher: OasisThe following interview was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:

(No rating)  5-13-2005    Views: 7529   
article The Wayfarers
Author: Stuart F. TowerISBN: 1932211020 Between 1881 and 1914, about 50, 000 Jews left Eastern Europe and the Settlement of the Pale in

(No rating)  11-21-2006    Views: 5680   
article Interview With Shawn Crossen Author Of Pro Wrestling Kids' Style
Author: Shawn “Crusher” CrossenISBN: 1879000121  The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews: To read Norm's Review Of The Book Click HereToday Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest,  Shawn “Crusher” Crossen,  author of Pro Wrestling Kid’s Style.

(No rating)  6-16-2005    Views: 8579   
article Wealth on any Income:12 Steps to Freedom by Rennie Gabriel
The following review was contributed by: CAROLYN HOWARD-JOHNSON Wealth on Any Income. Catchy, huh? For retired people. For young people like my grandson starting life as an enlistee on skimpy soldier’s pay. For people who have experienced reverses (and that includes lots of us since our stock market is still treating many who invested in the 80s and 90s most unkindly). And for the Author Rennie Gabriel who was considering bankruptcy before he brought himself from the brink to a very, very...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 4584   
article Our Oldest Enemy: A History Of America’s Disastrous Relationship With France
Authors: John J. Miller and Mark MoleskyISBN: 0385512198Publishers: Doubleday The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews   

(No rating)  12-25-2004    Views: 18421   
article Right To Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America
Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Yvonne PerryISBN:  1-933449-41-1             978-1-933449-41-8With her generously subtitled book, Right To Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America, freelance writer and author, Yvonne Perry has provided us in considerable detail sound arguments why President George W. Bush was wrong in vetoing a bill which would provide federal funds for stem cell research.This accessible and must-read book is essential for...

(No rating)  7-2-2007    Views: 5852   
article Better Days Ahead
Title: Better Days AheadAuthor: Charlie ValentineISBN: 0977218708  The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview With Charlie Valentine CLICK HERECharlie Valentine’s ambitious debut novel Better Days Ahead is a testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit to survive; no matter how bleak and difficult life may be there is very often a silver lining ahead.Valentine creatively mixes time,...

(No rating)  7-10-2006    Views: 5563   
article Author of The Newspaper Boy, Leon Newton Interviewed
 Author: Leon Newton  ISBN: 0741423936The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review of The Newspaper Boy CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Leon Newton, author of The Newspaper Boy.Good day Leon and that you for agreeing to participate in our interview.Norm:Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background.

(No rating)  12-13-2005    Views: 8214   
article Interview With Steve Capra, Author Of Theater Voices, Conversations On The Stage
Author: Steve CapraPublisher: Scarecrow Press, IncISBN: 0810850478The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures

(No rating)  4-18-2005    Views: 7983   
article Ned Lord Author of All the Guys are Bad Guys is Interviewed
Author: Ned LordISBN: 0977476707The following interview was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Review of  All the Guys are Bad Guys CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Ned Lord, author of All the Guys are Bad Guys.Good day, Ned, and thank you for participating in our interview.Norm:Ned, please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and...

(No rating)  3-25-2006    Views: 6046   
article The Rising Shore: Roanoke
Author: Deborah HomsherISBN: 13: 978-0-9790-51560-9           10: 0-9790-5160-6  Inspired by true events concerning the first British attempt to establish a foothold in North America, Deborah Homsher’s  The Rising Shore:Roanoke presents a novel with compelling fictionalized details that probably surpass the actual facts that she briefly outlines  in the book’s postscript. The tale focuses on the 1587 Roanoke voyage that was commissioned by Sir Walter Raleigh in order to establish a permanent...

(No rating)  2-23-2007    Views: 5974   
article Moon Handbooks Alberta: Including Banff, Jasper, and the Canadian Rockies by Andrew Hempstead
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Recently, as I was searching the Internet for travel guidebooks that uniquely deal with Alberta, Canada, I was surprised to discover that my choices were very limited. However, I did notice a travel-guide book now in its fifth edition, published by Avalon Travel, authored by Andrew Hempstead, entitled Moon Handbooks Alberta: Including Banff, Jasper, and the Canadian Rockies. Hempstead is very well versed in...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4330   
article Sell Your Book on Amazon
Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Brent SampsonISBN: 1-432701967Although I have contributed several hundred reviews to Amazon and I am even classified as one of their top one thousand reviewers, I never investigated how Amazon provides its authors with some terrific tools that would facilitate the promotion and selling of their books.However, when I came across Brent Samson's Sell Your Book on Amazon, I realized how Amazon makes it possible to reach a worldwide audience...

(No rating)  4-7-2007    Views: 8705   
article Everything’s Coming Up Sock Monkeys: Art, History and Business of The American Sock Monkey
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Everything’s Coming Up Sock Monkeys: Art, History and Business of The American Sock Monkey Author: Bonnie Kraus ConnellyISBN: 978-0-9790323-01: 0-9790323-0-X160 pages of “cool” illustrations are the focus of Bonnie Kraus Connelly’s coffee-table book Everything’s Coming Up Sock Monkeys: Art, History and Business of The American Sock Monkey.  Without doubt these images convey why this truly American folk art toy with its never-ending smile is, as the front...

(No rating)  3-28-2007    Views: 10751   
article King Hurley Author of The Interview Interviewed
Author: King HurleyISBN: 0977418804Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, King Hurley, author of The Interview.Good day King and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Just out of curiosity, how did you get your name of “King?”King: I was blessed to receive the name, King, from my wife, Carole King. My pen name reflects my official last name.Norm:Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background. King:

(No rating)  10-5-2006    Views: 8652   
article 3d Toons Creative 3D Design For Cartoonists and Animators
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon 3d Toons Creative 3D Design For Cartoonists and Animators  Authors: Steve & Raf AnzovinISBN: 0764129511The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       3d Toons Creative 3D Design For Cartoonists and Animators is a powerhouse of information that focuses on artistic choices in explaining to its readers how 3D cartoonists reach their goals. As mentioned in the inside flap

(No rating)  3-28-2006    Views: 19959   
article A Conversation with Frank Ridgley Author of Den Helder
Author: Frank RidgleyISBN: 1598006436Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Frank Ridgley, author of Den Helder.Good day Frank and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Frank, please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background. Frank: I am married with three children – two boys now in college and a soon-to-be-teenage girl at home. My father was career Air Force so I had the opportunity to move around in my...

(No rating)  1-19-2007    Views: 6214   
article The $10 Trillion Opportunity
 Authors: Richard E. Jackim and Peter G. ChristmanPublishers: Exit Planning InstituteISBN: 097666030XThe following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsToday, estate and financial planning are very much in the public eye, due in part to our growing baby boomer generation. However, surprisingly, many of us are unaware of the term exit planning, and I don’t mean planning for your funeral! Briefly, as pointed out in The $10...

(No rating)  9-23-2005    Views: 4291   
article Wave Me Goodbye by Jura MacLean Sherwood
First time novelist Jura MacLean Sherwood has written a very moving and powerful story concerning the plight of two hundred and forty one children evacuees from Britain in 1940, who were on their way to Canada. Although the story is a work of fiction, it is based on records of a British Government program called the Children’s Overseas Reception Board (CORB): a scheme devised to save the children of Britain by sending them to the Dominions of Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa....

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 4188   
article Interview with Richard E. Jackim Co-Author of The $10 Trillion Opportunity: Designing Successful Exit Strategies for Middle Market Business Owners (Second Edition)
Authors: Richard E. Jackim and Peter G. ChristmanISBN: 0977602303                        The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Review of The $10 Trillion Opportunity: Designing Successful Exit Strategies for Middle Market Business Owners CLICK HERE

(No rating)  8-29-2006    Views: 9423   
article Spiritual Warfare
Author: Jed McKennaPublisher: Wisefool PressISBN: 978-0-9714352-2-3How does one go about inciting change in people’s behavior? Probably, you either have to explore the underlying issues that influence their actions, thus providing them with an awakening of the psychological elements at work, or you can focus on the surface of a particular issue, thereby giving them the necessary gear to effect change. Both of these methods are adopted by Jed McKenna in his latest tome Spiritual Warfare which...

(No rating)  7-25-2007    Views: 4983   
article In The Depths Of A Diva: Volume l
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon In The Depths Of A Diva: Volume lAuthor: Linda Marjorie CharlesISBN: 978-1-4259-9403-7Linda Marjorie Charles’s poetry debut, In The Depths Of A Diva: Volume I reads like a personal diary where she invites her readers to have a peek into her life from ages twelve to twenty-two.  What is remarkable about her vignettes is the maturity and intelligence she exhibits from her pre-teen days and onwards into her early adulthood. Every word, every image, every line...

(No rating)  5-3-2007    Views: 8547   
article Great Wedding Tips From Well-Known Wedding Experts- Denise and Alan Fields
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com interviews well-known wedding experts Denise and Alan Fields. The Fields are consumer advocates and the authors of BRIDAL BARGAINS and the BRIDAL PASSPORT WEDDING PLANNER. Both are in bookstores nationwide or you can order online at WINDSORPEAK.COM. The Fields have been featured on the Today Show, Oprah and DATELINE NBC. To read Norm's interview click HERE

(No rating)  1-3-2005    Views: 6511   
article Interview With Judy Allen, Author Of Your Stress Free Wedding Planner
If you are interested in know more about what wedding planners do and how to separate the good from the bad ones, read what Judy Allen, well-known event and wedding planner has to say.  Judy is the author of Your Stress Free Wedding Planner (Sourcebooks, Inc.), as well as five professional books on event planning (John Wiley and Sons)Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com recently interviewed Judy.To read more CLICK HERE

(No rating)  4-14-2005    Views: 19384   
article Conspiracy Of Fools: A True Story
Author: Kurt EichenwaldPublisher: Broadway Books (A division of Random House)ISBN: 0767911784 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  5-21-2005    Views: 8378   
article Do You Want To Know How To Keep Fit While Traveling Or Even On A Romantic Getaway?
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and sketchandtravel.com  interviews Jim Kaese, an elite amateur triathlete, entrepreneurial businessman, and endurance sport coach.Author of The Athletic-Minded Traveler: Where to Work Out and Stay When Fitness Is a Priority, Jim visited America’s top 78 travel destinations to find the very best hotel/fitness-venue combinations.To read Norm's interview click  HERE

(No rating)  1-3-2005    Views: 6740   
article The Man Who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norm Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger
Author: Leon HesserISBN: 1903754906 The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews    To read Norm's Interview with  Dr. Leon Hesser

(No rating)  9-5-2006    Views: 13578   
article Blood From Stones by Douglas Farah
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Disturbing is an understatement when I try to come to grips with the American intelligence community’s failure to understand the complex financial workings of al Qaeda pre and post 9/11. Award-wining investigative reporter for the Washington Post as well as other publications, David Farah delivers an outstanding exposé in his book Blood From Stones of just how extensive this financial network spreads itself...

(No rating)  10-28-2004    Views: 3957   
article Travel With Others Without Wishing They'd Stayed Home by Nadine Nardi Davidson
Have you ever traveled with someone and thought to yourself if I had only known? You probably paid little attention to the different categories of personality traits that describe most travelers such as: enthusiast, adventurer, sportsman, relaxer, beach bum, comfort seeker, culturist, shopper and discoverer. Author Nadine Nardi Davidson has authored a very unique book entitled Travel With Others Without Wishing They’d Stayed Home that will help you identify the different types of...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3581   
article The $10 Trillion Opportunity: Designing Successful Exit Strategies for Middle Market Business Owners (Second Edition)
Authors: Richard E. Jackim and Peter G. ChristmanISBN: 0977602303The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with Richard E. Jackim CLICK HEREEvery year hundreds of business

(No rating)  8-29-2006    Views: 7411   
article A Dream Across Time
Author: Annie RogersISBN:  097701830X

(No rating)  5-10-2006    Views: 8812   
article Rashi’s Daughters:Book One Joheved
Author: Maggie  AntonISBN: 0976305054Publisher: Banot PressYou Can Purchase This Book From Amazon  The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's

(No rating)  8-29-2005    Views: 14917   
article The Big Investment Lie: What your financial advisor doesn’t want you to know
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Big Investment Lie: What your financial advisor doesn't want you to know Author: Michael EdesessISBN: 10 1-57675-407-3: 13: 978-1-57675-407-8Economist and mathematician Michael Edesess author of The Big Investment Lie: What your financial advisor doesn't want you to know lambastes investment advisors and money managers and says that they are profiting from a big lie-promising that they can beat the market and do better than you can in investing your hard...

(No rating)  4-23-2007    Views: 13532   
article The Artist’s Model And Other Love Stories by Guy de Maupassant: Mark Scott (Translator)
The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES Considered to be one of France’s greatest short story writers, Guy de Maupassant had written over three hundred short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse, during a period of ten years of his forty-three year lifespan. Author and lecturer, Mark Scott, is a specialist in Russian literature, and he has been very much intrigued with Maupassant’s profound influence over such Russian literary...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 7180   
article The Last Queen
Author: Christopher W. GortnerISBN: 0972394788The following review was contributed by:

(No rating)  7-16-2006    Views: 6391   
article The Final Human
Author: Dr. David YourteeISBN: 9780978114510To say that the 217 page The Final Human doesn’t read like a “quickie” book is huge understatement. However, I have to confess that I was forewarned when its author Dr. David Yourtee stated in his email to me requesting a review: “Up front this will not be an easy read, but in the end from those who have read it, a rewarding journey.”  Although at times I found the read very baffling and trying with its excessive philosophical jargon, nevertheless I...

(No rating)  6-27-2007    Views: 6498   
article Sai Sankalap Author of The Kashmir Affair Is Interviewed By Norm Goldman
 Author:Sai SankalapISBN: 0595361161The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review Of The Book Click HereGood day Sai and thank you for agreeing to participate in our interview.Norm:When did your passion for writing begin and what inspired you to write The Kashmir Affair?Sai: Thank you Norm for warm wishes and inviting me to the interview. Since my childhood, I had an inkling to write short

(No rating)  9-21-2005    Views: 4979   
article Putting It On Paper - The Ground Rules for Creating Promotional Pieces that Sell Books by Dawn Josephson
The Following Review Was Contributed by: S.V.SWAMY PUTTING IT ON PAPER - THE GROUND RULES FOR CREATING PROMOTIONAL PIECES THAT SELL BOOKS by DAWN JOSEPHSON is clear in its target group - authors who need to promote their books and who lack the resources to engage capable people like Dawn to do the job. The need to promote the book is of course very well known and accepted. Once the need is accepted, the choices are clear: either engage a competent Author Services Outfit or do it yourself....

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 8821   
article A Traveler’s Guide: America’s Living History: The Early Years
Authors: Suzanne & Craig SheumakerISBN: 9780979259807Suzanne and Craig Sheumaker have logged over 125, 000 miles traveling the USA by car and motor-home exploring America’s history. Combining their talents in writing, graphic design and photography and with the inclusion of a immense amount of information in their A Traveler’s Guide: America’s Living History: The Early Years, they have produced an excellent guide book that will enable readers to share their profound passion and enthusiasm...

(No rating)  6-5-2007    Views: 9031   
article Antler Dust
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Antler Dust Author: Mark StevensISBN:  13: 978-0-9774188-1-7:              10: 0-9774188-1-2If you thought that the Colorado Flat Tops wilderness didn’t possess sufficient fodder for murder and mystery, you may have to reconsider after you read Antler Dust.With Antler Dust, former newspaper reporter and television news producer, Mark Stevens, has built an ambitious debut novel from two separate plot threads that eventually tie up. Our principal protagonist,...

(No rating)  2-14-2007    Views: 4234   
article Visiting Small-Town Florida-Revised Edition & Florida’s Finest Inns and Bed & Breakfasts
Title: Visiting Small-Town Florida-Revised EditionAuthor: Bruce HuntPublisher: Pineapple Press IncISBN: 1561642789

(No rating)  5-22-2005    Views: 6570   
article Anti-Semitisim and Corruption At The United Nations- Author of THE UN GANG Pedro A. Sanjuan Interviewed
AUTHOR: Pedro A. Sanjuan ISBN: 0385513194                        The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's Review of Pedro A. Sanjuan's Book CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Pedro Sanjuan, author of THE UN GANG: A Memoir of Incompetence, Corruption, Espionage, Anti-Semitism, and Islamic Extremism at the UN Secretariat.Good day Pedro and thank...

(No rating)  11-16-2005    Views: 6466   
article Interview With Tee Michaels Author Of Accuser Of The Brethren
Author: Tee MichaelsISBN: 0967857406The following interview was contributed by  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews                                

(No rating)  5-19-2005    Views: 6764   
article The Devil And The Disappearing Sea: A True Story About The Aral Sea Catastrophe by Rob Ferguson
The following review was contributed by NORM GOLDMAN It is difficult to imagine that at one time the Aral Sea, once the world’s fourth largest inland water body, after the Caspian Sea, Lake Superior and Lake Victoria, will, according to some experts, be gone by 2020. The Aral Sea is located in Central Asia in the lowlands of Turan, near the ancient Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara. What is noteworthy is that at one time it had abundant resources of fish, a very active...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6234   
article A Sampling of Lily Goldman's Watercolors
                  (Place your cursor over the little "X" to have a better view)TO VIEW MORE OF LILY'S WATERCOLORS CLICK HERE    Hi Folks:  The above is just a sampling of some of Lily's Watercolors.

(No rating)  12-16-2007    Views: 7003   
article Keep Your God Waiting
Author: Michael Coleman ISBN: 1412073928:Publisher: Trafford Publishing The following review was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  5-29-2006    Views: 6203   
article Robert Fate Author of Baby Shark Interviewed
Author: Robert Fate ISBN: 0977627691                                         The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's review of Baby Shark CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Robert Fate, author of Baby Shark.Good day Robert and thank you for agreeing to participate in our interview.Norm:Robert, please tell our readers a little bit about...

(No rating)  5-5-2006    Views: 8174   
article FINDING THE RIGHT SPOT - When Kids Can't Live With Their Parents by Janice Levy(author):Whitney Martin (Illustrator)
The following review was submitted by: S.V.SWAMY 'Finding the Right Spot - When Kids Can't Live With Their Parents', with text by Janice Levy and illustrated by Whitney Martin is a small book for young children, of suggested age 6-12 and the adults who need to take care of them. Written from the perspective of a child, who is in the care of a foster aunt, and illustrated vividly, the book is a good read, filled with deep psychological insights. It is touching and moving. It is also highly...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 7368   
article Create Your Retirement by Barbara M. Walker
One of the questions I constantly received from many individuals when I announced my retirement was-what are you going to do? This, no doubt, is one of the key considerations before anyone decides to take the plunge. Educator Barbara M. Walker has put together a neat slim guidebook entitled Create Your Retirement that provides the reader with 55 valuable ways to reply to the question-what you are going to do in your retirement? Walker divides her advice into 5 principal sections...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4708   
article Elaine’s Amazing Stink by Valerie Hardin
The Following review was contributed by: Molly MartinElaine is an unhappy little girl skunk. She has lost her stink and believes no one will be her friend. When Betty, Mick and Jay learn Elaine’s problem they have an idea. The story ends on a happy note when the little skunks tackle the problem of Elaine’s Amazing Stink. Elaine’s Amazing Stink is a delightful little book of 10 pages with text and enchanting illustrations. The little tale is sure to delight children ages 3-8. I believe this...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 5497   
article Talking to Richard by Gary Sherbell
Reviewed by Paul Lappen Steven Goren is an Administrative Law Judge in the Subway Division of the New York court system. He is the person who decides how much of a fine must be paid by people who jump the turnstiles or smoke on the subway platform. He has grown to loathe Richard Rankin, famous defense lawyer. Rankin does whatever he can to get his clients acquitted, usually by painting them as political victims or by playing the race card. One night, sitting in a bar, Goren hears, and is very...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 7052   
article The Drawing Breakthrough Book: A Shortcut to Artistic Excellence
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Drawing Breakthrough Book: A Shortcut to Artistic Excellence Author: John HastingsISBN: 9780974941820Publisher: Draw 3 Lines PublishingI have always been envious of people who are able to draw and paint, particularly that some members of my own family are prolific artists.Unfortunately, none of their creativity has rubbed off on me. No matter how many times I have attempted to draw, my artwork ends up as a disaster! Probably I should be classified as...

(No rating)  7-31-2007    Views: 6480   
article Once Is Never Enough
You Can Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Marjorie Gosa ShiversISBN: 0-9744066-2-7Marjorie Gosa Shivers’ second novel Once Is Never Enough focuses on Lester Miller, a homicide detective with the Chicago Police Department who is just going through a divorce and is in the process of changing jobs. Lester has accepted a position with the FBI in Virginia in their professional support division.As the story unfolds, Lester receives a phone call from a police sergeant informing him that there...

(No rating)  7-18-2007    Views: 3241   
article Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers. by Beverly Gray
The following review was contributed by: CAROLYN HOWARD-JOHNSON Those who love all things Hollywood, Kitsch and Nostalgic are going to love Beverly Gray’s biography of Roger Corman. She has a knack for anecdote and has chosen a subject well suited to her talents. It is a fun book. Fascinating. Even sorta educational if you happen to collect trivia. Here are some examples: Did you know that, in addition to 400 feature films, Corman mentored the likes of Frances Ford Coppola and Martin...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 8046   
article A Year In The Life Of An ESL Student: Idioms And Vocabulary You Can’t Live Without
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon A Year In The Life Of An ESL Student: Idioms And Vocabulary You Can’t Live WithoutAuthor: Edward J. FrancisISBN: 1412020034One of the most challenging difficulties teachers of a second language face is creating an atmosphere where the learning process becomes meaningful and at the same time practical, painless and enjoyable.

(No rating)  5-22-2005    Views: 26400   
article Conversation With Robert Fate Author of Baby Shark's BEAUMONT BLUES
Author: Robert FateISBN: 13: 978-0-9776276-2-2Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Robert Fate, author of Baby Shark’s BEAUMONT BLUES.Good day Robert and thanks once again for participating in our interview.Norm:Robert, since we last communicated you have authored a second novel, Baby Shark’s BEAUMONT BLUES and I understand you are working on a third one. How do you get your inspiration to keep on writing? How long does it take you...

(No rating)  12-20-2006    Views: 7986   
article Mark Levine Author of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: The Contracts & Services of 48 Major Self-Publishing Companies-Analyzed, Ranked & Exposed Interviewed
Author: Mark LevineISBN: 1-933538-56-2 Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Mark Levine author of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: The Contracts & Services of 48 Major Self-Publishing Companies-Analyzed, Ranked & Exposed.

(No rating)  10-25-2006    Views: 10734   
article A Rare and Deadly Issue by Marlena Thompson
The following review was contributed by: CAROLYN HOWARD-JOHNSON award-winning author of This is the Place and Harkening A Whodunit in the Best of Traditions Mystery Readers May Find a New Sleuth to Love Look out world! Jenny Maguire may be the new sleuth extraordinaire. She has a slot of her own. This side of Nancy Drew. That side of Miss Jane Marple. The woman who dreamed her up is Marlena Thompson. She may well have written the first book in a series that will match Agatha Christy’s run on...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 8139   
article Waiting: The True Confessions Of A Waitress by Debra Ginsberg
Have you ever wondered why people sometimes demand so much from waiters and waitresses and at the same time have very little regard for many of these individuals? Debra Ginsbergwaited on tables for twenty years to support her other career as a freelance writer and editor. Waiting: The True Confessions Of A WaitressGinsberg tells it “like it is” and engages her readers with a story format of her experiences and memoirs. Some of these tales may not be too pretty, such as having to clean up...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4943   
article A Light in the Window by Jan Karon
This review was contributed by CAROLYN HOWARD-JOHNSON award-winning author of This is the Place and Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered. Carolyn Howard-Johnson is a columnist for the Pasadena Star-News and writes movie reviews for the Glendale New-Press. She is also the author of This is the Place a coming-of-age story about a young journalist who finds the courage and vision to lead a life she had never imagined. The prologue is available by sending an e-mail to:...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 6797   
article Interview: Kenneth Kahn Author of The Carny Kid
Author: Kenneth KahnISBN: 0976111500  The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review of the Book CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as ourguest, Kenneth Kahn, author of The Carny Kid Survival of a Young Thief.

(No rating)  7-28-2005    Views: 6807   
article The Jesus Thief by J.K. Lankford
We have to commend J.R. Lankford for having a creative imagination, when she thought of writing a book of the cloning of Jesus Christ! Who would have thought about the possibility of stealing two threads from The Shroud of Turin, extract blood from it, culture the cells found in the blood, extract unfertilized eggs from a donor, remove the nucleus from the eggs, replace each nucleus with a cultured Shroud cell to produce “fertilized eggs,” grow the eggs in a suitable culture, and...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6583   
article Brian Smith Author of Losing Innocence Interviewed
Author: Brian  Smith:Publisher: PublishAmericaISBN: 1424100380                         The following interview was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review of Losing Innocence CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Brian  Smith, author of Losing Innocence.Good day Brian and thank you for participating in our interview.Norm:Why do you write and why did you feel...

(No rating)  12-3-2005    Views: 11347   
article Manners That Sell: Adding the Polish that Builds Profits by Lydia Ramsey
The following review was contributed by: ROGER E. HERMAN For anyone working in a business environment where making the right impression is important, this book is a worthwhile read. Sales professionals, managers and executives, and practically anyone in contact with others in a “white collar” environment will benefit from this handbook. I would particularly recommend this publication for graduates—both college and high school—entering the job market. Following the advice in these pages will...

(No rating)  11-6-2004    Views: 4373   
article Churchmouse Tales by Violet Toler
The Following review was contributed by: Molly Martin Finger Puppet illustrations with a chapter on how to use them and patterns for making the moppets are all included in this engaging work produced by long time children’s advocate Violet Toler. Charles Quincy Churchmouse, is the top mouse so to speak and is included in each of Toler’s scripts. Toler includes suggestions for choice of puppeteers as well as how to make puppets. A nice collection of story scripts are included. Scripts are...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 3185   
article The Losers’ Club by Richard Perez
Richard Perez’s first novel, The Losers’ Club, is a poignant depiction of the life of an author suffering endlessly from the rejection of publishers, as well as members of the opposite sex. Set in the ‘90s in East Village New York, Perez’s novel is a powerful commentary concerning the constant struggle faced by artists, writers, and musicians. Constantly spinning their wheels, stumbling from one listless adventure to the next, without very little to show for their efforts. In order...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3744   
article America’s Secret War: Inside The Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between America And Its Enemies
Purchase From Amazon Author: George FriedmanISBN: 0767917855"War is Politics carried out by other means"-ClausewitzThe fundamental premise of George Friedman's recent insightful book America's Secret War: Inside The Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between America And Its Enemies is that the events of 9/11, the Afghanistan war and the Iraq War, are all inter-related and form a coherent pattern. Furthermore, the principal actors such as Osama bin Laden, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and...

