Book Review: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

When most of us hear the name Leonardo da Vinci, we think of his paintings the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. Others might think of The Vitruvian Man or his designs of early tanks and helicopter. Just like any other human beings, Leonardo da Vinci is more than a painter, engineer or weapon smith, and in this biography Walter Isaacson tries to figure out this complex genius.

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Book Review: One Giant Leap by Charles Fishman

About: One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon by Charles Fishman tells the story of the Americans who fought tooth and nail to accomplish the task of sending me to the moon, and bringing them safely back to Earth. 480 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 1501106295 My rating […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe (14 June, 1811 – 1 July, 1896) is an American author, known mostly for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin but she was an avid writer all of her life. Picture from Nation’s history is embedded in portrait of a famous writer – boston.com Books by Harriet Beecher Stowe* 1 ) Uncle Tom’s […]

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Book Review: The Undercover Nazi Hunter by Wolfe Frank

About: The Undercover Nazi Hunter: Exposing Subterfuge and Unmasking Evil in Post-War Germany by Wolfe Frank (edited by Paul Hooley) is a non-fiction book composed of articles the author wrote while he researched post-war Germany’s attitude through street level  investigations. Mr. Frank, a German born British citizen, was the Chief Interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials. 288 […]

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Guest Post: What if fictional cars were redesigned by car brands?

Fiction lets us imagine alternative realities and fantasy worlds, and it’s not just the characters and places that are fictional, the cars are too! We’ve taken the most iconic fictional cars and imagined what they would look like if they were redesigned by popular car brands. A mishmash of worlds combined to create some truly […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Bombshells, Vol. 2: Allies by Marguerite Bennett

World War II is becoming larger and the heroines find themselves fighting across the globe, while protecting the home front. Wonder Woman faces the undead in Greece, Stargirl and Supergirl are in London following a family secret.Mera finds that she can’t control everything in the sea, while Zatanna uses her powers to fight eveil magic. Batwoman has been caught by Lex Luthor and the Nazis, but no need to worry.

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Fun Facts Friday: Amelia Edwards

Amelia Edwards (7 June, 1831 – 15 April, 1892) a novelist, journalist and Egyptologist from England. She was well known for her ghost story The Phantom Coach and A Thousand Miles Up the Nile, a travelogue. Books by Amelia Edwards* The author was born in London, England as Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards. Her father was an […]

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Book Review: Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik

About: Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik is a novel taking place in the jungles of Bolivia, where an American woman finds herself with her Bolivian husband who went back to his village. Ms. Ferencik is a best selling author. 336 pages Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press Language: English ISBN-10: 1501168924 My rating for Into the Jungle – 3 Buy Into […]

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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 […]

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

I bought this eBook. This post was previously posted on Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. My rating for Treasure Island – 5 About: “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson is an 1883 fictional adventurous and classic pirate story.  The book follows Jim Hawkins,  a young man, who has found a treasure map and with […]

Guest post on Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing

Guest post on Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing

My guest post on the book “Treasure Island” is up today on the blog Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. I’ve had a great time writing this post and thank you very much to Ashley for taking the time to make sure that the post goes up right and as intended. Zohar – Man of […]

Book Review: And The Show Went On by Alan Riding

Book Review: And The Show Went On by Alan Riding

I borrowed this book. My rating for And The Show Went On – 4 About: “And The Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris” by Alan Riding is a non-fiction book which tries to investigate the glimmering nightlife in an occupied city. Mr. Riding was the Paris bureau chief of the New York Times. […]