Book Review: The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack

I enjoyed to read the research the author woven into the book. One of the main char­ac­ter is a neu­rol­o­gist and I found the sci­ence fascinating.

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Fun Facts Friday: Hermann Hesse

Her­mann Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a Swiss poet, author and painter. Hesse was a head­strong child, his mother wrote “The lit­tle fel­low has a life in him, an unbe­liev­able strength, a pow­er­ful will, and, for his four years of age, a truly aston­ish­ing mind.” Her­mann Gun­dert, Her­mann Hesse’s grand­fa­ther and a doctor […]

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Book Review: Passive Income by John C. Borg

About: Pas­sive Income: How To Reach Finan­cial Free­dom By Build­ing Resid­ual Income Assets by John C. Borg is a short eBook in which the author gives the reader some ideas on pas­sive income. 73 pages Sold by: Ama­zon Dig­i­tal Ser­vices, Inc. Lan­guage: Eng­lish ASIN: B00OCXTZE8 My rat­ing for Pas­sive Income — 4 Buy this book from […]

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Book Review: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

The sto­ries that the author tells are unbe­liev­able at best, how­ever he seems to sub­scribe to the same the­ory as Maxwell Scott from The Man Who Shot Lib­erty Valance “No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the leg­end becomes fact, print the leg­end”. The sto­ries which make up the book are both absurd and spot-on and, most amaz­ing of all, some­how work nicely together (warn­ing: the abil­ity to sus­pend dis­be­lief is a must to read this book).

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Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 27 June, 2015

Some of my favorite tweets from the past week

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Fun Facts Friday: Pearl S. Buck

8) Mrs. Buck’s auto­bi­og­ra­phy, My Sev­eral Worlds, does not men­tion her hus­band or par­ents. The book is a detailed account, how­ever, of the life of a par­ent of a dis­abled child.

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Book Review: Operation Garbo by juan Pujol and Nigel West

About: Oper­a­tion Garbo: The Per­sonal Story of the Most Suc­cess­ful Spy of World War II by Juan Pujol and Nigel West is a non-fiction book about the most suc­cess­ful dou­ble agent in World War II. The book is a biog­ra­phy of the life of Juan Pujol, the most accom­plished British dou­ble agent in World War […]

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Book Review: The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera

I laughed here and there, but I found the book to be more thought pro­vok­ing than funny. I’m glad the philo­soph­i­cal dis­cus­sions in the book weren’t much longer, even though they were fascinating.

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Book Review: The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack

Book Review: The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack

I enjoyed to read the research the author woven into the book. One of the main char­ac­ter is a neu­rol­o­gist and I found the sci­ence fascinating.

Fun Facts Friday: Hermann Hesse

Fun Facts Friday: Hermann Hesse

Her­mann Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a Swiss poet, author and painter. Hesse was a head­strong child, his mother wrote “The lit­tle fel­low has a life in him, an unbe­liev­able strength, a pow­er­ful will, and, for his four years of age, a truly aston­ish­ing mind.” Her­mann Gun­dert, Her­mann Hesse’s grand­fa­ther and a doctor […]

Book Review: Passive Income by John C. Borg

Book Review: Passive Income by John C. Borg

About: Pas­sive Income: How To Reach Finan­cial Free­dom By Build­ing Resid­ual Income Assets by John C. Borg is a short eBook in which the author gives the reader some ideas on pas­sive income. 73 pages Sold by: Ama­zon Dig­i­tal Ser­vices, Inc. Lan­guage: Eng­lish ASIN: B00OCXTZE8 My rat­ing for Pas­sive Income — 4 Buy this book from […]

Book Review: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

Book Review: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

The sto­ries that the author tells are unbe­liev­able at best, how­ever he seems to sub­scribe to the same the­ory as Maxwell Scott from The Man Who Shot Lib­erty Valance “No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the leg­end becomes fact, print the leg­end”. The sto­ries which make up the book are both absurd and spot-on and, most amaz­ing of all, some­how work nicely together (warn­ing: the abil­ity to sus­pend dis­be­lief is a must to read this book).

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 27 June, 2015

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 27 June, 2015

Some of my favorite tweets from the past week

Fun Facts Friday: Pearl S. Buck

Fun Facts Friday: Pearl S. Buck

8) Mrs. Buck’s auto­bi­og­ra­phy, My Sev­eral Worlds, does not men­tion her hus­band or par­ents. The book is a detailed account, how­ever, of the life of a par­ent of a dis­abled child.

Book Review: Operation Garbo by juan Pujol and Nigel West

Book Review: Operation Garbo by juan Pujol and Nigel West

About: Oper­a­tion Garbo: The Per­sonal Story of the Most Suc­cess­ful Spy of World War II by Juan Pujol and Nigel West is a non-fiction book about the most suc­cess­ful dou­ble agent in World War II. The book is a biog­ra­phy of the life of Juan Pujol, the most accom­plished British dou­ble agent in World War […]

Book Review: The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera

Book Review: The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera

I laughed here and there, but I found the book to be more thought pro­vok­ing than funny. I’m glad the philo­soph­i­cal dis­cus­sions in the book weren’t much longer, even though they were fascinating.

Famous Literary Fathers

Famous Literary Fathers

Happy Father's Day to all. While moms get much lit­er­ary and live love, and rightly so, father's are no slouches either. The media gave fathers a rep­u­ta­tion for being bum­bling, grown up kids, but we all know that's not true, even though some of us have lov­ingly embraced the stereo­type. This Father's Day I thought I'd […]

Fun Facts Friday: Salman Rushdie

Fun Facts Friday: Salman Rushdie

When The Satanic Verses came out sev­eral book stores in Eng­land and the US had bomb scares, two Islamic cler­ics were mur­dered for pub­licly ques­tion­ing the fatwa and book burn­ings were held through­out the world.
Even the most astute PR firm could come up with such bril­liant marketing.

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