Guest Post: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

This idea was embodied in the creation of individual centers, where all women capable of having a child were forced to become a servant.

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Graphic Novel Review: Lucifer Vol. 1: The Infernal Comedy (the Sandman Universe) by Dan Watters

About: Lucifer Vol. 1: The Infernal Comedy (the Sandman Universe) by Dan Watters (illustrated by Max Fiumara and Sebastian Fiumara )expands on the expensive universe created by Neil Gaiman.  The Sandman is a series of comic books following Dream (Morpheus, among other aliases), and is one of the few graphic novels to grace the New York […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Jean-Paul Sartre

He was a practical joker during his time at Ecole Normale Supérieure, a school he was attending. Once he convinced the media that following his transatlantic flight, famed aviator Charles Lindbergh would stop at the school. Him and his classmates hired a lookalike, how walked in with the media behind him.

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Book Review: The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer

About: The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer is a fantasy novel following two brothers, born in the mid-1300s, who jump forward 99 years for every day that passes. Dr. Mortimer is an award winning historian and novelist.  400 pages Publisher: Pegasus Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1681776162 My rating for The Outcasts of Time – 4 Buy The Outcasts […]

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Book Review: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

When most of us hear the name Leonardo da Vinci, we think of his paintings the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. Others might think of The Vitruvian Man or his designs of early tanks and helicopter. Just like any other human beings, Leonardo da Vinci is more than a painter, engineer or weapon smith, and in this biography Walter Isaacson tries to figure out this complex genius.

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Book Review: One Giant Leap by Charles Fishman

About: One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon by Charles Fishman tells the story of the Americans who fought tooth and nail to accomplish the task of sending me to the moon, and bringing them safely back to Earth. 480 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 1501106295 My rating […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe (14 June, 1811 – 1 July, 1896) is an American author, known mostly for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin but she was an avid writer all of her life. Picture from Nation’s history is embedded in portrait of a famous writer – boston.com Books by Harriet Beecher Stowe* 1 ) Uncle Tom’s […]

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Book Review: The Undercover Nazi Hunter by Wolfe Frank

About: The Undercover Nazi Hunter: Exposing Subterfuge and Unmasking Evil in Post-War Germany by Wolfe Frank (edited by Paul Hooley) is a non-fiction book composed of articles the author wrote while he researched post-war Germany’s attitude through street level  investigations. Mr. Frank, a German born British citizen, was the Chief Interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials. 288 […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Red Lanterns Vol. 3: The Second Prophecy by Peter Milligan

Graphic Novel Review: Red Lanterns Vol. 3: The Second Prophecy by Peter Milligan

About: Red Lanterns Vol. 3: The Second Prophecy by Peter Milligan (illustrated Miguel Sepúlveda) is a graphic which continues the story of the brutal civil war the Red Lanterns (fueled by rage) are fighting. This graphic novel collects issues #0, #13-20, as well as Green Lantern #20. 272 pages Publisher: DC Comics; The New 52 […]

Fun Facts Friday: Pío Baroja

Fun Facts Friday: Pío Baroja

Pío Baroja (28 December, 1872 – 30 October, 1956) was a Spanish writer, biographer and physician. Portrait by Joaquin Sorolla (1914) Books by Pio Baroja* Born as Pío Baroja y Nessi in San Sebastián , his father was Serafin Baroja, a noted writer at the time. Baroja started writing seriously at the age of 13. […]

Book Review: My Brother Job by Shemi Zarhin

Book Review: My Brother Job by Shemi Zarhin

About: My Brother Job by Shemi Zarhin is an Israeli novel, unfortunately this novel has not been translated (yet?) into English. Mr. Zarhin is an author and movie directory.   424 pages Publisher: Keter Books (2017) ASIN: B076455LBQ   My rating for My Brother Job – 5 Books by Shemi Zarhin* Thoughts: The way My Brother Job […]

Graphic Novel Review: Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar by Tom King

Graphic Novel Review: Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar by Tom King

About: Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar by Tom King (illustrated by Mikel Janin, Joëlle Jones, and Travis Moore) is a graphic novel which follows the complex path that Batman and Catwoman lead to their wedding. This graphic novel includes Batman #38-44. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401280277   My rating for […]

Fun Facts Friday: Rebecca West

Fun Facts Friday: Rebecca West

Rebecca West (21 December, 1892 – 15 March, 1983) was a British journalist, author and travel writer. Books by Rebecca West* The author’s birth name was Cicely Isabel Fairfield, she took her nom de plume from a Henrik Ibsen work called Rosmersholm, who rebellious heroine was of that name while training to be an actress […]

Author Q&A with Jason McMillan

Author Q&A with Jason McMillan

Jason McMillan wrote The Grey Zone, his first novel which takes place in a future where The United States has joined the Global Federation of Nations to implement the Basic Human Standard, which improved life for much of the world. Mr. McMillan has been kind enough to answer a few questions about his first book […]

Book Review: The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

Book Review: The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

About: The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas is a novel which imagines the world if time travel was invented in the late 1960s by four female scientist, and a murder being investigated across time. This is Ms. Mascarenhas’ first novel. 336 pages Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1683319443   My rating […]

Graphic Novel Review: Red Lanterns, Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns by Peter Milligan

Graphic Novel Review: Red Lanterns, Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns by Peter Milligan

About: Red Lanterns, Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns by Peter Milligan (art by Miguel Sepúlveda and Ed Benes) is a graphic novel continuing the story of the Red Lanterns, fueled by anger and rage. This graphic novel collects Red Lanterns 8-12, and Stormwatch 10.   144 pages Publisher: DC Comics (March 12, […]

Fun Facts Friday: Shirley Jackson

Fun Facts Friday: Shirley Jackson

American author Shirley Jackson (14 December, 1916 -8 August, 1965) born on this day. She is best known for her excellent short story The Lottery. Books by Shirley Jackson* 1 ) Jackson believed in white and black magic 2 ) The author influenced Stephen King and Neil Gaiman 3 ) Jackson’s husband, Stanley Hyman, is […]

Book Review: Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis

Book Review: Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis

About: Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is a non-fiction book about a British spy operating in occupied France. Mr. Lofits was a corporate attorney, but is now a full time writer. 384 pages Publisher: Gallery Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1501198653 My […]

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