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Fun Facts Friday: Mort Walker

Tomorrow, September 3 will be the birthday of author and cartoonist Mort Walker (September 3, 1923). Mr. Walker (website) is mostly known for creating the comic strip Beetle Bailey in 1950 as well as Hi and Lois in 1954. Mr. Walker has written several excellent books on comics history and comic art as well as […]

Thoughts on: Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz

About: “Displaced Persons” by Ghita Schwartz is a fictional book which follows a group of holocaust survivors from their liberation to the twilight of their life.  This is a moving narrative of people with no country and no home. 352 pages Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 0061881902 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of […]

Special Offer (Over): The Eighth Scroll by Laurence B. Brown

Recently I read Dr. Laurence B. Brown’s book “The Eighth Scroll”, as usual I blogged about my thoughts when I finished reading. Recently Dr. Brown wrote me offering to send a SPECIAL OFFER via email to my readers. Simply put your email address in the form below and I will forward them to the author […]

Thoughts on: Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal

About: Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal is a non-fictionbook by Israeli journalists Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal. The book recounts some of the great successes and failures of the secret Israeli agency. 400 pages Publisher: Ecco Language: English ISBN-10: 0062123408 My rating for The Mossad – 5 Buy […]

Thoughts on: Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andreï Makine

About: “Dreams of My Russian Summers” by Andreï Makine is a fictional, semi-autobiographical book. The book was originally written in French and has won several awards. 241 pages Publisher: Arcade Publishing ISBN: 155970893X The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (2) copies of “Dreams of My Russian Summers” to be given out– enter at the end […]

Fun Facts Friday: Theodore Dreiser

Tomorrow will be the birthday of American novelist Theodore Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945). Mr. Dreiser is known for many things, among them are the situations he created which resemble nature studies more than the philosophical choice of agency. 1 ) Born Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser  in Terre Haute, Indiana and was 12 out […]

Thoughts on: Uncle Misha’s Partisans by Yuri Suhl

About: “Uncle Misha’s Partisans” by Yuri Suhl is a fictional book following the adventures of a Ukrainian boy during World War II. The book is meant for young adults (YA) and should be read as such. 211 pages Publisher: Shapolsky Publishers ISBN: 0933503237 My rating for Uncle Misha’s Partisan’s – 5 Thoughts: The book, “Uncle […]

Authors on Facebook

A few days ago I stumbled on a fascinating tweet-chat using the hashtag #bookmarket. While I’m not an active participant of that chat (I work at that time) I happen to hop on and join the conversation. The theme was authors using social media to sell books and the question asked was whether or not […]

Thoughts on: Better by Mistake by Alina Tugend

About: “Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong” by Alina Tugend is a non-fiction book which tries to explain how dealing with mistakes can benefit you and your work. While this book might be categorized as self-help, I found it to be more than that and  thought provoking as well. 304 pages Publisher: […]

Thoughts on: The Devil’s Gold By Steve Berry

About: “The Devil’s Gold” By Steve Berry is a short fictional eBook original. The book follows one of the characters in Mr. Berry’s books on a short adventure. Publisher: Ballantine Books ASIN: B004U33GCW  My rat­ing for The Devil’s God— 4 Buy “The Devil’s Gold” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account: $0.99 on the Kindle Thoughts: “The […]

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