Book Review: Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk”

From cover to cover Doe and DeSavia and crew nail it. Aside from actually being around during this specific time I don’t think you could get any closer nor could it be anymore real.

Fat Mike of NOFX talks about the bands new book “The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories”.

Fat Mike bassist/lead vocalists for California punk rock band NOFX and owner of Fat Wreck Chords.

Book Review: NOFX: “The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories”

“NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories” is definitely not for the faint of heart. The book and its writers pull no punches as they are both candid and real as they can be in this mesmerizing tale of the true punk rock life.

Book Review: Barney Hoskyns “Small Town Talk”

If the cast of characters listed on the cover doesn’t grab your attention then skip this book entirely as any fan of music will certainly know at least one or two of the characters who fill “Small Town Talk’s” 402 pages.

Book Review: Lita Ford “Living Like A Runaway”

“Living Like a Runaway” is a quick read that keeps the reader’s attention over the course of its 272 pages.

Book Review: “Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements”

What “Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements” lacks in being clear and concise makes up for the shortcoming in content.

Book Review “Star Wars: The Force Inside”

Just in time for the holidays is the latest offering from Put Me In The Story. “Star Wars: The Force Inside” is a hardcover bound 40 page adventure book that puts the reader directly in the story

Book Review “Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived ‘Forever’: The Legend of a WWE Hero”

“Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived ‘Forever’: The Legend of a WWE Hero” is an amazing tribute to one of the best wrestlers in the business.

Book Review “Let There Be GWAR”

“Let There Be GWAR” gives fans around the world the most comprehensive guide to the greatest band ever created

Book Review “Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone”

From his early years growing up on the mean streets of New York City to his countless adventures around the globe with The Ramones it’s all here.

Book Review: “McElligot’s Pool” by Dr. Seuss

Nearly 70 years and this book has not lost any charm, it is still engaged both of us through every word.

A Look at BookCon 2015

An overview and images from BookCon held at NYC’s Javits Center.

Randall Wallace Talks About “Living the Braveheart Life”

The screenwriter of Braveheart discussed his new book at this year’s BookCon.

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe talks about new album “Resolution” and his memoir “Dark Days”

Lead singer of Lamb of God

Dark Days: A Memoir Hardcover by D. Randall Blythe

“Dark Days” is not just for fans of Lamb of God or heavy metal. T

Book Review “You’re Making Me Hate You” by Corey Taylor

Quickly lost interest as the chapters became predictable and somewhat repetitive

Book Review “The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road” is jam packed with super high res production stills, some really cool behind-the-scenes photos and my favorite concept art.

Book Review “The Art of Inside Out”

The only problem after reading this book is that I want to see this movie 100% times more now! Can’t wait!

Book Reviews “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse/Sofia the First: Board Book Box Sets”

My daughter got extremely excited when opening this box set and screamed “FOUR BOOKS!, REALLY?” when going through it and since then these have become a must read

Book Review “Disney’s Storybook Collection: 2015 Edition”

This includes a lot of older stories taken from previous books

Book Review “Sofia the First: S Is for Sofia”

This is winner for all kids preschool to Kindergarten for sure!

Book Reviews “Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out” Series

There are numerous books on the shelves already for “Inside Out” and they are actually all amazing!!

Book Review “How to Be a Man (and other illusions)” by Duff McKagan

Though some of the chapters in the book seemed a bit dry and tended to drone on there was still something about this book that pulled me back in page after page.

Book Reviews “The World According to Iron Man” and “The World According to Thor”

Insight Editions new “The World According to…” set of Avengers books will be greatly satisfying to the young Marvel fan

Book Review “Before Tomorrowland”

It is a nice introduction to the movie and actually successfully got me even more excited for the film.

Book Review “The Avengers Storybook Collection”

I wish I had a book like this when I was a kid

Book Review “Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – Read-Along Storybook and CD”

Perfect way to get introduced to the original trilogy…

Book Review “Sofia the First: Me and Our Mom”

Definitely has won over my daughter and she carries it around everywhere she goes

Book Review “A Kingdom Keepers Adventure: The Syndrome”

As much as a love “The Kingdom Keepers” series, this is not right up to par with the rest of the books but it is still a ton of fun and packs a lot of magic

Book Review “Marvel: The Avengers Vault”

Though the book appears to be aimed at hardcore Avenger collectors I found it to be very accessible and fun for all ages.

Book Review “Joy Street” by Dorothy Tristan

If you’re looking for an uplifting and memorable story I can’t recommend “Joy Street” enough.

