Thursday, January 28, 2010

J.D. Salinger Dead At Age 91

Jerome David Salinger died at age 91. The famous author of the Catcher in The Rye died today in his home in Cornish NH. He was best known for his one book The Catcher in The Rye which has spent many years on the banned book list. Salinger died of natural causes. Salinger was known almost as much for his hermitic lifesty
le as his only full-length novel and its emblematic protagonist, Holden Caulfield. In 1953, he withdrew to a farm in rural Cornish, New Hampshire, and limited his contact with the literary world. He hadn’t published a story since 1965.

He is survived, by his children, and his third wife. And many stories he wrote but hadn't published yet.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Review Dead Until Dark by: Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Ace
Pages: 292
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #1
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchase


For years, Charlaine Harris has delighted fans with her mystery series featuring small-town waitress-turned-paranormal sleuth Sookie Stackhouse. Now, we are pleased to offer her first novel in the series in a special hardcover edition.

And with HBO launching an all-new show, True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire novels, the demand for Charlaine Harris and Sookie Stackhouse will be bigger than ever.

My Review:

This was a really good read you meet Sookie Stackhouse who is a barmaid at a local bar and you meet all the people she is friends with and related to. Meanwhile someone is murdering young women and many are being accused of the crime everyone from the attractive Jason Stackhouse, to The Vampire Bill Crompton who's got an attraction to Sookie. With many possibilities the murderer is a big whodonit. I really thought this was well written and well told.
This series also set up the television show on HBO called True Blood for anyone interested in the tv series.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Monday What are you reading?

In lieu of the recent death of Robert B. Parker I am breaking away from some of the normal books I pick and am planning to read the following:

Pale Kings and Princes
Hundred-Dollar Baby
The Professional

So those should keep me pretty busy for the week
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Robert B. Parker Dies

Robert B. Parker
September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010

Robert B Parker, the American crime novelist, who has died aged 77, helped revive and modernise the hard-boiled private eye genre through his Spenser series of novels.

Of Parker's 60 novels, 37 featured Spenser, a former Boston detective fired for insubordination who was dubbed by Parker's admirers as "the thinking man's private eye".
The character's first name was a permanent mystery, with his last name emphatically spelled with an "s" in the middle, rather than a "c", after Edmund Spenser, author of The Faerie Queenein the 16th century.

Robert Parker Link

We at Community Book Stop send our regards out to his family. He was a great and loved author.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Review The Time Traveler's Wife by: Audrey Nuffeneguer

Title: The Time Traveler's Wife
Author: Audrey Niffeneguer
Publisher: Hartcourt
Pages: 536
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchase


When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. Henry has never met Clare before; Clare has known Henry since she was six. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. Henry and Clare's attempts to live normal lives are threatened by a force they can neither prevent nor control, making their passionate love story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable. The Time Traveler's Wife is a story of fate, hope and belief, and more than that, it's about the power of love to endure beyond the bounds of time.

My Review:
I read this book and just finished it and wow talk about many ups and downs. It is told from two points of view Clare's and Henry's. There are sad parts to it, and parts that make you laugh. As Henry has loved Clare since she was 6 years old. And she has loved him for just as long. It was a great read, and something you can put down and go back to. It was great. And for anyone thinking of checking out the movie I definitely have to recommend reading the book first. As there seems to be many differences that I found just by watching the movie trailer.

I wouldn't change one second of our life together...Clare Abshire

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Thaw by Fiona Robyn

Fiona Robyn is going to blog her next novel, Thaw, starting on the 1st of March.

The novel follows 32 year old Ruth's diary over three months as she decides whether

or not to carry on living.

To help spread the word she's organising a Blogsplash, where blogs will publish the

first page of Ruth's diary simultaneously (and a link to the blog).

She's aiming to get 1000 blogs involved and€“ if you'€™d be interested in joining in,

email her at or find out more information at

Don't forget if you contact her to mention me
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Monday, January 4, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome to 2010

It's the year of the books as we move in 2010. I have many in mind to read for this year. Where to begin becomes the question as there are so many possibilities. I'm sure like many people who love books is becomes finding the one that calls to you and diving in. So I will be looking through my books to decide which one. Then I will let everyone know what it is.