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Fun Facts Friday: Czesław Miłosz

Czesław Miłosz (30 June, 1911 – 14 August, 2004) was a poet, writer and translator from Poland. Books by Czesław Miłosz* 1)      Originally born under the flag of the Russian Empire, the village of Szetejnie is now part of Lithuania. 2)      During World War II, Mr. Miłosz was in Warsaw, which was ruled by Nazi Germany. 3)      After the war, Mr. […]

Book Review: Monticello : A Daughter and Her Father by Sally Cabot Gunning

Monticello is a well written and meticulously researched book told from the point of view on Martha

Graphic Novel Review: Justice League: A League of One by Christopher Moeller

I enjoyed the mythology which the writer incorporated in the first story, actually is based very much on mythology.

Book Review: Octopussy and The Living Daylights by Ian Fleming

I simply feel that the James Bond series should have gotten a much stronger finish than two short stories and two outlines for short stories.

Fun Facts Friday: Irvin S. Cobb

Irvin S. Cobb (23 June, 1876 – 11 March, 1944) was a prolific American humorist, columnist and author. Books by Irvin S. Cobb* 1)      Born in Paducah, Kentucky, Mr. Cobb moved to New York when he was 28 years old. 2)      At one time, Mr. Cobb was the highest paid staff reporter in the United […]

Book Review: A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin

The characters, they are complex and three dimensional, as I mentioned none are “good” and none are “evil”, but complex human beings trying to stay alive and working for their own best interest.

Book Review: A Chain of Thunder (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater #2) by Jeff Shaara

The research in this book, as with the author’s other books, demands special recognition. While the book is condensed, almost like a history book, it is very readable and interesting.

Fun Facts Friday: Isabelle Holland

A recurring theme in her books were the effects of alcoholism on families.

Graphic Novel Review: Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar

The book is still one of the smartest, self-contained graphic novels I have read

Book Review: War Reporting for Cowards by Chris Ayres

Being embedded with American troops is no joke, as he soon finds out