Book Review: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor

This is a charming book, half the book is historical fiction (the parts about Grace Darling), the other half which tells the story of Matilda is pure fiction as the author notes.

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Book Review: Lincoln’s Last Trial by Dan Abrams & David Fisher

I first noticed this book when author Dan Abrams hawked it on TV as part of a panel on one of the Sunday political shows I watch. The book immediately caught my attention since I really enjoy these min-biographies which delve in depth into a short, but meaningful time in the subject’s life.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland by Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV

About: Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland by Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV (illustrated by Steve Epting and Ben Oliver) finds the heroine battling the Many Arms of Death. This issue, part of DC Comics’ Rebirth, collects issues #7 – 11. My rat­ing for Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland  — 3 Buy Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland  from Amazon.com* […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Ann Petry

Ann Petry (12 October, 1908 – 28 April, 1997) was an American novelist, author of children’s books and short stories. Books by Ann Petry* The author was born as Ann Lane in Old Saybrook, CT. At the time she was one of 15 African Americans in the town. The author’s father was a pharmacist, her […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman: White Knight by Sean Murphy

In this graphic novel, The Joker rebrand himself as the White Knight of Gotham, the man who will shine a light on all the corruption which is dragging down the city to benefit the few.

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Book Review: Five Presidents by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin

I loved reading about these great man, who were after all just humans as we all are. Eisenhower’s legendary passion for golf, Johnson’s humane side and the pride of his roots,

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Graphic Novel Review: Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition

About: Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition is an anthology of Superman, the world’s greatest hero by various authors and artists.  This is more of a celebration of the character than a cohesive story. 384 pages Publisher: DC Comics; Deluxe edition Language: English ISBN-10: 9781401278878 My rat­ing for Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition  — 4 Buy Action Comics […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Frederic Morton

Frederic Morton (5 October, 1924 – 20 April, 2015) was an award winning American writer who was born in Austria. Books by Frederic Morton* The writer was born as Fritz Mandelbaum in Vienna, Austria. His father was a blacksmith whose specialty was making imperial medals and belt buckles for the Austrian Army.In 1938 Nazi Germany […]

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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 […]

Book Review: Corked by Kathryn Borel

Book Review: Corked by Kathryn Borel

I got this book for free. My rating for Corked – 3 About: “Corked” by Kathryn Borel is a memoir of a trip Ms. Borel and her father took down the unfamiliar roads of France in 2005.  This was not just a road trip, Mr. Borel, a Frenchman, is a wine connoisseur who posses limitless […]

Book Review: Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas by Ace Collins

Book Review: Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas by Ace Collins

I got this book for free My rating for Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas – 2 About: “Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas” by Ace Collins (Website) is a short book, divided into sections, each corresponding to a beloved Christmas song. The book is arranged alphabetically and includes lyrics to most of […]