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: Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag

Book Review: Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. Dutton has made available both copies of “Deeper than the Dead” and “Secrets to the Grave” to be given to one lucky winner – enter below. My rating for Secrets to the Grave – 3 About: “Secrets to the Grave” by […]

For My Father

For My Father

My father died yesterday morning. After 27 years of fighting cancer, the last two years very aggressively, he succumbed; but not without a fierce fight. It took his heart 12.5 hours to stop beating after the tubes were taken out, his blood pressure was steady the whole time and he gobbled up 4 bags of […]

Book Review: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Book Review: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

I bought this book. My rating for A Reliable Wife – 4 About: “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick (Website | Goodreads) is a fictional story about a 58 year old widower and his mail order bride. The story takes place in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, as well as in the heated, burning desire […]

Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

I borrowed this eBook. My rating for Room – 3 About: “Room” by Emma Donoghue (Book Website | Author Website)  is a fictional, award winning book with a disturbing premise.  The book tells of Ma, who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years by “Old Nick”.  Ma and Old Nick have […]

My First Guest Blog

My First Guest Blog

I wrote a guest blog for Bobbie from ‘Til We Read Again about writing bad book reviews – you can find the guest post here. Hope you enjoy it and thanks to Bobbie for publishing it. Zohar – Man of La Book

Book Review: The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

Book Review: The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

I borrowed this book. My rating for The Mother Tongue – 3 About: “The Mother Toungue” by Bill Bryson is a book which I highly recommend to any bibliophile of trivia enthusiast (triviaphile?).  For any person who ever had to learn to idiosyncrasies of the language, this book will provide a fascinating overview of the […]

Book Review: The Flock by James Robert Smith

Book Review: The Flock by James Robert Smith

I got this book for free. Tor and Forge Books has kindly made three (3) copies to be given away – enter at the bottom of the post. Article first published as Book Review: The Flock by James Robert Smith on Blogcritics. My rating for The Flock – 4 About: “The Flock” by James Robert […]

Book Review and Giveaway: Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

Book Review and Giveaway: Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

I go this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström on Blogcritics. February Partners has made available books for three (3) winners – enter below. My rating for Three Seconds – 5 About: “Three Seconds” by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström (website | Facebook | […]

Book Review: Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif

Book Review: Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif

I got this book for free. The publisher has been kind enough to make available two (2) copies for those who are interested. About: “The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking” by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif is a guide to help an individual sift through the mountains of legal forms […]

NYC Public Library Book Exhibit – The Three Faiths

NYC Public Library Book Exhibit – The Three Faiths

On Tuesday my family and I went to New York City for a showing of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”.  We had some time to kill before the show, being that it was also the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center the streets were blocked and we simply walked around our favorite city. […]

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