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Fun Facts Friday: John Crowe Ransom

As a faculty member at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio he founded the Kenyon Review and was its editor until he retired.

Book Review: While the Music Played by Nathaniel Lande

The author follows several people throughout the book, some famous, some well-known, and others are just trudging day to day trying to survive.

Book Review: The Abandonment of the West by Michael Kimmage

The author goes through what this idea meant and how it shaped our nation, and others. He goes to write about what the abandonment of this idea cost the United States in terms of principals, good will, influence, blood, and treasure.

Fun Facts Friday: Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (24 April, 1905 – 15 September, 1989)) was an American novelist, critic, and poet laureate.

Guest Post: 5 Tips for Writing Best-Sellers

Writing a novel is certainly no mean feat – it takes a lot of time, effort, and a good deal of determination, too. Whether you are writing your first novel, your tenth, or just thinking about an idea you’ve had and whether to turn it into a book or not, you may be wondering what […]

Book Review: The Candy Bombers by Andrei Cherny 

About:               The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour by Andrei Cherny  is a non-fiction account of one of America’s greatest and successful humanitarian missions. Mr. Cherny is an author, lawyer, and businessman. 640 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult Language: English ISBN-10: 0399154965   My rat­ing for The Candy Bombers […]

Book Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

This book is very unique, I enjoyed the dark humor, even though it took the book a bit to get going the story flowed smoothly

Fun Facts Friday: Karen Blixen

Returning to Denmark, Mrs. Blixen pulsed Seven Gothic Tales in 1934. The book was written in English, under her nom-de-plume Isak Dinesen and was critically acclaimed.

Book Review: Life for Sale by Yukio Mishima

Hanio Yamada sees no future for himself, so he puts an ad in the paper offering his life for sale. In his quest to be killed Hanio meets many shadowy characters, gets involved with underground organizations, a vampire woman, but somehow manages to make a lot of money while at it.

Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

I found the story to be well researched and detail enough to build a picture without hurting the narrative. The writing is very engaging, almost lyrical, but the author somehow also manages to capture the harsh life and climate.  

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