Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Powell’s has been part of my bookstore going experience since childhood. If you are a book lover it’s worth a trip to Portland, Oregon to visit Powell’s Books. The original store was open in 1971, and now there are six locations around Portland. I didn’t read much in 2009. I started many books, but completed few, therefore I’ve written very little
HeidiTown is looking for fiction and non-fiction reviews, and we love new reviews of old classics. However, HeidiTown would also like to find someone willing to review local Colorado writers. Reviews may be no longer than 700 words in length. If you are interested, please contact the Mayor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” was release on July 16, 2005, and the highly anticipated movie based on the book hit theater this past weekend where it has raked in $159.7 million in just five days. The film is based on… continue reading this movie review.
An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears I have a reoccurring problem in my life: whether to finish a book I’ve started or to just give up. It’s why I started the Book Reviews on Books I’ve Never Finished section of this blog. As an example, I am 385 pages into a 685 page book. The book is “An Instance of the Fingerpost,” by British author, journalist
Thanks to Anthology Book Co., I’ve received a record number of hits today!! They were nice enough to mention Heidi Town in their recent newsletter. Here’s what you can expect to be added here this week: Restaurants: Review of Lime (a twist on Mexican food in Denver’s LoDo) Review of Stonehouse Grill (a Scottish themed restaurant and bar in Fort Collins, CO) Movies: Review of The Other Bolyn Girl (based
Another author I’ve recently discovered is Dennis Lehane. He wrote the book Mystic River, adapted for the screen and directed by Clint Eastwood. The movie earned several Academy Award nominations including best picture; Sean Penn won in the Best Actor category and Tim Robbins winning the Best Supporting Actor. Mystic River may have won more categories, but in 2003, the last Lord of the Rings installment was released and Rings
I’ve been asked several times recently, “Who is your favorite author?” My all-time favorite author is Edith Wharton, who wrote my all-time favorite book, The Age of Innocence (see review under Book Reviews). However, I have some favorite modern day authors I’d like to share with you. In the fiction category my current favorites are Tracy Chevalier and Khaled Hosseini. Chevalier’s most famous work is Girl with a Pearl