• Google Play & Xicano Literature There was a Google + post this morning by one of my social media friends, Elianna Murillo regarding Hispanic Heritage Month and Google Play’s Latino books on discount in celebration thereof.  Me being me, I was excited and clicked.  All of a sudden that excitement was replaced by anger.  Why was Sandra Cisnero’s House on […] Gina Ruiz No responses October 13, 2013
  • Good Night Captain Mama Good Night Captain Mama Graciela Tiscareno-Sato (Author) , Linda Lens (Illustrator) Publisher: Gracefully Global Group LLC; Bilingual edition (June 4, 2013) ISBN-10: 0983476039 ISBN-13: 978-0983476030 I typically don’t review self-published books at all.  I have my reasons and the main one is that I’m just not keeping up with regular reviews like I used to.  […] Gina Ruiz No responses July 5, 2013
  • Scholastic Discover More: World War II Scholastic Discover More: World War II Author: Sean Callery Publisher: Scholastic Reference (March 1, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0545479754 ISBN-13: 978-0545479752 I’m quickly learning to love the Scholastic Discover More series of books. The grandchildren love them and for me, they are a wealth of information. In World War II, a visual history of the […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 31, 2013
  • The Originals   The Originals Author: Cat Patrick Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 7, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0316219436 ISBN-13: 978-0316219433 Trust Cat Patrick to write something wild and crazy, told in the most normal of voices.  I first came into contact with her work when I read Revived and was completely blown away.  […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 28, 2013
  • The Cats of Tanglewood Forest The Cats of Tanglewood Forest Charles de Lint (Author), Charles Vess (Illustrator) Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Language: English ISBN-10: 0316053570 ISBN-13: 978-0316053570 The Cats of Tanglewood Forest is a fairytale that reads like those old epic stories that tell of someone seemingly ordinary, but who has an extraordinarily kind heart. In the […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 16, 2013
  • The Emperor of All Things Author: Paul Witcover Publisher: Random House UK, Transworld Publishers Bantam Press Book Description from the publisher: Tempus Rerum Imperator: Time, Emperor of All Things 1758. England is embroiled in a globe-spanning conflict that stretches from her North American colonies to Europe and beyond. Across the Channel, the French prepare for an invasion ? an invasion […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 14, 2013
  • Battlefields of Honor: American Civil War Reenactors   Author: Mark Elson Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Merrell Publishers (September 18, 2012) ISBN-10: 185894578X ISBN-13: 978-1858945781 If not for the title of the book, I would have thought I was gazing into the richly colored past, such are the quality and beauty of the photographs. The photographs and narrative are wonderful and provide  a […] Gina Ruiz No responses October 28, 2012
  • Peaches for Father Francis Peaches for Father Francis Author: Joanne Harris Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Imprint: Viking USA Pub Date: October 02, 2012 ISBN: 9780670026364 One of the things I love about Joann Harris’ novels is her skill with language. It is lovely, almost like a poem or a song. Her words skate gracefully along the edges of hyperbole […] Gina Ruiz One response October 2, 2012
  • Children’s Books Roundup for 7/28/2012 The grandkids and I have been doing a lot of reading this summer and we have some recommendations for you from our Random House Children’s Books stack. We’re great fans of RHCB because of the great writing, print quality and storytelling. Some of them are new books from favorite authors and others are completely new […] Gina Ruiz No responses July 28, 2012
  • The Book of Madness and Cures The Book of Madness and Cures Author: Regina O’Melveny Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Imprint: Little, Brown and Company Pub Date: April 03, 2012 ISBN: 9780316195836 Take a trip to 16th century Venice with Regina O’Melveny’s marvelous book, THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES. In it, we follow Gabriella Mondini, a complicated and dedicated doctor […] Gina Ruiz No responses July 4, 2012
  • Thieftaker Review & A Fantastic 4th of July Giveaway! Thieftaker Author: D.B. Jackson Publisher: Tor/Forge Pub Date: July 3, 2012 ISBN: 9780765327611 A fascinating alternate history of pre-Revolutionary Boston is told in THIEFTAKER. Ethan Kaille is a wizard and a thieftaker, a private citizen who recovers stolen items and brings in the thief. He hunts down thieves for money and tries to keep his […] Gina Ruiz No responses July 3, 2012
  • AMOXCALLI COMING TO COMIC-CON 2012! AmoXcalli plans to bring you coverage of Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2012! With the definition of the reading experience evolving – through ebooks, apps, virtual worlds, and more – AmoXcalli will bring you a variety of information focused on media and its impact on the reading world. Gina Ruiz, AmoXcalli’s founder, as well as […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 29, 2012