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 16863   
article Young Trudeau Son of Quebec, Father of Canada 1919-1944: Volume One.
Authors: Max and Monique NemniTranslated by William JohnsonISBN: 0771067496  The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Interview with Max and Monique Nemni CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-19-2006    Views: 8138   
article Displeasures of the Table Memoir as Caricature by Martha Ronk
The following review was contributed by CAROLYN HOWARD- JOHNSON Displeasures of the Table by Martha Ronk is a sort of mingling of peanut butter sandwiches and nostalgia. It is often a sort of examination of how a train of thought moves along a fragmented track, how one image connects us to another event. Reading Ms. Ronk is like discovering we have found a kindred spirit when we notice she can follow us when we go off on a tangent in mid-conversation and she can figure out what the hell we're...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 5276   
article The Spoiler Revealing The Secrets Of Survivor by The Chill One
What would you do if you happened to stumble across clues that would help you determine who would be the winner of one of the reality television shows- Survivor? That is exactly what happened to the author of a book entitled The Spoiler Revealing Secrets of Survivor. One month before Survivor Amazon was to be aired on television in February 2003, the author, known as The Chill One(the author has preferred to remain anonymous), was vacationing with some buddies during New Year’s Eve in...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5332   
article After the Rain
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon After The Rain Author: John BeowulfISBN: 1425129064 The periodic small-mindedness and nastiness of academia is illuminated through John Beowulf’s fictitious tale of a Ph.D candidate, John Stevic, of the Department of Microbiology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Stevic more often than not produced experiments that gave inconclusive results. He also was subjected to physical abuse at the hands of his boss, Professor Carolyne Tanner who...

(No rating)  8-10-2007    Views: 3449   
article Taming Technology: You Can Control The Beast by Brian J. Nichelson
Have you ever felt you need an engineering degree to figure out how some of our modern technology works? How often were you tempted to pick up your computer and throw it out the window? If you were fortunate to have young children around during our present technological revolution, consider yourself lucky. They probably have become your gurus or experts, when it comes to operating the VCR, or showing you how to use the many software programs you always dreamed about, but were afraid to...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4633   
article Interview With Alain de Botton-Author of The Art Of Travel
TITLE: The Art Of TravelAuthor: Alain de BottonISBN: 037420827The following interview was conducted by  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       Today Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com are very honored to have as our guest, travel author Alain de Botton, who recently published The Art of Travel.Good day Alain and thank you for accepting our invitation to be interviewed.Norm: Before we deal specifically with your beautiful book, The Art of...

(No rating)  11-27-2004    Views: 19182   
article Ten Thousand Acres by Preston L. Corbett
First time novelist, Preston L. Corbett’s novel Ten Thousand Acres begins on a sad note when twenty- three year Flora McAndrews in 1785 travels from Baltimore with her fifty four year old husband, William, to a place that would one day be known as Colorado. Unfortunately, prior to arriving at their destination, William dies and Flora is forced to continue on alone. Eventually, she reaches the land that was purchased by her late husband, where she discovers a log cabin and someone inside,...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3417   
article A Conversation With Gretta Krane Author of: From the Ashes Flies the Phoenix: Creating a Powerful Life After a Suicide.
Author: Gretta KraneISBN:  978 097775430 4                          

(No rating)  12-29-2006    Views: 8233   
article Travel Writing by L. Peat O’Neill
You would like to become a travel writer. Why, Its sounds so easy and glamorous. Just write about a place, its people, landscape, weather, flora and fauna. You may even want to throw in something about history, politics, culture and folklore. However, before deciding to give up your day job, a good idea would be to read Washington Post journalist, L. Peat O’Neil’s manual entitled Travel Writing. As we are informed in the introduction, you first have to ask yourself are you a travel writer? Do...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 6028   
article 160 Degrees of Deviation: The Case for the Corporate Cynic by Jerome Alexander
The following review was contributed by PAUL LAPPEN Even the best organizations have good intentions when instituting new plans or policies. Something always seems to go wrong, because of a type of manager called the 160 Degree Deviator. These are people with their own agendas who damage company morale and cause frustration to rise. The reason that they aren't called 180 Degree Deviators is that the author gives the company 20 degrees ""credit"" for having the right idea....

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 7220   
article T.S. Bogorad Author of The Importance of Civility Interviewed
Author: T.S. BogoradISBN: 1-4259-5893-1: 1-4259-5894-XThe following interview with T.S. Bogorad was conducted by  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's review of the Importance of Civility CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Terry: Bogorad, author of The Importance of Civility.Good day Terry: and thanks for participating

(No rating)  9-5-2006    Views: 6620   
article Pathologies of Public America: The Triumph of Ignorance and Bliss
Author: James Polk, Ph.DISBN: 1595264523American scholar James Polk and author of Pathologies of Public America: The Triumph of Ignorance and Bliss draws heavily on his vast amount of research to build a strong argument that Americans are more interested in their materialistic possessions as cell phones, videogames, computers, and pop stars than thinking and doing something about the conservative-corporate power apparatus that stymies dissent, hinders as much as possible potential...

(No rating)  5-2-2007    Views: 9165   
article Nancy J. Attwell, Author of The Fools' Path: A Tale From The Lothemian Legacy Is Interviewed.
Author: Nancy J. Attwell  ISBN: 193314212XThe following interview was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review CLICK HEREToday Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Nancy J. Attwell, author of The Fools’ Path: A Tale From The Lothemian Legacy.Good day Nancy and thank you for agreeing to participate in our interview.Norm:Nancy, how did your book come about? What was your main reason...

(No rating)  11-18-2005    Views: 10363   
article A Chorus of Voices (Genre Poetry) by Kurt Messick
The Following review was contributed by: Molly Martin The poems presented within the covers of A Chorus of Voices are grouped into First Poems, where the offerings include a thought provoking I am not ee cummings, the poignant I saw two men, hope in a friend is (any) sadness in love is a prison and one engaging work I particularly enjoyed stars. Sonnet Sequence, runs a gamut from nature, man, god, night, stars, my own particular favorite in this grouping was the first with its view of the...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 8653   
article Deception’s Legacy
Author: Jacqueline G. RandolphISBN: 1596821027Two principle historical settings, the Spanish Inquisition and a nuclear accident that occurred in Spain in 1966 provide the impetus for a compelling novel in Jacqueline G. Randolph’s third book in her Deception Series.  Deception’s Legacy begins when we learn about an actual incident in 1966 concerning an American B-52 bomber carrying four bombs that packed more than a megaton of power or one hundred times more powerful than Hiroshima and that...

(No rating)  8-8-2007    Views: 6094   
article Interview With Zoe Ann Nicholson Author Of The Hungry Heart: A Woman’s Fast For Justice
 Title: The Hungry Heart: A Woman’s Fast For Justice:Author: Zoe Ann NicholsonPublisher: Lune Soleil Press, Newport Beach, California:ISBN: 0972392831  The following interview was conducted by NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  1-19-2005    Views: 16994   
article The World's Cheapest Destinations by Tim Leffel
Is there such a place as a cheap travel destination? Writer and seasoned traveler, Tim Leffel has written about a wide range of topics, from sailing on the Nile to hanging out with holy men, while he roamed three times around the world. Apparently, he has sampled everything from Kentucky bourbon to Korean soju while making his way around the globe. Leffel’s slim guidebook, The World’s Cheapest Destinations, focuses on his belief that it is not how you go, but where. Traveling...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 2821   
article Two Great Wedding Destinations in Vermont & Maine
If you are interested in knowing more about 2 great wedding and/or romantic getaway destinatons, check out Norm and Lily Goldman's articles on The Inn at the Round Barn Farm (Waitsfield Vermont) and the York Harbor Inn (York Harbor Maine). You can find Norm's articles and Lily's art work by clicking on:York Harbor InnThe Inn at the Round Barn Farm

(No rating)  6-26-2007    Views: 4270   
article Romantic Colorado Springs
If you are interested in knowing more about COLORADO SPRINGS, you may want to read Norm Goldman's Interview with  Amy Long, Director of Marketing & Public Relations of Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau.CLICK HERE

(No rating)  8-3-2006    Views: 5310   
article Looking for the Summer by Robert W. Norris
Reviewed by Paul Lappen American David Thompson is a Vietnam War conscientious objector. After spending a year in military prison, during which time he became estranged from his family, he travels around Europe, not really sure where he's going or what he's doing. In Paris, he meets a man named Hasan, who encourages David to accompany him back to Iran, his homeland. David is assured that plenty of jobs for foreigners are available. Their paths diverge for a while, and they meet up again a few...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 7056   
article Monterey: Presidio, Pueblo and Port (The Making of America Series)
Author: J.D. ConwayPublisher: Arcadia PublishingISBN: 0738524239The following review was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW MORE OF  Norm Goldman's Reviews  To read Norm's Interview With Jim  Conway CLICK HEREFrom its opening pages,  Jim Conway’s Monterey: Presidio, Pueblo and Port demonstrates an impeccable scholarship of the subject area that will no doubt prove to be an important contribution to our understanding of the history of Monterey,...

(No rating)  5-22-2006    Views: 6962   
article Wearing the Spider
You Can Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Susan SchaabPublisher: Galavant Press, LLCISBN: 13: 978-1-934291-05-4:  10: 1-934291-05-6 Susan Schaab’s debut legal thriller is an intricate tale focusing on identity theft and sexual harassment that takes place in the prestigious New York law firm, Howard, Rolland & Stewart. The principal focus of the yarn centers on one of its associates, Evelyn (Evie) Sullivan, who is painted as a very competent intellectual and property rights attorney...

(No rating)  7-29-2007    Views: 3075   
article Anna Chase and the Butterfly Girls by Jadan B. Grace
The following review was contributed by: SHERRY L.STOLL Anna Chase and the Butterfly Girls by Jadan B. Grace is a lovely Victorian tale for young adults. Anna Chase is a widowed seamstress who does well in the local dress shop. She has a head for business and makes the world a better place for those around her. In her free time, she writes in her journal about Lady Willow’s school for butterfly girls. She shares this intricate and fanciful story with her daughter, Brandy. Lady Willow’s beauty...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 5458   
article A Conversation with Travel Author Troy Corley
Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com & Sketchandtravel.com is pleased to have as our guest travel writer and author Troy Corley.Troy is the author and publisher of Let's Go Buggy: The Ultimate Family Guide to Insect Zoos and Butterfly Houses. She has also authored and published Free L.A. (Los Angeles), and is editor of Free O.C. (Orange County) by Robert Stock and the upcoming Free San Francisco and Free N.Y.C (New York City). 

(No rating)  1-6-2007    Views: 5859   
article Roget’s Thesaurus of Phrases by Barbara Ann Kipfer Ph.D.
Have you ever tried to locate a reference book devoted entirely to the synonyms of phrases? For example, you wish to avoid an over used expression such as “over one’s head” and replace it with one word. Most thesauri would not be of much help, as they are primarily devoted to offering synonyms for single words. Furthermore, all of the headwords in most of these thesauri are single words. Incidentally, how about using one of the following serve as a replacement: baffling, bewildering, beyond...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 5913   
article John M. Fox Author of Marketing Playbook: The Manual for Growing Organizations 102 of the Best Marketing Plays to Get Your Sales Team Across the Goal Line is Interviewed by Norm Goldman
 Author: John M. Fox ISBN:  0975527800           The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To Read Norm's Review of the Book CLICK HEREToday, Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, John M. Fox author of Marketing Playbook: The Manual for Growing Organizations 102 of the Best Marketing Plays to Get Your Sales Team Across the Goal Line.

(No rating)  10-8-2005    Views: 9520   
article Plastic Gods by William Manchee
When I picked up a recent edition of the Saturday mornings edition, The National Post, a Canadian newspaper, and turned to the financial section, what immediately hit me was an entire section devoted to consumer debt and credit cards. Coincidentally, the day before I had received William Manchee’s recent legal thriller Plastic Gods, that although is a work of fiction, revolves around this same theme. The story ventures into the world of powerful and unethical financial institutions...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4114   
article FLASHES by JAMES M. BATES
One of the hallmarks of a good novel is an author’s effective creation of drama. If the drama is devoid of any emotional charge, the story will fail to captivate its readers. First time novelist James M. Bates’ novel, Flashes, is an excellent example of powerfully using drama to narrate a gripping story. In this instance, the author pushes his principal character, Mickey, to the limit. The charge is created from Mickey’s struggle squaring off against his adversaries out in the world...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5643   
article Interview With Martha Morning Todd-Author of Losing Hope
Author: Martha Morning ToddPublisher iUniverse IncISBN: 0595335500 The following interview with the author Martha Morning Todd was contributed by: Norm Goldman Editor of Bookpleasures.comTo read Norm's review of Losing Hope

(No rating)  5-30-2005    Views: 8407   
article Live Your Road Trip Dream: Travel For A Year For The Cost Of Staying Home.
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.cominterviews husband and wife team Phil and Carol White Authors Of theBook: Live Your Road Trip Dream: Travel For A Year For The Cost Of Staying Home.To read the interview click  HERE

(No rating)  1-20-2005    Views: 7355   
article Food: A Taste Of The Road by Richard Sterling (Editor)
One of the fears of the personal essayist is the possibility of having the readers mutter, “Who cares about your opinions or travels.” Richard Sterling, editor of Food: A Taste Of The Road was certainly ambitious when he put together no less than 49 short essays concerning the inter-relation of food and travel. Sterling in his choice of essays endeavours to avoid this pitfall and to a great extent succeeds. Food is often the common denominator that promotes contact between peoples and...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4889   
article A Conversation with Linda Marjorie Charles Author of The Depths Of A Diva: Volume I
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon In The Depths Of a Diva Volume 1                                                                                                                            Photo:  Impact PhotographyAuthor: Linda Marjorie CharlesISBN: 978-1-4259-9403-7

(No rating)  5-10-2007    Views: 9439   
article Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult by Richard Metzger (ed.)
Reviewed by Paul Lappen Magick is defined as ""the art and science of causing change in conformity with will"" (Aleister Crowley). That's the intention behind the pieces in this book, to look at many aspects of magick and the occult, and thereby do really interesting things with the concept of reality. Peter Levenda looks at Hitler's obsession with the occult, and a side of World War II fought with spells as much as with bullets. Daniel Pinchbeck tells the story of how he...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 5475   
article The Discovery of Luminous Being by Anthony Maulucci
The title, The Discovery of Luminous Being, led me to believe that I was about to read a novel about an alien, who glows in the dark. However, after reading the first few paragraphs, I knew this was not to be, and frankly I was not disappointed. Novelist Anthony Maulucci delivered something far different, and his principle character, Raphael Trager, is certainly no alien. In fact, Raphael is someone, who probably is familiar to many of us. After graduating from Wesleyan University in...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4569   
article Element of Blank
Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Ann Harper ReedISBN: 9780615141947Inspired by a true event, Ann Harper Reed with her Element of Blank sets out to take readers into the horrendous life of a battered woman, Sally, who was imprisoned in an environment of terror. Accurately and painfully describing common characteristics prevalent among battered women, Reed traces Sally’s life from her late teen years until she succumbs to a beating several years later by her abusive husband...

(No rating)  8-2-2007    Views: 3270   
article Bags Out at Seven by Robert Globerman
The Following review was contributed by: Molly Martin Bags Out at Seven is a fast paced series of 16 chapters recounting some of the adventures and misadventures experienced by Robert Globerman during his days as a 'travel leader.' Globerman was a teacher twice named Teacher of the Year in Ossining, New York. Following his winning a Fulbright Fellowship and Smith Mundt Grant to teach and train teachers in Israel Globerman found he enjoyed travel so much he founded 'Globetrottours, Inc,' a...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 4107   
article Autumn Glory-Baseball’s First World Series by Louis P. Masur
The year was 1903 when the first World Series was played between the Boston Americans of the newly formed American League and the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. As historian Louis P. Mazur author of Autumn Glory-Baseball’s First World Series, states, “the story of the first World Series is the story of the birth of baseball as a modern game, as an American ritual.” In 1901 the American League claimed major-league status and what ensued for the next two years was a constant...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5222   
article Interview with Maggie Anton Author of Rashi's Daughters
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Rashii's Daughters Volume 1 Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Rashii Daughters Volume 2Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guestMaggie Anton, Author of Rashi’s Daughters.

(No rating)  9-11-2005    Views: 22470   
article How to get Published by Michael LaRocca
The Following review was contributed by: Molly Martin Michael LaRocca has put together an approximately 90 page series of helpful hints, thoughts, urls, etc for fellow authors. He says he has been in the business for 20 unsuccessful years and 2 successful ones and now wants to share what he has learned. The copy I received for review is a zip file with a cluster of HTML files and some JPGs. The work can be downloaded at: http://www.smartgroups.com/vault/michaellarocca. LaRocca says the book...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 5383   
article Corsino by Cole Kivlin
To read an interview Bookpleasures conducted with Cole Kivlin author of CORSINO click HERE REVIEW This slim autobiography focuses on author Cole Kivlin’s (also known as Corsino) escape from Spain during the Spanish Civil War in 1937, and his ultimate rediscovery of his family roots some sixty years later. At the age of seven Kivlin’s father shipped him out on a truck that initially transported him to France, where he lived for five years, after which time he immigrated to the...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4041   
article The soul of Work: A quest for the Transcendent by Dr.S.Louise Underdahl
The following review was contributed by S.V.SWAMY The Soul of Work by Louise Underdahl is an excellent treatise on work culture, work organization and all other aspects connected with people and working. The book is the result of the author's doctoral research at University of California and fetched her a well-earned Ph.D in Public Administration. In about 300 pages, the author puts forth well-structured views about work culture in various organizations and presents a good case for...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5897   
article THE RED CHURCH by Scott Nicholson
The following review was written by STERLING PEARCE. You can learn more about the reviewer by clicking on her name. To read the interview with the author click HERE Ronnie Day has enough to worry about for a 13 year-old boy. His parents are always fighting, and he spends most of his time trying not to look stupid in front of Melanie Ward. Why does he have to put up with his pest of a brother, Tim, wandering off through the graveyard of the Red Church? All his life Ronnie has been hearing...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 4533   
article Bruce R. Cook Author of Philippine Fever is Interviewed
  Author: Bruce R. CookPublisher: Capital Crime PressISBN: 0977627675The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's review of the book CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Bruce R. Cook, author of Philippine Fever.Good day Bruce and thanks for participating in our interview.

(No rating)  2-25-2006    Views: 7337   
article Ghostly Acts by Melinda Rucker Haynes
The Following review was contributed by: Molly MartinTennis champion, Seattle denizen, popular high school junior Ele, Electra, O'Neill is displaced from her blissful, cushy life after her parents, history teacher dad and theater-struck mom determine to transfer the ménage to the old family stomping grounds in none other than apparition capitol of Montana. The extravagant O’Neills purpose to reinstate the antiquated and run-down Virginia City Theatre. As always Ele is counted upon by her...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 3211   
article Depression is a Choice Winning the Battle Without Drugs
Author: A.B.CurtissThe Following review was contributed by: Molly MartinDepression is a Choice is a documentary, text book type work of 20 chapters in which a woman who is a therapist and well acquainted with depression offers some concrete insight and advice into depression and how to manage it through employing Directed Thought. Curtiss says Directed Thinking is a combination of awareness, understandings, formula thinking, and mind trips applied to depression; my own and others'. Chapter 2...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 6738   
article Interview With David Nevue Author of How To Promote Your Music Successfully On The Internet
Author: David NevuePublisher:  Midnight Raid Productions                                   The following interview was conducted by NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews     To read Norm's  Review of  How To Promote Your Music Successfully On The Internet CLICK HERE  Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of the book reviewing and author interviewing site, Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest,  independent

(No rating)  6-14-2006    Views: 8556   
article Red Zone by Alan McTeer
After reading first time novelist Alan McTeer’s thriller Red Zone, you will scratch your head and wonder what part of the story is true and what part was embellished? According to the back cover of the book, it is a novel based on events that actually happened to the author. The tale focuses on Canadian pilot, Alan Richards, who agrees to deliver a small plane to Colombia, collect a delivery fee and return to Miami on a regular airliner. However, as we all are probably aware, when...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4727   
article The Ig Nobel Prizes: The Annals of Improbable by Marc Abrahams
The following review was contributed by: PAUL LAPPEN This book brings together two areas of human endeavor that don't normally go together: science and humor. The Ig Nobel Awards (actually held every year at Harvard University) honor those achievements which ""cannot or should not be reproduced."" Did you know that elevator music may help prevent the common cold? Companies like Enron, Global Crossing, Tyco, Waste Management and WorldCom shared an award for adapting the...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3972   
article Interview With Jennifer Kabaaga, Author of Strengthen Your Character Or Else… You Remain Just An Average Employee
Author: Jennifer KabaagaISBN: 095891708 The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews     T0 read Norm`s Review of   Strengthen Your Character Or Else… You Remain Just An Average Employee CLICK HERE   

(No rating)  4-18-2005    Views: 6034   
article A Conversation With M.A. Street Author of Hands: a novel.
 Author: M.A. StreetISBN: 0-59538584-2Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher and Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest,  M.A. Street, author of Hands: a novel. Good day Mike and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm: Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background.Mike: I’ve been writing for quite a while. I’ve always had to work during that time, of course, had a family, that sort of thing, so there have been times when I’ve been...

(No rating)  2-3-2007    Views: 9397   
article Santa Claus: is he for your child? by John Hoh
The Following review was contributed by: Molly MartinPresented in fifteen chapters and bibliography covering 122 pages Santa Claus: is he for your child? Sets out to educate parents about the myth surrounding Santa. Chapter 1 helps parents understand that the myth of Santa has grown to gigantic proportions. In chapter 2 The Man Behind the Myth is introduced. Chapter 3 explains The Legends of the Three Virgins. And, in Chapter 4 we learn The Saint Becomes the Patron of Sailors. The reader...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 6250   
article James R. Clifford Author of Double Daggers Interviewed
Author: James R. CliffordISBN: 0897542177 The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews                 To read Norm's Review of Double Daggers CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, James R. Clifford, author of Double Daggers.Good day Jamie and thanks for participating in our interview.

(No rating)  8-9-2006    Views: 8164   
article Win an E-Interview Worth $50US As Well As Considerable Internet Exposure
 Win an E-Interview Worth $50US As Well As Considerable Internet ExposureNorm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is offering a complimentary E-Interview worth $50US to authors and/or experts.In addition to having the interview posted on Bookpleasures.com with a slide show of your book's image and your own photo image, the E-Interview will be posted on Americanchronicle.com: Searchwarp.com and links on Authorsden.com, Amazon's Amapedia, Norm's Myspace.com com and other social...

(No rating)  2-17-2008    Views: 6188   
article The Price of Government: Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis by David Osborne and Peter Hutchinson
The following review was contributed by: ROGER E. HERMANThere is no question today that governments—at all levels—are in dire fiscal straits. Years of political maneuvering, wasteful spending, mismanagement, and an economic roller-coaster have taken their toll. While wonderful innovation has been seen in a number of government agencies at the federal, state, and local level, most have a very long way to go. The resistance to change must be overcome if we are to avoid widespread bankruptcy of...

(No rating)  11-6-2004    Views: 6473   
article Keys to Great Writing by Stephen Wilbers
A writer’s tool kit should include a good dictionary, a thesaurus, a style manual, and a copy of Stephen Wilbers excellent book, Keys to Great Writing. Wilbers credentials are impressive. He is a former Fulbright scholar, syndicated columnist, adjunct professor and writing consultant, author of a few books on writing. In 1995, he won the Outstanding Faculty Award at Hamline University’s graduate studies program. What are the keys to great writing? Wilbers informs us his students always want...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 6081   
article The Golden Altar by Michael M. Merry
If you are fascinated with the exploits of pirates, buccaneers or privateers, first time novelist, Michael J. Merry’s fictional novel, The Golden Altar, which is partially based on historical events, will immediately seduce you as soon as you completed reading the first chapter. In 1671 an infamous English pirate, or as some called him a privateer, Henry Morgan, accomplished one of his most daring feats, when he attacked, looted and pillaged Panama. However, unfortunately for Morgan, he was...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3774   
article Investigating the Paranormal by Tony Cornell
Do you believe in ghosts? There has always been a fascination pertaining to unexplained phenomenon. Individuals investigating these occurrences generally come from two schools of thought, the passionate defenders or the sceptics. Tony Cornell is a psychical researcher who has devoted 55 years to the study and investigation of the paranormal and as he states in his book he remains sceptical, however, in certain instances he does admit that there has been the existence of phenomena that defied...

(No rating)  11-7-2004    Views: 3610   
article Context Clues by James C. Ferguson
When I completed reading James C. Ferguson’s first novel, Context Clues, I imagined the late Peter Seller would be the perfect actor to play the role of the principal protagonist, Basil Coventry. Coventry is a bungling spy, who perhaps would like to be another Colombo or James Bond, if they were in existence during this era. Unfortunately, however, his faculties are perpetually impaired by alcohol, or to put it bluntly-he is in a continuous state of inebriation. The story begins at the...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4547   
article The Writer's Digest Writing Clinic by Kelly Nickell (Editor)
If you were a writer it would not take very long to understand why The Writer’s Digest Writing Clinic is an invaluable tool. Weather you are a novice or a veteran writer, writing clinics can prove to be most rewarding. However, due to a lack of financial resources or time, it is sometimes very difficult to attend one of these workshops. The next best option would be to read and analyze good writing, and here is where this excellent insider’s guidebook comes in very handy. More than a dozen...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 6966   
article Writer’s Guide To Places by Don Prues: Jack Heffron
Writer’s Guide To Places authored by Don Prues and Jack Heffron is an extraordinary useful guide for writers, who wish to discover a sense of many places unfamiliar to them. An astonishing number of lesser-known tidbits are included in the book pertaining to many of the well-known cities located throughout all fifty states, Canada and its territories and the people who reside within these geographical areas. For example, if an author is interested in building a character from Orlando, he or...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 7110   
article Interview with Richard Graham-Yooll Author of A Foreign Policy
Author: Richard Graham-YoollPublisher: Medallion PressISBN: 193281549X                                  The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews   To read Norm's Review of the book CLICK HERE

(No rating)  8-18-2005    Views: 8043   
article The Right Way To Write, Publish And Sell Your Book: Your Complete Guide to Successful Authorship (Second Edition)
Author: Patricia L. FryISBN: 978-0-9773576-2-8  When it comes to writing for publications, Patricia Fry’s credentials are impeccable. For over twenty years, Fry has contributed hundreds of articles to over 260 different magazines on a wide variety of topics and approximately 800 of these have been devoted to writing and publishing- no doubt making her a guru on the topic.In addition, Fry has published 25 books, and in 1983 she was far ahead of her time in establishing her own publishing...

