Joe Beernink

Author Diane Les Becquets was at University Books in Bellevue for a reading tonight and gave those of us in attendance us a wonderful reading from her new book BREAKING WILD,...

If I have one vice—an addiction we’ll say—it’s that I can’t walk into a bookstore, or go to a signing, without buying at least one book. A couple of weekends ago,...

Okay, it’s actually 15 days, but fifteen seems like such a big number. Two seems incredibly small. And yet there is so much to do! Yesterday, my wife and kids and...

When you think of science fiction, do you think of flying cars and space ships? Do you imagine aliens and humans in some post-apocalyptic Earth, battling for what’s left of a...

I just finished reading Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, and I have to say, it’s one of the better written books I’ve read in a long time. Under The...

Everwild is the second book in the Skinjacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman, following Everlost, which I reviewed in November of 2012. It continues the story of the children who, when they...

I rarely pick up books based on reviews I read in magazines. I usually rely on word of mouth, Twitter, a trip through a book store, or my wife pushing a...

What happens when you die? In Neal Shusterman’s Everlost, if you’re an adult, and you know where you are going, you get there. If you’re a child, and either don’t know...

My wife’s grandmother sent my wife this book a couple of weeks ago. My wife read it in a day, and then passed it to me and said “You should read...

Due to issues with my eyes, I’ve had to be very careful recently about the pace of my reading. I try not to read too much at one sitting, and I...

My wife recommended I read Tamar by Mal Peet earlier this year, and it was the first book I tried to read on my Kindle after I became ill with Guillain-Barre...

It’s not often that a book on punctuation can be entertaining. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book on punctuation that was entertaining. Until now. Eats Shoots and Leaves...