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Book Review: Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone by Marky Ramone with Rich Herschlag

If you don't really know me, then you wouldn't know that I am a Ramones fan. If you do not know the Ramone s, then I suggest you check them out on iTunes, or YouTube or wherever you listen to music. Now I got this book because I asked for it for my birthday about 2 years ago. I got it, but it was at the bottom of my stack of books I intended on reading, and of course classes and work get int he way sometimes of me reading. Sometimes it's a hard to choose whether to read or make sure my bills are paid,a long with getting an education. I have now found a better balance, so I am getting to that stack of books! When it finally reached the time for me to read it, I was so excited. I really like the Ramones, but I don't know too much about them and there history. Maybe one day there will be a movie about them, which I will be there to attend. Until then, here is my review on Marky Ramone's bibliography about his life in the Ramones. HI HO LET'S GO! A Little Bit

Book Review: Seven Up by Janet Evanovich

Do you have a series that you have been reading for a couple years and absolutely love? Do you have a favorite writer who you would call in sick to work just do you could see them at a book signing? Is your favorite author the same person that writes your favorite books? Maybe not, but I have to say that my favorite series by my favorite author has to be the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich ! A Little Bit of Background Janet Evanovich has been and still is a #1 New York Times best seller for multiple books she has put out over the years. Her first installment of the Stephanie Plum series is called One for the Money , which was released in 1994 (the year before I was born), and is still going with Turbo -Thirty Three coming out very soon! If you haven't heard of the Stephanie Plum series, it is basically about a young, bounty hunter from New Jersey just wanting to pay her rent and not wanting to have a regular 9-5 job, a.k.a not the button factory! Seven up came out

Book Review: The Sting Man: Inside Abscam by Robert W. Green

Have you ever judged a book by its cover, and then bought it? I have plenty of times! I actually found this book when I was traveling at a local Dollar Tree . Yes, Dollar Tree has books for $1! They actually have a pretty decent selection and I have actually seen the Target sticker on some of the books on the shelf. That is how I found the book I am reviewing currently. When I saw the cover, it looked like something I would read, then I saw the small Penguin Books symbol on the top right and knew it was legit. What also intrigued my interest was the "True story behind the film American Hustle ," wanted to see that  because I wanted to see that movie (which I did), and I have currently been in the whole 70's investigator movies mood. WARNING: Spoiler Alert! A Little Bit of Background First off, this book was authored by a journalist who worked at Newsday , where he headed investigative teams and won the Pulitzer Prize Gold medal twice! Abscam stood for "Arabian

Book Review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

I was so excited when I heard that there was a sequel to the book, To Kill a Mockingbird . I was also excited when my fiance surprised me with this book, because I have been wanting to read it for a year now, but finally got some extra time! Here is brief review of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee . (Warning! You may encounter spoilers!) Brief Background: Go set a Watchman is the sequel to Harper Lee's first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird , which first was published in 1960. Even though this book is the sequel, it was actually written before the first. Publishers rejected "Watchman,"and her editor wanted her to create a younger version of Scout, rather than older. Some have also said that Harper Lee may have not wanted the book to be published, but we can never know for sure. You can read a brief article about it from Today News . This book takes place about 16 years after "Mockingbird" in about the 1950's when the civil rights movement was occurring.

Book Review: The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

I was thinking to myself one day, what do I want to a blog on? It dawned on me that since I read a lot of books throughout the year, why not start a book review type of blog? When I came up with this brilliant idea, I was in the middle of reading Phantom of the Opera, which is one of my favorite love stories of all time! I had never actually read the book, but I have seen the it on Broadway (and will be seeing it again this October! Eeep!) and I own the movie and the soundtrack and have lots of memorabilia! Even though I have been a fan for a long time, I went into Half Price Books one day and found that there was a book! I think I always knew that the story originally came from a book, but with work and college, I never got around to finding it. Now that I have it in my grasp and have finally finished it, I can give you a proper review! A Little Bit of Background I obtained the 1990 edition with translations from Lowell Bair. There were more up-to-date editions, but this cov