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Book Review: Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham

This is not just a “making of” book, a piece of fluff Hollywood marketing, but an honest look at the difficulties and sacrifices many people make to make this vision come to life (or the theater).

Fun Facts Friday: Sid Fleischman

Sid Fleischman (16 March, 1920 – 17 March, 2010) was an author of children’s books, adult novels and also wrote screenplays. Books by Sid Fleischman* 1)      Even though he was born in Brooklyn, NY Mr. Fleischman grew up in San Diego, CA. 2)      He discovered his interest in magic as a young boy, and held onto that fascination […]

Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames

Throughout the book there are some great suggestions, which you can implement or not, in order to live more frugally.

Guest Post: Red Eagle: The War Within

The publisher is giving away 3 books – please enter through the rafflecopter form at the end of the post Red Eagle: The War Within By Jens Cromer, Chief Editor at Peachill www.peachill.com Buy Red Eagle: The Red Stick War of Alabama  from Amazon.com* I’ve always felt like an outsider. Perhaps you’ve felt the same. […]

Graphic Novel Review: Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition by Tom King & Joshua Williamson

This graphic novel puts the two heroes together for an adventure which also introduces The Watchmen into the DC Universe

Fun Facts Friday: Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff

Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (March 10, 1788 – November 26, 1857) was a Prussian novelist, playwright, translator and poet. Mr. Eichendorff was considered to be a major writer of Romanticism. 1)      Both of his parents were aristocrats from old noble families. His family, however, was always in dire straits. 2)      As a young man, Mr. Eichendorff was schooled at home […]

Book Review: National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 5th Edition: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S. and National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the United States, 5th Edition

The first thing that struck me was that these were quality books. The pages are printed on nice stock, are stitched together and easy to read.

Graphic Novel Review: Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman (Rebirth) by Tim Seeley

The new character the creative team introduces, Raptor, is one of the better new characters DC Comics came out with in awhile.

Fun Facts Friday: Dr. Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 1)      If Dr. Seuss were alive he’d be 107 years old today. 2)      Dr. Seuss’ first book “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street” was rejected 27 times before it found […]

Book Review: World Without End by Ken Follett

As in the first book, I loved the historical research and detailed portrayal of the Middle Ages in England.

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