Monday, May 2, 2011

The Royal Wedding Remembered

On Friday April 29, 2011 Prince William married Kate Middleton in a fairytale wedding watched by millions of viewers in at least 180 different countries.  For few in the world who were unaware of this historic occasion those or those you who missed the late night/early morning ( it was 4 am in California) broadcast of William and Kate's wedding, don't worry there will be an endless amount of opportunities to catch up.  Just a few days later and already available for pre-order are copious amount of books and magazine dedicated to the wedding of the public's favorite royal couple.


P.S Also available for Pre-Order is:

William & Catherine: Their Royal Courtship and Wedding in Photographsby David Elliot CohenRobert Jobson (Foreword by) Check it out at Barnes and!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New York Times: Tales from the Global Sex Trade

REVIEW: On Black Sisters Street

This story looks like an important and moving tale about people from parts of the world most of us never think about living through a world or poverty and danger we can scarcely imagine.  But brave writers like this never let us forget the people out there who others try to bury.

New York Times Bestseller list

I don't think anyone will be surprised to see this week's top seller considering its just been made into a movie with two Hollywood favs: Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

11WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen. (Algonquin.) After his parents die in a car accident, a young veterinary student — and an elephant — save a Depression-era circus.13
2THE SIXTH MAN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) The lawyer for an alleged serial killer is murdered, and two former Secret Service agents are on the case.1
36SOMETHING BORROWED, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin's.) A maid of honor to her charmed friend, Rachel White has always played by the rules. But that changes on her 30th birthday.2
45THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Penguin Group.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.10
59A GAME OF THRONES, by George R. R. Martin. (Random House.) In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering.2
63THE LINCOLN LAWYER, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) Routinely doing business from his Lincoln Town Cars, the bottom-feeding attorney Mickey Haller is asked to defend the scion of a wealthy family who might not be guilty of a murderous crime.7
74THE FIFTH WITNESS, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) The defense lawyer Mickey Haller represents a woman facing home foreclosure who is accused of killing a banker.3
8EVE, by Iris Johansen. (St. Martin's.) The forensic sculptor Eve Duncan searches for answers to the mystery of her daughter’s disappearance.1
92CHASING FIRE, by Nora Roberts. (Penguin Group.) A smoke jumper faces a new season of firefighting in Montana after the loss of her partner.2
108THE LAND OF THE PAINTED CAVES, by Jean M. Auel. (Crown.) The latest volume in a series that began with “The Clan of the Cave Bear,” set during the ice age.4
1111THE SEARCH, by Nora Roberts. (Penguin Group.) A canine search-and-rescue trainer has found peace after losing her fiancĂ© to a serial killer. But her life is shaken by a new man and a copycat murderer.2
127I'LL WALK ALONE, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster.) A woman haunted by the disappearance of her young son discovers that someone has stolen her identity.3
13QUICKSILVER, by Amanda Quick. (Penguin Group.) In this Arcane Society novel set in Victorian London, two paranormal talents must find a murderer before they become the next victims.1
1410THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf Doubleday.) The third volume of the Millennium trilogy, about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.13
1513THE PARIS WIFE, by Paula McLain. (Random House.) Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, narrates this novel set in Paris.7