(No rating)  11-8-2007    Views: 9542   
article God's Little Messengers Volume 1 by Madeline Burnham
The following review was contributed by: PASCHAL EZE Madeline Burnham's book is a thoughtful response to the need to steer tomorrow's leaders who are today's jewels on the path of knowing, loving and worshipping God as well as sharing the good news of who He is and what He is to us. In an age where children are bombarded with awful scenes on television, radio, on the streets, at schools and at home, every God-focused person should get soaked in the hope and prayer that children...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4885   
article Greg M. Sarwa Author of The Cattle Is Interviewed
Author: Greg M. Sarwa ISBN: 0976620200                        The following interview was conducted by:   NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Review of The Cattle CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Greg M. Sarwa, author of The Cattle.Good day Greg and thanks for

(No rating)  4-6-2006    Views: 7136   
article Diverting The Buddha by Bob Swartzel
The following review was contributed by: WARREN THURSTON REVIEW The most difficult task for a government to tackle is that of putting in place cultural change. The new, often imposed culture never has its nurturing needs met. It finds itself thrown upon the seedbed of change and left to grow the best way it can. What usually occurs is that the old culture consumes the new one. In doing this it adapts the imposed new ways to reflect the old philosophy. On the surface all appears well, but...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 3686   
article Deep Inside LiteBlue
Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Ronald Williams Jr.ISBN: 1424128560-0 It certainly takes a great deal of moxy to publish a book criticizing your employer, and that is exactly what Ronald Williams Jr. has done with Deep Inside Liteblue.Williams is a veteran federal employee of the United States Postal Service (USPS). As we are informed in the book’s Acknowledgements, the internal operations of the postal service on the extranet are called LiteBlue, a domain where the...

(No rating)  8-2-2007    Views: 8023   
article A Conversation With Melissa Galt Author of Celebrate Your Life! The Art of Celebrating Every Day
Author: Melissa GaltISBN: 978-0-9790103-0-9Today Norm Goldman, Editor& Publisher of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest Melissa Galt author of Celebrate Your Life! The Art of Celebrating Every Day.Melissa began her professional career in hospitality purchasing with a degree from Cornell University and she later returned to school for a degree in interior design. She now operates a successful business as an independent...

(No rating)  5-19-2007    Views: 8928   
article Poetry Speaks by Elise Paschen and Rebekah Presson Mosby (Editors)
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to listen to Alfred, Lord Tennyson recite some of his most well known poems? How about T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, William Butler Yeats, Gertrude Stein, Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Ogden Nash and many more. These are only a sampling of some of the 42 deceased poets, who speak to us in a book so appropriately entitled, Poetry Speaks. Unfortunately, many of us never had the opportunity to experience poems that, as the editors of this...

(No rating)  11-7-2004    Views: 4122   
article Soul Identity: a novel
Author: Dennis BatchelderISBN: 978-0-9798056-0-8Publisher: NetLeavesClick Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon   To understand the nuances of Dennis Batchelder’s debut novel, Soul Identity: a novel, it wouldn’t hurt to be familiar with some of the computer lingo mentioned in the text, however, it is not absolutely essential to enjoy the experience of its reading. Batchelder succeeds in serving up an exciting yarn alluding to the implications of technology, identity theft, as well as mixing...

(No rating)  7-29-2007    Views: 5241   
article The Fearful Fairy
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Fearful Fairy Author: Sheri Hood: Illustrator: M. Faith ShaheenISBN: 13:978-0-9793823-0-7:  10: 0-9793823-0-0One of the most striking characteristics of Sheri Hoods’ children’s book The Fearful Fairy is the delicate manner in which it integrates large ideas into story form for the early school crowd. As in most picture books, this one likewise functions on more than one level. The obvious story, which begs to be read aloud with its delightful descriptive...

(No rating)  9-9-2007    Views: 6126   
article The Labor Pool by Bob Gunner, Editor and Publisher
The following review was contributed by: JOHN WALSH To read John's interview with the author click HERE Anyone who has been obliged to slog through a minimum wage, repetitive drudge job will know the soul-destroying misery that it can entail. While it is theoretically possible to spend the time while the body works with the brain thinking fine and transcendent thoughts, it is much more common for the brain to fester on minor irritations and suspicions that then become overblown into major...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 6424   
article Cover-Up: Mystery at the Super Bowl
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Cover-Up: Mystery at the Super Bowl Author: John FeinsteinISBN: 978-0-375-84247-4John Feinstein’s background as a sports journalist for the Washington Post, as well as a contributor to Sports Illustrated and the National Sports Daily, comes in quite handy in creating a lively and fascinating novel, Cover-Up: Mystery at the Super Bowl. The novel focuses on two teenage reporters who stumble across a scandalous cover up on the eve of the Super Bowl involving an...

(No rating)  9-10-2007    Views: 7457   
article Meditations In My Favourite Places in Southern Africa: A Travelogue For Inner And Outer Journeys by Gail Evans
Some books are meant to be a one time read and then either discarded or placed on a shelf to gather dust. Others, however, fall into the category of being a faithful companion and friend to be called upon when you need something soothing to help you relax and appreciate Nature’s soothing attributes. Gail Evans’ Meditations In My Favourite Places in Southern Africa: A Travelogue For Inner And Outer Journeys falls into the second category and perhaps can be compared to a good wine that you...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4530   
article Robbing Us Blind: The Return of the Bush Gang and the Mugging of America by Steve Brouwer
The following review was contributed by: Paul Lappen This book looks at the myriad of ways that average and lower-income Americans have been systematically robbed of their monetary wealth through deliberate government policy. That wealth has been given to the top 1 percent of the people, in terms of income, by a group of elites and super-rich that the author calls the Bush Gang. The Bush family has been at, or near, the seat of American power for 16 of the last 24 years. To give one...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 6087   
article Roget’s Descriptive Word Finder-A Dictionary/Thesaurus of Adjectives by Barbara Ann Kipfer Ph.D.
I am quite sure that almost anyone, who has ever taken an English course in high school or college, had to purchase at least one copy of Roget’s Thesaurus. I never knew, until recently, the derivation of the term “thesaurus.” Apparently the term had been derived from the post-medieval version of Latin, and it basically means treasure or a storehouse. We immediately associate the term thesaurus with Roget, whose full name was Peter Mark Roget. This brilliant individual was a medical doctor,...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 7345   
article Fast Food: The Dark Side Of The All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
You should never tell a book by its cover, however, the title: Fast Food: The Dark Side Of The All-American Meal,just about sums it all up. Eric Schlosser, well-known correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, has written a riveting account of the many skeletons in the closet affecting the fast food industry. What is amazing, as pointed out by the author, “ the federal government has the legal authority to recall a defective toaster over or stuffed animal-but still lacks the power to recall tons...

(No rating)  10-28-2004    Views: 4824   
article This Day: Diaries from American Women by Joni B. Cole: Rebecca Joffrey: B.K. Rakhra (Editors)
Have you ever looked out of an airplane and wondered about the people living in the match- box houses below? Who are these people? What were they doing when you just flew over them? Feeling down one day, writer Joni B. Cole decided to email a few women from different circles of her life and ask what a day in their life was actually like? I guess this would be something akin to looking down from my airplane. As she points out, “the responses they sent back were illuminating. Part...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4569   
article The Writer’s Market Companion by Joe Feiertag and Mary Carmen Cupito
Probably many of us do not realize that incredibly over a billion books were sold during the past year. In the USA alone there are over 18, 000 magazines and approximately 45, 000 newspapers. Added to these publications is the multitude of information web sites. What is more noteworthy, as mentioned in The Writer’s Market Companion, authored by Joe Feiertag and Mary Carmen Cupito,is that “America’s love of reading is perhaps most evident when we look at book sales. In the years leading up to...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 6345   
article A Conversation With Brigitte Foulke Author of Nile Cruise and Beyond
Author: Brigitte FoulkeISBN: 1413786375Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Brigitte Foulke, author of  Nile Cruise and Beyond.Good day Brigitte and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Brigitte, why did you feel compelled to write this book? What was your main reason for writing your book? What are your hopes for this book? Brigitte:My friends who knew the story and / or had been involved in it had repeatedly

(No rating)  1-24-2007    Views: 5650   
article A Conversation with Joy R. Butler Author of The Permission Seeker’s Guide Through The Legal Jungle: Clearing Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Rights for Entertainment and Media Productions.
Author: Joy R. ButlerISBN: 9780967294018Today, Norm Goldman, Editor & Publisher of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Joy R. Butler who is an entertainment, intellectual property and business attorney. Joy is also the author of The Permission Seeker’s Guide Through The Legal Jungle: Clearing Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Rights for Entertainment and Media Productions.Good day Joy and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:When and why did you become interested...

(No rating)  5-7-2007    Views: 7057   
article Writing Creative Nonfiction by Carolyn Forché and Philip Gerard- Editors
Over the past several years there has been quite a controversy as to what exactly is creative nonfiction. In fact, there are some who even go so far as denying its existence and claim there is no such animal! If we are from the school that accepts that it is alive and kicking, we must then be able to describe what exactly is creative nonfiction. Carolyn Fauché and Philip Gerard, editors of Writing Creative Nonficton, perhaps best sum up what it is all about when they state: “creative...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 9016   
article Arizona Getaways For The Incurably Romantic by Pam Swartz
Arizona certainly qualifies as one of the most romantic states in the USA with so many places to explore, and unfortunately for many of us, so little time. Pam Swartz, author of Arizona Getaways For The Incurably Romantic,has written an extremely informative guide providing the reader with a very good exposure of forty-five of the most uniquely romantic lodgings located in various areas of the state. Through the eyes and ears of the author, readers have the opportunity to discover...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3561   
article Hamster Cheeks
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Hamster Cheeks Author: Cathy DeLittleIllustrator: Adam MilicevicISBN: 13: 978-1-892633-14-9:  10: 1-892733-14-0  Although it has taken ten years since she last published 10 picture books over a span of 2 years, Cathy DeLittle has done it again with her recent, Hamster Cheeks.DeLittle has fine-tuned a story that emanates from her vivid imagination and humorous insights that have been inspired from the antics of her young son Dominic. Turning the pages of this...

(No rating)  11-20-2007    Views: 4486   
article A View From Beyond The Path by Daniel S Kellogg
The Following review was contributed by: Molly Martin It is Chicago 1968 when 10 year olds, Jerod and David become involved in what may prove to be a life long tussle with Ruth. By the time the boys are ready for eighth grade they are sure Ruth is someone special. Time and the years intervene, David becomes a well known attorney, Jerod moves to Colorado, becomes VP of Operations at Good Things and begins a serious relationship with Alex. It is 2000 when Jerod glances across a crowded room to...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 5182   
article Locked Inn
Click Here To Purchased From Amazon Locked In Author: Mike EspositoISBN: 1930754981Publisher: Durban House Publishing CompanyIn his debut novel, Mike Esposito pulls his readers into a Tampa, Florida hospital, compelling them to follow the horrendous tomfoolery of three greedy and devious doctors and a slimy attorney that will make you think twice before undergoing surgery, particularly neurosurgery.The principal protagonist, neuroradiologist John Armstrong, is having a barrel full of domestic...

(No rating)  8-28-2007    Views: 3258   
article Eddie Would Go: The Story Of Eddie Aikau Hawaiian Hero by Stuart Holmes Coleman
If you have any interest in surfing, you are going to enjoy reading about one of the legendary hero’s of the sport, Hawaiian, Edward (Eddie) Ryan Aikau. This is a tale of an unknown and unsung hero outside of his native State of Hawaii, who had selflessly rescued several persons from drowning in the treacherous waters of Hawaii. A person, who whenever people asked him if he were the famous big-wave surfer, he would reply, “No, I’m a golfer.” This was Eddie at his modest and humble...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5726   
article Ultimate Fitness: The Quest For Truth About Exercise and Health by Gina Kolata
Exercise- many an enthusiast is well aware of its addictiveness. We are not sure why we feel good after we sometimes push ourselves to the limit; however, we are convinced that it is essential to our good health. After all, if you don’t take care of your body, your body won’t take care of you. Is this something psychological or does exercise really make you feel better? New York Times science reporter and author, Gina Kolata, in her most recent book, Ultimate Fitness: The Quest For...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4152   
article Interview With Peter Rennebohm Author of Blue Springs
Author: Peter RennebohmISBN: 0878392270The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review of the book CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Peter Rennebohm

(No rating)  8-4-2005    Views: 13749   
article The Pact Beneath the Bridge
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Pact Beneath the Bridge Title: The Pact Beneath the BridgeAuthor: Valbona KociuISBN: 1432701029Albanian author Valbona Kociu’s short story The Pact Beneath the Bridge has a quality that could effortlessly be considered poetic with its brevity as well as the associated compression and unencumbered intensity of its language. At its heart, the first person narrative focuses on a life-altering event involving twenty-nine year old Steven Won, whose life is...

(No rating)  9-13-2007    Views: 5091   
article Hunter’s Choice: A Matt Hunter Adventure
  Click Here To Purchase Hunter's Choice Author: J. C. HagerISBN: 978-0-9797546-5-4 In his debut novel, Hunter’s Choice: A Matt Hunter Adventure, J.C. Hager has employed his expertise as a hunter to offer us quite a yarn that could probably easily make a great movie.  Our narrative unfolds when a Cessna 310 crashes in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. On board the aircraft are two passengers and the p

(No rating)  10-30-2008    Views: 5901   
article Chris Fox Author of The Devil's Halo is Interviewed by Bookpleasures.com
 Author: Chris Fox Publisher: Hutchinson (The Random House Group Limited)ISBN: 0091794994The following  interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's Review of the book CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.co is pleased to have as our guest, Chris Fox, author of The Devil’s Halo.Good day Chris and thank you for agreeing to participate in our interview.Norm:Please tell our readers a little bit about...

(No rating)  11-1-2005    Views: 9216   
article Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude by Robert Baer
After 9/11 many in the media began to search deeper into the unhealthy relationship that has existed between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Questions began to be asked, particularly in light of the fact that fifteen out of the nineteen hijackers were Saudi citizens. Robert Baer was a case officer in the Directorate of Operations for the CIA from 1976 to 1997. He is very familiar with the intrigues of the Middle East, and quite appropriately has dedicated his book: Sleeping with...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4311   
article Many Faces to Many Places - A Story
Author: Judy Azar LeBlancPublisher: Xulon PressISBN: 1-594678-66-9"Many Faces to Many Places - A Story" by Judy is a highly readable,philosophical / spiritual fantasy. Using allegory and symbolism, Judy tells veryeloquently the problem that all of us face at some time or other in our life.Many Faces is the girl in this story, who escapes from a witch and goes on ajourney to seek fulfillment. She meets many spirits in various shapes, sizes andis guided by them. She goes through a...

(No rating)  8-28-2005    Views: 10237   
article Boomerang by Lue Christian
From its opening pages, Lue Christian’s first fictional novel Boomerang, hooks its readers with a tale of a woman haunted by a horrendous past experience. Set in I’ile-aux-Coudres near Québec City, Christian conjures a good low action thriller, keeping the pages turning. The first chapter of the book jump-starts the story, and sets the road map for what is to come. Our principal protagonist, Samantha, or as she is nicknamed Sam, receives a very disturbing phone call from someone whom she...

(No rating)  11-16-2004    Views: 3696   
article April Fool
Click Here To Purchase April Fool  Author: John NeufeldISBN: 978-0-9800377-3-9 George Willett, the lonely complex, yet oddly empathetic protagonist of John Neufeld’s recent novel April Fool, seems to have one compelling obsession, the desire to have one last fling before he kicks the bucket. Although he claims to love his wife Peg, he never considers leaving her. All he ever wanted was one final romantic fling, “an attachment that would last as long as summer sunsets on inland waters.”  

(No rating)  9-1-2008    Views: 4062   
article A conversation with Carolyn Garrett Author of Shadow of the Cross
                                       Author: Carolyn GarriottISBN: 09778831-0-8Today, Norm Goldman, Editor& Publisher of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Carolyn Garriott, author of Shadow of the CrossGood day Carolyn and thanks for participating in our interview.

(No rating)  4-4-2007    Views: 7887   
article Fugitives Of The Forest by Allan Levine
Allan Levine’s Fugitives of the Forest is a chronicle of the thousands of Jews who had participated in the partisan resistance in eastern Poland, Belorussia, the Ukraine, the three Baltic states, and the western part of the Soviet Union. As the author mentions in the introduction, there were other countries where Jews had participated as partisans; however, the book is restricted to a study of only those above-mentioned geographical locations. Most of the book deals with personalized oral...

(No rating)  12-20-2007    Views: 6390   
article A Face in The Moon by Mitch Waldman
The Following review was contributed by: Molly Martin Jack has pined for the month since Sally dumped him. They were not compatible, makes no difference, the inexperienced grad student continues to mope. She was his first real girl friend and the twenty-two-year old Jack isn’t sure he is really going to get over her. Jack’s friends encourage him to find a girl at the Mother Earth bar and get on with life. The meeting of seventeen year old Loni is a turning point for Jack. She is no shrinking...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 10078   
article A Conversation With Judith K. Olsen Author of I Can Hardly Wait
Author: Judith K. OlsenISBN: 1598009990                                   Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher and Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Judith K. Olsen, author of I Can Hardly Wait.Good day Judith and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Why did you feel compelled to write I Can Hardly Wait? Why do you think this is an important book at this time?Judith:I Can Hardly Wait deals with the issue of juvenile obesity, body image, and decision making. 

(No rating)  12-1-2006    Views: 5492   
article Cheap Thrills Montreal:Great Montreal Meals For Under $15.00 by Nancy Marrelli: Simon Dardick
Montrealers love restaurants and throughout the city there are hundreds of eating establishments providing terrific value and excellent food. Nancy Marrelli and Simon Dardick’s fourth edition of Cheap Thrills Montreal: Great Montreal Meals For Under $15.00, is a collection of ninety restaurants, sixty of which are new discoveries, and thirty are updates from their previous books. Most of the restaurants reviewed in the book cater to people, who are looking for something different, while...

(No rating)  11-7-2004    Views: 3764   
article John Parkinson Author of Visual Verse: Art in Nature With Symbiotic Verse Interviewed
Author: John ParkinsonISBN: 978-1-933538-37-2                                         Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest nationally published photographer, John Parkinson, author of  Visual Verse: Art in Nature With Symbiotic Verse. John is an award- winning landscape photographer.Good day John and thank you for participating in our interview.Norm:

(No rating)  11-6-2006    Views: 6296   
article So So So Clean by J. Walker Lorhan
The following review was submitted by Tammy Cook. When I started this book, I thought there was no way the author was going to be able to instruct me how to clean my house in just two hours a week. But this isn't a book about decluttering, and Lorhan makes that clear from the very beginning. This is a book on how to do a deep-down-and-dirty cleaning, on a weekly basis. Combating the dust bunnies and dirt is the focus, rather than instruction on the elimination of clutter in your home. The...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 2953   
article Cayman: A Photographic Journey Through The Islands by Amanda Lumry (Photographer): Loren Wengred (Photographer)
When we think about Cayman we immediately conceptualize an image of three islands, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac catering primarily to cruise boats, off shore banking golfers and tourists. Little do we know that this is not all there is to these beautiful islands? Photographers Amanda Lumry and Loren Wengerd along with the collaboration of author Laura Hurwitz have dispelled this perception in their coffee table book entitled Cayman A Photographic Journey Through The Islands....

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5324   
article Writer’s Guide To Hollywood Producers, Directors, and Screenwriter’s Agents-2002-2003 by Skipp Press
If you have ever written a book, magazine article, or screen play, you know how difficult it can be to have your “brilliant” work of literature published. At least you thought it was “brilliant!” Fret no more; Skip Press has come to our rescue with his extremely helpful guide entitled Writer’s Guide To Hollywood Producers, Directors, and Screenwriter’s Agents-2002-2003. Although the book concerns itself primarily with screenwriting and which doors to knock on in order to sell your script,...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 8342   
article DANGER! TRUE STORIES OF TROUBLE AND SURVIVAL by James O’Reilly: Larry Hebegger (Editors)
It was quite intriguing to learn that when the publisher of the book entitled DANGER! TRUE STORIES OF TROUBLE AND SURVIVAL attempted to mail me a copy of their book it was returned to them due to ""heightened security reasons."" Furthermore, the US Postal Services insisted that the book be delivered in person to the post office before they would even consider permitting it to be mailed to Canada! After reading the 28 episodes, each narrated by 28 different authors and edited by James...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4974   
article Who Killed Virginia Woolf by Alma Halbert Bond, PhD
The following review was contributed by: WARREN THURSTON Virginia Woolf, born to Leslie and Julie Stephen in 1862, came into a world that was stacked against her chances of emotional success. Both her parents and close family members had emotional problems she could not avoid. This background formed a vital part in preventing Virginia from forming a close bond with her mother. The result of this was that she suffered from unresolved emotional problems for the rest of her life....

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5877   
article Duck Blood Soup by Joseph Molea, MD
Joseph Molea’s debut novel Duck Blood Soup is a harrowing exposé portraying substance abuse within the medical profession. Molea is a medical doctor who is a certified member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is also the Executive Director of a specialized addiction treatment centre for professionals with impairment problems. Although the book is a work of fiction, nonetheless, a great deal of the information had been gleaned from the author’s personal knowledge of...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4904   
article Gunnar Jensen Author of What If..? Interviewed
Author: Gunnar Jensen:ISBN: 3833443553The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN: Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Review of What If...? CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest

(No rating)  6-3-2006    Views: 9295   
article Exotic Islands of Vanuatu, Fiji & Cook Islands. What A Great Place For A Romantic Getaway! Interview With Travel Author and Expert-Ian Heydon
Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as a guest, Ian Heydon, author, travel writer, award- winning comedy writer, artist and expert on Vanuatu, Fiji and Cook Islands.   

(No rating)  12-26-2004    Views: 7673   
article National Geographic: The Photographs by Leah Bendavid-Val (Editor)
How can we best describe the National Geographic’s publication, The Photographs? Creative, aesthetic, unnatural perspectives, abstract, ultra realistic, surreal, vibrant, and the list of adjectives is endless! However, I guess what best sums up this book is that it constitutes one of the most important and impressive contributions to photojournalism. It is in reality an excellent survey or synthesis of photo images that permits readers to follow the evolution of photography...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6631   
article Interview: David Meerman Scott Author of Cashing In With Content
Author: David Meerman Scott ISBN: 0910965714Publisher: CyberAge Books                           The following interview was conducted by NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  8-22-2005    Views: 7238   
article Belize-An Ideal Romantic Getaway or Wedding Destination
Norm Goldman, Editor sketchandtravel.com and bookpleasures.com  interviews  Joshua Berman, co-author of Moon Handbooks Belize.                                      

(No rating)  1-5-2005    Views: 5819   
article Ginny O'Brien Author of Coaching Yourself To Leadership: Five Key Strategies for Becoming an Integrated Leader is Interviewed
 Author: Ginny O’Brien ISBN: 0874258693                                                  The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review of Coaching Yourself To Leadership: Five Key Strategies for Becoming an Integrated Leader

(No rating)  12-2-2005    Views: 6443   
article The Day the Zoo Came to Visit by James DD Smith(Author):Stina Brown(Illustrator)
The Following review was contributed by: Molly MartinJaney and Jamie went to the zoo. After returning home the kids hear a knock on the door. What a surprise awaits the pair: the zoo has come to them. Writer Smith has produced a nicely done book meant for children ages 4-8. Large, brightly colored illustration and alliterative rhyming text make The Day the Zoo Came to Visit a sure favorite for the younger set. Animals tumble over one another in alphabetical order as they invade the house. I...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 6791   
article THE PRACTICAL NOMAD HOW TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD by Edward Hasbrouck
You finally decided to take the plunge and travel around the world! How do you plan this awesome undertaking? Where do you start? Around-the-world experienced travel specialist and industry insider, Edward Hasbrouck, has published his second edition to his comprehensive guide The Practical Nomad How to Travel Around the World; a book that could easily be classified as the bible when it comes to planning around-the-world trips. As the author mentions in his chapter dealing with how to use...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5150   
article Sex At Work: Attractions, Orientation, Harassment, Flirtation and Discrimination by Mari Florence: Ed Fortson
Discrimination, harassment, orientation, and privacy are all elusive terms that have been bandied about for the past several years, particularly when it concerns their implications n a defined setting-the workplace. Remember the Anita Hill ballyhoo, where we witnessed someone daring enough to come forward to testify before the U.S. Senate about Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas? In all probability, this articulate law professor did more than anyone before her to wake up the public...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 2650   
article Irene Watson Author of The Sitting Swing Is Interviewed
 Author: Irene Watson ISBN: 1891386492The following interview was contributed by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews   To read Norm's Review of The Sitting Swing CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Irene Watson, author of The Sitting Swing.Good day Irene and thank you for agreeing to participate in our interview.

