Honest Sid: Memoir of a Gambling Man by Ronald Probstein

Honest Sid coverNovel Facts:

  • Published: February 26th, 2014
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Pages in Paperback: 208
  • Quote: “To live outside the law you must be honest.”
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  • A copy of this book was provided by Pubshelf for free in exchange for an HONEST review. Pubshelf is a site dedicated to promoting self-published authors.
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Friday Favorites: Favorite Author Pseudonyms

Friday Favorites 02I stumbled upon this meme at the adorable blog, Tessa’s Wishful Endings. Really it’s as simple as the name; you talk about a favorite book related subject on Fridays. It could be anything from favorite authors, books and genres to favorite reading spots, opening sentences and love triangles. Basically the world of novels is our oyster and with Friday Favorites, we can conquer it.

Favorite Author Pseudonym

Have you ever fallen head over heels for an author? You read a book and absolutely adore the writing style so you start reading more and more of this author. Suddenly you’ve collected every book they’ve ever written, first editions with signatures, and know every answer to every interview they have ever given.

Then you find yourself gushing about your beloved author with your book buddies when one of them exclaims they love them too, they then go on to gush about them with you but they call the author by a different name. You tell them they are mistaken, they misheard you. You said “So and So” and not “Other so and so” and that’s when your friend tells you that you are using the author’s pseudonym.

YOU MEAN THAT WASN’T THE AUTHOR’S REAL NAME?

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In Their Shoes: Katniss Everdeen

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In Their Shoes  is a new feature that lets us step into our favorite stories. I’ll be replacing the character, or stepping into their shoes if you will, and sharing MY thoughts (note not sharing what I think is going on in the characters head, but instead showing you all how I would react). To make it better, I thought I would do it in tweet form. Just for kicks. So here we go.

Up this month is Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games.

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Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist WednesdayIn the famous words of Snow White, “I’m wishing (I’m wishing) for the one I love, to find me (to find me) today.” In this case (actually in most cases) the one that I love is a book.

I came about Wishlist Wednesday hosted by the ever so lovely Pen to Paper. (Please check out their blog, it’s awesome).

Wishlist Wednesday is a meme that allows you to turn the spotlight on a few books that have been sitting on your get-to-eventually list for a while. Books that you dream of claiming their rightful spots on your bookshelf.

This week while browsing Goodreads I stumbled upon Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by  Jesse Andrews.

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