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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Dr. Seuss – Birthday Facts

Dr. Seuss – Birthday Facts

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 1)      If Dr. Seuss were alive he’d be 107 years old today. 2)      Dr. Seuss’ first book “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street” was rejected 27 times before it found […]

Guest Post: 5 Essential Ingredients for Romance

Guest Post: 5 Essential Ingredients for Romance

5 Essential Ingredients for Romance by Kameron Lo who also writes for online accounting degrees and sonogram tech among other fine sites I love a good romance novel: it’s a great escape from the troubles and boredom of everyday life to fantasize about exciting, romantic adventures worlds away. Having read so many of these exciting […]

Author Q and A: Kenneth Wishnia

Author Q and A: Kenneth Wishnia

Author Kenneth Wishnia (Website) wrote the unique book “The Fifth Servant” (Book Review) a smart mystery which is funny and interesting. The book is an interesting read about the Jewish ghetto in Prague and takes place around 500 years ago.  The novel is filled with Jewish folklore,  humor as well as Yiddish, German and Hebrew […]

Guest Post: 5 Reasons You’re Not Writing Your Novel

Guest Post: 5 Reasons You’re Not Writing Your Novel

5 Reasons You’re Not Writing Your Novel This post was written by Jessica Stilling who also writes for pharmacy technician and medical assistant So you’ve always wanted to be a writer. Maybe you got that fancy MFA, or you sit in your room during all hours of the night typing away, or maybe you fantasize […]

Book Review: Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

Book Review: Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. My rating for Beatrice and Virgil – 2 About: “Beatrice and Virgil” (book website) by Yann Martel is a fictional book, a follow up to the author’s wildly successful “Like of Pi”. A strange story which is suppose to be an […]

Book Review: The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbø

Book Review: The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbø

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. My rating for The Devil’s Star – 4 About: “The Devil’s Star” by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø (Website | Facebook)is the third in the Harry Hole series. This novel  was published in Norway in 2003, but just recently arrived in the […]

Book Review: The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas

Book Review: The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas

This book is certainly worth reading, there are some faults but it is a wonderful first effort by Mr. Lukas who certainly has a story telling capability. The novel is elegantly crafted with intriguing characters.

Book Review: Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli

Book Review: Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has made available two (2) copies of “Radio Shangri-La” to be given out- enter at the end of the post. My rating for Radio Shangri-La – 4 About: “Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on […]

New Blog Features

New Blog Features

Today I debut a new feature I have been working on for some time.  If you take a look at the menu bar on top you’ll see a new category “In a Glance”.  Underneath you’ll be able to gain easy access to book reviews either by title or author’s last name as well as the […]

Book Review: The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia

Book Review: The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has made available one (1) copy of “The Fifth Servant” to be given out- enter at the end of the post. My rating for “The Fifth Servant” – 5 About: “The Fifth Servant” by Kenneth Wishnia (Website) is a […]