Fun Facts Friday: Van Wyck Brooks

Van Wyck Brooks (16 February, 1886 – 2 May, 1963) was an American historian, critic and biographer. He is best known for his 1952 studies which chronicled the 19th Century development of American literature titled Makers and Finders: A History of the Writer in America, 1800-1915. Books by Van Wyck Brooks* 1)      Mr. Brooks was born in Plainfield, […]

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Giveaway & Book Review: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Tells the story behind one of Andrew Wyeth’s iconic painting Christina’s World

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Book Review: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Tom Hazzard is aging slowly, about one year for every ten of a regular human. He has lived for centuries, known Shakespeare, sailed with Captain Cook and fell in love.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 3: League of Shadows by James Tynion IV

About: Batman Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 3: League of Shadows by James Tynion IV. This volume collects issues #950-956 of the Rebirthed Batman Family Team-Up title. 184 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401276091 My rat­ing for Batman Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 3: League of Shadows  — 5 Buy Batman Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 3: League of Shadows  from Amazon.com* […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Hilda Gerarda van Stockum

Hilda Gerarda van Stockum (9 February, 1908 – 1 November, 2006) was a writer and artist from the Netherlands. Ms. van Stockum is known for her book The Winged Watchman. Books by Hilda Gerarda van Stockum* 1)      She was born in Rotterdam to a Dutch Royal Navy officer. 2)      Her grandfather, Charles Boissevain, was the editor of an influential […]

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Giveaway & Book Review: Karate Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started in Karate by Robin Rielly

One of the most important aspects of this book is that it helps a new student choose a school.

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Giveaway & Book Review: Aikido Basics by Phong Thong Dang and‎ Lynn Seiser

The book talks about the origins of Aikido, the philosophy of the art, some basic instructions of stances, strikes, grabs, throws and pins.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 2: The Victim Syndicate (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV

About: Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 2: The Victim Syndicate (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV (illustrated by Eddy Barrows and Alvaro Martinez) sees the innocent victims maimed by Batman’s enemies band together to blame the hero for their misfortune. This graphic novel collected the issues of Detective Comics #943-949. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics (May 16, 2017) […]

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Book Review: This Book Is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson

Book Review: This Book Is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. Harper has made available one (1) copy of “This Book is Overdue”  to be given to one lucky winner – enter at the end of the post. My rating for “This Book is Overdue” – 4 About: “This Book is Overdue: […]

Book Review: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Book Review: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

I got this book for free St. Martin’s Press has made available three (3) copies of “The Devotion of Suspect X” to be given out- enter at the end of the post. My rating for The Devotion of Suspect X – 4 About: “The Devotion of Suspect X” by award winning Japanese author Keigo Higashino […]

Guest Post: The Dorkiness Equation Part 2 by author Graham Parke

Guest Post: The Dorkiness Equation Part 2 by author Graham Parke

The Dorkiness Equation — Part II I understand if at this point you are in awe of me. If you have trouble believing anyone could be this insightful. And that’s fine. That’s natural at such life changing moments. But, really, I cannot take full credit. I happened to witness an event early in my professional […]

Guest Post: The Dorkiness Equation Part 1 by author Graham Parke

Guest Post: The Dorkiness Equation Part 1 by author Graham Parke

The Dorkiness Equation. I’ve finally figured out why we laugh at someone when they do something dorky. When they almost trip, when they stub their toe, when they stack a number of paper cups, only to find that the bottom cup wasn’t quite empty. For years I assumed it was some kind of mean streak […]

Author Q and A with W.K. Berger

Author Q and A with W.K. Berger

Author W.K. Berger (Website | Twitter | Facebook) has published his book “The Purples” (Book Review) independently even though he is an established and published author (non-fiction though).  Mr. Berger’s experience has been very interesting and, what I believe, will be more common in years to come (see my 2011 bookish predictions). Q. As a […]

Book Review: The Purples by W.K. Berger

Book Review: The Purples by W.K. Berger

I got this eBook for free. The author has kindly made available to three (3) copy to be given out – Enter at the end of the post. My rating for The Purples – 4 About: “The Purples”(Book Website | Twitter | Facebook) by W.K. Berger (Website | Twitter | Facebook) tells is a (mostly) […]

Book Review: Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdes

Book Review: Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdes

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has kindly made available to one (1) copy to be given out – Enter at the end of the post. My rating for Wench – 4 About: “Wench” by Dolen Perkins-Valdes (Website | Twitter) if a fictional story which […]

Book Review: Little Princes by Conor Grennan

Book Review: Little Princes by Conor Grennan

I got this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan on Blogcritics. Harper Collins has kindly made available to five (5) copies to be given out – Enter at the end of the post. My rating for […]

Book Review: The Marching Season by Daniel Silva

Book Review: The Marching Season by Daniel Silva

I borrowed this book from the local library. My rating for The Marching Season – 3 About: “The Marching Season” by Daniel Silva (Website | Facebook | Twitter) is a fictional sequel to “The Mark of the Assassin (Book Review | Buy)”.  The phrase “Marching Season” comes from the parades held in Northern Ireland every […]

Book Review: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Book Review: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

I borrowed this book. My rating for Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter – 4 About: “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin is a fictional story set in the late 70’s in rural Mississippi. The title comes from the way children in Mississippi are taught how to spell their state’s name (. M, I, crooked-letter, crooked-letter, […]