The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Teaser Trailer
Latest Posts / July 29, 2014

While I’m not much of a fantasy reader, I do love the movies. I thought the Lord of the Ring trilogy was fantastic even though I couldn’t get past 150 pages in the book itself. Check out the first trailer for the last piece of The Hobbit movie trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (release date December 17th, 2014).

Fun Facts Friday: Elias Canetti
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / July 25, 2014

Elias Canetti (25 July, 1905 – 14 August, 1994) was a novelist, non-fiction writer, memoirist and playwright. Mr. Elias was born in Bulgaria, but is known as a Swiss and British novelist. Image from russianroulettehitscannes.wordpress.com Books by Elias Canetti The ancestors of Mr. Canetti were Sephardi Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. Canetti came from Cañete, named after Cañete, Cuenca, a village in Spain Mr. Canetti wrote in German In 1981 Mr. Canetti won the Nobel Prize in Literature “for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power”. Mr. Canetti studied Chemistry at the University of Vienna. He graduated in 1929 but never worked as a chemist. As a student, Mr. Canetti witnessed the July Revolt of 1927 (a.k.a. the Vienna Palace of Justice fire). The riot left a deep impression on the future writer, especially the burning of books. Canetti married Venetiana Taubner-Calderon in 1934, she was his muse and literary assistant. He was open to relationships with other women. Canetti immigrated to England, in 1938, devoting his time to research on mass psychology and the allure of fascism. Even though he was a British citizen, Mr. Mr. Canetti lived mostly in…

Book Review: The Tenth Chamber by Glenn Cooper
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / July 24, 2014

A 14th Century book is found hidden in a wall in a monastery, inside it there is a map which points to a cave filled with outstanding paintings on its walls. The book is sent to Paris for restoration where Hugo Pineau, a literary historian, enlists the help of Luc Simard, an archaeologist to find the cave.

Batman Day – Kindle Comics from $0 – $3
Latest Posts / July 23, 2014

To celebrate Batman Day Amazon is giving away “Batman Eternal #1” for free by using promo code “BATMAN75“. Click on the link or on the image below for that promotion (Until August 3, 2014). Comics Sale Featuring Batman, $0.99 Each Also on sale are Batman Graphic Novels for $2.99 each

Book Review: Bringing Down Gaddafi by Andrei Netto

About: Bringing Down Gaddafi: On the Ground with the Libyan Rebels by Andrei Netto is a non-fiction book telling the story of the author, a Brazilian journalist. Mr. Netto traveled to Libya to witness firsthand the uprising against Gaddafi. 320 pages Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade Language: English ISBN-10: 1137279125 My rat­ing for Bringing Down Gaddafi — 4 Buy this book in paper or elec­tronic (Kin­dle) format* Thoughts: Bringing Down Gaddafi: On the Ground with the Libyan Rebels by Andrei Netto  tells of the Libyan Revolution, the author’s harrowing experience, captivity and the people he met along the way. Together with an Iraqi journalist, Mr. Netto’s capture and release was, for me, one of the most interesting aspects of the book. The book also gives an excellent overview of the situation in Libya, including historical context to the revolution. The story moves back and forth between profiles of the revolutionaries, a history lesson and the author’s experiences. Even though the civil war in Libya was brief, it was still very dangerous, especially for reports at the time. The book is written in a very professional, but also personal manner depending on what subject Mr. Netto writes about. Mr. Netto’s book is…

Kiva Loans — Repaid
Latest Posts / July 21, 2014

We’ve received a total of $20.41 in repayments this July. Loan repayments in the amount of $12.02 were made on a portion of a loan purchased with promotional credit, so this amount was returned to the promotional account.   Click here to donate yourself Funded on Aug 16, 2013 Fredy Celestino Guatemala  |  Internet Cafe You Loaned: $25.00 Newly Repaid: $1.42 Total Repaid So Far: $12.71 (50.84% of your loan) Repayment Status: Paying back on time Funded on Dec 26, 2013 Imer Peru  |  Grocery Store You Loaned: $25.00 Newly Repaid: $2.05 Total Repaid So Far: $11.45 (45.80% of your loan) Repayment Status: Paying back on time Funded on Mar 28, 2014 Yrma Peru  |  Liquor Store / Off-License You Loaned: $25.00 Newly Repaid: $3.49 Total Repaid So Far: $3.49 (13.96% of your loan) Repayment Status: Paying back on time Funded on May 14, 2014 Madiha Israel  |  Services You Loaned: $25.00 Newly Repaid: $0.83 Total Repaid So Far: $0.83 (3.32% of your loan) Repayment Status: Paying back on time Funded on Apr 23, 2014 Anonymous Peru  |  Restaurant You Loaned: $25.00 Newly Repaid: $12.02 Total Repaid So Far: $12.02 (48.08% of your loan) Repayment Status: Paying back on time…

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 19 July, 2014
Latest Posts , Twitter Roundup / July 20, 2014

Marvel announced a female Thor to take over in the comics. Does that mean that Thor is now a Disney Princess? Overall, it should be an interesting arc in the comics (nothing is permanent, not even death), they are entrusting the line to very talented writers and artists. Fun Facts Friday: George Bernard Shawtinyurl.com/lkthgch #BookReview Check out a new #Giveaway: Eyes on You by Kate White manoflabook.com/wp/?p=11261 Armchair BEA – Day 3 – Literary Fictiontinyurl.com/p9vy2pj #BookReview RT @elizabethscraig: Do Writers Practice Their Art? ow.ly/z9j84 @Janice_Hardy Bill O’Reilly to Narrate His Upcoming Audiobook mediabistro.com/galleycat/bill…via @GalleyCat Grownups: You Can Read YA, and Why Not Read It With Your Kids? huff.to/1yyv5Lm via @HuffPostBooks 20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Superb Advice on How to Find Your Purpose & Live a Meaningful Lifebrainpickings.org/index.php/2013… via @brainpicker BBC News – First printed book in English sold for over £1m bbc.com/news/entertain… Sherlock Holmes and the battle over literary rights | via @Telegraph fw.to/eR30jtL Fun Facts Friday: Roald Dahltinyurl.com/mrypecv #BookReview Bill Hader By the Booknytimes.com/2014/07/20/boo… Book Review: Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye tinyurl.com/cuxrtcf #BookReview Guest Review: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn tinyurl.com/phalwej#BookReview Guest Review: The Jedi Academy Trilogy Vol. 1: Jedi Search by Kevin J. Andersontinyurl.com/ac5vbdy #BookReview A new post of #FunFacts Friday: Animal Farmmanoflabook.com/wp/?p=2718 Fun Facts Friday:…

Giveaway (Over) : Eyes on You by Kate White
Latest Posts / July 19, 2014

A terrifying psychological suspense with so many twists that the ending will leave you breathless.
What would you do if you began to suspect one day that someone was out to get you? Really get you. But you had absolutely no idea who it was.

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