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Graphic Novel Review: Shazam! The New Beginning #1 by Roy Thomas & Dann Thomas

About: Shazam! The New Beginning  #1 by Roy Thomas & Dann Thomas (art by Tom Mandrake) is a graphic novel which retells the origins of Shazam. This graphic novel was originally published in 1987. My rat­ing for Shazam! The New Beginning  #1 — 3 Buy Batman – Shazam! The New Beginning  #1 from Amazon.com* Thoughts: My daughter took […]

Fun Facts Friday: Leon Uris

Leon Uris (3 August, 1924 – 21 June, 2003) was an American author who is mostly known for his two historical fiction books Exodus and Trinity. Books by Leon Uris* The author was born in Baltimore, MD – son of a Polish immigrant. His father, Wolf William married Anna Blumberg, a first generation Russian American. […]

Kiva – July 2018 Repayments

It has been awhile since I posted on the micro-loans I make through Kiva. That does not mean I have stopped or forgotten about it, just pure laziness – that’s all. My loans are coming back nicely, so far only one is delinquent, but is paying it back. I will be able to make two […]

Book Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

The book is very smart, the author builds a complex world, filled with multi-dimensional characters, a class system.

Graphic Novel Review: Batman – Detective Comics Vol. 6: Fall of the Batmen by James Tynion IV

The Victim Syndicate has turned all of Gotham against Batman and his team in protest. They also kidnapped Clayface while threating to release dangerous criminals from Arkham Asylum unless Batman unmasks himself on live TV.

Fun Facts Friday: Giosuè Carducci

Giosuè Carducci (27 July, 1835 – 16 February, 1907) was a Nobel Prize winning Italian poet and author. The poet was brown in a small town in Tuscany. His father, a doctor, was very vocal about his politics advocating the unification of Italy. Due to his stand, Dr. Carducci had to move his family several […]

Book Review: The Fighters by C.J. Chivers

The author tells real stories of real soldiers that have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, some are new to the military and others are veterans of other conflicts. Their stories are told from a humane point of view and takes into account the human factor and the toll fighting takes on one’s self and one’s family.

Fun Facts Friday: Erik Karlfeldt

Erik Karlfeldt (20 July, 1864 – 8 April, 1931) was a popular Swedish poet, member of the Swedish Academy, and winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize in Literature. Books by Erik Karlfeldt* The poet was born Erik Axel Eriksson on a family farm in Karlbo. In 1889 he changed his last name to Karlfeldt in […]

Book Review: Professor at Large: The Cornell Years by John Cleese

In this age, where anti-intellectualism is sadly seen as positive personality trademark by many, it’s nice to read a book which doesn’t shy from it, but embraces this aspect of humanity.

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 4: Deus Ex Machina by James Tynion IV

A solid book of the Detective Comics series. Batman (Bruce Wayne) teams up with Zatanna, the magician, and the reader gets to view a bit of their history.

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