Hacksaw Ridge: A story of integrity, redemption, and heroism

Redemption At Hacksaw Ridge: The Gripping True Story That Inspired The Movie  is a page-turner that will keep you riveted to your seat while you discover how Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. This dramatic true story of integrity, redemption, and heroism inspires trust, courage, commitment, dedication, and…

Christmas in July Sale in our Zazzle Shop

Here are some of the my newest graphics added to our shop. CLICK HERE to visit our shop or click on any of the images below to see them on mugs, puzzles, magnets, postcards, t-shirts, and other gift items. Christmas in July sale in our Zazzle shop. Save between 15% and 60% off everything in the…

On World Book Night volunteers are giving away half a million books

By Amy Lyn, The Bristol Books Examiner World Book Night (WBN) is an ambitious campaign to give away half a million books to light and non-readers on one day. This event takes place every year on April 23rd which is Shakespeare’s birthday. The event was launched in the UK in 2011 and is now in its…

Lasting aftertaste of Prohibition in books

By Amy Lyn In January 1920 the 18th Amendment, which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors ushered in the Prohibition era. Despite very early signs of success, prohibition was difficult to enforce. People who wanted to keep drinking found even more inventive and potentially dangerous ways to do it. Individuals made “moonshine” or…

“Crooked Letter Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin

From the first paragraph of “Crooked Letter Crooked Letter”, Tom Franklin had me hooked. I was so captured by the characters in his novel I didn’t want to put it down. At the same time, I didn’t want it to end, and I put it aside a few times to make it last longer. When you…

World Book Night spreads the love of reading from person to person

On November 24, 2013 the Word Book Night organization announced the addition of three book titles for book givers to choose from because of overwhelming demand. The number of books to be be given away will increase to 550,000. According to the Carl Lennertz, Executive Director of World Book Night U.S.,  “Sadly, the call for books for at-risk…

Latest updates from the Bristol Books Examiner

I’ve been writing for the Examiner about books and book related subjects and events in New Hampshire for a little over a year. The Examiner website has gone through some major changes not only to its look, but how it pays its writers. You see, the Examiner doesn’t pay per article, they pay per click…