Homemade valentines!

by Misty on February 10, 2010
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There’s something to be said for the simple things in life. Sometimes the smallest gestures mean the most, and the humblest of gifts are better than the expensive, ostentatious ones. Like in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” when Paul engraves …

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Book End: Weekend of February 5, 2010

by Alex on February 5, 2010
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Check it out:


My new friend, Wordsworth the Poet is now on Facebook!  Do you know the story of the mouse who expresses his creative juices through the art of poetry?  Have you ever heard the story of Wordsworth as …

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Book Review- Wayfinding Through the Storm

by Misty on February 4, 2010
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One of the books recommended to us by Manoa Library Branch Manager Christel Collins, as part of our Library Tour Challenge, is the latest historic composition of Gavan Daws. Wayfinding Through the Storm (Watermark, 2009) is one of …

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“In the Company of Strangers” – JCCH Book of the Month

by Alex on February 3, 2010
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Michelle Cruz Skinner’s In the Company of Strangers (Bamboo Ridge, 2009) is the book of the month in February for the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) Book Club. 

Skinner’s book, a collection of short stories published by Bamboo Ridge …

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Book End: Weekend of Jan. 29, 2010

by Alex on January 29, 2010
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Check it out: BeachHouse Publishing is the first Hawaii publisher to bring you local children’s books available on your iPhone and iPod Touch, produced locally in Hawai’i by Bluewater Media.  In addition to the colorful, whimsical illustrations and text in …

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Book Review – Top Maui Restaurants 2010

by Alex on January 28, 2010
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We recently reviewed mythology surrounding the legend of Maui (see “Book Review- How Maui Slowed the Sun”).  Let’s stay with the Valley Isle and focus on its culinary delights and local cuisine.  One of the most enjoyable aspects …

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Book Review-The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book

by Misty on January 27, 2010
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Artist and author Monika Mira recently sent us a copy of the latest edition of The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book (Lucid Publishing) now printed on recycled paper! As a long time diver and artist, Mira put …

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Book End: Weekend of January 22, 2010

by Alex on January 21, 2010
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Happy Aloha Friday everyone!  We here at Hawaii Book Blog hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Here on Book End, we provide you with a list of the weekend’s literary/library events for you to decide.

Don’t forget to check out …

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Book Review- How Maui Slowed the Sun

by Misty on January 20, 2010
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A wise songwriter dubbed him the “Hawaiian Superman” and immortalized one of his tales into a hit song—one cultural icon singing about another. The songwriter was Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and the “Hawaiian Superman” is the mythological hero, Maui.

Living in Hawaii …

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New Year, New Look

by Alex on January 18, 2010
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Well, it’s a new year and one of our blog resolutions was to finally change the layout of Hawaii Book Blog.  We’ve been running the simple “default” template since the beginning of Hawaii Book Blog (HBB) back in 2008.  You …

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Book End: Weekend of January 15, 2010

by Alex on January 15, 2010
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Sick as dogs…no, worse, we have been sick as sloths the past week.  And no, I don’t mean the types of sloths that would hire a dog to burn down a hospital; I’m talking about the laid back, slow-moving mammals …

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