The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Strong Enough to Die - Land

   The San Jose Mercury News carried a collection of book reviewlets by Myles Knap on Grit Lit.  One novel by Jon Land is about Caitlan, the first woman Texas Ranger.  Now there's an iconoclastic topic.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Quarantined - McKinney

Macabre Musings: QUARANTINED by Joe McKinney Joe McKinney's Quarantined novel is set in San Antonio.  A pandemic is stretching its boney fingers.
Read more, if you dare, in the Fear Zone

Quest for Justice - Payne

Si Dunn at the Dallas Morning News reviews Quest for Justice: Louis A. BedfordJr.  and the Struggle for Equal Rights in Texas  by Darwin Payne.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Dead Reckoning - Smith

Sylvia Dickey Smith's new detective novel Dead Reckoning is treated in "Blogger News" at  The protagonist is moving on from her role as a pastor's wife to a licensed private detective.  Some may say it's merely a title change. Follow Sidra Smart in her southeast Texas exploits.
Also read an "Armchair Interview" with Smith on her novel, Deadly Sins Deadly Secrets at