Travel Back in Time with Tamara Dever’s ‘I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie’ [REVIEW]

Remember all your favorite classic hits with games, trivia and more in I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie. (Author photo courtesy Tamara Dever)

Great books. Danceable music. Brain-teasing trivia. What do these three items have to do with each other? Author Tamara Dever made the connection between them decades ago, before playlists replaced mixed tapes (remember cassettes?) and long before books were downloaded on tablets rather than checked out at the library. Get ready to go “Back in Time” Marty McFly style with Dever’s new music quiz book, I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie. It’s a fun retrospective of everything we loved most about growing up in the 80s!

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5 Questions with Two-Time Diamond Reviewed Author James Markert [INTERVIEW]

James Markert

Each week, countless books come across our desks. Over time, we’ve learned to be quite discerning about which titles we share with you, and which we would just as soon brush under the carpet and forget about altogether. It is one of the reasons we introduced our Diamond Reviewed titles in the first place, to make it easier for you to find compelling selections to add to your to-be-read pile. Last summer, we were thrilled to introduce you to author James Markert’s unforgettable fiction, first with What Blooms from Dust, and most recently with Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel. As our very first author to receive two of these distinguished reviews, we wanted to find out a bit more about Markert, his writing style, and his captivating new book. We hope you enjoy the following interview. —J&H Read more of this post

Meet Sir Anthony Hopkins the Composer [VIDEOS]

A friend of ours recently sent us a video of André Rieu performing “And the Waltz Goes On,” an original composition written 50 years ago by one of Hollywood’s most renowned actors, Sir Anthony Hopkins.  Read more of this post

Steve Young Wants To Perform A Solo Acoustic Performance In Your Home

Steve Young

Steve Young (Photo courtesy Nikki Lewis Photography)

Over the years, we’ve met lots of phenomenally talented people because of my job as a journalist and editor. Although some of these folks are already household names, others are rising stars. Today I want to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of my personal favorites, the very talented Steve Young. Read more of this post

Listen To Luka Sulic And Stjepan Hauser Perform Bach [VIDEO]

Every now and then we like to share some of our favorite music with you. Today is one of those days. In this video, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, better known as 2Cellos, performs the second movement of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D Minor. Read more of this post