Author Jason Offutt talks about his latest book “A Funeral Story”

Author / Journalist

Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer talks about his new biography and 2015 plans

Drummer of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch

Book Review “Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica 1991-2014”

“Into the Black” takes you deeper than its predecessor as the book covers the bands dealing with subjects like fans and fame to competing with other bands in the heavy metal aren

Book Review “Not the Life It Seems: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance”

The biggest thing that kept weighing on my mind while reading this book was the fact that these stories were being told from an outside source and compiled from a number of unpublished interviews

Book Review “The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy: Location Guide – Hobbiton, the Lonely Mountain and Beyond”

This book exclusive movie images and location photographs, specialty maps and directions, GPS references, touring information and even helpful Internet addresses.

Book Review “Death Punch’d: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem”

At times I did find the books layout to be a bit confusing as past and present events are mixed among chapters

Book Reviews “ArtFolds: Christmas Memories”

“ArtFolds: Christmas Memories” includes instructions that show you how to fold each page to transform this book into a very amazing colorful Christmas Tree sculpture

Book Review “Build My Own: A Magical Christmas”

This book contains 86 bricks that allow you to read with the book and assemble Christmas themed models, including a little tree

Book Review “Barbie: A Special Christmas”

The reason this book wasn’t tossed directly to the side was the fact that this very colorful boardbook comes with four press-out glittery ornaments.

Book Review “Bubble Guppies Guess Who’s Fin-tastic!”

“Bubble Guppies Guess Who’s Fin-tastic!” is the latest in the bestselling Guess Who format filled with all the popular characters from “Bubble Guppies” show!

Book Review “Star Wars Costumes”

Episodes IV, V and IV are well represented here with costumes ranging for Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO, Boba Fett, Darth Vadar, Stormtroopers and every guys favorite Slave Leia outfit and many more.

Book Review “Disney Fairies: Meet Periwinkle”

If you love Disney Fairies, I mean what little girl doesn’t, then this is a great buy for you.

Author Naomi Novik Talks “Temeraire” at NYCC

Author of His Majesty’s Dragon shares insight on her bestselling alternate history fantasy series

Book Review “DC Comics: A Visual History”

This updated and expanded edition of “DC Comics: A Visual History” is a must have for any comic fan.

Book Review “Batman: A Visual History”

Definitive guide to the world of the Dark Knight

Book Review “Disney Princess: Perfect Princess Christmas”

“Disney Princess: Perfect Princess Christmas” features four Christmas-themed stories with our favorite Disney princess: Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Tiana.

Book Review “Disney Christmas Storybook Collection”

This updated edition includes brand new Christmas-themed stories including new films like “Frozen”, “Wreck-It Ralph”, and “Tangled”.

Book Review “Disney’s A Merry Christmas Cookbook”

Words cannot express how much I love this book.

Book Review “Happy Holidays! From the Avengers”

Great book for younger kids, looks to enjoy the holidays with their favorite superheros.

Book Review “Doc McStuffins: A Very McStuffins Christmas”

This book is a favorite for my two year old, who loves pointing out all the characters like Santa and his toys

Book Review “Disney Minnie: Minnie’s Winter Bow Show”

The book is so incredible colorful and come stocked with 70 special sparkly stickers!

Book Review “Disney Sofia the First: A Gift from Sofia”

A Gift from Sofia” is a great story about Sofia getting ready to celebrate her first Wassailia in Enchancia

Book Review “Disney Frozen Melt My Heart: Share Hugs with Olaf!”

This book has given many hugs and even to myself by order of my two year old.

Book Review “Disney Frozen: Elsa’s Gift”

It is cute, funny and features all of our favorite characters from the film

Book Review “Disney Learning: Reading Adventures – Sofia the First – Level Pre-1 Boxed Set”

Great mix of learning with the ability to have fun.

Book Review “Disney Frozen Let It Go”

If your kids love the song “Let it Go” from “Frozen” (I mean who doesn’t?) They will love this book

Book Review “Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo”

If you are just getting into this show or a fan from day 1, you will not be disappointed by this book, no question.

Book Review “The Art of Big Hero 6”

If you are looking for a great behind-the-scenes look into this film, Chronicle Books has done it again!

Book Review “I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax”

From a night out of drinking with the one and only Lemmy to breaking in to the New York Yankees practice facility “I’m the Man” leaves no stone unturned.

Book Review “Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy”

This book like previous Sofia books feature some really beautifully illustrated artwork within this hardcover jacketed picture book.

Book Review “Frozen Sing-Along Storybook”

A must have for any “Frozen” fan

Book Review “Disney’s 5-Minute Minnie Tales”

The perfect bedtime book for any little girl

Book Reviews “Star Wars Art: Illustration & Posters” and “Star Wars Visions”

Thanks to the amazing people at Abrams, they have been releasing amazing “Star Wars” books for their fans for years

Book Review “Disney Fairies: Winter Wonderland Reusable Sticker Book”

The book is sold as a “Reusable Sticker Book” and there is nothing reusable about this stickers.

