Book Review: Spaceman by Mike Massimino

The book is written with a sense of humor, honesty and, rightfully so, pride

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Fun Facts Friday: E. Nesbit

The author is also credited with inventing adventure stories for children.

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Book Review: Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman

An excellent biography of a President who was probably the most influential person to hold office between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln

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Book Review: The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott

Mr. Westacott examines why smart people have been preaching frugality since the dawn of the written word. He asks many questions and challenge some notions on frugality based on this new world we live in.

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Fun Facts Friday: Edith Hamilton

During her lifetime Ms. Hamilton was “recognized as the greatest woman Classicist.”

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Book Review: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

I, of course, could never relate to rich Asian immigrants, but still found the basic truths to be the same about every family.

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Book Review: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

The author weaves in true events with his story. The tragic case of the St. Louis, German transatlantic liner with 288 passengers escaping certain death

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Fun Facts Friday: Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant (5 August, 1859 – 6 July, 1893) was a French writer and a master of short stories. By User Den fjättrade ankan on sv.wikipedia, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1250918 1)      When he was 11, Maupassant’s mother risked social disgrace by getting divorced and keeping her two sons. 2)      Laure Le Poittevin, Maupassant’s mother, became […]

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Book Review: Spaceman by Mike Massimino

Book Review: Spaceman by Mike Massimino

The book is written with a sense of humor, honesty and, rightfully so, pride

Fun Facts Friday: E. Nesbit

Fun Facts Friday: E. Nesbit

The author is also credited with inventing adventure stories for children.

Book Review: Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman

Book Review: Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman

An excellent biography of a President who was probably the most influential person to hold office between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln

Book Review: The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott

Book Review: The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott

Mr. Westacott examines why smart people have been preaching frugality since the dawn of the written word. He asks many questions and challenge some notions on frugality based on this new world we live in.

Fun Facts Friday: Edith Hamilton

Fun Facts Friday: Edith Hamilton

During her lifetime Ms. Hamilton was “recognized as the greatest woman Classicist.”

Book Review: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

Book Review: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

I, of course, could never relate to rich Asian immigrants, but still found the basic truths to be the same about every family.

Book Review: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

Book Review: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

The author weaves in true events with his story. The tragic case of the St. Louis, German transatlantic liner with 288 passengers escaping certain death

Fun Facts Friday: Guy de Maupassant

Fun Facts Friday: Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant (5 August, 1859 – 6 July, 1893) was a French writer and a master of short stories. By User Den fjättrade ankan on sv.wikipedia, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1250918 1)      When he was 11, Maupassant’s mother risked social disgrace by getting divorced and keeping her two sons. 2)      Laure Le Poittevin, Maupassant’s mother, became […]

Book Review: A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem

Book Review: A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem

It was fascinating to read about characters with a strange sense of morality

CLAIR DE LUNE: MUSIC FROM “ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE”

CLAIR DE LUNE: MUSIC FROM “ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE”

This is the piece a starving Marie-Laure blasted from the attic to draw Von Rumpel to her.  Imagine yourself as Marie-Laure, listening to this music and waiting for the murderer to find you with a knife in your hand.  Imagine yourself as Von Rumpel, hallucinatory, sick, and dying, following the music, climbing to the top floor. […]

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