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 […]

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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.

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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.

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Fun Facts Friday: Isabelle Holland

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

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Graphic Novel Review: Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar

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

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Book Review: War Reporting for Cowards by Chris Ayres

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

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Fun Facts Friday: Richard Adams

Richard Adams (9 May, 1920 – 24 December, 2016) was a novelist from England who is known for his novel Watership Down. Books by Richard Adams* 1)      Mr. Adams studied modern history in Worcester College, Oxford. 2)      During World War II he was posted to the Royal Army Service Corps. 3)      Mr. Adams was a […]

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Giveaway & Book Review: More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger’s Daring Escape From the Nazis​ by D.M. Annechino

The story takes place during World War II, but the war is just a backdrop to this admirable, and well written, story.

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Book Review: The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney

Book Review: The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney

For any lover of literature and trivia, this book is a gem.

Book Review: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Book Review: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

I truly enjoyed Ms. Mantel’s writing, it is sharp, distinct and lively.

Guest Post: The ironing board desk and the fountain pen

Guest Post: The ironing board desk and the fountain pen

David Dunham is the author of The Silent Land, a novel set in England between 1903 and 1919, and is currently writing The Legend of Caradoc. You can find him at: @ddunhamauthor and on Facebook at Facebook.com/DavidDunhamAuthor and through his website, daviddunham.co.uk The ironing board desk and the fountain pen I admit, I’ve done it. […]

Fun Facts Friday: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

Fun Facts Friday: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

The story was written after the film Dr. No was released, literary 007 gotten some of cinematic Bond’s persona.

Book Review: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

Book Review: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

Mr. Fleming realized that after World War II, England was no longer the world power it once was and lets it all out on the page in a dialog which must have been torturous to write between Bond and the head of the Japanese Secret Service.

Penguin Random House #GiveaBook

Penguin Random House #GiveaBook

This holiday season, Penguin Random House is giving you 5 books in your honor to donate to your community through our third annual #GiveaBook holiday campaign. Since 2014, Penguin Random House has donated more than 85,000 books to children across the country through First Book. First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new […]

Book Review: The Ninja, The Secret History of Ninjutsu by Kacem Zoughari Ph.D

Book Review: The Ninja, The Secret History of Ninjutsu by Kacem Zoughari Ph.D

About: The Ninja, The Secret History of Ninjutsu: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan by Kacem Zoughari Ph.D. is a fascinating history book. Dr. Zoughari is obviously involved in martial arts and the subject is dear to his heart. The publisher is giving away 1 copy of this book – enter using the Rafflecopter form at […]

Fun Facts Friday: Lope Félix de Vega

Fun Facts Friday: Lope Félix de Vega

Lope Félix de Vega (25 November, 1562 – 27 August, 1635) was a Spanish playwright, poet and novelist. The first signs of the author’s genius were in childhood, at age 5 he could read Spanish and Latin, at age 10 he was already translating from Latin. The author joined the Spanish navy in 1583 and […]

Book Spotlight: Blood Trails by Diane Capri

Book Spotlight: Blood Trails by Diane Capri

About Blood Trails – the first of a new thriller series by Diane Capri Michael Flint is the heir hunter of last resort. A forensic genealogist and former clandestine agent specializing in high-end private investigations, he promises clients he can find anyone, anytime, anywhere—dead or alive. Laura Oakwood stands to lose more than $50 million in […]

Book Review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

Book Review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

If you are a fan of the early space program, or just that of the human condition, this book is for you.

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