Book Review: Captain Cooked

by Alex on February 27, 2011
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I tensed to the significance:  someone, presumably in the van, tried to kill me.

Thoughts such as these are shared to us in the novel Captain Cooked by S.P. Grogan, told from the first-person narrative of one Madison Merlot Dayne, …

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Guest Post (part 2): A Haole Reads

by Guest Post on February 26, 2011
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A Haole Writes…A Haole Reads

Paul G. Bens Jr.

 

And that is when I became fascinated with Hawai‘i, the history of it, the literature, the people. I began devouring everything I could read or listen to about the Islands.

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Book End: Weekend of February 25, 2011

by Alex on February 25, 2011
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It’s time…it’s time…it’s Book End Time!  Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the weekend’s literary and library events here in Hawaii.

Captain Cooked Weekend!

Big Island Geocachers met last weekend to discuss cache clues in *Captain Cooked*. O'ahu

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Guest Post (part 1): A Haole Writes…

by Guest Post on February 24, 2011
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A Haole Writes…

Paul G. Bens Jr.

Home. Such a simple word, but one with amazing power; a word that evokes the strongest of feelings in each and every one of us, whether it is a place we run to …

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Introducing guest blogger: Paul G. Bens Jr.

by Misty on February 24, 2011
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It’s been awhile since we’ve had a guest blog post. The last time was author Margaret Dilloway who blogged about the joys and challenges of novel writing while living in Hawai’i [read post here]. We like to have guests …

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Black History Month/President’s Day – A Reading List

by Alex on February 21, 2011
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I hope everybody is having a fantastic President’s Day weekend!  Not only is today President’s Day, but it’s February which means Black History Month.

I’m going to cheat a little bit and give you this description of Black History Month …

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Keiki book review: Aloha KiKi

by Misty on February 18, 2011
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For good and bad, modern technology is allowing the publishing world to expand beyond its traditional processes (more on this at a later date). Alex and I are starting to see a lot of books by small, local publishers or …

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Book End: Weekend of February 18, 2011

by Alex on February 18, 2011
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It’s time…it’s time…it’s Book End Time!  Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the weekend’s literary and library events here in Hawaii.

Unfamiliar Fishes Preview

More news has come out about Sarah Vowell’s upcoming book covering 19th Century Hawaiian …

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Book Review: Bumpy Landings

by Alex on February 17, 2011
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When I first got this book in the mail, I was immediately drawn to the cover design.  I loved the aviation references including the terminal chart, aircraft silhouette and the spiffy “Signed By Author” sticker in the shape of an …

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Heating up Valentine’s Day: Book recommendations on Pele Goddess of Fire

by Misty on February 14, 2011
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Happy Valentine’s Day

I don’t think there’s any other “holiday” that can inspire such a variety of opinions and reactions in people like Valentine’s Day does. It’s often the holiday people love to hate, an excuse to take their cynicism …

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Book review: Arts and Crafts of Micronesia

by Misty on February 12, 2011
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Arts and Crafts of Micronesia by Barbara Wavell was just one of the fall, non-fiction books to come out in 2010 from Bess Press. It’s a good introduction into the history and evolution of the art and material culture …

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