Book Review: The Broken Places by Ace Atkins

The blend­ing of authen­tic South­ern liv­ing, along with a great crime story, is some­thing that Mr. Atkins pulls off with­out a hitch

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Fun Facts Friday: Herman Wouk

Mr. Wouk said that the two most impor­tant influ­ences on his life were his grand­fa­ther and the United States Navy

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Book Review: Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard

The story, told in style and grace, fea­tures a young, con­ceited Churchill on his way to cover the Boer Wars in South Africa, 1889

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Trip to Mark Twain's House

We hap­pened to be in Con­necti­cut this week­end, so we thought a nice side trip would be to Mark Twain's House in Hart­ford. We wanted to visit the house, but didn't have a chance before now. While the neigh­bor­hood around the famous attrac­tion is not the best, the house itself is mag­nif­i­cent. The house, built […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Honoré de Balzac

Hon­oré de Balzac (20 May, 1799 – 18 August, 1850) was a French nov­el­ist and play­wright. He is known for his nov­els and short fic­tional sto­ries and his keen eye for detail. By Nadar — Gal­lica — http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b103155135/f1.item, Pub­lic Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31678884 1)      As an inde­pen­dent thinker, Balzac had trou­ble adapt­ing to the teach­ing style in […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Dark Tower: The Long Road Home by Stephen King

The graphic novel was fas­ci­nat­ing, with sev­eral inter­est­ing char­ac­ters in it

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Book Review: Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts by Loren Landow

You can get a com­pre­hen­sive plan to add to your speed, or power. You could eas­ily just look at the parts you need improve­ment on and tweak your exer­cise régime.

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Fun Facts Friday: Daphne du Maurier

The nov­els of du Mau­rier rarely end with a happy ending.

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Book Review: The Broken Places by Ace Atkins

Book Review: The Broken Places by Ace Atkins

The blend­ing of authen­tic South­ern liv­ing, along with a great crime story, is some­thing that Mr. Atkins pulls off with­out a hitch

Fun Facts Friday: Herman Wouk

Fun Facts Friday: Herman Wouk

Mr. Wouk said that the two most impor­tant influ­ences on his life were his grand­fa­ther and the United States Navy

Book Review: Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard

Book Review: Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard

The story, told in style and grace, fea­tures a young, con­ceited Churchill on his way to cover the Boer Wars in South Africa, 1889

Trip to Mark Twain's House

Trip to Mark Twain's House

We hap­pened to be in Con­necti­cut this week­end, so we thought a nice side trip would be to Mark Twain's House in Hart­ford. We wanted to visit the house, but didn't have a chance before now. While the neigh­bor­hood around the famous attrac­tion is not the best, the house itself is mag­nif­i­cent. The house, built […]

Fun Facts Friday: Honoré de Balzac

Fun Facts Friday: Honoré de Balzac

Hon­oré de Balzac (20 May, 1799 – 18 August, 1850) was a French nov­el­ist and play­wright. He is known for his nov­els and short fic­tional sto­ries and his keen eye for detail. By Nadar — Gal­lica — http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b103155135/f1.item, Pub­lic Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31678884 1)      As an inde­pen­dent thinker, Balzac had trou­ble adapt­ing to the teach­ing style in […]

Graphic Novel Review: Dark Tower: The Long Road Home by Stephen King

Graphic Novel Review: Dark Tower: The Long Road Home by Stephen King

The graphic novel was fas­ci­nat­ing, with sev­eral inter­est­ing char­ac­ters in it

Book Review: Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts by Loren Landow

Book Review: Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts by Loren Landow

You can get a com­pre­hen­sive plan to add to your speed, or power. You could eas­ily just look at the parts you need improve­ment on and tweak your exer­cise régime.

Fun Facts Friday: Daphne du Maurier

Fun Facts Friday: Daphne du Maurier

The nov­els of du Mau­rier rarely end with a happy ending.

Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

This book is an excel­lent look at the rise of Hitler and Nazism from the point of view of an outsider

Guest Post: The Top Five Things That Will Make You Read Lad Lit

Guest Post: The Top Five Things That Will Make You Read Lad Lit

The Lad Lit Blog Tour has been going strong for three weeks now, and I think it is fair to say I’ve man­aged to con­vert a good few peo­ple on both sides of the Atlantic to dip their toe in the lad lit pond, and the rip­ple effect of laugh­ter has helped con­vince a few […]

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