(No rating)  11-22-2005    Views: 6425   
article A Prisoner of Birth
Click Here To Purchase A Prisoner of Birth Author: Jeffrey ArcherISBN:  13-978-0-312-37929-2:  10:0-312-37929-3 In A Prisoner of Birth Jeffrey Archer offers up another multilayered thriller that includes a bevy of crimes emanating from a wrongful murder conviction. Among the transgressions are: the escape from Belmarsh prison that is a high-security establishment in so

(No rating)  3-28-2008    Views: 4691   
article Patricia Harrington Author of Death Comes Too Soon A Bridget O'Hern Mystery Interviewed
Author: Patricia Harrington ISBN: 1413777082                       The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review of the book   CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as out guest, Patricia Harrington, author of Death Comes Too Soon: A Bridget O’Hern Mystery.Good day Patricia and thank you for agreeing to participate in our interview.Norm:

(No rating)  12-8-2005    Views: 7362   
article Shakespeare's World by D.L. Johanyak
To read an interview with Prof.Debra L. Johanyak click HERE Who was William Shakespeare? Some people believe he never existed as one person but rather many. Others claim that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, is the true Shakespeare, or that the earl of Essex, the earl of Derby, or Sir Walter Raleigh, wrote his works. Did he have a family? What influenced his writings? Did he travel? Was he educated? Was one of the greatest literary figures a truly a man of the world? These are...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5004   
article Long Island Alive by Francine Silverman
Francine Silverman,where were you when I needed you? When I was a teenager growing up in Montreal in the 1950s I would look forward to my summers visiting my sister in Long Island, New York. It is too bad I did not have at the time a copy of Francine Silverman’s comprehensive travel guide, Long Island Alive. All I ever knew about Long Island were its beaches. Anyone reading this wonderful guidebook will have to agree that Long Island is not only about beaches- it has a distinct...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4980   
article Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands by Barbara Kingsolver (Author) Annie Griffits Belt (Photographer)
When you open up National Geographic’s coffee table photo album entitled Last Stand America’s Virgin Islands you immediately are aware of very unusual photographic techniques. A fast glance to the back of the book succinctly explains: “The photographs appearing in this book represent two types of work. Roughly half were shot on color transparency film. The rest were shot on black-and-white infrared negative film and the prints then hand-colored by photographer Annie Griffiths Belt. The...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6018   
article Roger Ellerton Author of Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up Interviewed
 Author: Roger Ellerton  ISBN: 1412047099                                The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review of Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Roger Ellerton author of Live Your Dreams Let Reality Catch Up.

(No rating)  12-15-2005    Views: 8157   
article J.F. del Giorgio Author of the Oldest Europeans Interviewed
Author: J.F. del GiorgioISBN: 9806898001  The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review of The Oldest Europeans CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Dr. J.F. del Giorgio author of The Oldest Europeans.Good day Dr. J.F. del Giorgio and thanks for agreeing to participate in our e-interview. 

(No rating)  5-15-2006    Views: 8078   
article An Opportunity for Revenge
Title: An Opportunity for RevengeAuthor: Ned LordISBN: 0-9774767-1-5  From the opening pages of Ned Lord’s second novel, An Opportunity for Revenge, readers can be certain that they will be in for quite a riveting ride when Andy Bowers, the narrator and central character escapes a killer’s bullet. However, his officer administrator, Fran Wills was not as lucky in being at the wrong place at the wrong time. It all happened as both were getting out of Andy’s car when someone first shot at Fran...

(No rating)  2-4-2008    Views: 4385   
article You Can Travel Free by Robert Wm Kirk
Most of us like “freebies” especially when it comes to travel. However, how do you travel for free or for very little money? Robert Wm Kirk’s guidebook, You can Travel Free, is an extremely comprehensive and fact filled guidebook presenting useful strategies and methods that have been employed by those who roam far and frequently-without paying. The book is divided into seventeen chapters featuring tips, ideas, reference sources, experiences, and guidance. Within these chapters we are...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5815   
article Conversations With Cuba by C. Peter Ripley
Good travel writing must encompass an author’s ability to leave a good deal of his preconceptions and certainties at home and view everything from a different perspective. Conversations With Cuba, authored by C. Peter Ripley does not disappoint the reader in presenting Cuba in an impartial and unbiased light that for many of us will be quite a revelation. As the title suggests, the book is based on a chronicle of conversations the author held with several Cubans during the course of his six...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5894   
article The Sneakiest Pirates
Click Here To Purchase The Sneakiest Pirates  Author: Dalton JamesPublisher: Outskirts PressISBN: 978-1-4327-2477-1 How do you begin to review a book that was authored and illustrated by a seven-year old? This was the dilemma I was faced with when I picked up a copy of Dalton James’s first book, The Sneakiest Pirates.  Dalton, as mentioned in the book’s press release, is a first grader

(No rating)  8-5-2008    Views: 4083   
article The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency As A Freelance Writer In Six Months Or Less by Peter Bowerman
REVIEW Peter Bowerman, author of The Well-Fed Writer:Financial Self-Sufficiency As A Freelance Writer In Six Months Or Less, has been a free-lance writer and columnist since 1993. He refers most aptly to himself as a free- lance commercial writer rather than a copy- writer. As he mentions, and I agree, the latter sounds more professional. Bowerman sums up the life of a freelance commercial writer as “good money, flexible hours, stimulating work, go to bed when you want, get up when you want...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 8400   
article The Art Of Travel by Alain De Botton
In today’s travel literature market it is not often that we have an opportunity to read a book that is devoid of telling us where and how to go, but rather the philosophical aspects of travel. Alain de Botton’s collection of charming reflections entitled The Art Of Travel opens up a window to a variety of hidden thoughts that we often ponder but seem to ignore. How often is the anticipation of a voyage more gratifying than its actual fulfillment, when we can muse, as does the author, when...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3925   
article Leon Hesser Author of The Man Who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norm Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger Interviewed
Author: Leon HesserISBN: 1903754906                                Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Leon Hesser, Ph.D author of The Man Who Fed the World.

(No rating)  9-8-2006    Views: 13065   
article On A Making Tide by David Donachie
Many books have been devoted to one of Britain’s most famous heroes, Horatio Nelson, particularly his defeat of the French in the battle of Trafalgar. However, not many high school or university history courses pay too much heed to his relationship with his mistress, Emma Hamilton. David Donachie’s work of fiction, On a Making Tide, which is the first tome of a trilogy, recounts a sequence of events of both Nelson and Hamilton prior to their becoming lovers. As the story unfolds, the reader...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 4066   
article Cheating Death:Amazing Surviving Stories From Alaska by Larry Kaniut
One of the most desirous destinations in the world for adventure and survival stories of all sizes and shapes is Alaska. Some of you readers may ask, why Alaska? As pointed out in the introduction to Larry Kaniut’s book entitled Cheating Death: Amazing Surviving Stories From Alaska “although other states encompass wilderness in which the citizens confront peril, no state can match danger on an Alaskan scale. Alaska is twice as big as Texas. Alaska’s coastline is a long as that of the rest...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5325   
article The Classical Music Experience by Julius H. Jacobson ll, M.D. & Kevin Kline-Narrator
British composer, Benjamin Britten, so aptly described music, when he stated: “It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has beauty of loneliness & of pain: of strength & freedom. The beauty of disappointment & never satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, & everlasting beauty of monotony.” Apparently, according to the Columbia World of Quotations, Britten wrote this while listening to the “Abschied” Mithe finale of Mahler’s song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde....

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5706   
article Travel Writers Guide; Earn Three Times Your Travel Costs By Becoming a Published Travel Writer: Revised 3rd Edition by Gordon Burgett
Searching the Internet in trying to find out about travel writing, I came across several bulletin boards where one of the main questions posed was how does one become a travel writer? After all, there seems to be a certain amount of glamour attached to travel writing. Imagine earning money and having a great time traveling! Well folks, it is not as simple as it may appear, and when you read Gordon Burgett’s 3rd edition of Travel Writers Guide; Earn Three Times Your Travel Costs By...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 11593   
article The Jewish Lady. The Black Man & The Road Trip
Click Here To Purchase The Jewish Lady The Black Man And The Road Trip   Author: Carol Sue GershmanISBN: 978-61524288 0I am not quite sure what to make of Carol Sue Gershman and The Jew

(No rating)  9-29-2008    Views: 7412   
article The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur Gandhi
Click Here To Purchase The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur Gandhi Authors: Arun & Sunanda GandhiISBN: 13: 978-1886940-77-2:  10: 1-886940-77-2Publishers: Ozark Mountain Publishing  It is wonderful to find a book about Kastur (Kasturba) Gandhi (“Ba” as she was known) wife of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi that debunks many historians who have depicted her as an inept fool who hadn’t the foggiest notion as to what her husband tried to achieve.Arun Gandhi is the fifth grandson of...

(No rating)  8-9-2008    Views: 6105   
article ZenWise Selling:Mindful Methods to Improve Your Sales and Your Self by Lee Godden
The following review was contributed by: S.V.SWAMY ZenWise Selling: Mindful Methods to Improve Your Sales and Your Self is written by Lee Godden, who has consistently and successfully used a Zen mind in his career as a sales executive. It is primarily meant for people who are already in sales or who may be looking at sales as a possible career option. The book does offer a basic course in selling too, but the focus is on Zen techniques. The book has ten chapters and covers the...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 6584   
article Interview: Jim Miller Author of Retire Dollar $mart
Author: Jim MillerPublisher: TraffordISBN: 1412030005                 The following interview was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews.To read Norm's Review Of The Book Click Here

(No rating)  6-12-2005    Views: 7849   
article 1001 Ways To Market Your Books: 5th Edition by John Kremer
Can you imagine a book entitled 1001 Ways to Market Your Books? At first I was doubtful that any author would be able to realistically provide a guide that would contain 1001 ways to help you market your book. However, after reading John Kremer’s extensive guidebook, 1001 Ways To Market Your Book-5th Edition, my doubts were tossed aside and in fact I would have to admit that the book would qualify as recommended reading for a college level course. As the author mentions in the introduction,...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 8017   
article Algonquin Voices by Gaye I. Clemson
Canada’s Algonquin Park located about a 3-4 drive from Toronto was first created in 1893 as a wildlife sanctuary and to conserve the headwaters of the rivers that flow out of the park. Located on the edge of Canada’s “shield” or wilderness, it is Ontario’s oldest and largest park. From the time of its existence the Park’s astounding beauty has attracted many worldwide artists including Canada’s famous Group of Seven. This group comprised seven Canadian artists whose speciality was the...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3903   
article A STORY OF A FORGOTTEN HERO by EMERSON WATKINS
It is remarkable that anyone could have lived to the unbelievable age of one hundred and eighteen. More so when you consider how Tippy Pendarvis, principal character of Emerson Watkins’ first novel, A Story of a Forgotten Hero-Turning Back The Pages Of Time, endured the many tragedies that beset him. Watkins’ well-crafted work of fiction focuses on an African American, who was born five years after the Civil War. At the age of eighteen, Tippy is forced to leave his family, after being...

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 8022   
article Deception’s Guard by Jacqueline G. Randolph
First time novelist, Jacqueline G. Randolph, author of Deception’s Guard, certainly has a surprise for skeptical readers who cannot fathom that a novel can be written in four days. When you have completed reading the first chapter, any skepticism you may have entertained has completely disappeared. You are emotionally drawn in and seduced to read this gripping tale of intrigue, espionage, deception and romance. Randolph’s plot focuses on two principal characters, Rhys Wielde and Skye...

(No rating)  11-16-2004    Views: 4047   
article Anita’s Heaven
Author: Norman OberISBN: 13: 978-1-933918-11-2           10: 1-933918-11-X Over the past several years there has been a spate of books pertaining to the paranormal which has spawned a cottage industry of books ranging from ghosts, premonitions, telepathy, channeling, clairvoyance, remote viewing, ESP, spirit guides, to automatic writing. With Norman Ober’s Anita’s Heaven focusing on automatic writing we have one more tome to add to our book shelves. And even if you are a skeptic and don’t...

(No rating)  8-16-2007    Views: 6450   
article Answering Your Questions About Heart Disease & Sex
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Answering Your Questions About Heart Disease & Sex Author: Eduardo Chapunoff, M.D.ISBN: 978-1-57826-255-7  Author Eduardo Chapunoff, M.D. integrates both his professional experience as a cardiologist with good solid information in his Answering Your Questions About Heart Disease & Sex. As Dr. Chapunoff mentions in the introduction to the book, one of the most common problems in discussing sex with your health provider is embarrassment. And another...

(No rating)  11-12-2007    Views: 6788   
article Flatbush Odyssey A Journey Through the Heart of Brooklyn by Allen Abel
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to return to your childhood neighbourhood after an absence of more than twenty-five years? Allen Abel, journalist and foreign correspondent, takes us on a journey to Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up during the 50s and 60s and where he returned to live with his chain-smoking mother in 1993 for a few months. During a period of ten weeks, the author, accompanied from time to time by his sister, nicknamed, “Little Debbie,” endeavours to find...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3348   
article A Conversation with Allen Rosenshine Author of Funny Business: Moguls, Mobsters, Megastars, and the Mad, Mad World of the Ad Game
PURCHASE FROM AMAZON Title: Funny Business: Moguls, Mobsters, Megastars, and the Mad, Mad World of the Ad GameAuthor: Allen RosenshineISBN: 13: 978-08253-0539-9           10: 0-8253-0539-XToday, Norm Goldman Editor& Publisher of Bookpleasures.com is exc

(No rating)  6-12-2007    Views: 7722   
article Joseph Finder Author of Killer Instinct Interviewed
Click Here To Purchase Killer InstinctFrom Amazon After The Rain Author: Joseph FinderISBN: 0312347472Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest New York Times best selling author, Joseph Finder.  Joe is the author of six works of fiction[actually, 8 including KILLER INSTINCT] and two nonfiction books. [actually, one nonfiction book.] In addition, he writes extensively on espionage and international affairs for a wide range of publications, including The...

(No rating)  3-24-2006    Views: 18226   
article Interview of Authors of Young Trudeau Son of Quebec Father of Canada 1919-1944
Authors: Max and Monique NemniTranslated by William JohnsonISBN: 0771067496 The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews    To read Norm's review of the book CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-22-2006    Views: 7296   
article Latest News Announcements From Our Reviewers
Cindy Bauer, one of Bookpleasures.com's reviewers is pleased to announce her give-away contest. For more information CLICK HEREClick Here To Read What One Blogger Has To Say About Bookpleasures.com and the Priority Book Service Bookpleasures.com had the following statistics for 2007' ***1, 466, 553 individual visits wherein  9, 189, 171 pages were accessed, and there were 11, 636,365 hits. 

(No rating)  12-13-2004    Views: 27163   
article Interview With Kathleen Cleary Author of If This Is Heaven I am Going To Be A Good Boy: The Tommy Leonard Story
 Author: Kathleen Cleary  ISBN: 0595356982                         The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's Review of the Book CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Kathleen Cleary, author of If This is Heaven I am Going to Be a Good Boy:The Tommy Leonard Story.Good day Kathleen and thank you for agreeing to participate in our...

(No rating)  10-25-2005    Views: 6557   
article Cover-Up
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Cover-UpTitle: Cover-UpAuthor: Michele MartinezISBN: 9760060899004  Michele Martinez’s Cover- Up delivers everything you can ask for in a mystery- suspense, a strong protagonist, a thriller of a plot with some very intriguing twists, violence and enough gory scenes that will keep you awake at night. The novel’s plot unfolds when New York federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas who along with her boyfriend, FBI agent Dan O’Reilly, are called to the scene of an...

(No rating)  12-31-2007    Views: 3773   
article The Catskills Alive! 2nd Edition by Francine Silverman
When we hear the name “Catskills” we automatically associate it with the “Borsht Belt.” As Francine Silverman author of, The Catskills Alive: 2nd edition, explains, “that’s because for most of the 20th century the Sullivan County hotels served only kosher food and spawned careers of countless Jewish comedians, actors and singers.” However, as the author points out, this is not only what the Catskills was about, and today, notwithstanding the demise of many of these well known hotels,...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5337   
article Charlie Valentine Author of Better Days Ahead Interviewed
Title: Better Days AheadAuthor: Charlie ValentineISBN: 0977218708 The following interview was conducted by Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com.To read Norm's Review of Better Days Ahead  CLICK HERE:  To read all of Norm's Reviews

(No rating)  7-11-2006    Views: 7936   
article Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee Author: Jason AkleyIllustrator: Bobbi SwitzerISBN: 1-4327-0341-2When I picked up Jason Akley’s Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee I couldn’t help wondering about the ambiguity of the book’s target audience, as the language and concepts are certainly not accessible to the 9-12 year old age group, where it has been classified by Amazon.Furthermore, the characters are not memorable nor do they jump off the page in a way that enters the...

(No rating)  9-29-2007    Views: 5276   
article Writing.Com: Creative Internet Strategies To Advance Your Writing Career-Revised Edition by Moira Anderson Allen
Have you ever thought about writing for the Internet and were afraid to ask how to go about it? Fret no longer, Moira Anderson Allen has probably written the bible pertaining to writing and the Internet. Her comprehensive tome entitled Writing.Com: Creative Internet Strategies To Advance Your Writing Career-Revised Edition is an update of a previous book published in 1998. As she mentions in her introduction, “the purpose of the second edition is to take a fresh look at the Internet and...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 9799   
article Stranded: Stories From The Edge of Infinity…
  Click Here To Purchase Stranded: Stories From The Edge of Infinity… Author: Kimberly RaiserISBN: 978-1-4327-0601-2 It takes only a few short stories

(No rating)  6-6-2008    Views: 7272   
article Barrington Bear On Safari
    Click Here To Purchase Barrington Bear On Safari Author & Photographer: Keith SzafranskiISBN: 978-0-9801662-1-7 The first rem

(No rating)  11-4-2008    Views: 5166   
article The Black Eagles by Stanley Weisleder
World War II has been the backdrop for many fiction as well as non-fiction books over the past fifty years. However, unfortunately, there has not been a great deal of literature devoted to the humiliating experiences suffered by African Americans at the hands of their white comrades. It is difficult to comprehend, even in time of war, how a nation can tolerate racism within their arm forces. We may ask innocently were not Whites and African Americans all on the same side fighting a...

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article Interview with Author Recy Dunn-The Cinquefoil Connection
AUTHOR: Recy DunnPUBLISHER: Authorhouse ( 1ST Books)ISBN: 1414074808 

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article Terr.O.R
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Terr.O.RTitle: TerrO.RAuthor: Joseph J. Neuschatz, M.D.ISBN: 160145015X Everyday when we turn on our radios, televisions or Internet, we are bombarded with news of suicide bombings that occur around the globe. Most of these follow a similar pattern and modus operandi.However, what if the culprits were extremely creative and decided that a good way to raise funds for their cause would be to convince the suicide bomber to undergo surgery that would lead to his...

(No rating)  12-17-2007    Views: 3451   
article Becoming A Superhero: Adventures of An American Superhero
  Click Here To Purchase Becoming A Superhero: Adventures of An American Superhero Author: William D. SmithISBN: 978-1-4327-2071-1 William D. Smith’s Becoming A Superhero presents itself as a semi- autobiography or a series of folksy reminiscences set just before and after the end of World War II.Many young people are pretty fuzzy about the details of the social, political and economic climate of World War II America. Fortunately for youn

(No rating)  10-28-2008    Views: 4393   
article Adventure Guide To The Cayman Islands- 2nd Edition by Paris Permenter and John Bigley
Travel writer and photographer, Paris Permenter and John Bigley, with their guidebook, Adventure Guide To The Cayman Islands- 2nd Edition, have given travelers a new way to appreciate the magnificent Cayman Islands. The authors are well known travel writers who have published over twenty-seven books, and have updated numerous guidebooks for publishers such as Fodor’s and Michelin. In addition, they have authored over 1500 newspaper and magazine articles. What is unique about this...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 7350   
article FOUR WHEELS DRIVE by DAN SPENCER
Can you imagine yourself driving across the USA in 1903 in a single cylinder 12 -horse power automobile through the deserts of Nevada and Utah, the muddy plains of the Midwest and over the Rocky Mountains? You encounter rivers that you have to traverse. It is the dawn of the automobile era. There are very few roads, and those that do exist are for the most part horrendous! Detailed road maps are unheard of and you pretty much are on your own in figuring out how to arrive at your destination....

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3323   
article Montreal The Unknown City by Kristian Gravenor & John David Gravenor
Over the past several years there have been a multitude of guidebooks concerning Montréal. However, there are very few that would not only interest the tourist but also the native Montréaler. Kristan Gravenor and John David Gravenor have published a book entitled Montreal The Unknown City that they have described as making you feel that you have been in the city since “they sold tomatoes in paper bags where skyscrapers now stand.” Little unknown intimate gems are exposed that even I, as a...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4339   
article Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler’s Guide to Venice by Robert S. Wayne
How would you like to visit Venice with your own personal professional tour guide walking next to you and pointing out the magnificent art and history of this ancient city? Robert Wayne has authored, as part of his European series, a fascinating book entitled Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler’s Guide To Venice offering an entirely new concept in travel guidebooks. With the aid of a CD that is included with the book, the visitor to Venice can now listen to the voice of Dateline...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4181   
article There’s No Toilet Paper On The Road Less Traveled by Doug Lansky
When we are bombarded daily with news of the terrible state of the stock market, the threat of terrorism and the possibility of loosing one’s job, there is nothing comparable to a good belly laugh. THERE’S NO TOILET PAPER ON THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED edited by Doug Lansky perhaps is just the antidote we need. To fill the prescription the editor has collected 28 travel essays composed by 20 different funny writers that when read together have a fine cumulative and varied effect. To set the...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3468   
article King Hui: The Man Who Owned All The Opium In Hong Kong
Click Here To Purchase King Hui: The Man Who Owned All The Opium In Hong Kong  Author: Jonathan Chamberlain:ISBN: 978-988-99799-8-0The nagging question I was left with after reading Jonathan Chamberlain’s King Hui: The Man Who Owned All The Opium In Hong Kong was how much was truth and how much was a figment of one man’s vivid imagination. I noticed that even the publisher cautions us stating: “This book reflect

(No rating)  6-13-2008    Views: 6804   
article Stupid White Men by Michael Moore
If you are interested in a diatribe, with some humour thrown in, pertaining to many of the ills of the USA, then Michael Moore’s, Stupid White Men should satisfy your appetite. Best known for his TV series TV Nation and his documentary Roger and Me, Moore is, to put it mildly, a “ramble rouser.” He is not afraid to sound off about government, corporate America, student apathy, law enforcement agencies, firearms, or anything else that may be on his mind. In the opening chapter of Stupid...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4235   
article Shannon O'Toole Author of Wedded to the Game Interviewed
Author: Shannon O'TooleISBN: 0803286252                                The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews        To read Norm's review of Wedded to the Game CLICK HERE

(No rating)  5-16-2006    Views: 7635   
article Ditchburn A Muskoka Boats Legacy by Harold Shield: Bev McMullen-Photographer
The name Ditchburn probably does not mean much to most Canadians or Americans. Perhaps, if you were a pleasure boat enthusiast, you would have associated the name with varnished mahogany - runabout boats built during the first three decades of the twentieth century by the legendary Ditchburn Boat Co. of Muskoka, Ontario. Where is Muskoka? Located 90 minutes from Toronto, it is bounded to the west by the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay and to the east by Algonquin Park. Known as a land...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4201   
article Interview With Edward J. Francis Author Of A Year In The Life Of An ESL Student: Idioms And Vocabulary You Can’t Live Without
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon A Year In The Life Of An ESL Student: Idioms And Vocabulary You Can’t Live Without Author: Edward J. FrancisISBN: 1412020034

(No rating)  5-22-2005    Views: 12006   
article The Lambing Flat by Nerida Newton
The following review was contributed by: Warren Thurston (No longer active as reviewer)The Lambing Flat is a tale of the clash between two different cultures. Set in the Australian outback of New South Wales in 1861, it depicts the depths men will sink to in the quenching of their greed. Life on the gold fields of this period was dirty and dangerous. White Australian Miners saw it as their right to plunder the earth of its gold. It was a right they did not like sharing with one other ethnic...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 16336   
article Screenwriting For Teens: The 100 Principles Of Screenwriting Every Budding Writer Must Know
Click Here To Purchase Screenwriting For Teens  Author: Christina HamlettISBN: 13: 978-1-932907-18-6: 10: 1-932907-18-1Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions  Candidly, I have to confess that before I read Christina Hamlett’s Screenwriting For Teens: The 100 Principles Of Screenwriting Every Budding Writer Must Know, I knew very little about screenwr

(No rating)  8-27-2008    Views: 4522   
article Charlotte Forbes Author of The Good Works of Ayela Linde Interviewed
Author: Charlotte ForbesISBN: 1559708077                             The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  8-22-2006    Views: 7321   
article Interview with Pie Dumas, Author of Pieces of Pie Surviving Love
Author: Pie DumasISBN: 0976560801       

(No rating)  7-18-2005    Views: 20053   
article Don’t Murder Your Mystery: 24 Fiction-Writing Techniques To Save Your Manuscript From Turning Up D.O.A
Click Here To Purchase Don’t Murder Your Mystery: 24 Fiction-Writing Techniques To Save Your Manuscript From Turning Up D.O.A Author: Chris RoerdenISBN: 1-933523131In the opening pages of Don’t Murder Your Mystery: 24 Fiction-Writing Techniques To Save Your Manuscript From Turning Up D.O.A. Chris Roerden makes it crystal clear that she doesn’t consider herself a book doctor. Roerden states that the term book doctor would imply that the writer’s work is sick. Roerden further specifies that she...

(No rating)  9-11-2007    Views: 8355   
article The Craft and Business of Songwriting-Second Edition by John Braheny
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a hit song? Perhaps you have asked yourself why do some songs become commercial successes while others end up in the dustbin? Journalist, talk show host, teacher and consultant, John Braheny, provides us with the answers to these queries as well as many other topics in his blue-ribbon manual The Craft and Business of Songwriting-Second Edition. Braheny was one of the founders, along with Len Chandler, of the Los Angles Songwriters...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4085   
article Diverting the Buddha
  Click Here To Purchase Diverting the Buddha Author: Bob SwartzelISBN: 978-1-4392-0430-6 Diverting The Buddha is an ambitious novel that delivers through its vivid portrayal of the treachery and deceit that emerged during the catastrophic Vietnam War.

