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Fun Facts Friday: John Clare

John Clare (13 July, 1934 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet who wrote about the English countryside. Books by John Clare* As the son of a farmer, the poet worked in agriculture as a small boy, but attended school until the ripe old age of 12. Some of young Mr. Clare’s favorite books […]

Book Review: The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer

The first thing I noticed, right off when starting to read this novel, is that it is absolutely believable and well written

Book Review: The Private Life of Victoria by Alexander MacDonald

The author writes about the way Queen Victoria conducted her personal relationships before, and during, her reign

Fun Facts Friday: Bessie Head

The Bessie head Heritage Trust and the Bessie Head Literature Awards were established in 2007

Book Review: A Passion for Leadership by Robert M. Gates

The book is a tell all narrative on how to manage and implement change in vast organizations.

Graphic Novel Review: DC Universe: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns

About: DC  Universe: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns (illustrated by Gary Frank, Phil Jimenez, Ivan Reis, and Ethan Van Sciver) is a graphic novel which tries to reinvent the DC Universe as we know it. 96 pages Publisher: DC Comics; Deluxe edition Language: English ISBN-10: 1401270727   My rating for DC  Universe: Rebirth #1 – 4 […]

Book Review: Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt

About: Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt is a fictional book set in the mid-1600s, Holland. Ms. van der Vlugt is a Dutch writer known for historical fiction for young adults. The publisher is giving away one (1) copy of this book – enter via the rafflecoper form at the end of the post. Publisher: […]

Book Review: The Color of Water by James McBride

Mrs. McBride converted to Christianity and her son had no idea that she was Caucasian and not just “light skinned”. Discovering that he is half-white was a revelation to the author and part of the book is him coming to terms with his mixed race.

Book Review: Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish

About: Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish is a basic book about making artisan bread. Mr. Forkish, a former corporate leader who became a baker and opened up Ken’s Artisan Bakery in Portland, OR. 272 pages Publisher: Ten Speed Press Language: English ISBN-10: 160774273X   My rat­ing […]

Fun Facts Friday: H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon’s Mines was written as part of a five-shilling bet Mr. haggard had with his brother. The bet was that he couldn’t write a novel half as good as Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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