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Fun Facts Friday: R.P. Blackmur

His literary reputation was not only based on criticism, but also on the poetry Mr. Blackmur wrote.

Guest Post: Contests and Awards by Chris Harold Stevenson

How much does talent have to do with copping a win? Fortunately a great book will stand out whether it is picked by a panel of judges or a reader’s poll. It is subjective and a matter of personalized opinion. Yet the wheat will win over the chaff. Every time. 

Book Review: The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner

The photographs are gorgeous and the write ups are very interesting. It is important to note that the diet of Blue Zone residents is only part of the reason for thier longevity, climate, reasonable amount of exercise, family, work, and relationships all have a big say in getting to old age

Book Review: The Fire and the Darkness by Sinclair McKay

The author does not shy away from the controversy surrounding the bombing. Was it necessary? Was it a war crime? A crime against humanity? How did the people who ordered the bombing as well as those executing the orders deal with the morality of it?

Guest Post: 5 True Ray Bradbury’s Predictions about the Future Technologies

Ray Bradbury is one of the science fiction pioneers who cleverly envisaged a brand new world and its reliance on cutting-edge technologies. In his famous dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 – published way back in 1953 – Bradbury predicted a wide range of high-tech phenomena that turned out to be true a few decades later. A […]

Book Review: The Great Rift by James Mann

The book follows 4 decades of public service, from Mr.  Powel’s service in Vietnam and Mr. Cheney’s entrance to government, to the administration of George W. Bush (43). The two men became great friends, but fell apart in later years.

Book Review: Ian Fleming and SOE’s Operation Postmaster: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 by Brian Lett

The story mainly follows a small group of soldiers, the first of the SOE, who were rescued from Dunkirk and follows them through Operation Postmaster

Fun Facts Friday: Sinclair Lewis

His novel, Main Street (1920) was projected to sell 25,000 copies. The novel sold 180,000 copies in six months, and two million within a few years. The novel made the Lewis family rich.

Guest Book Review: My Education by Susan Choi

This stylish, steamy campus novel dissects a passionate affair between a brainy ingenue and her professor’s magnetic, intellectual, incandescent wife.

Book Review: More Noble Than War by Nicholas Blincoe

I have long ago realized that many things are more than they seem, and that politics seem to be encroaching on every aspect of our life.

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