(No rating)  10-22-2008    Views: 3247   
article A Place to Belong
Click Here To Purchase A Place To Belong Author: Paul MillerISBN: 1-4208-8787-4Publisher: AuthorHouse What an amazing story, one that you’ll find you are unable to put down.  Pau

(No rating)  3-26-2008    Views: 4785   
article Tales of New York: Some Will Surprise You
Click Here To Purchase Tales of New York: Some Will Surprise You Author: John KeattsISBN: 978-1-4343-1374-4New York has been called the Big Apple. Have you ever wondered why?Licensed New York City tour guide, John Keatts, who has published articles in magazines and newspapers as well as having appeared in Broadway musical productions, cabaret performance and on television, has now assembled quite an interesting selection of tidbits concerning some of New York City’s landmarks and other venues...

(No rating)  10-16-2007    Views: 5707   
article Travel Unlimited: Uncommon Adventures For The Mature Traveler by Alison Gardner
Alison Gardner’s guide Travel Unlimited: Uncommon Adventures For The Mature Traveler is an extremely informative and welcome addition to the world of travel books for those of us who are called “mature travelers” or people who love to travel “in depth.” For that matter, it can even be a valuable aid to any kind of a traveler. This timely publication devoted to alternative tourism is assembled into four principal areas of interest: ecological, educational, cultural and volunteer service...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3329   
article Mordecai & Me An Appreciation of a Kind by Joel Yanofsky
To read the interview with author Joel Yanofsky click HERE If you didn’t know what the fuss was all about concerning Canada’s infamous author, Mordecai Richler, (infamous according to the Jewish and French-Canadian communities, and even sometimes English Canada), fret no longer, help is at hand. Montreal author, literary journalist and book reviewer Joel Yanofsky’s recent book, Mordecai & Me An Appreciation of a Kind, certainly provides a candid account and sometimes-poignant view of this...

(No rating)  11-7-2004    Views: 5688   
article On the Trail Of Marco Polo by Brady Fotheringham
One of the many advantages derived from reading a well-researched travel adventure book is the knowledge one gains pertaining to the people and places visited by the author. Brady Fotheringham’s fascinating cycling tour, as recounted in his book On the Trail Of Marco Polo, certainly is not disappointing when it comes to providing the reader with an excellent foundation in understanding the geography, economics, political and social conditions that characterize four nations, two desserts and...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 2879   
article The Founders by Norman Carmichael
To read the interview with Norman Carmichael click HERE Every so often, when I am just about given up on self-published books, one crosses my desk and pleasantly surprises me, reconfirming my faith that there are still some very good ones around. Such was the case when in an afternoon I devoured first time novelist Norman Carmichael’s thriller, The Founders. This is the sort of a novel that hooks you from the first page onwards with its mixture of interwoven intriguing events and...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3786   
article Apologies Forthcoming
Click Here To Purchase Apologies Forthcoming  Author: Xujun EberleinISBN: 978-1-60489-007-5Publishers: Livingston Press, University of West Alabama To read award- winning writer Xujun (pronounced “shoe”-“June”) Eberlein’s collection of short fiction compiled in her Apologies Forthcoming is to be wrap

(No rating)  7-1-2008    Views: 3556   
article A Conversation With Mark Stevens Author of Antler Dust
 Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Antler DustAuthor: Mark StevensISBN:  13: 978-0-9774188-1-7:              10: 0-9774188-1-2Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Mark Stevens, author of Antler Dust. Good day Mark and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:

(No rating)  2-14-2007    Views: 5685   
article Managing Leadership by Jim Stroup
The Following review was contributed by: John Walsh:To read John's Interview with the author  CLICK HERE.Leadership is one of the more interesting and contested issues in the world today. Do we want leaders who involve us or and consult us and consider our opinions or do we want leaders to be strong individuals who go ahead and make decisions based on their judgement irrespective of dissenting views? Do we want leaders who believe they are inspired by God? Does it matter who our leaders are?...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 16834   
article 2003 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market by Alice Pope and Mona Michael (Editors)
A must reference text, any novice children’s author or even the experienced, will find the 2003 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market, edited by Alice Pope and Mona Michael, an invaluable tool. What else could you wish for than having more than twenty-five experienced experts in various disciplines let you in on their secrets? Dividing itself into three major sections, this well researched and informative book deals with the following topics: how to use the book, identifying...

(No rating)  3-21-2007    Views: 6039   
article The Map Thief
Click Here To Purchase The Map Thief  Author: Heather TerrellISBN: 978-0-345-69468-9Publisher: Ballantyne Books (Imprint of Random House)  The hook of Heather Terrell’s second novel, The Map Thief is quite absorbing as it revolves around the query, what if the Chinese created an accurate map of the world in the early 1400s-some seventy-odd years before the Europeans? In order to widen this theme, Terrell offers up a multilaye

(No rating)  8-24-2008    Views: 4363   
article The Dream Catcher Tour
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Dream Catcher Tour Author: Paula BuermeleISBN: 1-4327-0353-6 Paula Buermele’s The Dream Catcher Tour provides her readers with a peek into the lives of forty-seven women who together embark on a bus tour of the Great Lakes with Northern Experience Tours.What ensues is a potent collection of stories reflecting Buermele’s affirmation that she is an attentive student in the classroom of life.Buermele moves effortlessly from one voice to another a

(No rating)  11-28-2007    Views: 5126   
article Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys
Click Here To Purchase Lang Lang: Playing With Flying Keys  Author: Lang Lang, with Michael FrenchISBN: 9780385735780Publisher: A Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers Click Here To Purchase Lang Lang: Playing With Flying Keys

(No rating)  7-26-2008    Views: 5368   
article Interview: Richard Satterlie Author of Phoenix
Author: Richard Satterlie, Ph.DISBN: 1593745702                                        The following interview with Richard Satterlie was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  

(No rating)  5-27-2006    Views: 7758   
article Meditations In My Favorite Places In Southern Africa by Gail Evans
The Following review was contributed by: Molly Martin Meditations In My Favorite Places In Southern Africa begins in the Okavango Delta where the reader is introduced to both the first meditation, a chakra and the color it is associated with as well as a glimpse into the awakening animals of the area. From that starting point Evans continues our journey to Kruger National Park, The Kagroo District, Amatola Mountains, the Eastern Coastlines, Witwatersberg and the Sentinenel in the Drakensberg...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 6142   
article A Conversation With Steven M. Reilly Author of The Fat Lady Never Sings: How a Football Team Found Redemption on the Baseball Diamond
Author: Steven M. ReillyISBN: 0595394671                    

(No rating)  12-21-2006    Views: 7995   
article So Why Have You Never Been Married: 10 Insights Into Why He Hasn’t Wed
Click Here To Purchase So Why Have You Never Been Married: 10 Insights Into Why He Hasn’t Wed  Author: Carl Weisman, M.S.ISBN: 13:978-0-882282-326-3:  10:0-88282-326-4Publisher: New Horizon Press Carol Weisman, author of So Why Have You Never Been Married: 10 Insights Into Why He Hasn’t Wed  jokingly states on the back cover of his book that in addition to his various degrees he has a “Ph.D in avoiding marriage.”

(No rating)  8-25-2008    Views: 3981   
article Peoples Of The World by National Geographic Staff
Have you ever wondered about the innumerable people representing diverse cultures that populate the world? What constitutes a people? What are the elements necessary to coalesce in order to produce an ethnic group? Where do they live? What languages do they speak? How did they originate? What are their customs? Look no further, National Geographic’s coffee-table reference book, Peoples Of The World, provides us with transportation to 150 countries around the world where we meet some...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4507   
article Lori Lacefield, Author of The Seventh Survivor Interviewed
Author: Lori Lacefield ISBN: 0977627683                                                                 The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's review of The Seventh Survivor CLICK HERE      Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as out guest, Lori Lacefield, author of The Seventh Survivor. 

(No rating)  5-15-2006    Views: 6929   
article Hearts
Click Here To Purchase Hearts      Author: Perry E. ZenonISBN: 1-58982-351-6 With its riveting audacious start depicting the most gruesome of crimes, Perry E. Zenon’s debut novel Hearts

(No rating)  9-6-2008    Views: 4071   
article Interview With Mathias Freese Author Of The i Tetralogy
Author: Mathias B. FreesePublisher: Hats Off BooksISBN: 1-58736-404-2The following interview conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews 

(No rating)  7-29-2005    Views: 23593   
article Show Me Marketing With Video on the Internet
Click Here To Purchase Show Me Marketing With Video on the Internet Author: Jessica KizorekISBN: 978-1-884230-01-1 According to Jessica Kizorek, author of Show Me Marketing With Video on the Internet Internet, with video, marketing has now taken on a whole new dimension. As the author points out, most ind

(No rating)  3-23-2008    Views: 7244   
article Artie Van Why Author of That Day In September Interviewed
The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Artie Van Why.

(No rating)  7-13-2006    Views: 7447   
article Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Chicken Soup for the American Idol SoulCompiled by: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Denra Halperin PonemanISBN: 13: 978-0-7573-0645-7:           10: 0-75730645-4 Now in its seventh year, American Idol is the number one television show attracting each week millions of viewers. And every year there are thousands of hopefuls vying for a chance at stardom. Who are these performers?  Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul, which is the number one best-selling...

(No rating)  2-22-2008    Views: 4177   
article The Practical Nomad Guide To The Online Travel Marketplace by Edward Hasbrouck
If an award were to be given to one of the most complete and informative guides pertaining to the topic of the Internet and travel, Edward Hasbrouck’s book entitled The Practical Nomad Guide To The Online Travel Marketplace would probably merit nomination. This softbound guide is particularly useful to the novice who may have little experience in surfing the net when it comes to the subject matter of travel. The book is authored by Edward Hasbrock and published by Avalon Travel. Edward...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4576   
article Grub: A Novel
Click Here To Purchase Grub From Amazon Author: Elise BlackwellPublisher: TobyISBN:  13 978 159264 1994Elise Blackwell’s most recent novel, Grub, is an updating of the British author, George Gissing’s New Grub Street which was published in 1891. Blackwell's Grub is dedicated to every writer with an unpublished book.As was the case of Gissing’s satire, Blackwell’s theme focuses on today’s literary world where what counts is the bottom line and where in order for an author to be published he or...

(No rating)  8-18-2007    Views: 3300   
article Reclaiming The Ethical High Ground by John Di Frances
For the past few years corporate America has been rocked by many scandals. First there was the Enron debacle, followed by Anderson, Global Crossing, Qwest, WorldCom and endless others. What went wrong? Reclaiming The Ethical High Ground, authored by John Di Frances, attempts to explore some of the root causes of the malaise and to offer suggestions as to its treatment. The author is an executive business advisor and professional speaker with thirty years of international business...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5395   
article Tell Me A Story 2: Animal Magic
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Tell Me A Story 2: Animal Magic Title: Tell Me A Story 2: Animal MagicAudio CD: ISBN: 978-0-0790867-1-7  As long as humanity had a language, there existed storytelling where people exchanged myths, history, philosophical musings, etc. In every culture and corner of the world there are storytellers who amuse, educate, entertain, spread knowledge, preserve their traditions and values, and in some cases even mislead with false facts.Amy Friedman’s second in her...

(No rating)  12-5-2007    Views: 5838   
article Afterlife Crisis
Click Here To Purchase Afterlife Crisis  Author: Steve MayfieldISBN: 978-1-934454-24-4 In his debut novel, Afterlife Crisis Steve Mayfield spins a tender and humble narrative while exploring what makes someone a good, caring, and compassionate human being.Mayfield’s story focuses on fifty-four year old Frank Moon who has just suffered a fatal heart atta

(No rating)  9-1-2008    Views: 4431   
article Dancing in the Mirror by Bryan Walton
The Following review was contributed by: Molly Martin Dancing in the Mirror is an inspiring work of one hundred forty-four entries comprising thoughts running the gamut from A –Y: from Aimless Action, Boredom and Loneliness, to Dealing with Anger and Fear versus Love to The ‘In Love’ State and Meditation and Relationships and Sadness. Other subjects covered include Times of Testing, Unconditional Love, The Void and The World of Learning. Yesterday and Tomorrow finish up the work. Author...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 5304   
article Napoleon’s Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped
Click Here To Purchase Napoleon's Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped   Author: Tony PerrottetISBN: 978-0-06-125728-5Publisher: Harper Entertainment: (An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) Not many of us have ever heard of the “Secret Cabinets” let alone visited special places that were designated rooms within the great museums of Europe as the Louvre, the Prado, the British Museum, and the Museo Nazionale in Naples. It is within the walls of these chambers where anything that was

(No rating)  7-22-2008    Views: 4913   
article The Musicians’ Guide To Brides: How To Make Money Playing Weddings
Click Here To Purchase The Musicians’ Guide To Brides: How To Make Money Playing Weddings   Author: Anne RoosISBN: 978-1-4234-3874-8Publisher: Hal Leonard Books If you are a musician and your looking for another avenue of revenue, you may want to pick up a copy of Anne Roos’ The Musicians’ Guide To Brides: How To Make Money Playing Weddings. Although, I have not done any extensive research on the subject, I doubt if there is any other manual on the market that is as comprehensive as this

(No rating)  10-1-2008    Views: 3938   
article Poetic Musings of an Old, Fat Man
Click Here To Purchase Poetic Musings of an Old Fat Man Author: Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.ISBN: 978-1-4357-1242-3 Harry E. Gilleland Jr. is a retired professor of microbiology from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. In this third collection of poems, Poetic Musings of an Old Fat Man, Gilleland tenderly crafts his verse with profound introspective philosophical convictions pertaining to a wide variety of...

(No rating)  5-28-2008    Views: 3675   
article The Grandmaster
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Grandmaster Author: Peter A. BalaskasPublisher: Bards and SagesISBN: 9780615147437“The eyes of the demon have returned! I cannot believe it. I thought they were finally eradicated from my life, and they had been for many years.”  It is with these chilling words that Peter A. Balaskas begins his compelling novella, The Grandmaster. And welcome to the world and life of J.S.W. who chronicles his 69 years with the juxtaposition of his paranormal powers,...

(No rating)  8-21-2007    Views: 4230   
article The Hanging Of Ephraim Wheeler by Irene Quenzler Brown: Richard D. Brown
It was so horrendous a crime that one of the judges exclaimed, when pronouncing the death sentence, that “a new crime had been added to the catalogue of crimes.” These were the words that a condemned Ephraim Wheeler heard, when in 1805 in Lennox, Massachusetts, he was sentenced to be hanged for raping his thirteen year old daughter, Betsy. Historians Richard D. Brown and Irene Quenzler Brown’s book, The Hanging Of Ephraim Wheeler, recount in micro-history format not only the trial, but also...

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 6549   
article Ready Freddie Getting Ready for Fires
  Author: Earl Hicks Jr.Illustrated by Pablo NizISBN: 978-1-4196-6160-0Click Here To Purchase Ready Freddie Getting Ready For Fires

(No rating)  6-8-2008    Views: 5165   
article Whispers and Moans: Interviews with the men and women of Hong Kong’s sex industry
Click Here To Purchase Whispers and Moans: Interviews with the men and women of Hong Kong’s sex industry  Author: Yeeshan YangISBN: 962-86732-9-9Publisher: Blacksmith Books (Hong Kong) Yeeshan Yang has worked in journalism, filmmaking and publishing w

(No rating)  6-9-2008    Views: 6098   
article The Noble Free by Russell Breighner
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle is probably one of the most important explorers of the Great Lakes region. Born in Rouen, France in 1643, LaSalle in his youth entertained the idea of entering the priesthood. However, after spending a few years in a Jesuit College near his home, he decided that the priesthood was not for him, and at the age of twenty-two, in the year 1666, he left for Canada, or as it was then known, Nouvelle France (New France). Landing in Montréal, he was granted...

(No rating)  11-4-2004    Views: 4953   
article Interview: Christopher Null Author of Five Stars! How To Become A Film Critic, The World’s Greatest Job.
 Author: Christopher Null:Publisher: Sutro PressISBN: 0972098119You Can Purchase This Book From Amazon  

(No rating)  7-4-2005    Views: 34163   
article Crafting the Travel Guidebook: How to Write, Publish & Sell Your Travel Book
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Crafting the Travel Guidebook: How to Write, Publish & Sell Your Travel Book Author: Barbara HudginsISBN: 9780960776207 If you have any preconceptions about writing a travel guidebook, you can put them aside until you have read Barbara Hudgins Crafting the Travel Guidebook: How to Write, Publish & Sell Your Travel Book. As Hudgins mentions in her introduction, “Travel writing may be an art, but putting a travel guidebook together is a...

(No rating)  10-24-2007    Views: 10945   
article Final Paradox: the second in the Osgoode Trilogy
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Final Paradox: the second in the Osgoode TrilogyAuthor: Mary E. MartinISBN: 0595407609Mary E. Martin’s second Osgood Trilogy, Final Paradox revolves around Harry Jenkins, the honest and sincere family solicitor, who once more seems to attract some unusual clients.  The novel begins when Jenkins pays a visit to an elderly client, Norma Dinnick to discuss her will. Norma seems to be very confused when Harry enters her apartment and she complains to him about...

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article Wild About Florida: South Florida
Click Here To Purchase Wild About Florida: South FloridaAuthors: Kathleen and Martin WallsISBN: 978-0-9798087-5-3Publisher: Global Authors Publications Travel writer, photographer and author Kathleen Walls together with her photographer husband Martin have put together Wild About Florida: South Florida describing some of the wild and natural havens to be found in South Florida. The guide divides itself into seventeen counties located on the East and West Coasts of Florida. Beginning their

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article Tom Evslin Author of hackoff.com is Interviewed
Author: Tom EvslinISBN: 0977464601The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  To read Norm's Review of hackoff.com CLICK HERE Thanks Tom for participating in our interview.Norm:Tom, could you tell us something about yourself and how did hackoff.com come about?

(No rating)  8-7-2006    Views: 8696   
article The Trials Of Lenny Bruce: The Fall And Rise Of An American Icon by Ronald K.L. Collins: David M. Skover
Comedian Lenny Bruce has always been something of an enigma. Some compared him to the famous satirist Jonathan Swift, who was a moralist and who endeavoured to uncover the hypocrisy of various situations arising out of society. His defence attorneys even pointed out “he was not a mad man writing dirty words on the walls of a public toilet. He was an original social critic with an unconventional vocabulary.” Others, however, including some well known journalists, perceived him as a “sick...

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article Early Bright
Click Here To Purchase Early Bright  Author: Ami SilberISBN: 13: 978 159264 241-0Publisher: The Toby Press In her debut novel, Early Bright Ami Silber features a protagonist who was not exactly a decent human being or, if

(No rating)  6-26-2008    Views: 2921   
article No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You Author: Louise LewisISBN: 978-0-595-42971-4There is, for many of us, a terrifying time in our lives where we find ourselves in a situation that we believe is hopeless. Fortunately, in certan instances something magic happens where we seem to be connected to a spiritual power that guides us in such a way that our movements are natural, yet charged. Our relationships with our fellow humans become intense...

(No rating)  9-5-2007    Views: 5968   
article Jeff Maziarek Author of Spirituality Simplified Interviewed
Author: Jeff MaziarekISBN: 0974484105                                                     The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  To read Norm's Review of Spirtuality Simplified CLICK HERE Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Jeff Maziarek author of Spirituality Simplified. Good day Jeff and thanks for agreeing to participate in our interview. Norm:Jeff, please tell...

(No rating)  5-14-2006    Views: 7950   
article BRAVO AMERIKANSKI by MARK SCOTT
For over 150 years American war correspondents have been reporting news and events from some of the most dangerous locations in the world. What is noteworthy, however, is up until sixty years ago most of these journalists were men. All of this changed somewhat during World War II when new horizons were opened to female journalists. Women now had secured military accreditation and the right to cover some of the biggest news events of their careers. One of these journalists was Ann Stringer,...

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article A Hard Day’s Death: A Spike Berenger Hit
Click Here To Purchase A Hard Day’s Death: A Spike Berenger Hit  Author: Raymond BensonISBN: 10:0-8439-6063-9: 13: 978-0-8439-6063-1Publisher: Leisure Books Raymond Benson’s name should be familiar to most mystery readers as he is the author of sixteen novels, including six James Bond 007 novels, three James Bond film   novelizations a

(No rating)  6-21-2008    Views: 5979   
article Interview With Kurt Davidson Author Of What The Shadow Told Me
Author: Kurtis DavidsonISBN: 1597660027Publisher: Eastern Washington University Press         The following interview was conducted by:

(No rating)  6-13-2005    Views: 8935   
article Losing Hope
Author: Martha Morning ToddPublisher iUniverse IncISBN: 0595335500 The following review was contributed by: Norm Goldman Editor of Bookpleasures.comTo read Norm's interview with Martha Morning Todd click HEREFirst time novelist Martha Morning Todd’s Losing Hope weaves a story of a young woman’s horrifying journey through the aftermath of being abducted by a member of a clandestine group of vicious individuals.Our principal protagonist, Hope Evans, is a vibrant woman happily married for seven...

(No rating)  5-28-2005    Views: 6263   
article Beyond The Mountain: True Tales Of Montreal by Stuart Nulman
Next to Paris, Montréal is the largest francophone city in the world; a city filled with intriguing tales. Stuart Nulman, captures some of this intrigue, with his assembling of tidbits, anecdotes and other trivia, in his book, Beyond The Mountain: True Tales About Montreal. Nulman, as the book states, “is a harvester of information.” The fascinating array of stories are divided into ten chapters dealing with the entertainment scene, notorious crimes and scandals, tramways, colourful...

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article Tricia Molloy Author of Divine Wisdom at Work: 10 Universal Principles for Enlightened Entrepreneurs Interviewed
Author: Tricia MolloyISBN: 1933730005                                                     The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews        To read Norm's review CLICK HERE

(No rating)  5-15-2006    Views: 7522   
article Game Widow
  Click Here To Purchase Game Widow Author: Wendy KaysISBN: 978-1-934454-26-8Publisher: Synergy Books As Wendy Kays points out in her Game Widow, video games are not just for the fifteen to thirty-five-year old males, it has now successfully leaped from consoles and personal computers to mobile phones, game systems and personal data assistants. Consequently, their customers now have spread to males and females of all ages. There are even grand

(No rating)  10-31-2008    Views: 7383   
article Few Are Chosen-A Campaign Memoir
 Click Here To Purchase Few Are Chosen-A Campaign MemoirAuthor: Prof. Douglas McFarlandISBN: 978-1-59298-227-1 It is not very often that someone would pen memoirs of an event in his life where he was unsuccessful in reaching his ultimate goal. However, such is not the case with Prof. Douglas McFarland who in the early 1992 ran for the Republican Party’s nomination as candidate for the US Senate in Minnesota and lost.Prof. McFarland, who is presently a la

(No rating)  5-19-2008    Views: 4110   
article Bungi Gungi
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article The Greatest Freelance Writing Tips in the World
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Greatest Freelance Writing Tips in the World Author: Linda JonesISBN: 978-1-905151-17-2 Each passing month brings many books on writing that come in all shapes and sizes that serve a variety of purposes. Some are helpful others are useless often regurgitating the same information that can be found on the Internet or elsewhere. Recently, I came across Linda Jones’ The Greatest Freelance Writing Tips in the World that is very, very good in cutting the fat...

(No rating)  10-16-2007    Views: 13438   
article A Conversation With Roy Palmer Author of Zone Mind, Zone Body, How to break through to new levels of fitness and performance-by doing less!
                                            Author : Roy PalmerISBN: 1-905823-06-1Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Roy Palmer, author of Zone Mind, Zone Body: How to break through to new levels of fitness and performance-by doing less!Good day Roy and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Roy, please tell our readers something about yourself and how you became interested in The Alexander Technique and perhaps give us a...

(No rating)  2-24-2007    Views: 7782   
article Against All Odds: Conquer The Healthcare Battle
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Against All Odds: Conquer The Healthcare Battle  Author: Christie Scott ISBN: 978-0-9793971-0-3  Christie Scott is a successful businesswoman as well as a Certified Life Coach with specialized training geared towards coaching medical doctors. She also holds Advanced Certification as a Human Behavior Consultant and her presentations have helped the careers and practices of hundreds of medical doctors around the United States. Scott has now published a...

(No rating)  12-3-2007    Views: 4167   
article An Inconvenient Marriage: The Keeping Of Jake Mitchell
Click Here To Purchase An Inconvenient Marriage: The Keeping Of Jake Mitchell Author: Ruth Ann NordinISBN: 978-1-4327-1995-1 Ruth Ann Nordin’s recent romantic novel is at heart a love story with a different twist. Instead of the usual conventional elements prevalent in this genre wherein an initial attraction leads to a stirring of romance and a flowering of passion culminating in an exchange of vows, An Inconvenient Marriage: The Keeping Of Jake Mitchell presents an approach with a different...

(No rating)  5-2-2008    Views: 4974   
article Mating in Captivity
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Mating in Captivity Author: Esther PerelISBN: 978-0-06-075364-1  Esther Perel practices psychotherapy in New York City and is on the faculty of the International Trauma Studies Program affiliated with Columbia University. She has appeared on several television programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Day New York, CBS This Morning and Women Aloud.In Mating in Captivity Perel uses her twenty years of experience and a great deal of research to present a...

(No rating)  11-27-2007    Views: 3457   
article Interview With Samuel Endicott Author Of Molly Lake
Author: Samuel EndicottISBN: 0741424207                      The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  

(No rating)  7-12-2005    Views: 6751   
article Charles Boyle, Author of Shuttle Rising: To Rendezvous With A Rumor. Interviewed
 Author: Charles Boyle:  ISBN: 0965721450The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's ReviewsTo read Norm's Review of  Shuttle Rising: To Rendezvous With A Rumor  CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as ourguest, Charles Boyle, author of Shuttle Rising: To Rendezvous With A Rumor.Good day Charles and thank you for agreeing to participate in

(No rating)  12-5-2005    Views: 6762   
article Positive Energy
 Author: Judith OrloffISBN: 1-4000-8216-1The following review was contributed by: Ernest Dempsey,  pen name of Karim Khan: To read more of Karim's Reviews CLICK HEREVeteran psychiatrist Dr. Judith Orloff ventures to spotlight practical Energy Psychiatry, her expertise, a blend of traditional medicine and subtle energies of body and mind in her latest book Positive Energy (Three Rivers Press, New York, 2005). Grounded mainly in the deep-rooted mystical traditions, Energy Psychiatry is a...

