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  • Book review: City of Bones is fast-paced thrill

    Book: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1) (2007, Margaret K. McElderry Books) Author: Cassandra Clare Why you should read: “City of Bones” has been on the market for several years, and has just recently been adapted for the ...

    October 11, 2013

  • Music review: Hadden Sayers sings inspired blues

    Musician: Hadden Sayers Album name: Rolling Soul (2013, Blue Corn Music) Why you should listen: Blues guitarist Hadden Sayers’ latest disc makes for outstanding road trip music. Slip it in the CD player, watch America roll by and listen to ...

    October 11, 2013

  • Book review: The Book Thief brings engaging surprises

    Book: The Book Thief (2005, Alfred A. Knopf) Author: Markus Zusak Why you should read: With 41 weeks gracing the NY Times Best Seller Young Adult list, Markus Zusak’s “The Book Thief,” currently at No. 4, encompasses a unique and ...

    October 11, 2013

  • Book review: J.K. Rowling finds success with “The Cuckoos Calling”

    Book: The Cuckoos Calling (2013, Mulholland Books) Author: Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling Why you should read: One might think the amount of success garnered by Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, would have been cause enough to lay low ...

    September 13, 2013

  • Book review: O is for Oklahoma cute tribute to the state

    Book: O is for Oklahoma (2013, WestWinds Press) Authors: Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County Why you should read: As if an alphabet book about the Sooner State wasn’t endearing enough, “O is for Oklahoma” kicks it up a notch with ...

    September 13, 2013

  • Music review: Too Slim and the Taildraggers is down and dirty blues

    by Doug Hill Musician: Too Slim and the Taildraggers Album name: Blue Heart (2013, Underworld Records) Why you should listen: Tim Langford aka Too Slim is closing in on three decades as a professional slide guitar slinger and blues ...

    September 13, 2013

  • Music review: Peelander-Z is surprising entertainment

    by Doug Hill Musician: Peelander-Z Album name: Metalander-Z (2013, Chicken Ranch Records) Why you should listen: Peelander-Z’s new album is part homage and part left-handed salute to heavy metal music. Last release “Space Vacation” (2012), ...

    September 13, 2013

  • Music review: Buddy Guy pays homage to career in newest album

    Album name: Rhythm & Blues (2013, Silvertone Records/RCA Records) Musician: Buddy Guy Why you should listen: With a discography that counts one record for every year in a half-century long career you might think Buddy Guy would be coasting ...

    August 9, 2013

  • Book review: Gaiman’s novel offers breathtaking journey

    Book: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013, HarperCollins Publishers) Author: Neil Gaiman Why you should read: Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” takes readers into the world of a man who has returned to a place he knew as ...

    August 9, 2013

  • Music review: Watermelon Slim’s newest album a musical treasure

    Album name: Bull Goose Rooster (2013, NorthernBlues Music) Musician: Watermelon Slim and the Workers Why you should listen: William P. Homans aka Watermelon Slim would be an unforgettable character even if he had never sung a single song. ...

    August 9, 2013