Book Review: Lincoln’s Last Trial by Dan Abrams & David Fisher

I first noticed this book when author Dan Abrams hawked it on TV as part of a panel on one of the Sunday political shows I watch. The book immediately caught my attention since I really enjoy these min-biographies which delve in depth into a short, but meaningful time in the subject’s life.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland by Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV

About: Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland by Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV (illustrated by Steve Epting and Ben Oliver) finds the heroine battling the Many Arms of Death. This issue, part of DC Comics’ Rebirth, collects issues #7 – 11. My rat­ing for Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland  — 3 Buy Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland  from Amazon.com* […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Ann Petry

Ann Petry (12 October, 1908 – 28 April, 1997) was an American novelist, author of children’s books and short stories. Books by Ann Petry* The author was born as Ann Lane in Old Saybrook, CT. At the time she was one of 15 African Americans in the town. The author’s father was a pharmacist, her […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman: White Knight by Sean Murphy

In this graphic novel, The Joker rebrand himself as the White Knight of Gotham, the man who will shine a light on all the corruption which is dragging down the city to benefit the few.

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Book Review: Five Presidents by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin

I loved reading about these great man, who were after all just humans as we all are. Eisenhower’s legendary passion for golf, Johnson’s humane side and the pride of his roots,

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Graphic Novel Review: Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition

About: Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition is an anthology of Superman, the world’s greatest hero by various authors and artists.  This is more of a celebration of the character than a cohesive story. 384 pages Publisher: DC Comics; Deluxe edition Language: English ISBN-10: 9781401278878 My rat­ing for Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition  — 4 Buy Action Comics […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Frederic Morton

Frederic Morton (5 October, 1924 – 20 April, 2015) was an award winning American writer who was born in Austria. Books by Frederic Morton* The writer was born as Fritz Mandelbaum in Vienna, Austria. His father was a blacksmith whose specialty was making imperial medals and belt buckles for the Austrian Army.In 1938 Nazi Germany […]

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Book Review: Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War by Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall

I love a good spy novel, a great one is even better, and a great non-fiction book which reads like a great spy novel is the best.

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Giveaway: The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White

Giveaway: The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White

The publisher is giving away one (1) copy, please enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems…. Recently divorced, Merilee […]

Book Review: House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel

Book Review: House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel

A good story but not one that gets a hold of you and doesn’t let go

Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Kill Chain by Andy Diggle

Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Kill Chain by Andy Diggle

The artwork is excellent, this is the way I imagined James Bond to be when I was reading the Ian Fleming novels.

Fun Facts Friday: Seán O’Casey

Fun Facts Friday: Seán O’Casey

Seán O’Casey (30 March, 1880 – 18 September, 1964) was an Irish dramatist and playwright. 1)      Suffering from poor eyesight, you Mr. O’Casey had trouble at school, but taught himself to read and write by age 13. 2)      His father died with he was six years old, and the family (of thirteen!) had to move from house […]

Book Review: The Saint of Wolves and Butchers by Alex Grecian

Book Review: The Saint of Wolves and Butchers by Alex Grecian

A fun and exciting read

Guest Post by Author D. Ray Thomas

Guest Post by Author D. Ray Thomas

The Take It Back series 1 – 4.   Hello! Welcome to my guest blog! My name is D. Ray Thomas and I hope this blog will make you laugh, make you cry, and help you understand why I’m no longer allowed in public. I joke! I can go out at night. Between 3 and […]

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 2: I Am Suicide by Tom King

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 2: I Am Suicide by Tom King

The art of this book is fantastic, absolutely gorgeous and moves the story forward in leap and bounds.

Fun Facts Friday: Roger Martin du Gard

Fun Facts Friday: Roger Martin du Gard

Roger Martin du Gard (23 March, 1881 – 22 August, 1958) was an award winning French author. Roger Martin du Gard Theo van Rysselberghe 1)      He was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to a prosperous lawyer. 2)      Mr. du Gard was a trained paleographer. 3)      In 1906 he married Hélène Foucault, the couple honeymooned in North Africa […]

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

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

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 […]

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