(No rating)  4-2-2006    Views: 6490   
article The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews
Click Here To Purchase The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews Author: Neal KarlenISBN: 978-0-06-083711-2Publisher: William Morrow (An Imprint of Harper-Collins) Neal Karlen points out in The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews that for hundreds of years mavens have considered Yiddish to have as many linguistic meanings as the word oy. It has been considered a jar

(No rating)  5-9-2008    Views: 5874   
article Just East of Eden: Tales From The Blog
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Just East of Eden: Tales From The Blog Author: Eric WilderISBN: 9780615152301One of the greatest strengths of blogging and the world of blogosphere is that it offers to many a voice and platform that is outside the mainstream media. Moreover, it transcends more traditional communication forms and can work in a variety of setting as it can get around the editorial filters that are imposed by the traditional media. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that...

(No rating)  10-20-2007    Views: 7381   
article Havana Nocturne: How The Mob Owned Cuba…And Then Lost It To The Revolution
Click Here To Purchase Havana NocturneClick Here To Purchase Havana Nocturne  Author: T.J. EnglishISBN: 979-0-06-114771-5

(No rating)  7-20-2008    Views: 5665   
article Mala and Roger Burt (Annie Rogers) Interviewed
Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of  Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guests Mala and Roger Burt who write novels under the pen name of Annie Rogers. They are the authors of  Circle of Dreams and Dream Across Time.

(No rating)  5-16-2006    Views: 7034   
article The Killer Book of True Crime: Incredible Stories, Facts and Trivia from the World of Murder to Mayhem
You Can Purchase From Amazon The Killer Book of True Crime: Incredible Stories, Facts and Trivia from the World of Murder to Mayhem By Clicking Here Authors: Tom Philbin and Michael PhilbinPublishers: SOURCEBOOKS INCISBN: 13:978-1-4022-0829-4            10: 1-4022-0829-4The introduction to Tom and Michael Philbin’s The Killer Book of True Crime: Incredible Stories, Facts and Trivia from the World of Murder to Mayhem states that the book’s objective is to serve up a potpourri of delectable...

(No rating)  8-13-2007    Views: 7361   
article DIARY OF A MOTHER:Parenting Stories and Other Stuff by Christine Louise Hohlbaum
The following review was contributed by Paschal Eze To read an interview with the author click CLICK HERE DIARY OF A MOTHER is every home’s never-say-fail parenting lighthouse! It is a compelling read for not only young mothers in dilemma but also nubile or married ladies who are either enthusiastic or scared of bearing and taking care of today’s Oliver Twist kids. The book holds that although child-rearing is not easy, with the right frame of mind and the right attitude, it can be a...

(No rating)  10-28-2004    Views: 5404   
article Interview With David A. Schwerin Author of Conscious Globalism: What’s wrong with the world and how to fix it
Author: David A. SchwerinISBN: 0976518937                             The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:

(No rating)  8-4-2005    Views: 6959   
article Exploring Old Montreal by Alan Hustak
It is always a pleasure to be able to refer to a slim compact guidebook packed with information that easily fits into your back pocket or purse. Alan Hustak’s well researched entertaining and informative guide- book, Exploring Old Montreal, certainly qualifies as one such book. Hustak explores Old Montréal in providing his readers with 12 different interesting walking tours. These tours encompass City Hall and Points East, Place Jacques-Cartier, The Court House District, Champ-de-Mars,...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4621   
article Conduct in Question: The First In A Trilogy
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Conduct in Question: The First In A TrilogyAuthor: Mary E. MartinISBN: O595358209Toronto based author Mary E. Martin, who at one time practiced law in a firm focusing on small estates, has made a promising foray into the mystery arena with her debut novel Conduct in Question: The First In A Trilogy.Martin's principal protagonist, Harry Jenkins, is portrayed as an honest and sincere general family solicitor specializing in estate law, who finds himself over...

(No rating)  12-20-2005    Views: 5480   
article Woodstock History and Hearsay
Clear Here To Purchase Woodstock History and Hearsay Author: Anita M. SmithISBN: 0-9679268-4-X Several years ago I reviewed It happened in Woodstock which was originally published in 1959 and authored by a Philadelphia debutant, artist, herbalist and author Anita M. Smith. As I mentioned in my review it was a book not only remarkable for its good look, but also its amazing chronicling of the history of Woodstock from A.D. 1614 until 1971. The 1959 book

(No rating)  12-2-2007    Views: 3658   
article Shattered Reality
Click Here To Purchase Shattered Reality   Author: Kimberly CherylISBN: 10: 1440404593:  13:978-1440404597Publisher: CreateSpace While it is probably true that that Shattered Reality would not have existed had the author’s daughter not been the subject of such an appalling crime, it is irrefutable that we are all much richer for it. Moreover, while readers may find the narrative alarming it is at the same

(No rating)  9-17-2008    Views: 4722   
article Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: A True Story of the Struggles of a World Record Hymn Singer
Click Here To Purchase Don't Give Up, Don't Give In Author: Terry Dwight ColemanISBN: 978-1-60477-465-8 Terry Dwight Coleman’s battle for survival began from the moment he was two weeks old in 1951 when he was admitted to the Denver General Hospital with whooping cough. His great-grandmother came to visit him and noticed that he was crying. When she questioned the nurses what was wrong with Terry, they were unable to provide an answer. However, his great-grandmother, who was not one to give...

(No rating)  5-28-2008    Views: 5973   
article Churchill’s Triumph: A Novel Of Betrayal
Click Here To Purchase Churchill's Triumph A Novel Of Betrayal Author: Michael DobbsISBN: 13: 978-1-4022-1045-7:  10: 1-4022-1045-0 Michael Dobbs in his most recent historical novel, Churchill’s Triumph: A Novel Of Betrayal spins another mesmerizing portrayal of one of the greatest statesman, Winston Churchill who, as we are reminded at the very beginning of the book stated: “History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to r

(No rating)  4-24-2008    Views: 5899   
article Stuart F. Tower Author of The Wayfarers Interviewed
Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher and Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Stuart F. Tower, author of The Wayfarers.Author: Stuart F. TowerISBN: 1932211020

(No rating)  11-22-2006    Views: 9211   
article Clayton Dunham, PH.D Author of Crosses: A Christian Executive Story As Told By Angels Interviewed
Author: Clayton Dunham, Ph.DISBN: 1598002007 The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. Here are More of  Norm Goldman's Reviews:

(No rating)  9-17-2006    Views: 7043   
article Blue Nile: Ethiopia’s River of Magic and Mystery by Virginia Morell
Many of us have never heard of the Blue Nile or as it is called in Arabic the Al Bahr al-Azraq. It is one of the two main tributaries of the Nile, the other being the White Nile that meets up with the Blue Nile in Khartoum, Sudan. The course of the Blue Nile accounts to more than 60% of the total Nile flow, and it mainly receives its volume from Lake T’ana located in the Ethiopian highlands, where it is known as the Abaai. This mysterious and sacred river is also filled with East African...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 5154   
article Killing Rommel
Click Here To Purchase Killing Rommel  Author: Steven PressfieldISBN: 978-0-385-51970-0Publishers: Doubleday If military campaigns are your cup of tea, then author Steven Pressfie

(No rating)  6-16-2008    Views: 4286   
article Old is a 4-Letter Word
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Old is a 4-Letter WordAuthor: Ethel StocktonISBN: 1-4107-9468-7 There is a jarring honesty to Ethel Stockton’s most recent tome Old is a 4-Letter Word as she invites her readers to participate in an intimate voyage with her principal fascinating character, Annaliz.Exploring her inner and outer world, Annaliz reflects on her past and present life touching on various aspects of human experiences-love, death, illness, divorce, aging, fear, mother and daughter...

(No rating)  1-17-2008    Views: 4559   
article Hugh Rosen Author of Silent Battlefields Interviewed
 Author: Hugh Rosen  ISBN: 0595347738The  following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews  To read Norm's Review of Silent Battlefields CLICK HERE     Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of the book reviewing and author interviewing site, Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Hugh Rosen, professor emeritus at Drexel University and author of his first work of fiction, Silent Battlefields.

(No rating)  3-31-2006    Views: 7673   
article Waltzing Australia
Click Here To Purchase Waltzing Australia   Author: Cynthia ClampittISBN: 978-1-4196-6306-2 I never knew what exactly enticed my daughter when in her late teens she was determined to travel for six months to Australia exploring a country that is called “Down Under.” (If you are wondering why it is called "Down Under," it is because it is the only continent with a permanent population that is entirely below the equator and thus it has been given this name.) After all, wasn’t she...

(No rating)  9-28-2008    Views: 2958   
article The Brass Verdict
  Click Here To Purchase The Brass VerdictAuthor: Michael ConnellyISBN: 10: 0-446-54080-3: 13: 978-0-446-54080-3The opening words of Michael Connolly’s most recent novel, The Brass Verdict just about sums up the theme of this riveting novel: “Everybody lies. Cops Lie. Lawyers.lie. Witnesses lie. A trial is a contest of lies. And everybody in the courtroom knows this.” 

(No rating)  10-3-2008    Views: 2396   
article A Conversation With Victoria DePaul Author of The Science of Leadership
Author: Victoria DePaulISBN: 978-0-9794508-0-8Today, Norm Goldman, Editor& Publisher of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Victoria DePaul, co-author of The Science of Leadership.Good day Victoria and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Could you tell our readers what is Psycanics and when and why did you become interested in it?Victoria: Psycanics is a knowledge system that answers the question — How Does Life Work? Psycanics is based on universal laws and...

(No rating)  5-2-2007    Views: 10224   
article Down to a Sunless Sea
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Down To a Sunless Sea Author: Mathias B. FreeseISBN: 978-1-58736-733-5 Mathias B. Freese is an award- winning essayist and author of The i Tetralogy that I had reviewed and which was the 2007 Allbooks Choice Award.

(No rating)  11-22-2007    Views: 3705   
article Divine Justice
Click Here To Purchase Divine Justice   Author: David BaldacciISBN: 10:0-446-19550-2: 13:978-0-446-19550-8Publisher: Grand Central Publishing One of the nice things about reviewing another David Baldacci thriller is that you know in advance you will be enjoying another roller coaster of a ride that we come to expect from this best-selling author. One that is never dull or formulaic. Divine Justice draws the reader into the capers of John Car

(No rating)  9-24-2008    Views: 6508   
article It Shouldn't Happen to a Journalist by Tess Crebbin and Kathleen Tracy
GUEST REVIEWER- RACHEL NEWCOMBE Ever wondered what the life of a journalist is like and how to break into the career? Or, perhaps you're keen to know if it's really only you who seems to end up in bizarre situations during the course of reporting? This book answers both of those questions and provides an intriguing, funny and sometimes shocking view of life as a journalist. Written as a collaboration by Tess Crebin and Kathleen Tracy, the book consists of a series of alternating...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 4307   
article A Conversation With Deborah Homsher Author of The Rising Shore: Roanoke
Author: Deborah HomsherISBN: 13: 978-0-9790-51560-9           10: 0-9790-5160-6Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Deborah Homsher, author of The Rising Shore:

(No rating)  2-23-2007    Views: 7993   
article Silver Squirrel by Daniel Ritchie
The Following review was contributed by: Molly MartinJacob Artwood-Brown, is a wise patriarch of the squirrel colony. When Shara is taken by a hawk after being widowed it is left to Jacob to help rear their orphaned son. After a time Silver leaves the comfort of ‘The Lodge’ to live a solitary existence on the edge of the colony. Jacob’s niece Sandy is a lovely young squirrel when she and Silver meet again as young adult squirrel’s neither really remembers their childhood spent together.Sandy...

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 5235   
article Ideas and Adventures 1200-1700
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Ideas and Adventures 1200-1700Author: Sonia P. Seherr-ThossISBN: 9781933538730   Ideas and Adventures 1200-1700 authored by the late five-time author Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss is quite impressive as it charts five centuries of important history that include the historic and cultural contributions of less well-known nations. Many history books omit to include insights on important past civilizations, and this is what makes this book extraordinary that will no...

(No rating)  12-20-2007    Views: 5027   
article Shadow Of Power: A Paul Madriani Novel
Click Here To Purchase Shadow Of Power Author: Steve MartiniISBN: 978-0-06-147391-3Publisher: William Morrow (An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers) New York Times best-selling author Steve Martini is a master at writing with a straight-talking clarity, an essential ingredient when it comes to writing novels that focus on more than meets the eye such as legal thrillers.

(No rating)  5-15-2008    Views: 6549   
article A Conversation with Sheila Lowe Author of Poison Pen
Author: Sheila LoweISBN: 13:978-0977627608          Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Sheila Lowe, author of Poison Pen.

(No rating)  12-8-2006    Views: 5550   
article Ultimate Excursions
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Ultimate ExcursionsTitle: Ultimate ExcursionsAuthor: Alan GottliebISBN: 9780977418824  Alan Gottlieb’s debut provocative and intense novel, Ultimate Excursions examines the anguish and guilt of Tim Lake, a Peace Corps volunteer following the witnessing of the gruesome death of his buddy, Mark Miles, as a result of cocaine overdose. After completing college, Tim joined the Peace Corps and he was assigned to the agricultural extension program in Ecuador, which...

(No rating)  2-7-2008    Views: 4432   
article A Grave Breach
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon A Grave BreachAuthor: James MacomberISBN: 13:978-1-933515-07-6: 10: 1-933515-07-4  Author James Macomber has set himself a tricky task in creating another thriller with two unrelated plots as part of his John Cann series of international legal thrillers with his recent tome, A Grave Breach.Set against the backdrop of “ethnic cleansing” that transpired in the Balkans, Macomber has authored a poised and polished novel that unfolds when John Cann, a senior...

(No rating)  1-2-2008    Views: 2453   
article Failures Of The Presidents: From The Whiskey Rebellion And War Of 1812 To The Bay Of Pigs and War In Iraq
  Click Here To Purchase Failures of the PresidentsAuthor: Thomas J. Craughwell With M.William PhelpsISBN: 13: 978-1-59233-299-1: 10:1-59233-299-4Publisher: Fair Winds PressAlthough I am a Canadian, I have to come clean; I have always been more intrigu

(No rating)  10-13-2008    Views: 3177   
article The Nurse in the Delivery Room Slapped Me…Once
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Nurse in the Delivery Room Slapped Me...Once Author: D AnthonyISBN: 0931761255 With his debut book, The Nurse in the Delivery Room Slapped Me…Once, D Anthony examines what life is all about where he explores such topics as our perspectives, values, simple acts of kindness, the need for change, gratitude, luck, success, ups and downs of life, choices, following your dreams and passions, happiness, and plethora of many more topics. And as D Anthony best...

(No rating)  12-21-2007    Views: 5222   
article Love + Sex With Robots
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Love + Sex With RobotsAuthor: David LevyISBN: 978-0-06-135975-0 After reading David Levy’s fascinating Love + Sex With Robots I would have to concur that in the short term many of his ideas and predictions would appear outlandish and will be met with considerable scepticism, or downright disbelief and even hostility. However, as Levy maintains that those who doubt the prospect of computer life or robot life lack a breadth of vision similar to the doubters in...

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article Isherwood on Writing
Click Here To Purchase Isherwood on Writing Editor: James J. Berg: Forward by Claude J. SummersISBN: 13-978-0-8166-4693-7:   10-0-8166-4693-7 Christopher Isherwood is considered a major Anglo-American novelist. He was a pioneer in the gay liberation movement and the founding father of modern gay writing. In the late

(No rating)  4-1-2008    Views: 5405   
article Aging Artfully
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Aging Artfully Author: Amy GormanISBN: 0978519205In Amy Gorman's Aging Artfully, Dr. Gene Cohen, who has conducted long-term research on creativity and the elderly, is quoted as stating "that seniors who participate in arts activities enjoy better health, visit doctors less frequently and use less medicine, to name a few of the benefits." If Gorman's interviews of twelve visual and performing women artists aged 85-105 is any indication, we...

(No rating)  11-13-2007    Views: 4560   
article Therapeutic Yoga by Dr. Ali and Jiwan Brar
GUEST REVIEWER: RACHEL NEWCOMBE Yoga has a huge following worldwide, but apart from being a beneficial form of exercise, it’s also very useful for aiding particular health conditions. Therapeutic Yoga shows exactly how to use yoga as a form of healing, offering a clear, descriptive and authoritative view of this practical and accessible method. Part one starts with the basics, detailing what therapeutic yoga is and what it involves. All the benefits of yoga, such as increasing your...

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article Cruising Cuisine for Home Entertaining, Hors D’Oeuvres and Appetizers, Volume One by Elena Vakhrenova
The following review was contributed by Terre Spencer To read Terre's interview with the author click HERE Elena Vakhrenova’s Cruising Cuisine balances information and inspiration on the unforgiving edge of entertaining. Brave lady, that Elena. You see, a great cookbook must integrate two inherently diverse universes for the reader: information and inspiration; the known and tested believably delivered in tandem with the imaginative and nebulous. Great cookbooks attempt union of these...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 3475   
article Train at Home To Work At Home: How to Get Certified, Earn a Degree, or Take a Class From Home to Begin a Work-at-Home Career by Michelle McGarry
To read the interview with author, Michelle McGarry, click HERE REVIEW If you are looking to save a great deal of time and effort researching educational institutions and organizations offering distance learning programs and courses pertaining to twenty seven different work-at-home enterprises, Michelle McGarry’s insider’s guide book, Train at Home To Work At Home: How to Get Certified, Earn a Degree, or Take a Class From Home to Begin a Work-at-Home Career, will prove to be a...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 13079   
article Return To The Middle Kingdom: One Family, Three Revolutionaries, and the Birth of Modern China
  Click Here To Purchase Return to the Middle Kingdom: One Family, Three Revolutionaries, and the Birth of Modern China Author: Yuan-Tsung ChenPublisher: Union Square Press (An Imprint of Sterling Publishing Co. Inc)ISBN: 13:978-1-4027-5697-9:  10: 1-4027-5697-6 

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article The Deal
Click Here To Purchase The Deal Author: Adam Gittlin

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article The New IQ How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The New IQ How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our WorldAuthor: David Gruder, Ph.DISBN: 978-1-60415-013-1 Before I read David Gruder’s The New IQ How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World I was completely clueless as to what was IQ integrity.After digesting Gruder’s astute perceptions, I have to admit that he definitely is onto something worthy of consideration. According to Gruder, integrity is not a...

(No rating)  1-18-2008    Views: 4649   
article A License To Steal
Click Here To Purchase A License To Steal  Authors: Mary Jane Robinson: Walter T. ShawISBN: 9780978605902 According to the back inside flap of A License To Steal, author Mary Jane Robinson has written more than seventy-five personal histories over the past twenty years. It further mentions “that remaining true to the record, she succeeds in preserving the voice and integrity of each individual as the stories of their live

(No rating)  5-21-2008    Views: 3991   
article It Happened In Woodstock by Anita M. Smith: Adapted by: Nelle Thornton Jones Blelock: Weston Blelock: Julia Blelock: WoodstockArts
When a member of the publishing family of It Happened In Woodstock approached me to write a review about his family’s book on Woodstock, New York honoring the blue ray, and indicated that “This book’s stunning use of reverse lithography (white letters on cobalt blue background) activates the blue ray in every reader,” I had no idea what he was talking about. The book finally showed up in my mail- box one day, and although, you can never tell a book by its cover, this one is remarkable,...

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article Posture Get It Straight! Look ten years younger, ten pounds thinner & feel better than ever! (2nd Edition)
Click Here To Purchase Posture Get It Straight Author: Jane Novak, M.S.ISBN: 1931945624 There are millions of people who suffer from poor posture or clinically known as Postural Distortion Syndrome. And I am quite sure that many of us including myself have heard our mothers and spouses tell us to straighten up. In fact, countless experts have attributed such health problems as arthritis, sore necks, back pain, leg pain, digestive problems, headaches, obesity, and other chronic physical...

(No rating)  3-30-2008    Views: 4681   
article Eva Etzioni-Halevy Author of THE SONG OF HANNAH is Interviewed
Author: Eva Etzioni-HalevyPublisher: Plume a Division of Penguin GroupISBN: 0452286727                                   The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews                    To read the review CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to

(No rating)  6-14-2006    Views: 7410   
article Salted With Salt and The Altar of Silence: Two Novellas
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Salted With Salt and The Altar of Silence: Two Novellas Author: Jason AkleyISBN:  1431704540Both of Jason Akley’s novellas in his Salted With Salt and The Altar of Silence: Two Novellas feature a cast of twenty something characters who for the most part are trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives.The first novella, Salted with Salt centers around Sol who, before returning to college in the Fall at Tulane in New Orleans, embarks on a...

(No rating)  9-29-2007    Views: 4044   
article Grendel
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Grendel Author: Ken BroskyISBN: 9781427620545Ken Brosky’s novel, Grendel casts the reader into the horrifying experience of a successful and wealthy business executive, Tyler Leto, who experiences hell after a one minute stoppage of his heart following a severe heart attack.Our protagonist is depicted as a forty-something CEO of his father’s company, Makavel Incorporated, a company that has posted record losses for the past two fiscal years. Tyler is a...

(No rating)  11-1-2007    Views: 3688   
article Constitution Translated for Kids: Third Edition
  Click Here To Purchase Constitution Translated for Kids, Second Edition Author: Cathy Travis

(No rating)  10-25-2008    Views: 5859   
article Kafka Comes To America: Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror
Click Here To Purchase Kafka Comes To AmericaAuthor: Steven T. WaxISBN: 978-1-59051-295-1Publisher: Other Press Kafka Comes To America: Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror is lawyer and author Steven T. Wax’s story as to how he succeeded in freeing two unfortunate individuals, an American lawyer Brandon Mayfield and Adel Hamad, a Sudanese hospital administrator working in Pakistan. Both were falsely accused in the war on terror and both were caught up in the U.S. government’s post-9/11...

(No rating)  8-19-2008    Views: 7481   
article One Foot In The Black: A Wildland Firefighter’s Story
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon One Foot In The Black: A Wildland Firefighter’s StoryAuthor: Kurt L. KammISBN: 9781435706262  Kurt L. Kamm’s debut novel One Foot In The Black: A Wildland Firefighter’s Story is adroitly written with enough narrative to keep your interest until the last page. The narrative comprises the interplay of two themes that are woven together as it criss-crosses back and forth between the life of nineteen year old Greg Kowalski's desire to become a firefighter and...

(No rating)  2-13-2008    Views: 6141   
article Meet Ed Morawski author of Be Safe: Everything You Need To Know About Security To Be Safe
Click Here To Purchase Be Safe: Everything You Need To Know About Security To Be Safe   Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Ed Morawski author of Be Safe: Everything You Need To Know About Security To Be Safe.

(No rating)  9-25-2008    Views: 3584   
article A Conversation with Rima Rudner, the Happiness Coach and Author of Choose to be Happy: A Guide To Total Happiness
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Choose To Be Happy: A Guide To Total Happiness Author: Rima RudnerISBN: 1419663130Today Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest, Rima Rudner, author of Choose to be Happy: A Guide to Total Happiness

(No rating)  8-22-2007    Views: 6545   
article Unidentified Flying Objects: Starcraft by Der Voron
Review by Denise M. Clark- Guest Reviewer The existence of extraterrestrials has long been a subject of heated debate between scientists, scholars and stargazers who've spent many an hour studying the night sky and the universe beckoning beyond. Scientific proof of whether distant life forms and existence are legitimate causes yet an addition bone of contention between UFOlogists and skeptics alike, and while it's easy to make jokes about Area 51 or Roswell, there is certainly a basis for...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 4161   
article Interview With Susan Barbara Apollon Author of Touched By the Extraordinary
 Author: Susan Barbara ApollonPublisher: Matters Of The SoulISBN: 0975403648The following interview was contributed by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews     To read Norm's Review of the Book Click Here

(No rating)  6-19-2005    Views: 11184   
article Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires.Author: Scott FoxISBN: 13:978-0-8144-7356-6: 10:0-8144-7356-3 If you are resolved to begin your own e-business,you get all the inspiration and advice you will need from Scott Fox’s Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires. Fox is a highly successful e-business veteran who is the director of The Liminal Institute, a think tank based in California dedicated...

(No rating)  2-20-2008    Views: 7220   
article Dwayne Murray Sr. Author of The Mouse That Roared Is Interviewed
Author: Dwayne Murray, Sr.ISBN: 0976985500                              The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Review of The Mouse That Roared CLICK HERE

(No rating)  7-24-2006    Views: 6320   
article A Cross Estate
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Cross Estate Author: William Thomas KinsellaISBN: 1424166888In A Cross Estate, William Thomas Kinsella weaves together a cast of characters whose internal and external struggles are complex and quite sad in its rendering. It is a world that straddles two eras in the lives of a young college graduate Jack Conroy, his girlfriend Veronica and his parents, Catherine and Alexander. Book I revolves around Jack’s quandary concerning his career choices. Should he...

(No rating)  10-6-2007    Views: 4290   
article Let’s Fuss about Food: Part 1: Our Core and More
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Let’s Fuss about Food: Part 1: Our Core and More Author: Joanna Lynn (as vetted by Sheila Bicknell, Nutrionist-Dietitian)

(No rating)  8-19-2007    Views: 5850   
article Poetry Speaks Expanded
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Poetry Speaks Expanded Editors: Elise Paschen & Rebekah Presson MosbyPublishers: Sourcebooks MediaFusion, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc.ISBN: 13: 978-1-4022-1062-4: 10:1-4022-1062-0 

(No rating)  12-3-2007    Views: 4041   
article Patricia L. Fry Author of The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book: Your Guide to Successful Authorship Interviewed
Author: Patricia L. FryIBSN: 0977357600                            Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher and Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Patricia L. Fry.  Patricia, author of The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book: Your Guide to Successful Authorship.

