Fun Facts Friday: Art Buchwald

Art Buchwald (20 October, 1925 – 17 January, 2007) was an American writer best known for his humorist column in the Washington Post, which was syndicated in many other newspapers and a published more than 30 books. Books by Art Buchwald* 1)      Mr. Buchwald was born in New York City and had a pretty rough childhood. […]

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Giveaway & Book Review: The Vineyard by María Dueñas

This book is long, but it’s a satisfying read – something which I rarely say about translated books

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Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman Vol. 1: The Many Arms of Death (Rebirth) by Marguerite Bennett and James IV Tynion

I believe that the Kate Kane Batwoman will become one of DC Comics most successful new characters

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Book Review: Number One Observatory Circle: The Home of the Vice President of the United States by Charles Denyer

The book did not disappoint, not only is it beautiful on the outside, the enclosed photographs of the house, grounds, intimate moments of Vice-Presidents and Presidents with the loved ones, staff, and stuff are alone worth getting the book.

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Fun Facts Friday: Conrad Richter

 By the age of 19, Mr. Richter was already working as the editor of a weekly newspaper. Among his other jobs were a private secretary, jobs in publishing, starting a magazine for young people and as a screen writer for MGM.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs Marc Andreyko

About: Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs (The New 52) by Marc Andreyko (illustrated by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy) is a continuation of the story of Kate Kane, the new Batwoman who is not so much part of the Bat family. This graphic novel collects issues of Batwoman #25 – #34 as well as Batwoman Annual […]

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Book Review: The Happy Ending by David Stokes

I really enjoyed the protagonist, but I think the author went out of his way to make him naïve. He doesn’t like computers, knows nothing about GPS, and is shocked to hear what’s going on inside strip joints.

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Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Felix Leiter by James Robinson

I was excited from the first time I head the plans to make a standalone Felix Leiter story. With all the trepidations and pre-judgements that came with the announcement, only one thought, and one thought only, was on my mind – about damn time!

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Book Review: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Book Review: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Throughout the book the author explains how the brain works, and how to hack the brain to become more productive.

Fun Facts Friday: Arnold Toynbee

Fun Facts Friday: Arnold Toynbee

According to Michael Lang “Toynbee was perhaps the world’s most read, translated, and discussed living scholar.”

Book Review: Billy the Kid by Michael Wallis

Book Review: Billy the Kid by Michael Wallis

Due to the fact that no only don’t we know much about Billy the Kid, but also that he died very young, it’s difficult to fill a whole book about him.

Book Review: Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

Book Review: Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

I’ve read many books about the space program, but Mr. Kluger managed to weave the personal stories of the astronauts (especially the Commander Frank Borman), along with technical details and geopolitical influences

Fun Facts Friday: William Wordsworth

Fun Facts Friday: William Wordsworth

Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a good friend of Mr. Wordsworth for many years. The two poets had a falling out due to Coleridge’s opium addiction.

Book Review: Epic Measures by Jeremy N. Smith

Book Review: Epic Measures by Jeremy N. Smith

The book should be required reading in medical school and for those who create policy.

Fun Facts Friday: Judith Rossner

Fun Facts Friday: Judith Rossner

Judith Rossner (31 Mzarch, 1935 – 9 August, 2005) was an American writer with several best sellers. Books by Judith Rossner* 1)      Ms. Rossner was born in The Bronx as Judith Louise Perelman. 2)      After college, the author married Robert Rossner. The couple had two children. 3)      Even though she wasn’t able to sell short stories […]

Book Review: Our Bodies, Our Data by Adam Tanner

Book Review: Our Bodies, Our Data by Adam Tanner

A sometimes fascinating, sometimes frightening book telling how our medical records are used to analysis and profit

New Kiva Loan: Jorge from Ecuador

New Kiva Loan: Jorge from Ecuador

Click here to donate yourself Jorge is 31 years old and was born in the parish of Cahuasqui in a humble family. He finished school and began to work as a day laborer, but this work is very demanding and requires a lot of physical strength, so Jorge left for the capital to seek a […]

Graphic Novel Review: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why G. Willow Wilson (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist)

Graphic Novel Review: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why G. Willow Wilson (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist)

The story evolved from a cool origin story of a unique heroine with unshakable core beliefs, which one can’t help but admire her for sticking to them, to a cliché “teamwork saves the day” ending.

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