Fun Facts Friday: Frederic Prokosch

Frederic Prokosch (17 May, 1906 – 2 June, 1989) was an American writer, known for his novels, poetry, excellent translations, and literary criticism. He is mostly known for his novels The Asiatics and The Seven Who Fled. Books by Frederic Prokosch* Mr. Prokosch was born in Madison, WI. His family of intellectuals (his father, an Austrian immigrant, was […]

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Book Review: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick

About: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick is a non-fiction book for the information age, talking about how people send information (and misinformation) from tum-tums in Africa, to Ada Lovelace, Alan turning and every “expert” on Twitter and Facebook. Mr. Gleick is an author who explores the consequences of science […]

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Book Review: Metropolis by Philip Kerr

About: Metropolis by Philip Kerr is a novel featuring German detective Bernie Gunther, this time between World War I and II. This is the fourteenth book in the series, sadly published after Mr. Kerr’s death. 384 pages Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Language: English ISBN-10: 0735218897   My rating for Metropolis – 5 Buy Metropolis from Amazon.com* […]

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Graphic Novel Review: The Flash, Volume 2: Speed of Darkness by Joshua Williamson

About: The Flash, Volume 2: Speed of Darkness by Joshua Williamson (with the creative team of Felipe Watanabe, Oclair Albert, Chris Sotomayor, Steve Wands, , Jorge Corona, and Ivan Plascencia) is a graphic novel continuing the story of Barry Allen and the trouble in Central City. This graphic novel collects The Flash #9-13. 128 pages […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman (10 May, 1911 – 25 July, 2014) was an American author and educator known for her novel Up the Down Staircase (1964). More Books by Bel Kaufman* Ms. Kaufman, born as Bella, in Berlin, Germany to Russian immigrants. The family returned to Russia where her father became a physician and her mother wrote […]

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Book Spotlight: Robot, Take the Wheel by Jason Torchinsky

Book Details: Book Title: Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving by Jason Torchinsky Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 207 pages Genre: Automobile Technology, Car enthusiasts Publisher: Apollo Publishers Release date: May 7, 2019 Tour dates: May 6 to 24, 2019 Content Rating: PG (this book is accessible to […]

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Book Review: Best. Movie. Year. Ever. by  Brian Raftery

About: Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen by  Brian Raftery is a book in which the author examines movies from 1999, a groundbreaking year in cinema. Mr. Raftery is a culture writer and modern movie expect. 416 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 1501175386 My rating for Best. Movie. Year. Ever. – 4 Buy […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Supergirl Vol. 5: Red Daughter of Krypton by Michael Alan Nelson

About: Supergirl Vol. 5: Red Daughter of Krypton by Michael Alan Nelson (illustrated by Chad Hardin, Diogenes Neves, Various, and Paulo Siqueira) is a graphic novel featuring it’s title heroine who joined the Red Lantern Corps. This graphic novel collects Supergirl #21-25, and Action Comics #23. My rating for Supergirl Vol. 5: Red Daughter of […]

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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 […]

Book Review: Ashes to Water by Irene Ziegler

Book Review: Ashes to Water by Irene Ziegler

I got this eBook for free. The author has made available one (1) eBook of “Ashes to Water” to be given out- enter at the end of the post   My rating for Ashes to Water – 4 About: “Ashes to Water” by Irene Ziegler (website | Twitter) is a fictional mystery which takes place […]

Book Review: so much for that by Lionel Shriver

Book Review: so much for that by Lionel Shriver

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has made available one (1) copy of “so much for that” to be given out- enter at the end of the post My rating for so much for that – 5 About: “so much for that” by Lionel Shriver […]

Book Review: The Trinty Six by Charles Cumming

Book Review: The Trinty Six by Charles Cumming

I got this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming on Blogcritics. My rating for The Trinity Six – 4 About: “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 […]

Greed vs. Library eBook Lending

Greed vs. Library eBook Lending

In the news last week it was announced that certain publishers decided that eBooks which have been sold to libraries will have a license to allow a book to be loaned 26 times before the embedded DRM (Digital Rights Management system) kicks in so the library will have to buy a new copy. (Image Copyright: […]

Book Review: The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Book Review: The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

I bought this book. My rating for The Six Wives of Henry VIII – 5 About: “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” by Alison Weir (Website) is a non-fiction book which tries to navigate through the maze which is known as the “Tudor History“.  Ms. Weir tells the collective story of  the six wives of […]

Book Review: Hero The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda

Book Review: Hero The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda

I bought this book. My rating for Hero – 5   About: “Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia” by Michael Korda is a biography of Englishman Thomas Edward (T.E.) Lawrence better known by his nickname. The biography follows Lawrence from his birth to his early death. Purchase “Hero” through the ManOfLaBook affiliate […]

Self Published Success Story

Self Published Success Story

Amanda Hocking (blog | Amazon Page) is from Minnesota, she is 26, self published and … sold 900,000 copies of her books (and no, she doesn’t have a reality TV show). While I usually don’t read the paranormal genre I have to admire what Ms. Hocking has achieved and, what I believe to be, a […]

Book Review: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

Book Review: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. My rating for Moonwalking with Einstein – 5 About: “Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything” by Joshua Foer is a memoir of the author’s attempted to win the U.S. memory championship. Along the way Mr. Foer attempts […]