Book Review “Disney Fairies: Bedtime Fairy Stories: A Treasury”

“Disney Fairies: Bedtime Fairy Stories: A Treasury” is a great collection of nine bedtime stories

Book Reviews “Disney Poster-A-Page – Disney Junior: Let’s Play & Frozen: Magical Moments”

This is literally a poster on every page along with nine supersize pull-out posters. that can function as fantastic door signs, room decorations, or background for their fantasy worlds.

Book Review “Star Wars The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight”

It is kid friendly and a great way to get your kids interested in the series.

Book Reviews “Disney Minnie: Minnie’s Purse” & “Sofia the First: Sofia’s Purse”

Includes some pull-down flaps and also two pages of stickers. The stickers is what sold the deal for my daughter.

Book Review “My Little Pony: Tricks and Treats”

If you are a fan of the series and Halloween, this is a fun little treat for the kiddies

Book Review “The Art of Princess Mononoke”

The book includes fantastic interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels from this animated classic.

Book Review “Disney Palace Pets: Guess Who Castle Cuties”

When I see my daughters face when you interacts with these characters, there is nothing better in the world.

Book Review “Disney Princess: Dazzling Moments”

A real win for any little girl because it is not just a storybook but it also comes with a snow globe

Book Review “Raging Heat” by Richard Castle

Unable to be put down once you start

Book Review “Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Helper”

It is cute but didn’t really wow me too much

Book Review “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Winter Never Land”

“Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Winter Never Land” is shaped like a Christmas tree and is a great way to get into the holiday mood

Book Review “Sofia the First: Royal Prep Academy”

The book is very interactive and seems to be getting a lot of repeat business in our house.

Book Review “Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero”

“Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero” is collection of concept art for the show put together in this action-packed picture book t

Book Review “Big Hero 6: Hiro and Tadashi”

A great setup to the film and gives you a chance to learn a little bit about the characters as we wait until its release this November.

Book Review “Disney 5-Minute Spooky Stories”

Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate with your young kids than with kid friendly spooky stories with their favorite Disney characters

Book Review “Disney Princess Royal Treasury: Read-and-Play Storybook”

It is a 4-in-1 padded storybook that features stories for our favorite princess (or I should say specifically my daughters) Ariel, Aurora, Rapunzel, and Tiana

Book Review “Disney Junior Storybook Collection”

This is THE BOOK to get if you have a kid that is answer from a Preschool to Kindergarten

Book Review “Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty Read-Along Storybook and CD”

If you are looking to introduce your kids to “Sleeping Beauty”, this would be a good way to ease them in before watching the film or to enjoy after the film

Book Review “World of Reading – Disney Junior Boxed Set: Pre-Level 1”

This collection is absolutely perfect for those early readers, who can’t read yet need more challenge than just pictures and colors

Book Review “Disney’s Minnie: Minnie’s Costume Contest”

I love that young kids are able to celebrate Halloween with books like this without all the scary aspect

Book Review “Disney Princess: Dear Princess”

Features recent princesses like Rapunzel, Tiana, Merida as well as the classics like Belle and Ariel

Book Review “Doc McStuffins Boo to You!”

A must have for any Doc fan

Book Review “Mickey & Friends Mickey’s Spooky Night”

The pages are hard stock and work well with those little hands that are unable to turn paper pages

Book Reviews “Disney Princess Read-and-Sing: “Sleeping Beauty & Tangled”

I love the blend of the music within theses books

Brian Kevin talks about his book “The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America”

Author of Hunter S. Thompson inspired book “The Footloose American”

Book Review “This Darkness Light” by Michaelbrent Collings

“This Darkness Light” is the latest and honestly greatest work that this crazy dude has released

Book Review “The Art of Planes”

If you enjoy the films, the book is a decent companion

Book Review “Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row”

“Yours For Eternity” is a fascinating read, and will allow you to view the people involved in this case in a whole new light.

Book Review “The Art of the Films: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of Planet of the Apes”

I absolutely love both of these films and if you do as well, this is a must own.

“Jaws 2: The Making of the Hollywood Sequel” Book on the Way!

This past Friday, the first official teaser image and title of the upcoming book detailing the making of the 1978 film “Jaws 2” was released.

Book Review “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History”

If you love TMNT, I just cannot stress enough that you need to have this in your collection!

Book Review “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Sailing the Never Sea”

It may be something so simple as a design that just makes a book so much more enjoyable and this a must have for all families.

Book Review “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Cloaks & Daggers”

Harper Design doesn’t just release a book, they release a piece of art itself

Comic Book Review “Metabarons Genesis: Castaka” by Alexandro Jodorowsky

Like “The Metabarons”, it is a not an easy series to just pick up and read, it is deep like the work that Jodorowsky is know for and that is what makes it exciting and very interesting read

Comic Book Review “The White Lama” by Alexandro Jodorowsky

If you enjoy this other work like “The Incal” and “The Metabarons”, this is another great series to check out