Book Review: P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy

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Even though the book starts off in the “romantic” direction, there is an odd twist towards the end which was a nice surprise

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Giveaway: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Last week I reviewed Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Boost Brainpower, Increase Focus, and Maximize Performance-in Just Two Weeks by Dave Asprey is a non-fiction book in which the author describes his journey for a more productive brain. Give­away Give­away ends: May 1, 2017 Winners must have a valid e-mail address US Address Only please Win­ners […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Emily Brontë (Repost)

Twenty One, April is the birthday of author Charlotte Brontë who was born in 1816. While I did not care much for Jane Eyre , I did appreciate its literary qualities. Check out my Fun Facts Friday on Charlotte’s sister, Emily. Books by Charlotte Brontë 1 ) Charlotte Brontë was the only one of her sisters […]

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Giveaway and Book Review: Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Bai Tide is a light, fast read with loveable characters and exploit

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Book Review: Great Books of China by Frances Wood

The author touches on Confucian and Daoist writings, famous novels, poetry, historic manuals, gardening and manual labor.

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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.

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Fun Facts Friday: Arnold Toynbee

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

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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.

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Fun Facts Friday: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Fun Facts Friday: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

10) Mr. Coleridge was so critical of the bad literary taste of his contemporaries that he thought that would mean a continued desecration of literature.

Book Review: Let There Be Laughter by Michael Krasny

Book Review: Let There Be Laughter by Michael Krasny

I love the sarcastic, bitter, dark Jewish humor which, to be fair, is shared with many cultures but with a twist of guilt and spice.

Guest Post: My Life As An Over-50 Peace Corps Volunteer by Michael Licwinko

Guest Post: My Life As An Over-50 Peace Corps Volunteer by Michael Licwinko

Michael Licwinko wanted to be a Peace Corps Volunteer when he graduated from college, but for reasons spelled out in this book the timing wasn’t right. Ten years later he thought it was, but no. Finally, after thirty years of hanging on to the dream, he realized it. In order to “edutain” his family and friends […]

Fun Facts Friday: James Whitcomb Riley

Fun Facts Friday: James Whitcomb Riley

At a dinner at the White House with President Grover Cleveland and other dignitaries, Mr. Riley read a poem and spoke about the need for international copyright protections.

Guest Post: Find a Nook and Read a Book: How reading every day can improve your well-being

Guest Post: Find a Nook and Read a Book:  How reading every day can improve your well-being

  Photo via Pixabay Books have been an essential part of our lives since we entered this world. Most of us have memories of story time with Mom or Dad. Stories would transport us to other worlds and made us realize that anything is possible within those delicate pages. Unlike the fairy tale hero Peter […]

Book Review: One Man Against the World by Tim Weiner

Book Review: One Man Against the World by Tim Weiner

This book was certainly an eye opener, the figure of Nixon, a puzzle in death as much as in life, still has historians bewildered and many mystified

A Q&A with Mark Edwards, Author of The Devil’s Work

A Q&A with Mark Edwards, Author of The Devil’s Work

As a six word story, explain what The Devil’s Work is about? Dream job becomes a terrifying nightmare.   (My original pitch was ‘The Devil Wears Prada rewritten by Stephen King’ but that’s eight words!) As opposed to other types of fiction, what do you think the is appeal of psychological thrillers? Psychological thrillers are […]

Excerpt from Black Rain by Matthew B.J. Delaney

Excerpt from Black Rain by Matthew B.J. Delaney

The security men had advised against it. Or at least Greeley had. But Greeley advised against most things. Like taking walks, sitting by open windows, and eating in restaurants. He’d be against meltwater, Synthate shopping, and visiting pleasure parlors, if he thought anyone would pay attention. The secret to getting along with Greeley was to […]

Fun Facts Friday: Truman Capote

Fun Facts Friday: Truman Capote

While working as an assistant editor for Mademoiselle magazine, Mr. Capote recommended his editor to published a story called Homecoming by a teenager named Ray Bradbury, thus giving the famous author his first break.

Book Review: Chains of Sand by Jemma Wayne

Book Review: Chains of Sand by Jemma Wayne

The author writes about the challenges of living in the region for both Jews and Arabs, especially for young people who struggle with identity and family.

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