Fun Facts Friday: Betty Smith

Betty Smith (15 December, 1896 – 17 January, 1972) was an American author best known for her book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Books by Betty Smith* 1)      The author was born in Brooklyn, NY as the eldest of three children as Elisabeth Wehner. 2)      As a child, she loved the public library on Leonard […]

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Book Review: Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill

About: Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill is a non-fiction book, examining the policies of the United States, and the consequences, on the War on Terrorism. Mr. Scahill is an editor and journalist for online and print publications. 680 pages Publisher: Nation Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1568589549 My rating for Dirty Wars – 4 Buy Dirty […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn and Power Girl by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

I liked Harley Quinn in her debut in Batman: The Animated Series, one of the few characters in comics who transitioned well from TV to comic books (and not the other way around). She has become an iconic character and, no disrespect to Margot Robbie’s excellent interpretation of the character in Suicide Squad, all the fans probably hear the voice of actress Arleen Sorkin in their heads.

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Fun Facts Friday: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

He was one of the original members of Norway Nobel Committee which awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Book Review: Munich: The Man Who Said No! by David Laws

I enjoyed this book very much, it is smart, fast, and entertaining.

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Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

A novel with an intriguing premise: how, or if, your life would change if you knew the day of your death?

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Fun Facts Friday: Rex Stout

Rex Stout (1 December, 1886 – 27 October, 1975) was an American writer, most notable for detective fiction. Mr. Stout’s books about Nero Wolf and Archie Goodwin (Wolf’s assistant), were his biggest sellers. Books by Rex Stout* 1)      Born in Noblesville, IN to a family of Quakers with nine children. The family moved to Kansas shortly […]

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Book Review: Atlas of Beer by Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark W. Patterson

The text is interesting and informative, sometimes over the top

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Fun Facts Friday: Betty Smith

Fun Facts Friday: Betty Smith

Betty Smith (15 December, 1896 – 17 January, 1972) was an American author best known for her book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Books by Betty Smith* 1)      The author was born in Brooklyn, NY as the eldest of three children as Elisabeth Wehner. 2)      As a child, she loved the public library on Leonard […]

Book Review: Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill

Book Review: Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill

About: Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill is a non-fiction book, examining the policies of the United States, and the consequences, on the War on Terrorism. Mr. Scahill is an editor and journalist for online and print publications. 680 pages Publisher: Nation Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1568589549 My rating for Dirty Wars – 4 Buy Dirty […]

Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn and Power Girl by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn and Power Girl by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

I liked Harley Quinn in her debut in Batman: The Animated Series, one of the few characters in comics who transitioned well from TV to comic books (and not the other way around). She has become an iconic character and, no disrespect to Margot Robbie’s excellent interpretation of the character in Suicide Squad, all the fans probably hear the voice of actress Arleen Sorkin in their heads.

Fun Facts Friday: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Fun Facts Friday: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

He was one of the original members of Norway Nobel Committee which awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Book Review: Munich: The Man Who Said No! by David Laws

Book Review: Munich: The Man Who Said No! by David Laws

I enjoyed this book very much, it is smart, fast, and entertaining.

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

A novel with an intriguing premise: how, or if, your life would change if you knew the day of your death?

Fun Facts Friday: Rex Stout

Fun Facts Friday: Rex Stout

Rex Stout (1 December, 1886 – 27 October, 1975) was an American writer, most notable for detective fiction. Mr. Stout’s books about Nero Wolf and Archie Goodwin (Wolf’s assistant), were his biggest sellers. Books by Rex Stout* 1)      Born in Noblesville, IN to a family of Quakers with nine children. The family moved to Kansas shortly […]

Book Review: Atlas of Beer by Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark W. Patterson

Book Review: Atlas of Beer by Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark W. Patterson

The text is interesting and informative, sometimes over the top

Book Review: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

Book Review: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

About: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones is a fictional book taking place in 1300s Spain, Barcelona to be more accurate. The book was published in 2006 and has been translated by Nick Caistor. 611 pages Publisher: Penguin Group Language: English ISBN-10: 0525950486 My rating for Cathedral of the Sea– 5 Buy Cathedral of the Sea from Amazon.com* More Books […]

Fun Facts Friday: Carlo Collodi

Fun Facts Friday: Carlo Collodi

The book is much darker than the 1940 Disney adaptation, in the novel Pinocchio gets hanged and stabbed by assassins – and that’s before you reach the half way mark. Mr. Collodi intended to finish the novel with the characters miserable death, the happy ending seems like and afterthought.

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