Barry’s mailbox

Throughout the annals of History there have been those memorable battles; Hector and Achilles, Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa, Wyatt Earp and the Cowboys, and me and the mailman. On the plus side, I’ve received a copy of “Nevermore – a novel of Edgar Allan Poe and Allan Pinkerton” courtesy of the author Brent Monahan…

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RIP Steven Utley

I was saddened to learn of the death of Steven Utley. Utley was the author of steampunk and weird west stories before Jeter created the term steampunk and IBM considered steampunk cool. Look for “Custer’s Last Jump”, I know you will enjoy it. You can read some of Utley’s work at http://www.freesfonline.de/authors/Steven_Utley.html

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Review: Paranormal State: My Journey into the Unknown

Paranormal State: My Journey into the Unknown by Ryan Buell Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: It Books; Original edition ISBN-10: 0061767948 ISBN-13: 978-0061767944 (Barry’s score 2 1/2 stars out of 5) Product description: Ryan Buell, star of the hit A&E series Paranormal State, takes us behind the scenes of his most intense supernatural encounters. Follow Ryan…

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Win a copy of the book Abandoned Places

There is a great giveaway going on at Above the Norm (link) for a copy of the book Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories (Desert Edition). If you are a person who enjoys the paranormal, or know someone who does, this book will both entertain and inform. This book should appeal to those who are interested in…

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The Hobbit is officially a trilogy

The Hobbit is officially a trilogy I really hope that it’s all about telling a good story, but I fear that it is all about money.

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In my mailbox July 21st

Hot and rainy … as you might expect a Summer in Florida. I have to admit that I felt a little sympathy for the mailman this week. On the upside, I received two books this week, but I’ve already read them, one as an ARC (advanced reader copy) and the other in ebook format. Cuttlefish…

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Adult fiction ebooks outsold hardcovers in 2011-survey

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/18/books-ebooks-idUSL4E8II5LB20120718 I enjoy ebooks as much as the next guy but there is something magical about a hardcover. (Reuters) – Electronic books more than doubled in popularity in 2011, with ebooks outselling hardcover books in adult fiction for the first time, according to a survey released on Wednesday. Net sales of e-books jumped to 15…

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New book: Phantoms on the Bookshelves

In an effort to showcase some unusual books, I thought that I would mention an interesting title that hit the market last week called “Phantoms on the Bookshelves”. Originally written in French and translated to English, Phantoms on the Bookshelves (link) takes a look at our book collections in an effort to see what our collections…

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In my mailbox: July 7th

This week I received a copy of Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters: Real-Life Stories of Supernatural Events by James Stuart Bell courtesy of the good folks at Bethany House.

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