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Book Review: Roma by Steven Saylor

About: “Roma” by Steven Saylor is a packed historical fiction book which attempts to tell 1,000 years of history in 600 pages. The book succeeds superbly in some parts, but not so much in others. 592 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin ISBN: 1250000602 My rating for Roma – 4  Buy & Save on “Roma”  through […]

Book Review Blog Carnival

Rebecca from Book Nerd reviews A Daughter of Two Mothers by Miriam Cohen “A Daughter of Two Mothers is definitely a Jewish book but the message of faith and the meaning of life and hardships are there all the way through the book“. Mysteries in Paradise reviews Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie “EVIL […]

Fun Facts Friday: Robert Southey

On this day in 1774 Robert Southey (12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843), England’s poet laureate from 1813 until his death in 1843, was born. While Mr. Southey seems to have been forgotten by today’s world of poetry, in his time he was widely read and admired. 1)      Southey was expelled from school for […]

Book Review: Adam & Eve by Sena Jeter Naslund

About: “Adam & Eve” by Sena Jeter Naslund is a fictional book which tries to tackle the evolution / creationism debate through its characters and via the storyline. The book encompasses a love story, thriller and mystery in short space. 384 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition ISBN-10: 0061579289 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one […]

Guest Post: A Lyrical and Mysterious Journey to Self Help by Paula Renaye

Sometimes—maybe a lot of times—things that don’t seem so pleasant when they happen are pivotal turning points when we look back on them. For me, it was the sudden loss of my dad in 1991. When I made the decision to walk away from college and a promising journalism career to be married, it required […]

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

About: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs is a fictional book set in two timelines. The book is peppered with vintage photographs which help it achieve a chilling effect. 352 pages Publisher:Quirk Books ISBN: 1594744769 My rating for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – 4 Buy & Save on “Miss Peregrine’s […]

Fun Facts Friday: Guy de Maupassant

Today, August 5, is the birthday of French writer Guy de Maupassant who was born in the year 1850. If you haven’t heard of Monsieur Maupassant don’t be alarmed, he wrote mostly short stories. 1)      Was born as Henri-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant. 2)      Even though he is known for writing he started out by studying law […]

Author Q&A with Ellen Feldman

I’m glad I read, “Next to Love” (book review) by Ellen Feld­man (web­site), it was a very enjoyable, well written and unique book. I had some hesitation before requesting it, but I’m glad I did. Ms. Feldman was kind enough to answer a few questions I had, here they are. Q. The cover is very […]

Book Review: Far from Zion by Charles London

About: “Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community” by Charles London is a non-fiction account of the author’s search for his identity. In his search Mr. London goes far and wide looking for Jews in diaspora. 320 pages Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 0061561061 My rating for Far from Zion – 4  Buy […]

Book Review: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

About: “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery is a fictional book set in Paris, France. The book discusses philosophy, culture, the class system and more – sometimes on account of a strong story. 336 pages Publisher: Europa Editions ISBN: 9781933372600 My rating for The Elegance of the Hedgehog – 4 Buy & Save […]

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