Book Review: The Tragedies of King David by Israel Drazin

This is a refreshing and unique book, which provides a deeper understanding into a complicated, and sometimes contradictory, story.

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Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 3: L.A. Woman by Matt Fraction

Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s girlfriend who is the new Hawkeye, needs to get away from Clint Barton and New York, so she head to Los Angeles – with the dog. Madame Masque is also in LA, she finds Kate and, of course, tries to kill her (again!!!).

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Fun Facts Friday: Maria Dermoût

Maria Dermoût (15 June, 1888 – 27 June, 1962), was a novelist who is considered to be of the most important writers in Dutch indies literature. Books by Maria Dermoût* She was born on the island of Java, in the Dutch East Indies as Helena Anthonia Maria Elisabeth Dermoût-Ingerman. Her parents were descendants of employees […]

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Book Review: The Man Who Lived Twice by David Taylor

Mr. Taylor’s book is a wonderful narrative of a time when someone could reinvent themselves knowing how to weave truth and fiction. Mr. Taylor’s book is a wonderful narrative of a time when someone could reinvent themselves knowing how to weave truth and fiction.

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Book Review: The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

This is a sad story, but very moving and brilliantly written. While the story is told from the view point of several people, it is about Mrs. Wiggins and her struggles in work and personal life.

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Fun Facts Friday: Marguerite Yourcenar

Yourcenar taught herself Latin, ancient Greek, English, and Italian.

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Book Review: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

. I especially liked the many anecdotes the authors give along with the points they are trying to make, instead of just giving a few tidbits here and there, or worst, throwing names around.

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Fun Facts Friday: Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough (1 June, 1937 – 29 January, 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels including The Thorn Birds. Books by Colleen McCullough* The author was born in Wellington, a region of New South Wales, to father of Irish origins and a mother who was part Māori . The family moved around a […]

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Author Q and A with Tatjana Soli

Author Q and A with Tatjana Soli

Tatjana Soli (Website) wrote the wonderful “Lotus Eaters” (Review | Buy) – the story of a combat female photographer during the Vietnam War.  Ms. Soli was kind enough to answer a few question about Vietnam, female combat photographers and social media among others. All pictures in this post were provided by Ms. Soli including some […]

Book Review: The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

Book Review: The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. St. Martin’s Griffin has made available one (1) copy of “The Lotus Eaters”  to be given to one lucky winner – enter below. My  rating for The Lotus Eaters – 5 About: “The Lotus Eaters” by Tatjana Soli (Website) is a […]

Book Review: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Book Review: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

I bought this book. My rating for Cleopatra: A Life – 4 About: “Cleopatra: A Life” by Stacy Schiff (Website | Twitter | Facebook) is a Pulitzer winning biography of the famous Egyptian Queen. This is a well researched and dense book –it is not easy to read. Get a discount on “Cleopatra: A Life” […]

Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

I won this book in the Gratitude Giveaway from The Fiction Enthusiast (Website | Twitter) My rating for Unbroken – 5 About: “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Website | Facebook) is the amazing non-fiction story of Loius Zamperini (Website| Wikipedia) an American athlete, World War II Air Corp bombardier who survived a crash and interment in […]

2011 Bookish Predictions

2011 Bookish Predictions

Kirkus Reviews (Website | Facebook) has recently asked their followers to come up with a short article on their 2011 predictions for the book world. I took up the challenge, below are my predictions – if you like them (heck, even if you don’t) I’d appreciate a “Like” vote from you on this page (riches […]

Book Review: Command Influence By Robert A. Shaines

Book Review: Command Influence By Robert A. Shaines

I got this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Command Influence: A Story of Korea and the Politics of Injustice by Robert A. Shaines on Blogcritics. My Rating for Command Influence – 3 About: “Command Influence: A story of Korea and the politics of injustice” by Robert A. Shaines (Website) is a […]

Book Review: Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain

Book Review: Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain

I got this book for free. I won a giveaway courtesy of Gene Bowker (Website | Twitter). My rating for The Autobiography of Mark Twain – 5 About: One hundred years in the making, “The Autobiography of Mark Twain” (volume 1 of 3) is published as requested by Mr. Twain, a full century after his […]

The Lame “My 10 Favorites of 2010” Post

The Lame “My 10 Favorites of 2010” Post

This year has been a tough year for me.  Many changes were either implemented on decided on in many aspects of my and my family’s life.  I think that starting this blog has helped me stay a bit sane in an insane year. Why end the year on a lame “top 10” list? No reason, […]

Author Q and A with Steve Anderson

Author Q and A with Steve Anderson

When I started to read “The Losing Role” (Buy | Book Review – don’t forget to enter the giveaway) I immediately knew that I have something special in my hands – I couldn’t resist an espionage novel set in World War II. The author, Steve Anderson (Website | Facebook | Twitter), has been kind enough […]

Book Review: The Losing Role by Steve Anderson

Book Review: The Losing Role by Steve Anderson

I got this eBook for free. The author has kindly made available three (3) books in SEVERAL FORMATS to be given away – Enter at the end of the post. My rating for The Losing Role – 4 About: “The Losing Role” by Steve Anderson (Website | Facebook | Twitter)  is a historical fiction book […]