“Clouds: love poems from above the fray” by Jon Meyer

In this new collection, Jon Meyer presents his poetry alongside pictures of the place that inspired it, complemented with fun facts about the place, picture, or the inspiration for the poem. What is new in this new collection is that Meyer went international and black and white!

The book is structured by country and region, featuring 10 countries, the US being the last one and including features from 9 states. Once again, I was captivated by the overall experience of the photography, poems and inside scoop pages. Except this time, the black and white pictures added a mystifying effect to the journey. My favorite places visited were Chile, Nepal, Norway, Israel, California, and Maine. What do all these places have in common? Clouds! … More “Clouds: love poems from above the fray” by Jon Meyer

“Musings, Woolgathering, & Ghosts” by C.K. Sobey

In these pages, Ms. Sobey has been able to give the reader insight into her everyday life. She shows us how so many things that one sees or feels on a daily basis have the ability to turn someone’s life around and twist them inside out. Life is always a jumble, at least in my opinion. It can make you happy, sad, fearful, confused, traumatized, and joyful at any given moment. It can also turn you upside down and make you feel more than one of the emotions at the same time. With her poems, Ms. Sobey has shown us that her own journey has been full of observations about her life, other’s lives, our planet, and our beliefs, and I absolutely loved it. … More “Musings, Woolgathering, & Ghosts” by C.K. Sobey

“Dance Across the USA” by Jonathan Givens

DANCE ACROSS THE USA Jonathan Givens EPS Pub (2017) ISBN 9780692953709 Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (3/18) “Dance Across the USA” is an amazing coffee table size book that is filled with breathtaking photographs displayed in a simple graphic format. All 50 states are represented in this photographic compilation of dance meets environment. The book … More “Dance Across the USA” by Jonathan Givens

Nine Women Revealed: Intimate Revelations of Nine Real Women in Images and Words by Gary D. Melton

Nine Women Revealed: Intimate Revelations of Nine Real Women in Images and Words Gary D. Melton Goofy Rooster Publishing (2010) ISBN 9780984394043 Reviewed by Marty Shaw for Reader Views (06/10)   “Nine Women Revealed” is an example of a great idea that was sacrificed for a good, and possibly easier, idea. Mr. Melton’s original vision … More Nine Women Revealed: Intimate Revelations of Nine Real Women in Images and Words by Gary D. Melton

Mardi Gras Parade of Posters by Andrea Mistretta

Mardi Gras Parade of Posters Andrea Mistretta Pelican Publishing (2010) ISBN 9781589807785 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (02/10)   I’ve never experienced such a wonderful collection of colorful, unique, and memorable posters as I have in Andrea Mistretta’s “Mardi Gras Parade of Posters.”   Each poster glistens with precise shades of brilliant, dazzling, and … More Mardi Gras Parade of Posters by Andrea Mistretta

Culinary Ephemera: An Illustrated History by William Woys Weaver

Culinary Ephemera: An Illustrated History William Woys Weaver University of California Press (2010) ISBN 9780520259775 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (10/10)   In the Preface of “Culinary Emphemera” William Woys Weaver says “I have created this book as a literary amuse-bouche.  It offers you morsels of American culinary ephemera that distill the essence … More Culinary Ephemera: An Illustrated History by William Woys Weaver

Crimean Memories: Artefacts of the Crimean War by Will Hutchison, Michael Vice, B.J. Small

Crimean Memories: Artefacts of the Crimean War Will Hutchison, Michael Vice, B.J. Small Schiffer Publishing (2009) ISBN 9780764332289 Reviewed by William Phenn for Reader Views (02/10)   What these men, Hutchison, Vice and Small, have done is amazing. I was in awe from the first high-quality page to the last. “Crimean Memories” is one of … More Crimean Memories: Artefacts of the Crimean War by Will Hutchison, Michael Vice, B.J. Small

Wildflowers of the San Gabriel Mountains (Spiral Bound) by Ann Croissant, PhD & Gerald Croissant, PhD

Wildflowers of the San Gabriel Mountains (Spiral Bound) Ann Croissant, PhD & Gerald Croissant, PhD Stephens Press (2007) ISBN 9781932173765 Reviewed by Tammy Petty Conrad for Reader Views (7/08)   What a lovely book to take on a hike or on a Sunday drive! The San Gabriel Mountains lie within the Los Angeles county area … More Wildflowers of the San Gabriel Mountains (Spiral Bound) by Ann Croissant, PhD & Gerald Croissant, PhD

Water Voices from Around the World by William E. Marks, Editor

Water Voices from Around the World William E. Marks, Editor Water Voices, Inc. (2007) ISBN 9780979304606 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (9/08)   Mesmerizing!  That is my first comment as I flip through the book.  However, that said, this is not a “flip-through” book.  “Water Voices from Around the World” is a coffee-table … More Water Voices from Around the World by William E. Marks, Editor