World Book Night is Here

April 23 is a sym­bolic date for world lit­er­a­ture. It is both the birth and death day of Shake­speare, as well as the death day of Cer­vantes, the great Span­ish nov­el­ist. It is in their hon­our that UNESCO appointed it the inter­na­tional day of the book and that we choose it to cel­e­brate World Book Night. […]

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Book Review: Countdown City by Ben H. Winters

Count­down City by Ben H. Win­ters finds the world 77 days before a huge meteor will hit and will end life as we know it. As expected many peo­ple are going nuts, the gov­ern­ment declares (basi­cally) mar­tial law and no one is really pay­ing atten­tion unless you have a gun.

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Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 19 April, 2014

Happy Easter to all!!! Image from Book Page Easter Thoughts on: Man At a Machine by Stef Wertheimer tinyurl.com/8jdv5sh #BookRe­view Guest Review: Des­per­a­tion by Stephen Kingtinyurl.com/d9yrpgc #BookRe­view Game of Thrones Episode Analy­sis: “The Lion and The Rose"tor.com/blogs/2014/04/… The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick $2 amazon.com/gp/product/B00… via @ama­zon Get Book Rec­om­men­da­tions Using Yasiv’s Ama­zon Prod­ucts Visu­al­iza­tion Toolmediabistro.com/galleycat/get-… via @Gal­l­ey­Cat A Jane […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Richard Harding Davis

5. Davis was a good friend of Teddy Roo­sevelt, and he helped cre­ate the rep­u­ta­tion of the Rough Rid­ers while report­ing on the Spanish-American War.

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Book Review: The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry

It seems as if Mr. Barry put great thought into the nar­ra­tive of this book. Each of us, I’m sure, can go back and point to events which, in our opin­ion, were either a turn­ing point or cross­roads in our lin­ear path even though we did not know it at the time – this is what McNulty is writ­ing about.

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Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 12 April, 2014

Today we start to cel­e­brate Passover, the com­mem­o­ra­tion of the lib­er­a­tion of the Jew­ish slaves from Egypt as told in Exo­dus, a chap­ter of the Jew­ish bible. Passover is a great hol­i­day because you get to see fam­ily you haven't seen in a long time and eat some good food. In the Jew­ish reli­gion, that […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Attila József

Attila József (11 April, 1905 – 3 Decem­ber, 1937) was a famous Hun­gar­ian poet.

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Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

The mur­der / mys­tery is inter­est­ing but not the cen­ter, or the strength of the story. The char­ac­ters are also inter­est­ing, it takes awhile to get to know them which is not nec­es­sar­ily bad, but are also not the strength of the book. The book is strong with describ­ing a soci­ety gone amok.

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World Book Night is Here

World Book Night is Here

April 23 is a sym­bolic date for world lit­er­a­ture. It is both the birth and death day of Shake­speare, as well as the death day of Cer­vantes, the great Span­ish nov­el­ist. It is in their hon­our that UNESCO appointed it the inter­na­tional day of the book and that we choose it to cel­e­brate World Book Night. […]

Book Review: Countdown City by Ben H. Winters

Book Review: Countdown City by Ben H. Winters

Count­down City by Ben H. Win­ters finds the world 77 days before a huge meteor will hit and will end life as we know it. As expected many peo­ple are going nuts, the gov­ern­ment declares (basi­cally) mar­tial law and no one is really pay­ing atten­tion unless you have a gun.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 19 April, 2014

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 19 April, 2014

Happy Easter to all!!! Image from Book Page Easter Thoughts on: Man At a Machine by Stef Wertheimer tinyurl.com/8jdv5sh #BookRe­view Guest Review: Des­per­a­tion by Stephen Kingtinyurl.com/d9yrpgc #BookRe­view Game of Thrones Episode Analy­sis: “The Lion and The Rose"tor.com/blogs/2014/04/… The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick $2 amazon.com/gp/product/B00… via @ama­zon Get Book Rec­om­men­da­tions Using Yasiv’s Ama­zon Prod­ucts Visu­al­iza­tion Toolmediabistro.com/galleycat/get-… via @Gal­l­ey­Cat A Jane […]

Fun Facts Friday: Richard Harding Davis

Fun Facts Friday: Richard Harding Davis

5. Davis was a good friend of Teddy Roo­sevelt, and he helped cre­ate the rep­u­ta­tion of the Rough Rid­ers while report­ing on the Spanish-American War.

Book Review: The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry

Book Review: The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry

It seems as if Mr. Barry put great thought into the nar­ra­tive of this book. Each of us, I’m sure, can go back and point to events which, in our opin­ion, were either a turn­ing point or cross­roads in our lin­ear path even though we did not know it at the time – this is what McNulty is writ­ing about.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 12 April, 2014

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 12 April, 2014

Today we start to cel­e­brate Passover, the com­mem­o­ra­tion of the lib­er­a­tion of the Jew­ish slaves from Egypt as told in Exo­dus, a chap­ter of the Jew­ish bible. Passover is a great hol­i­day because you get to see fam­ily you haven't seen in a long time and eat some good food. In the Jew­ish reli­gion, that […]

Fun Facts Friday: Attila József

Fun Facts Friday: Attila József

Attila József (11 April, 1905 – 3 Decem­ber, 1937) was a famous Hun­gar­ian poet.

Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

The mur­der / mys­tery is inter­est­ing but not the cen­ter, or the strength of the story. The char­ac­ters are also inter­est­ing, it takes awhile to get to know them which is not nec­es­sar­ily bad, but are also not the strength of the book. The book is strong with describ­ing a soci­ety gone amok.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 5 April, 2014

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 5 April, 2014

I've been feel­ing exhausted lately, mind you I don't sleep a lot and the only time I'm exhausted is when I don't sleep at night, or about twice a year and never, ever, for weeks. I went the doc­tor and, as it turned out, I basi­cally had not vit­a­min D in my sys­tem. It's so […]

Fun Facts Friday: Maya Angelou

Fun Facts Friday: Maya Angelou

Today we cel­e­brate the birth­day of notable author and poet Maya Angelou (4 April, 1928). Her life is an inspi­ra­tion to many peo­ple and she is known for cap­ti­vat­ing the audi­ences through her mag­i­cal lyrics and beauty of her words in her poems. Books by Maya Angelou The author’s birth name is Mar­guerite Ann John­son Ms. […]

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