(No rating)  11-19-2006    Views: 8630   
article Be Safe: Everything You Need To Know About Security To Be Safe
Click Here To Purchase Be Safe: Everything You Need To Know About Security To Be Safe   Author: Ed MorawskiISBN: 978-1440410420 The title just about sums it all up Be Safe: Everything You Need To Know About Security To Be Safe wherein security expert and author Ed Morawski gives readers a comprehensive snapshot of the world of safety and security in your business and home. Using his many years of experience as a security expert having been employed in a range of positions from technical su

(No rating)  9-25-2008    Views: 3618   
article Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort ZoneAuthor: Beth LisickISBN: 978-0-06-114396-0  I was amazed to learn that the self-help industry pulls in annually over a billion dollars in revenue. The outgrowth of the industry is quite apparent just by looking over Amazon’s list of self-help books where you will notice that there are over 150, 000 books listed. Beth Lisick, author of the New York Times...

(No rating)  3-14-2008    Views: 4185   
article The Day I Hit a Home Run at Great American Ball Park
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Day I Hit a Home Run at Great American Ball Park. Author: Paul MullenISBN: 978-1-933197-30-2 The world of a 12-year old sixth grade youngster is very often filled with many challenges and is not always a smooth sail, as we learn from Paul Mullen’s debut young adult novel, The Day I Hit a Home Run at Great American Ball Park.  Mullen’s story takes us into the life of young Michael “Fuji” Powers, who is the youngest of his family consisting of three...

(No rating)  11-19-2007    Views: 5470   
article Interview With Valerie Kirschenbaum Author Of Goodbye Guttenberg
           Author: Written and designed by Valerie KirschenbaumPublishers: Global Renaissance Society, LLCISBN: 0974575038  

(No rating)  12-19-2004    Views: 19074   
article Why We Read What We Read: A Delightfully opinionated Journey Through Contemporary Bestsellers
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Why We Read: A Delightfully Opinionated Journey Through Comtempary Bestsellers Authors: Lisa Adams and John HeathISBN: 10: 140221054X:   13:9781402210549In Why We Read What We Read: A Delighfully Opinionated Journey Through Contemporary Bestsellers, Lisa Adams and John Heath set out to explore the current state of the American psyche by closely examining the bestselling books since 1990. As the authors mention in their introduction, “Bestsellers, we must...

(No rating)  9-6-2007    Views: 4934   
article Unleash The Psychic In You: How To Trust Your Intuition for Successful Decision Making
  Click Here To Purchase Unleash The Psychic In You: How To Trust Your Intuition for Successful Decision MakingAuthor: Joanna Garzilli

(No rating)  10-6-2008    Views: 5827   
article A Conversation With Best-Selling Author Michael Dobbs
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Never Surrender: A Novel of Winston Churchill Author: Michael DobbsISBN: 13:978-1-4022-1044-0:  10:1-4022-1044-2Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, best-selling author Michael Dobbs, author of fifteen novels, his latest being Never Surrender: A Novel of Winston Churchill. In addition to being an author, Michael has been an academic, a broadcaster, a senior corporate executive, and an adviser to...

(No rating)  10-30-2007    Views: 7144   
article SixtyFive Roses: A Sister's Memoir
Click Here To Purchase SixtyFive Roses: A Sister's Memoir   Author: Heather Summerhayes CariouISBN: 13: 978-1-55278-678-9: 10: 1-55278-678-1Publisher: McArthur & CompanyIn a wrenching memoir that exacts a huge emotional toll on its readers, Heather Summerhayes Cariou, author of SIXTYFIVE ROSES, has effectively conveyed the turbulence and sadness that a family endures as it deals with the caring for a child who was born with Cystic Fibrosis.                   

(No rating)  9-19-2008    Views: 6130   
article Interview With Mark Scott Translator of White Rainbows and Other Romantic Tales
Author: Konstantin Paustovsky, Translated by Mark ScottPublishers: Edwin Mellen PressISBN: 0773460446(To be released in late fall 2005)The following interview was conducted by: NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  

(No rating)  7-24-2005    Views: 8069   
article Pie Town Woman by Joan Myers
At first when I read the title of the book, Pie Town Woman, authored by Joan Myers, I could not imagine a town being called Pie Town! However, the town actually exists and is located in New Mexico. Its population is about 55 persons, certainly not a metropolis! You may ask how the town derived its name? Apparently around 1922 a fellow by the name of Clyde Norman came to New Mexico in order to homestead. As he could not find a desirable property he decided to open a mining operation on a...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 3210   
article Jim Conway Author of Monterey: Presidio, Pueblo and Port (The Making of America Series) Interviewed
Author: J.D. ConwayPublisher: Arcadia PublishingISBN: 0738524239The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW MORE OF  Norm Goldman's Reviews  To read Norm's  Review CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Jim (J.D.) Conway, author of Monterey: Presidio, Pueblo and Port (The Making of America Series). Jim is in addition to being an historian and genealogist, the Museum Coordinator for the...

(No rating)  5-22-2006    Views: 6685   
article Why Did I Marry You Anyway?12.5 Strategies for a Happy(And the Mythinformation That Gets in the Way) by Barbara Bartlein, R.N., L.C.S.W.
The following review was contributed by: S.SWAMY Why Did I Marry You Anyway? by Barbara Bartlein is an excellent Manual to create a happy and stable marriage. No doubt, there have been many books already on the subject and there will be many more in the future. But each book needs to be looked into and evaluated on its own. Does the book cover the topic well? Is it readable? Does it make sense? Are the examples close to your heart? Are the solutions suggested practical? I asked myself these...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 5087   
article The Writer Within You: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing And Publishing In Your Retirement Years
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Writer Within You: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing And Publishing In Your Retirement Years Author: Charles JacobsISBN: 10, 13:  0-9793636-0-8: 978-0-9793636-0-3   How often do retirees hear “your stories are great; you should write them down and publish them?” The most likely reply is I wouldn’t know where to begin or it just seems too difficult to wade through the endless steps to take before my masterpiece is published. Fret no longer, award-winning...

(No rating)  9-6-2007    Views: 8978   
article Deep Thinking The Human Condition: New Ideas We Can't Do Without
Click Here To Purchase Deep Thinking The Human Condition: New Ideas We Can't Do WithoutAuthor: S.A. OdunsiPublisher: Human RethinkISBN: 978-0-615-22173-1We hear so much these days about the problems of unremitting economic underdevelopment in the so-called Third World as well as in some areas of the developed countries that we have to ask the question, why has it been so elusive to solve and moreover will it ever be solved?Now readers of books with a taste for dissecting the problem and its...

(No rating)  8-6-2008    Views: 7794   
article Spirit Matters: A Memoir
Click Here To Purchase Spirit Matters: A Memoir Author: Matthew J. PallamaryISBN: 978-1-4343-1801-5Matthew J. Pallamary’s Spirit Matters: A Memoir is a powerful attestation that splendidly recreates one man’s quest for truth.  While it may not endear him to the proponents of the war on drugs, it nonetheless deserves a reading with an open mind even though at times it may read like one long psychedelic journ

(No rating)  4-18-2008    Views: 7691   
article Unlocking The Mystery of Skin Color
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Unlocking The Mystery of Skin ColorTitle: Unlocking The Mystery of Skin ColorAuthor: Thiênna Ho, Ph.DISBN: 978-0-9792103-0-3 Have you ever wondered if it is possible to change one’s skin color?  In the Preface of her book, Unlocking The Mystery of Skin Color, Vietnamese born Thiênna Ho, Ph.D asserts that she always was envious of her mother and siblings who were blessed with having been born with light complexions.  Thiênna goes on to state that her...

(No rating)  1-31-2008    Views: 5397   
article The Organ Grinder And The Monkey
  Author: Sam MoffieISBN: 978-1-4363-2775-6Click Here To Purchase The Organ Grinder And The Monkey Sam Moffie’s second novel, The Organ Grinder and the Monkey is a wickedly, astute, animated tale infused with sharp, clever takes on contemporary society which are expressed through the perceptions of three zany characters. Each fashion

(No rating)  6-3-2008    Views: 4824   
article A Conversation With Myles Reed Jr. Author of Fishing For Love on the Net: A Guide To Those Searching For Love
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Fishing For Love On The Net Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Myles Reed, Jr., author of Fishing for Love on the Net. Good day Myles and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm: Please tell our readers a little bit about your persona

(No rating)  10-19-2007    Views: 11231   
article Don’t You Marry The Mormon Boys
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Don't You Marry The Mormon Boys Author: Janet Kay JensenISBN: 978-1-59955-075-6 Nominated in 2007 as a finalist in USA Book News in the Religious Fiction category, Janet Kay Jensen's Don’t You Marry The Mormon Boys narrates the story of two medical students who meet and fall in love while both are attending the University of Utah.However, there is one big problem, Andy McBride is of the Mormon faith while Louisa Martin was born and brought up in a strict...

(No rating)  12-9-2007    Views: 5911   
article Pirate Spirit: The Adventures of Anne Bonney
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Pirate Spirit: The Adventures of Anne Bonney Author: Jeffery S. WilliamsISBN: 9781583484678High school English teacher Jeffery S. Williams, who has worked as a journalist and freelance writer, cuts his creative teeth with his debut novel Pirate Spirit: The Adventures of Anne Bonney. The novel focuses on Anne Bonney, one of history’s most infamous female pirates, who along with another well-known female pirate, Mary Reade, plied their illegal trade in the...

(No rating)  10-13-2007    Views: 7915   
article Meet Carol D. O’Dell, author of Mothering Mother: A Daughter’s Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Mothering Mother: A Daughter’s Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Carol D. O’Dell, autho

(No rating)  9-9-2007    Views: 5736   
article Never Surrender: A Novel of Winston Churchill
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Never Surrender: A Novel of Winston Churchill Author: Michael DobbsISBN: 13:978-1-4022-1044-0:  10:1-4022-1044-2With his incredible historical novel, Never Surrender: A Novel of Winston Churchill, Michael Dobbs plunges readers into the mind, thoughts, feelings, and actions of Winston Churchill when he was appointed Prime Minister of England in the early days of World War II. As Dobbs wisely remarks in his Acknowledgments, “Even those histories that are...

(No rating)  10-11-2007    Views: 3479   
article The Nearly Men: A Chronicle Of Scientific Failure
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(No rating)  6-27-2008    Views: 4486   
article Voice of Conscience
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Voice of Conscience Author: Behcet KayaISBN: 978-1-4327-0628-9 The initial setting of Turkish born author Behcet Kaya’s first book, Voice of Conscience tales place in 1962 where readers are transported into the tiny village of Atamkoy in northeast Turkey. It is here where Ramzi Ozcomert Sr. his wife Nermin, his son Ramzi Jr. and daughter Erin live.  Ramzi Sr. was twice married, his first wife having died while giving birth to Erin. We are informed that it...

(No rating)  11-21-2007    Views: 6089   
article A Travel Guide To Heaven by Anthony Destefano
The following review was contrbuted by: PASCHAL EZE Heaven made irresistible While some people, among them Christians, wrongly see heaven as squarely synonymous with ethereal images and monotonous activities, a good number of people hold that it doesn't exist, and if it does, it only exists in the imagination of idlers, never-do-wells and religious bigots. Anthony Destefano, an avid pilot and recipient of several international awards, has an axe to grind with both viewpoints. His 193-page...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 6817   
article Blood Harvest
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Blood HarvestAuthor: Brant Randall Publishers: Capital Crime PressISBN: 13:978-0-9799960-1-6: 10: 0-9799960-1-5 Deputy Marshall Ichabod Lawe, the principal narrator in Brant Randall’s debut novel Blood Harvest may have been a gossip, however, he undoubtedly had quite a yarn to narrate. As Lawe informs us, the MacKay family, who lived in Peony Springs, a little rural town in New England, were not exactly pleased when in 1916 their fifteen-year old daughter...

(No rating)  1-30-2008    Views: 6328   
article Winner Takes All: Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, And The Race To Own Las Vegas
Click Here To Purchase Winner Takes All: Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, And The Race To Own Las Vegas Author: Christina BinkleyISBN: 978-1-4013-0236-8Publisher: Hyperion Every year millions of people are lured to the playgrounds of Las Vegas and as well-known casino developer Steve Wynn quipped, “they’re coming here to play and that is what Las Vegas is al

(No rating)  4-10-2008    Views: 3024   
article Wayne Winterton Author of Whistler's Gold: The Secret At Nizhoni Toh Interviewed
Author: Wayne WintertonISBN: 1599267527                     The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews        To read Norm's Review of the Book CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Wayne Winterton, author of Whistler’s Gold: The Secret At Nizhoni Toh.Good day Wayne and thanks for agreeing to participate in our interview.Norm:

(No rating)  4-24-2006    Views: 6824   
article Meet Seven Year Old Dalton James Author of The Sneakiest Pirates
  Click Here To Purchase The Sneakiest PiratesToday, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest, seven year- old and first time author Dalton James author of The Sneakiest Pirates.Good day Dalton and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Dalton, why are you interested in pirates and writing about them?

(No rating)  8-5-2008    Views: 6753   
article Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security  Author: Alexandra Addison WrageISBN: 13: 978-0-275-99649-9:10:0-275-99649-2According to Alexandra Addison Wrage, author of Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security, there exists several good academic studies on the history and economic theory of bribery and some even measure its impacts, however, reports on the current practice of bribery are non-existent....

(No rating)  8-29-2007    Views: 3970   
article New Prescription for Childhood Obesity
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon New Prescription for Childhood Obesity Author: Billy C. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.ISBN: 978-0-595-45343-6 When I am people watching in my neighbourhood shopping mall, it never ceases to amaze me as to the number of overweight children that catch my attention.As Dr. Billy Johnson points out in his exceptional guide, New Prescription for Childhood Obesity, America is n

(No rating)  3-22-2008    Views: 3858   
article Interview With Sheryl J. Stevens Author of Operation Soul Recovery (From Default To Purpose)
Author: Sheryl J. StevensISBN: 155395442-4    The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews                              To read Norm`s Review Of The Book With the Author CLICK HERE

(No rating)  4-27-2005    Views: 5859   
article The Triple Process Remedy: A New Philosophy on Illnesses of Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Principal Author: Dr. William SunPublisher: The Process CentreISBN: 978-0-9558373-0-2 The National Institute of Mental Health (NMH) is the largest organization in the world that is dedicated to research pertaining to the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders as well the promotion of mental health. On their website they state that approximately 40 million American adults aged 18 and older have anxiety disorder such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder,...

(No rating)  4-5-2008    Views: 6267   
article The Poem I Turn To: Actors & Directors Present Poetry That Inspires Them
Click Here To Purchase he Poem I Turn To: Actors & Directors Present Poetry That Inspires ThemEditor: Jason Shinder:  Advisory Editors: Michael O’Keefe and Lili TaylorISBN: 10: 1-4022-0502-3:  13:978-1-4022-0502-6

(No rating)  5-22-2008    Views: 5804   
article Are You Interested in Participating In An Express Author Interview Service?
         Express Author Interview Service & Author Video ServiceIf you are interested in quickly promoting your book via an e-interview or your own video, you may be interested in the following service that is now provided by Bookpleasures.com.Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com has interviewed over 400 authors and experts over the past few years. Due to an o

(No rating)  6-24-2007    Views: 9045   
article The Reluctant Colonel
Click Here To Purchase The Reluctant Colonel Author: Michael J. MerryISBN: 978-1-4196-8702-0 Although Michael J. Merry’s The Reluctant Colonel is quite a tall tale and a bit far- fetched, I have to admit it did suck me in.Merry has incorporated into his novel his vast dossier of Latin American knowledge he acquired while living and travelling there for twenty-seven years where he headed a political news gathering org

(No rating)  5-8-2008    Views: 3308   
article A Bull in a Glass House
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon A Bull in a Glass HouseAuthor: José AstorgaISBN: 1-4327-0400-1 

(No rating)  1-24-2008    Views: 5128   
article Crazy Fool Kills Five: A Fifi Cutter Mystery
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Crazy Fool Kills Five: A Fifi Cutter MysteryAuthor: Gwen FreemanISBN: 13:978-0-9799960-0-9ISBN: 10: 0-9799960-0-7  Much like Gwen Freeman’s first novel Murder…Suicide…Whatever: A Fifi Cutter Mystery, her newest non-traditional mystery, Crazy Fool Kills Five will titillate readers with its wit, zingers and twisty plot. The story begins when Freeman’s favorite sleuth, Fifi Cutter has been hired by the law firm of Wong, Wu & Cho on the recommendation of her...

(No rating)  2-21-2008    Views: 5405   
article Red Rubber Duck’s Learning & Study Skill Guide
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Red Rubber Duck’s Learning & Study Skill GuideAuthor: Dan VandonISBN: 978-1-4196-8160-8 How often have we heard students cry that they botched their exams or didn’t do as well as they expected even though they studied so hard? If you are one of these students or is someone looking for practical guide to improve your study and learning skills, check out Dan Vandon’s Red Rubber Duck’s Learning & Study Skill Guide. Vandon, who has a background in...

(No rating)  3-17-2008    Views: 4161   
article A Conversation with James Polk Author of Pathologies of Public America: The Triumph of Ignorance and Bliss
Author: James Polk, Ph.D ISBN: 1595264523Today, Norm Goldman Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, James Polk, Ph.D author of Pathologies of Public America: The Triumph of Ignorance and Bliss.Good day James and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:

(No rating)  5-2-2007    Views: 10433   
article The Chaparral Murders: Dollar Store Justice
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Chaparral Murders: Dollar Store JusticeAuthor: Margaret M. Stoddart ISBN: 978-0-595-44329-1       Margaret M. Stoddart’s The Chaparral Murders chronicles the true story of Rusty Phillips, who was arrested and charged with the 1982 murders of Glenn Roberts and his son Timmy in the rural town of Parsons West Virginia and how he was eventually convicted of one of the charges-the murder of Timmy (the murder of Glenn was never solved).Today, after twenty-five...

(No rating)  1-12-2008    Views: 7756   
article This is the Place: An Award-Winning Novel about Love, Prejudice and Redemption Set in Utah in the 50s. by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
The following review was contributed by Rolf Gompertz who is the author of eight books, including, Abraham, the Dreamer/An Erotic and Sacred Love Story, a provocative, biblical novel about Abraham, his wife, Sarah, and “the other woman,” Hagar. REVIEW This is the Place is a magnificent book and Carolyn Howard-Johnson is a magnificent writer. Her book is a joy to read. It is a work of literary art. It has something to say. It is an important book. It is a book that touches the heart, mind and...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 6331   
article The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing
  Click Here To Purchase The Slippery Art of Book ReviewingAuthors: Mayra Calvani and Anne K. EdwardsISBN: 1933353228 Book reviewing has been the hobby, profession, and passion of many practicing and potential writers as well as ardent book readers. Still,

(No rating)  6-27-2008    Views: 3858   
article A Conversation With Jeffrey Leever Author of Dark Friday
                                              Today, Norm Goldman, Editor and Publisher of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Jeffrey Leever author of Dark Friday.Good day, Jeffrey and thanks for participating in our interview.Jeffrey:Thanks to Bookpleasures for taking the time.Norm:

(No rating)  6-13-2007    Views: 11010   
article Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures, Interviews Travel Author & Expert on France, Andrew Sanger
Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of  Sketchandtravel.com  and   Bookpleasures.com, is thrilled to have as a guest travel writer and editor  Andrew Sanger. Andrew has written several hundred -travel articles on a variety of subjects for some very well known U.K publications, as well as several guide- books.He is also the recipient of many  awards.Good day Andrew and thank you for agreeing to participate in our interview. Norm:And

(No rating)  5-8-2005    Views: 10273   
article A Conversation With Jane Treber Macken Author of The Art of Managing…How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Art of Managing…How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships Author: Jane Treber MackenISBN: 10:0741439336: 13:978-0741439338Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Jane Treber Macken author of The Art of Managing…How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships

(No rating)  8-22-2007    Views: 6750   
article A Conversation With James Ross Author of Lifetime Loser
Click Here To Purchase Lifetime Loser Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, James Ross, author of Lifetime Loser. Good day James and thanks for participating in our interview.

(No rating)  5-6-2008    Views: 7223   
article Days Like These by Tom McCoy
The following review was contributed by: PAULA BARDELL For over thirty-three years, Tom McCoy composed poetry purely to satisfy a personal need and to share his deepest thoughts with family, friends and neighbors, never once considering publication or wider recognition. From his home in Silver City, a rural New Mexico town in the foothills of the Pinos Altos Range, he earned his living as a stained glass artist, farmer and mechanic, while calmly absorbing the subtle details of the quiet,...

(No rating)  10-19-2004    Views: 8082   
article A Conversation with Ernest Dempsey pen name for Karim Khan
Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Karim Khan who goes under the pen name of Ernest Dempsey.Ernest is from Pakistan and is a research associate in Geology. He is the founding member of World Audience Inc and is the author of three books, The Biting Edge, Island of Illusions and Blue Fairy and Other Stories. In addition, Karim is a reviewer for Bookpleasures.com and other sites.Good day Ernest and thanks for participating in our...

(No rating)  10-9-2007    Views: 4517   
article Interview With Brandon Wilson, Author of Yak Butter Blues
Title: Yak Butter BluesAuthor: Brandon Wilson:ISBN:  0977053660The following interview was conducted by:NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures &CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews To read Norm's review of Yak Butter Blues click HERE.Today Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com are pleased to have as our guest, Brandon Wilson, author of Yak Butter Blues.

(No rating)  11-30-2004    Views: 20332   
article Rudy Gurley Author of A Caribbean Tale Interviewed
Author: Rudy GurleyISBN: 1427605351Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Rudy Gurley, author of A Caribbean Tale.Good day Rudy and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Rudy please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background and what motivated you to write A Caribbean Tale.Rudy:

(No rating)  9-24-2006    Views: 5744   
article Free by Paul Vincent
INTERVIEW WITH PAUL VINCENT AUTHOR OF FREE CONDUCTED BY NORM GOLDMAN EDITOR OF BOOKPLEASURES To read the review of Free click HERE Good day Paul and thank you for accepting Bookpleasures' invitation to be interviewed: NORM Could you tell us about yourself, your writing experiences and how you became a writer? PAUL As a child I went to a British school that was set up by King Edward VI and is still run as a charity for poorer kids. Almost as an act of whimsy the school bought a...

(No rating)  1-1-1970    Views: 10111   
article A Conversation with Rob Bennett Author of Passion Saving: The Path to Plentiful Free Time and Soul-Satisfying Work.
Author: Rob BennettASIN: B000K90200 Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Rob Bennett, author of Passion Saving: The Path to Plentiful Free Time and Soul-Satisfying Work.Good day Rob and thanks for participating in our interview.Rob: Thanks for taking the time out of your day to ask the questions, Norm. There's nothing I enjoy more than seeing what questions people have about this new approach to money management and taking a stab at...

(No rating)  12-29-2006    Views: 10496   
article Award Winning Author, Journalist and Humorist, Burton h. Wolfe Is Interviewed
Author: Burton h. WolfeISBN: 1419619748The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Review of the Burton h. Wolfe's book CLICK HERE

(No rating)  6-22-2006    Views: 7212   
article Farewell Alexandria
Click Here To Purchase Farewell Alexandria Author:Derek Adie FlowerISBN: 9781847534422 Publisher: LULU.com After reading Fare

(No rating)  3-31-2008    Views: 2786   
article A Conversation With David Callinan, Novelist, Screenwriter and Musician
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Face Lift Today, Norm Goldman is honored to have as our guest, David Callinan, Novelist, screenwriter and musician and author of Fortress Manhattan

(No rating)  10-16-2007    Views: 6131   
article A Conversation With A.K. Kuykendall author of Conspirator's Odyssey: The Evolution of the Patron Saint
Click Here To Purchase Conspirator's Odyssey: The Evolution of the Patron Saint  Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, A.K. Kuykendall author of Conspirator's Odyssey: The Evolution of the Patron Saint.

(No rating)  8-20-2008    Views: 4713   
article Tree: A Life Story
Authors: David Suzuki and Wayne GradyDrawings by Robert BatemanPublisher: Greystone Books, 2004ISBN 1-55365-016-6The following review was contributed by: Dan GoldmanIt seems fitting that on the same day I received an e-mail regarding Kimberly-Clark's indiscriminate use of old growth forests to produce Kleenex tissues I finished reading "Tree: A Life Story," a new book by acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki, and nature writer Wayne Grady. The book focuses on...

(No rating)  2-23-2005    Views: 4603   
article Archy The Flying Dolphin And The Vampire's Curse
Click Here To Purchase Archy The Flying Dolphin And The Vampire's Curse Author: Alan WilliamsISBN: 9781425131517Publisher: Trafford PublishingClick Here To Purchase Archy The Flying Dolphin And The Vampire's Curse

(No rating)  4-24-2008    Views: 4442   
article Bulls Island
Click Here To Purchase Bulls Island Author: Dorothea Benton FrankISBN: 9780061438431 Publisher: Harper Collins One word to describe Bulls Island, by Dorothea Benton Frank- mesmerizing!

(No rating)  4-23-2008    Views: 4307   
article Meet Theatre Critic Lynn Slotkin Publisher of the Slotkin newsletter
  Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest Lynn Slotkin Publisher of the monthly theatre newsletter, The Slotkin Letter. The newsletter chronicles her theatre going in Toronto, New York, London and elsewhere and is used as a resource for actors, directors, artistic directors and others who are interested in theatre.

(No rating)  6-18-2008    Views: 5377   
article A Conversation with "Mr.Broadway" and Author of Let's Put On a Show-Stewart F. Lane
                              Today, Norm Goldman, Editor& Publisher of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Stewart F. Lane.                          It is little wonder that Stewart has been called "Mr. Broadway!"As a three time Tony Award Winner Producer he has been involved in one capacity or another as writer, director or producer in such well-known productions as: Legally Blond, Princesses the Musical, The Two and Only, Fiddler on the Roof, Thoroughly Modern...

(No rating)  6-1-2007    Views: 6621   
article Interview: Michael Coleman Author of Keep Your God Waiting
Author: Michael Coleman ISBN: 1412073928:Publisher: Trafford Publishing The following interview was conducted by NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews

(No rating)  5-29-2006    Views: 8275   
article Lou Panesi Shares Some Interesting Thoughts About His Book A Father's Abuse
Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Louis PanesiISBN: 9780979216602Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Louis Panesi author of A Father’s Abuse…A Doctor’s Love: The Powerful Story of a Tortured Boy Who Prevailed With the Help of a Very Special Doctor

(No rating)  8-8-2007    Views: 8122   
article Adam Daniel Mezei Author of We Are The New Auroras Is Interviewed
Author: Adam Daniel MezeiISBN: 0595380697                     The following interview was conducted by:  NORM GOLDMAN:  Editor of Bookpleasures. CLICK TO VIEW  Norm Goldman's Reviews       To read Norm's Review of We Are The New Auroras CLICK HEREToday, Norm Goldman is pleased to have as out guest, Adam Daniel Mezei, author of We are the New Auroras.

