Graphic Novel Review: Nightwing Vol. 2: Back to Blüdhaven by Tim Seeley

The story is your standard super-stranger is a new town. Helping a bunch of misfits, a bad-tempered cigar chomping cop, and of course a love interest.

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Fun Facts Friday: H.G. Wells

On 21 September, 1886 great British novelist H. G. Wells was born in Kent, England. Known sometimes as “the Father of Futurism” but mostly as “the Father of Science Fiction”, Well’s works continue to be popular to this day. Books by H.G. Wells* 1 ) The Time Machine was an instant success, it has been described […]

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Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

This novel was an easy read, easy to follow with a few story-lines which are not confusing.

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Graphic Novel Review: Teen Titans Vol. 2: The Rise of Aqualad by Benjamin Percy

The Aqualad arc, even though it was clichéd, was solid, good storytelling and strong narrative.

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Fun Facts Friday: Hamlin Garland

Hamlin Garland (14 September, 1860 – 4 March, 1940) was an award winning American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. Born on a farm in Wisconsin, as Hannibal Hamlin Garland was the second of four kids. He was named after Abraham Lincoln’s vice president, Hannibal Hamlin. As a young man, Mr. Garland lived in […]

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Book Review: Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky

The book gives the reader much insight into Apple’s senior executives and the team that has been responsible for its continued success after Steve Jobs.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Preludes to the Wedding by Tim Seeley

This collection, five issues which differ in quality, is a mixed bag. I didn’t think any story was absolutely stunning and certainly this isn’t a “must” to read to stay in the comic-loop.

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Fun Facts Friday: Elinor Wylie

During her lifetime Ms. Wylie was notorious for having multiple affairs and marriages

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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, […]

Tempering with Twain

Tempering with Twain

None of us are surprised when common sense loses to political correctness – we encounter that almost on a daily base, after all that is what “procedures” and “policies” are for. It has recently been announced that Alabama-based publisher is planning new versions of “Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer” that will replace the “n” word […]