Regular Contributor Shannon Ross is back with today’s book review. I always love when a novel takes me deeper into a place or time that I only know a little bit about and it sounds like THE LOTUS EATERS does just that with a fast paced story that keep the pages turning. Tatjana Soli’s THE LOTUS EATERS jumps into [...]

By |2011-08-25T12:03:42+00:00August 25th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Poetry Review: TESTIFY

Not a poetry person myself, I am thankful to regular contributor Amy Pence for her thoughtful and detailed poetry reviews. Amy is back this month after a trip abroad and we are happy to have her back.  Lease on Life: A Review of TESTIFY At an international conference in Oxford, England one evening this month, several participants gathered at [...]

By |2011-08-11T11:49:03+00:00August 11th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Can You Review an Author Instead of a Book?

We think so! In today’s guest post, regular contributor Denise Neary talks about what makes a great author event and introduces us to an author who does it right.  If you haven’t read Melanie Benjamin yet, I think you’ll want to after reading this post.  I know I do. MELANIE BENJAMIN ROCKS! Melanie Benjamin represents EVERYTHING I love about [...]

By |2011-08-04T12:27:48+00:00August 4th, 2011|Books, Buzz, Reviews|4 Comments

Taking a Bath with Seth Godin

Taking a bath with Seth Godin can be a life changing experience.  It was for me, and I’m pretty sure it will be for you too.  I’m not suggesting that Seth actually join you in the bath and wash your hair for you, but rather that as you settle into a mountain of bubbles instead of closing your eyes [...]

By |2011-08-01T15:37:26+00:00August 1st, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments


So… I have a confession to make.  And I know I can trust you not to spread it around…  I actually read THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom by mistake.  It’s not that I wouldn’t have chosen it, in fact just the opposite, but as it stands, I read it this week by mistake.  I was supposed to be [...]

By |2011-07-13T17:13:44+00:00July 13th, 2011|Books, Reviews|3 Comments


Looking for something unusual to read this summer?  Shannon Ross, our newest contributor shares her impressions of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winning A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD by Jennifer Egan. The Pulitzer committee described A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD (the 2011 winner in the fiction category) as “an inventive investigation of growing up and growing old in [...]

By |2011-06-22T15:36:20+00:00June 22nd, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

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If you love books and think you can write book reviews, Midtown Review wants you! We are looking for a few good reviewers who can commit to doing one book review per month. Want to apply?  Here's how it works: Write a book review of between 500-750 words.  The book can be anything you choose - and the review [...]

By |2011-06-20T11:19:36+00:00June 20th, 2011|Books, Buzz, Reviews|0 Comments

Tacos, Tacos, Tacos for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert!

Regular Contributor and intrepid foodie Ana Raquel is back today with tacos for every occasion.  Need something for a first date dinner? How ’bout tacos.  Want to serve your hubby breakfast in bed?  Tacos.  Need a special dessert? Tacos again.  On that note I’m off to get a happy hour taco (and a margarita!) – enjoy the review! I [...]

By |2011-06-15T16:52:43+00:00June 15th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Poetry Review: CRADLE BOOK

They say you learn something every day.  I would like to learn who “they” are, but until then I’m happy with today’s lesson… a new word to add to my vocabulary… Proem.  I looked it up and officially it means “a preface, preamble, or brief introduction, as to a book or other work,” but I like regular contributor Amy [...]

By |2011-06-07T09:55:09+00:00June 7th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments

Bad Liars Make Tangled Webs

Earlier this week I had the honor of interviewing Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author James B. Stewart at the Atlanta History Center as part of the Livingston Lecture series.  He was in town to promote his new book TANGLED WEBS which focuses on the perjury epidemic he says is destroying our justice system and four high profile cases [...]

By |2011-05-18T16:48:46+00:00May 18th, 2011|Books, Reviews|0 Comments