Fun Facts Friday: Erik Karlfeldt

Erik Karlfeldt (20 July, 1864 – 8 April, 1931) was a popular Swedish poet, member of the Swedish Academy, and winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize in Literature. Books by Erik Karlfeldt* The poet was born Erik Axel Eriksson on a family farm in Karlbo. In 1889 he changed his last name to Karlfeldt in […]

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Book Review: Professor at Large: The Cornell Years by John Cleese

In this age, where anti-intellectualism is sadly seen as positive personality trademark by many, it’s nice to read a book which doesn’t shy from it, but embraces this aspect of humanity.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 4: Deus Ex Machina by James Tynion IV

A solid book of the Detective Comics series. Batman (Bruce Wayne) teams up with Zatanna, the magician, and the reader gets to view a bit of their history.

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Fun Facts Friday: John Clare

John Clare (13 July, 1934 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet who wrote about the English countryside. Books by John Clare* As the son of a farmer, the poet worked in agriculture as a small boy, but attended school until the ripe old age of 12. Some of young Mr. Clare’s favorite books […]

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Book Review: The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer

The first thing I noticed, right off when starting to read this novel, is that it is absolutely believable and well written

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Book Review: The Private Life of Victoria by Alexander MacDonald

The author writes about the way Queen Victoria conducted her personal relationships before, and during, her reign

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Fun Facts Friday: Bessie Head

The Bessie head Heritage Trust and the Bessie Head Literature Awards were established in 2007

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Book Review: A Passion for Leadership by Robert M. Gates

The book is a tell all narrative on how to manage and implement change in vast organizations.

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Bloggers and publishers Online Conference

Bloggers and publishers Online Conference

  Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference: Post About the BBP and Enter to WIN!!!: Help us out and be entered to win a big stack of books!!! Make a post about the BBP on your blog and be entered to get a prize whether you are attending or not. Sounds like a nice event […]

Book Review: Pox – An American History by Michael Willrich

Book Review: Pox – An American History by Michael Willrich

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour pro­mo­tion. My rating for Pox: An American History – 4 About: “Pox: An American History” by Michael Willrich is a non-fiction book which traces how the smallpox vaccine was distributed during major outbreaks. Some of the vaccines were forced onto people which […]

Book Review: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Book Review: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

I bought this book. My rating for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – 4 About: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford (Website | Twitter) is a fictional book set during a volatile time in American history. Jamie Ford has created intriguing characters telling an extraordinary story. 301 […]

Book Review: The Jersey Sting By Ted Sherman and Josh Margolin

Book Review: The Jersey Sting By Ted Sherman and Josh Margolin

I bought this book. My rating for The Jersey Sting – 5 About: “The Jersey Sting: A True Story of Corrupt Pols, Money-Laundering Rabbis, Black Market Kidneys, and the Informant Who Brought It All Down” By Ted Sherman and Josh Margolin (website | Twitter | Facebook)  is the true story of the events leading up […]

Book Review: Peace in the Making edited by Harry Hurwitz and Yisrael Medad

Book Review: Peace in the Making edited by Harry Hurwitz and Yisrael Medad

I got this book for free. My rating for Peace in the Making – 4 About: “Peace in the Making: The Menachem Begin Anwar Sadat Personal Correspondence” edited by Harry Hurwitz and Yisrael Medad is the complete correspondence between the Israeli prime minister and the Egyptian president during the historic peace making efforts. The book […]

Author Q and A with Ellen Horan

Author Q and A with Ellen Horan

Ellen Horan wrote “31 Bond Street” (review & giveaway) and she was kind enough to answer a few questions for me. I was very interested in the amazing research she did for the book. As it turned out she wrote an essay about it (link in her answer).   Q. It seems you did a […]

Book Review: 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan

Book Review: 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has made available one (1) copy of “31 Bond Street” to be given out- enter at the end of the post My rating for 31 Bond Street – 4 About: “31 Bond Street” by Ellen Horan (website | Facebook)  […]

Book Review: Stalina by Emily Rubin

Book Review: Stalina by Emily Rubin

I got this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Stalina by Emily Rubin on Blogcritics. My rating for Stalina – 3 About: “Stalina” by Emily Rubin (website | Facebook) is the fictional story of a Russian immigrant to the United States. The story takes place after the fall of the Soviet Union. […]

Giveaway – The Trinity Six

Giveaway – The Trinity Six

“The Trinity Six” by Charles Cumming (website) is a fictional spy thriller focusing on the theory that the Cambridge Five (a ring of English Trinity College students who were spies for Russia – Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, John Cairncross, Anthony Blunt, and Kim Philby) had a sixth member. As always, what gets the politicians is […]

Book Review: The Stairway to Heaven by Therese Zrihen-Dvir

Book Review: The Stairway to Heaven by Therese Zrihen-Dvir

I got this book for free. Attention Book Bloggers: After this review was published I got several nasty and personally insulting emails & comments on LibraryThing (as well as the comments below).  I do not want to engage in this type of mud slugging hence I will not publish the emails; However, just be aware […]