William S. Burroughs (5 February, 1914 – 2 August, 1997) was an American author, satirist, painter and celebrity. Image from http://www.burroughs100.com/features/the-burroughs-guy-an-interview-with-james-grauerholz-by-tom-king-text-and-audio Burroughs family fortune came from the Burroughs Adding Machine. His parents sold their stock in 1929, right before the crush. Burroughs has a degree in English lit from Harvard. The military rejected him four times. When […]
Anton Chekhov (29 January, 1860 — 15 July, 1904) was one of Russia's most beloved writers. He wrote plays, short stories, novellas, non-fiction, and one novel. "Chekhov 1898 by Osip Braz" by Osip Braz — . Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Chekhov was a physician by trade with a degree from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow […]
Giveaway (Over): Wonderment: A Book of Life, Thought, Love, Philosophy and Reality (But Mostly Reality) by Barry R. Boughen
The author is giving away one copy of this book to two (2) winners –to enter fill out the Rafflecoptter form at the end of the post. THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY Do you believe in God? If you do without question then this book is probably not for you, as no argument will make you think […]
Nellie Bly is the pen name of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, an accomplished journalist, inventor and adventurer.
The advice is mostly conservative and sensible.Avoid excess, budget, don't take on too much, or any, debt and, of course, live within your means.
At Newstead Abbey, Byron’s home, he served guests drinks in goblets made of skulls from the family’s crypt. Lord Byron even asked for the skull of Percy Bysshe Shelley at his cremation. Shelley’s friends, knowing who he’s talking to, promptly refused.
I truly enjoyed this book and the linked stories that go along with it.
It seems that Molière enjoyed antagonizing people even those from his inner, aristocratic circle making fun of infidelity and such.
This novel is an exciting, fast paced page turner with many themes
The book is really a battle of wits between The Great Houdini and Margery, who despite their competition came to like one another (for a time).