(No rating)  6-25-2006    Views: 6221   
article Jason Akley Discusses His Children's Book Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Publisher of Bookpleasures.com once again welcomes Jason Akley, author of Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee.Good day Jason and thanks once again for participating in our interview.Norm:When you wrote Sweet Pea and the Bumblebee who was your intended audience?Jason:My intention was to write a children's story for adults, especially parents.  I wanted to write something thought-provoking for parents to read...

(No rating)  9-29-2007    Views: 7581   
article Christopher W. Gartner Author of The Last Queen Is Interviewed
 Author: Christopher W. Gortner ISBN: 0972394788                 

(No rating)  7-16-2006    Views: 9711   
article How About A Romantic Getaway In Africa? Norm Goldman Interviews A Travel Expert On Africa.
 Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of   Sketchandtravel.com   and  Bookpleasures.com  is pleased to have as a guest, travel writer and author  Deanna Swaney. Deanna for the past twenty years has written travel articles and guidebooks pertaining to Brazil, Madagas

(No rating)  4-30-2005    Views: 6750   
article A Conversation With Travel Author & Expert On Mexico-Brett Wyatt
Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Sketchandtravel.com & Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest, Brett Wyatt, author of You Decide Travel Guide.Good day Brett and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background.Brett:     I discovered that I was destined to be a traveler when I was 18 years old living in Del Rio Texas and I began to experience the wonders of Mexico.  At 18 years old,...

(No rating)  1-6-2007    Views: 6054   
article Meet Paul Mark Tag Author of Category 5 and Prophecy
Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com, is excited to have as our guest, Paul Mark Tag, PhD, author of Category 5 and Prophecy. Good day Paul and thanks for participating in our interview.Paul:  Thank you for having me.Norm:Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background.Paul:  Although I’ve lived in California since the early 1970s, I grew up in

(No rating)  10-15-2007    Views: 7368   
article A Conversation With Behcet Kaya Author of Voice of Conscience
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Voice of Conscience Author: Behcet KayaISBN: 978-1-4327-0628-9 Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Behcet Kaya, author of Voice of Conscience. Good day Behcet and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Behcet, please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background.

(No rating)  11-21-2007    Views: 6092   
article Meet Perry E. Zenon author of Hearts
  Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Perry E. Zenon author of Hearts.

(No rating)  9-6-2008    Views: 6990   
article Meet William D. Smith Author of Becoming A Superhero: Adventures of An American Superhero
  Click Here To Purchase Becoming A Superhero: Adventures of An American Superhero  Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, William D. Smith’s Becoming A Superhero: Adventures of An American Superhero. William is in his forth-eighth year of teaching, first as an elementary teacher and subsequently as a teacher of prospective teachers. He is presently an adjunct instructor a

(No rating)  10-28-2008    Views: 6092   
article Stolen Boy
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Stolen BoyAuthor: Michael MehasPublisher: iUniverse ISBN: 978-0-595-43571-5 Michael Mehas worked as the associate producer on Alpha Dog, a major film that starred Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone. In 1988 Michael received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and later graduated from the Academy of Justice School of Advocacy. Michael had a brief period with the Public Defender’s office and private practice where he...

(No rating)  1-15-2008    Views: 4161   
article A conversation with Poet Annette Hoggs-Jackson author of Poems from the Heart
Click Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Annette Hoggs-Jackson author of Poems from the Heart. Annette believes she receives her writing inspiration from God and in 2007 she received the Baltimore Newsome Award.  Good day Annette and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background. Annette:I live in

(No rating)  8-2-2007    Views: 6006   
article The Century-Long Mistakes at the Root of the Near East (Mideast) Madness
By: Burton H. Wolfe They begin with the lunatic decision to create a Jewish homeland amid hostile Arabs.

(No rating)  7-23-2007    Views: 12616   
article Dr. Carole Lieberman Author of Bad Boys: Why We Love Them, How to Live with Them and When to Leave Them Interviewed
Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest, Dr. Carole Lieberman. Dr. Lieberman is an internationally renowned "Media Psychiatrist," and the author of Bad Boys: Why We Love Them, How to Live with Them and When to Leave Them.                      Dr. Lieberman has appeared on Oprah, Larry King, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show, and Howard Stern. In addition, Dr. Lieberman is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,...

(No rating)  11-29-2005    Views: 10060   
article Meet Robin Reynolds author of Life to the Max: Maxims for a Great Life by a Dog named Max
  Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest, Robin Reynolds author of Life to the Max: Maxims for a Great Life by a Dog named Max.Robin has been a professional writer for the past twenty-five years and her credentials include award-winning advertising copywriting for broadcast, print and Web media; writing a series of stories for a line of stuffed animals she created and writing comedy monologues for Yakov Smirnoff.Robin has a deep...

(No rating)  8-31-2008    Views: 10419   
article A Conversation with Kyra E. Hicks Author of Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria
Author: Kyra E. HicksIllustrator: Lee Edward FodiISBN:  10: 1933285597:   13-1933285597Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher and Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Kyra E. Hicks, author of Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria.Good day Kyra and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:    Kyra, please tell our readers something about yourself and what motivated you to write Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria?   Why did you feel compelled to write this book and why...

(No rating)  1-17-2007    Views: 9517   
article A Conversation With Michael Merry Author of The Reluctant Colonel
 Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Michael Merry author of The Golden Altar and his most recent novel The Reluctant Colonel.Good day Michael and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm: In fiction as well as in non-fiction, writers very often take liberties with their material to tell a good story or make a point. But how much is too much?Michael: I’ve found that the most unbelievable stories are often 100% true. Years ago...

(No rating)  5-8-2008    Views: 6689   
article Meet Bernard Steele author of Death in Small Doses
  Click Here To Purchase Death in Small Doses Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Bernard Steele author of Death in Small Doses.Bernard has lived in the USA since 1985 and has worked for nineteen years in Law Enforcement prior to his

(No rating)  10-21-2008    Views: 2441   
article Meet Zach Samuels author of Confessions of a Crack Head
Click Here To Purchase Confessions of a Crack Head  Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Zach Samuels author of Confessions of a Crack Head.Good day Zach and thanks for participating in our interview. 

(No rating)  7-24-2008    Views: 4750   
article 80 Proven Ways to Become a Millionaire
Click Here To Purchase 80 Proven Ways To Become a MillionaireAuthor: Paul S. DamazoISBN: 0979313988

(No rating)  9-15-2008    Views: 7693   
article Meet José Astorga Author of A Bull in a Glass House
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon A Bull in a Glass House Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest José Astorga author of A Bull in a Glass House.Good day José and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background. José

(No rating)  1-25-2008    Views: 7885   
article A Conversation With Helen Barer Author of Fitness Kills
Click Here To Purchase Fitness Kills From Amazon  

(No rating)  8-9-2007    Views: 5603   
article How To Read The Bible
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon How To Read The BibleAuthor:Richard HollowayPublisher: Granta Books; 1 edition (Sep 29 2006)ISBN-10: 1862078939: 13: 978-1862078932

(No rating)  1-20-2008    Views: 3882   
article A Conversation With Ray Melnik Author of The Room
                                   You Can Purchase This Book From Amazon Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Ray Melnik, author of The Room.                                                                                            

(No rating)  7-5-2007    Views: 8114   
article A Conversation With Jason Akley Author of Salted With Salt And The Altar Of Silence.
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Salted With Sat and The Altar of Silence: Two Novellas Today, Norm Goldman, Editor& Publisher of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Jason Akley author of Salted With Salt And The Altar Of Silence.Good day Jason and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:When did you decide that you wanted to be a writer? I notice from reading your bio that you graduated from Tulane University in physics and mathematical economics.Jason:I wrote my...

(No rating)  9-29-2007    Views: 5373   
article Meet Ned Lord Author of An Opportunity for Revenge and All The Guys Are Bad Guys
  Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Ned Lord author of An Opportunity for Revenge and All the Guys are Bad Guys. Good day Ned and thanks once again for participating in our interview.Ned: It's always a pleasure to speak with you. Norm: I believe An Opportunity for Revenge is your

(No rating)  2-8-2008    Views: 5450   
article A Conversation With Valbona Kociu, Author of The Pact Beneath the Bridge. Valbona has been compared to Françoise Sagan.
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Pact Beneath the Bridge Title: The Pact Beneath the BridgeAuthor: Valbona KociuISBN: 1432701029Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Valbona Kociu, author of The Pact Beneath the Bridge.

(No rating)  9-21-2007    Views: 6821   
article A Conversation with Bonnie Kraus Connelly Author of Everything’s Coming Up Sock Monkeys! Art, History and Business of The American Sock Monkey.
Author: Bonnie Kraus ConnellyISBN: 978-0-9790323-01: 0-9790323-0-XToday, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Bonnie Kraus Connelly author of Everything’s Coming Up Sock Monkeys!  Art, History and Business of The American Sock Monkey.Good day Bonnie and thanks for participating in our interview.

(No rating)  3-28-2007    Views: 9285   
article FAST TRACK, PRIORITY AND QUICK BOOK REVIEW SERVICE: DO YOU WISH TO HAVE A FAST TRACK AND SPEEDY REVIEW OF YOUR BOOK?
          

(No rating)  10-11-2004    Views: 52679   
article A Conversation With Stuart Nachbar author of The Sex Ed Chronicles
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Sex Ed Chronicles Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Stuart Nachbar author of The Sex Ed Chronicles.Good day Stuart and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background. How has this influenced your writing?Stuart:

(No rating)  10-4-2007    Views: 8863   
article A Conversation With Frank McGee Author of A Song for the World: The Amazing Story of the Colwell Brothers and Herb Allen: Musical Diplomats
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon A Song for the World: The Amazing Story of the Colwell Brothers and Herb Allen: Musical Diplomats Author: Frank McGeeISBN: 10: 0978794818: 13:9780978794811Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures. com, is excited to have as our guest Frank McGee author of  

(No rating)  8-28-2007    Views: 7299   
article A Conversation With Joan Davis widow of the legendary Stan Davis and Publisher of Long Time No Spree
 Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is delighted to have as our guest, Joan Davis widow of Stan Davis.   Stan was well known as a composer, writer, cinematographer, fine arts photographer, and even a lamenting dieter.  In the 1930s and 40s Stan wrote songs for various crooners and themes for radio soap operas, often playing them live on the air. Stan also wrote the theme for an early Daniel Boone TV show and in the 1960s he was music director on NBC's Exploring....

(No rating)  12-12-2007    Views: 7784   
article A Conversation with Dennis Batchelder Author of Soul Identity: a novel
Author: Dennis BatchelderISBN: 978-0-9798056-0-8Publisher: NetLeavesClick Here To Purchase This Book From Amazon  Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Dennis Batchelder author of Soul Identity: a novel. Good day Dennis and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Can you tell our readers how and what motivated you to concoct this far fetched story about a wacko company that could identify and track your soul?

(No rating)  7-29-2007    Views: 6796   
article Best Selling Author and Psychiatrist, Judith Orloff Interviewed
Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Dr. Judith Orloff                                                     Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, a UCLA professor with three best-selling books, Positive Energy, Second Sight and Dr. Judith Orloff’s Guide to Intuitive Healing. She is featured regularly in print, broadcast and online media.

(No rating)  12-12-2005    Views: 6776   
article A Conversation With Terry Dwight Coleman Author of Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: A True Story of the Struggles of a World Record Hymn Singer.
Click Here To Purchase Don't Give Up, Don't Give In Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Terry Dwight Coleman author of Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: A True Story of the Struggles of a World Record Hymn Singer.Good day Terry and thanks for participating in our interview.Terry:Hello Norm.Norm:

(No rating)  5-28-2008    Views: 7013   
article Meet William Thomas Kinsella Author of A Cross Estate
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Cross Estate Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, William Thomas Kinsella, author of A Cross Estate. Good day Bill and thanks for participating in our interview. Norm:

(No rating)  10-6-2007    Views: 7348   
article Irene Spencer Author of Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife Discusses Her Life As The Wife of a Polygamist and Her Book
Click Here to Purchase From Amazon Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Irene Spencer author of Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife. Good day Irene and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Could you tell our readers how you became the wife of a Polygamist and what role did your parents play?

(No rating)  8-24-2007    Views: 13795   
article Cecil L. Milliner Author of Willie May Medcalf: A Novel of the Old West and Its Sequels Interviewed
Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Cecil L. Milliner author of , Willie May Medcalf: A Novel of the Old WestBend In The River and Sarah, Come Home.Good day Cecil and thanks for participating in our interviewNorm:Cecil, when did your passion for writing begin? What kept you going?Cecil: When I was in the fourth or fifth grade I began reading the pulp westerns. Iwanted to be like Zane Grey. I wanted to tell a story. I got some paper andwrote several...

(No rating)  9-18-2006    Views: 6153   
article A Conversation With Bob Swartzel Author of Diverting the Buddha
  Click Here To Purchase Diverting the Buddha  Author: Bob SwartzelISBN: 978-1-4392-0430-6Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Bob Swartzel author of Diverting the B

(No rating)  10-25-2008    Views: 4181   
article Meet CC Mandl South African Author of Bungi Gungi
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Bungi Gungi Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, CC Mandl author of Bungi Gungi.Good day CC and thanks for participating in our interview:Norm:When did your passion for writing begin? What keeps you going?CC: 

(No rating)  3-25-2008    Views: 3864   
article Meet Ethel Stockton Author of Old is a 4-Letter Word
 Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest Ethel Stockton author of Old is a 4-Letter Word. Ethel has also authored Old Fashioned, Old is Better and Not Too Old.Good day Ethel and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:How did you get started in writing? What keeps you going?Ethel:I have been writing with enthusiasm since I was 10, when a teachertold me I might have talent. I wrote short stories, how-to, andpoe

(No rating)  1-18-2008    Views: 5175   
article A Conversation With Sandra E. Graham
 Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest, Sandra E. Graham author of Amos Jakey, and  Nicolina.Sandra tells me that as a new author, she is almost totally unknown to the reading public, but coming from a background of backwoods simplicity, she grew to love the people that she knew personally and people that she came to know through the tales passed down by her parents and grandparents.  She loves to share these stories with anyone who,...

(No rating)  2-18-2008    Views: 5297   
article A Prolific South Carolina Author-Interview With Barbie Perkins-Cooper
Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com is excited to have as our guest, Barbie Perkins-Cooper. Barbie is a playwright, travel writer, author and an award winning screenwriter. Barbie lives in Charleston, South Carolina and is an expert on SC as well as North Carolina and other geographical areas. Barbie is also the author of a soon to be published Insides' Guide to Asheville, NCGood day Barbie and thank you for agreeing to participate in our...

(No rating)  11-13-2005    Views: 5655   
article A Conversation With Anne Newton Walther author of Loss of Innocence: A Novel of the French Revolution
Click Here To Purchase Loss of Innocence: A Novel of the French Revolution Author: Ann Newton WaltherIBSN: 0967670349Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest, Anne Newton Walther author of Loss of Innocence: A Novel of the French Revolution.Anne has appeared on Oprah Winfrey, CNN's Sonja Live, Cable Network's Attitudes, NBC's Jenny Jones and countless other local television and radio interview shows in the U.S. and Canada. To her...

(No rating)  8-10-2007    Views: 8952   
article Meet Brant Randall Author of Blood Harvest
 Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Brant Randall author of Blood Harvest.Good day Brant and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:How did you decide you were ready to write Blood Harvest?Brant: I was trying a new type of structure in which the story is told from multiple 1st person points of view. Because of this it was essential that I know the entire cast of characters well. Once I had them firmly in mind I was ready to...

(No rating)  1-30-2008    Views: 4607   
article A Conversation With John Beowulf Author of After The Rain
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon After The Rain Author: John BeowulfISBN: 1425129064Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, John Beowulf, author of Aft

(No rating)  8-10-2007    Views: 6367   
article Meet Gwen Freeman Author of Crazy Fool Kills Five
 Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is once again please to talk with Gwen Freeman author of  Murder…Suicide…Whatever: A Fifi Cutter Mystery and her latest novel Crazy Fool Kills Five.Good day Gwen and thanks for once again participating in our interview.Norm:Gwen, did you find writing Crazy Fool Kills Five easier or more difficult to write than your first novel Murder…Suicide…Whatever: A Fifi Cutter Mystery?Gwen:  It was so much easier. I had to write...

(No rating)  2-21-2008    Views: 6354   
article Florida-There is a Lot More Than Disney & The Beaches
 Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as a guest, travel author, Bruce Hunt, expert on Florida Travel. Bruce is the author of Visiting Small Town Florida Revised Edition, Florida’s Finest Inns And Bed & Breakfasts, and Adventure Sports In Florida.                                      Norm:  Good Day Bruce and thank you for participating in our interview. Norm: Could you tell our readers something about yourself and what prompted you...

(No rating)  3-24-2005    Views: 5857   
article Book Marketing Expert and Book Publicist Scott Lorenz Interviewed by Bookpleasures.com Editor Norm Goldman
Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of  Bookpleasures.com  is pleased to have as our guest, Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind Communications, a public relations and marketing firm.One of the services Scott provides is as a book publicist and book marketing expert.Good day Scott and thank you for agreeing to participate in our interview about book marketing.Norm:Scott, could you tell our readers something about yourself, and a brief description of Westward Communications.Scott:Westwind...

(No rating)  9-16-2005    Views: 27707   
article A conversation with Kimerbly Raiser Author of Stranded: Stories From The Edge of Infinity…
  Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Kimberly Raiser author of Stranded: Stories From The Edge of Infinity…Good day Kimberly and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background. Kimberly: 

(No rating)  6-6-2008    Views: 5931   
article A Conversation With Norman Ober Author of Anita's Heaven
Author: Norman OberISBN: 13: 978-1-933918-11-2           10: 1-933918-11-XToday, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest, Norman Ober author of Anita’s Heaven. In “Anita’s Heaven,” Norman covers a lot of ground in recounting the many channeled letters that are rich with emotion and love that he shared with his deceased wife. Good day Norman and thanks for participating in our interview.Norman:It’s my pleasure, Norm. you and I have the same...

(No rating)  8-19-2007    Views: 5292   
article A Conversation With Sheri Hood, Author of The Fearful Fairy
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Fearful Fairy Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Sheri Hood, author of The Fearful Fairy. Good day Sheri and thanks for participating in our interview.Sheri:  Thanks for having me!  Norm:I noticed that you have n

(No rating)  9-9-2007    Views: 6598   
article Founder of fastest-growing travel guidebook series in North America, Dan Levine is Interviewed.
Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Daniel Levine, Founding Editor of Avant-Guide Travel Media.     Thank you Daniel for agreeing to participate in our interview.Thanks for having me, Norm.NormPlease tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background.Daniel:I wrote the London chapter of Frommer's Europe guide when I was 24, it was my first job out of college. Simon & Schuster was the...

(No rating)  11-18-2005    Views: 8478   
article A Conversation with Ann Harper Reed Author of Element of Blank
Author: Ann Harper ReedISBN: 9780615141947Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher and Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Ann Harper Reed author of Element of Blank.Good day Ann and thanks for participating in our interview. Norm:Element of Black no doubt has a broader mission than simply entertaining or storytelling. Can you talk more about that mission and what you hope readers will take away after reading your book?Ann: Certainly I have a broader mission than entertaining,...

(No rating)  8-2-2007    Views: 4989   
article A Conversation With Catherine Johnson author of Shades of Darkness, Shades of Grace.
 Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Catherine Johnson author of Shades of Darkness, Shades of Grace.Good day Catherine and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm;How do you get started writing Shades of Darkness, Shades of Grace?Catherine: The novel was inspired by a true story, events that occurred within my family. Friends and other family were often asking for updates on the situation, particularly once the divorce and...

(No rating)  2-19-2008    Views: 5905   
article Meet New York Times Best-Selling Author Dorothea Benton Frank
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Bulls Island Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honoured to have as our guest New York Times best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank.Dorothea has authored, The Land of Mango Sunsets, Full of Grace, Pawley’s Island, Isle of Palms, Shem Creek, Plantation and Sullivan’s Island. Her latest novel, Bulls Island, will shortly be launched in April 2008.

(No rating)  3-19-2008    Views: 6636   
article A Conversation with Ken Brosky Author of Grendel
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Grendel Author: Ken BroskyISBN: 9781427620545Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Ken Brosky, author of GrendelGood day Ken and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:In your introduction to Grendel, you mention that the Beowulf myth was an important ca

(No rating)  11-1-2007    Views: 6574   
article Read What Marcia Selva, Specialist In Southeast Asia Travel Has To Say About Romantic and Wedding Destinations in Southeast Asia.
Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com, recently conducted an interview with Marcia Selva, who is the President of Global Spectrum and specialist in travel to Southeast Asia. Marcia is also is President of Global Community Service Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to reduce poverty in Southeast Asia through the development and implementation of sustainable community-based projects in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Here is...

(No rating)  12-5-2004    Views: 5856   
article A Conversation With Cathy Bueti author of Breastless in the City: A Young Woman's Story of Love, Loss, and Breast Cancer.
            You Can Purchase This Book From Amazon Author: Cathy BuetiISBN: 10: 1596240369            13:978-159240360Today, Norm Goldman, Editor& Publisher of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Cathy Bueti author of Breastless in the City:  A Young Woman's Story of Love, Loss, and Breast Cancer.

(No rating)  7-2-2007    Views: 9965   
article Interview With Ilil Arbel Author Of The Lemon Tree
Author: Ilil ArbelPublisher: iUniverseISBN: 0595339824Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as a guest, Ilil Arbel, who is the author of The Lemon Tree, as well as Maimonides: A Spiritual Biography

(No rating)  5-10-2005    Views: 6823   
article Mega-Selling Author Linda Dominique Grosvenor is Interviewed
 Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest mega-selling author Linda Dominique Grosvenor.                                       Linda has authored seven novels including the award-winning Like Boogie On Tuesday, the HAMPTONS and Fever. She is currently anticipating the release of her long awaited seventh novel SPANISH LULLABY that will have a limited edition promo soundtrack.                  In addition, Linda has her own television talk show and she is...

(No rating)  11-21-2005    Views: 6580   
article Amber T. Kingston Shares Her Thoughts About Her Debut Children's Book Laura and the Leprechauns
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Laura and the LeprechaunsAuthor & Illustrator: Amber T. KingstonISBN: 978-0-9795933-0-7 Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Amber T. Kingston author of Laura and the Leprechauns.Good day Amber and thanks for participating in our interview.Amber:Thank you, Norm. It’s a pleasure to speak with you.

(No rating)  12-12-2007    Views: 6156   
article The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life
Click Here To Purchase The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life Authors: John Assaraf & Murray SmithISBN-10:  1-4165-6199-4ISBN-13:  978-1-4165-6199-4  Befo

(No rating)  5-21-2008    Views: 8130   
article Meet Paul Miller Author of A Place To Belong
 Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Paul Miller author of A Place To Belong. Paul has desperately wanted to write it for 50+ years. But, baring one's soul to the world can be a very scary adventure.A large portion of his life has been spent working in manufacturing and real estate. Paul currently works as a Real Estate Agent.  Good day Paul and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:What motivated you to write A Place To...

(No rating)  2-27-2008    Views: 6840   
article A Conversation With Margaret M. Stoddart Author of The Chaparral Murders: Dollar Store Justice
 Click Here To Purchase From Amazon The Chaparral Murders: Dollar Store JusticeToday, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Margaret M. Stoddart author of The Chaparral Murders: Dollar Store Justice.Good day Margaret and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Whom do you believe will benefit from The Chaparral Murders: Dollar Store Justice? What are your hopes for this book?Margaret:  Bringing these events and this case to light

(No rating)  1-12-2008    Views: 7153   
article A Chat With Michael Levy, Author of Point of Life Books and a Professional Optimist
Click Here To Purchase Michael Levy's Most Recent Book The Inspiring Story of Little Goody Two Shoes Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest, Michael Levy. Michael calls himself the Professional Optimist and he is the author of The Inspiring Story of Little Goody Two Shoes, Live Alchemy, Worry Causes Wrinkles, Invest With a Genius, Ultra-Violet Haiku De-Lights, What is the Point?, Minds of Blue, Souls of Gold, Enjoy Yourself, It’s Later...

(No rating)  8-24-2007    Views: 6340   
article A Conversation With Amy Gorman Author of Aging Artfully
Click Here To Purchase From Amazon Aging Artfully Today, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Amy Gorman, author of Aging Artfully: 12 Profiles Visual & Performing Women Artists Aged 85-105. 

(No rating)  11-13-2007    Views: 4764   
article Meet Hope Clark, An Authority On Finding Online Resources For Grants, Contests, Markets, Publishing Opportunities & Jobs For Writers.
  Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, C. Hope Clark the publisher of FundsforWriters.com. Good day Hope and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:Please tell our readers something about yourself and your site, FundsforWriters.Hope:FundsforWriters is an online resource of grants, contests, markets, publishing opportunities and jobs for writers. We are unique in that we post grants as well as scout the contests, markets and...

(No rating)  4-30-2008    Views: 7031   
article Meet San Moffie author of The Organ Grinder And The Monkey
  Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest, Sam Moffie author of The Organ Grinder And The Monkey.Good day Sam and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:How did you get started in writing? What keeps you going?Sam:I was born dea

(No rating)  6-3-2008    Views: 5391   
article Paul Kyriazi Author of The Complete James Bond Lifestyle Seminar Interviewed
Title: How to Live the James Bond LifestyleAuthor: Paul KyriaziAudio Book:Paper Back (ISBN: 0971618305)                               Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of bookpleasures.Com is pleased to have as our guest Paul Kyriazi, author of "How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle".Good day Paul and thank you for participating in our interview.Norm:Please tell us something about yourself and your career in the movie industry....

(No rating)  9-3-2006    Views: 9386   
article A Conversation With B.L. Lindstrom Author of Considering SomeplacElse
Click Here To Purchase Considering SomeplacElse  Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest B.L. Lindstrom author of Considering SomeplacElse.Good day B.L. and thanks for participating in our interview.Norm:From reading your bio, I noticed you refer to yourself as a “Systems Janit