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Book Review: Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

About: “Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time” by Mark Adams is a non-fiction book in which the author follows the footsteps of Hiram Bingham III. 352 pages Publisher: Dutton Adult ISBN: 0525952241 My rating for Turn Right at Machu Picchu – 5 Buy & Save on “Turn […]

Fun Facts Friday: Raymond Chandler

Tomorrow we are celebrating the birth of two important people who each changed the world in their own unique ways. One of these people is author Raymond Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959), creator of the detective Philip Marlowe. 1) Raymond Chandler born in Chicago but raised in England. 2) He worked as […]

Book Review: First Man by James R. Hansen

About: “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” by James R. Hansen is a biography of the famous astronaut. This book is especially remarkable due to Mr. Armstrong’s 35 years of trying to live his life away from fame. 784 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 074325631X My rating for First Man – 5 […]

Book Review: Next to Love by Ellen Feldman

About: “Next to Love “by Ellen Feldman is a fictional book which follows three childhood friends before, during and after World War II. 304 pages Publisher: Spiegel & Grau ISBN: 0812992717 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “Next to Love” to be given out– enter at the end of the post. My […]

Book Review: Fly Navy by Alvin Townley

About: “Fly Navy: Discovering the Extraordinary People and Enduring Spirit of Naval Aviation” by Alvin Townley is a non-fiction book about the real world adventures of people in the US Navy. The book focuses on real people and real stories. 352 pages Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books ISBN-10: 0312650841 My rating for “Fly Navy” – 4 […]

Author Q&A with Keith Donohue

Author Keith Dono­hue (web­site) wrote the black comedy “Centuries of June” (book review) which I very much enjoyed . I had many questions about this strange book, which somehow works. I actually got to ask a few of them. I love book blogging. Q. I found it hard to categorize “Centuries of June”, how would […]

Cover Gallery: The Scarlet Pimpernel

“The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Baroness Emmuska Orczy  (book review) has had some excellent covers over the years. Take a look and let me know which one is your favorite.   I like number 2 and 3. Number three especially since it is mysterious and has a lot to do with the story. Zohar – Man […]

Fun Facts Friday: The Scarlet Pimpernel

“The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Baroness Emmuska Orczy is an exciting book with some great history behind it. After reading it (book review) I did some research on it and found some amazing and fun facts. 1)      Baroness Emmuska Orczy full name is Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála  Orczy de Orczi. Emmuska, meaning “little […]

Book Review: The Scarlet Pimpernel By Baroness Emmuska Orczy

About: “The Scarlet Pimpernel” By Baroness Emmuska Orczy is a fictional story taking place during the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution. This is the first, and most famous, in a series of novels about The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel. 202 pages ISBN: 1456506897 My rating for The Scarlet Pimpernel – 4 Buy […]

Book Review: Centuries of June by Keith Donohue

About: “Centuries of June” by Keith Donohue is a fictional book where a man meet his past consorts. The book’s timeline is irrelevant since it compromises of several unrelated tales which all have a common denominator. 352 pages Publisher: Crown ISBN-10: 0307450287 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “Centuries of June” to […]