Book Review: Apeirogon by Colum McCann

Apeirogon by Colum McCann is an extraordinary book, it’s different in narrative and structure, yet poignant and able to make its point.

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Fun Facts Friday: William Congreve

Mr. Congreve went to Kilkenny College meeting Jonathan Swift

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Book Review: The Unexpected Spy by Tracy Walder and Jessica Anya Blau

This memoir by Tracy Walder nee Tracy Schandler tells of her time in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which recruited her right out of college. Ms. Schandler worked in counterterrorism after the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the insights she gives about the work her and her fellow patriots did at the CIA before and after.

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Book Review: Comanche by Brett Riely

There is lots of good banter, sometimes you can’t tell if the character is saying, thinking, or just gesturing (oh, you) but the author gets the feeling across efficiently and quickly which makes the reading much more pleasurable.

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Fun Facts Friday: Benjamin Franklin

January 17 is the birthday of one of the most famous man in American History, Benjamin Franklin ( 17 January, 1706 – 17 April, 1790). I read Benjamin Franklin’s Biography by Walter Isaacson a few years ago and it is, to this day, a favorite of mine. Many people know that Mr. Franklin was a […]

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Book Review: Grunt by Mary Roach

About: Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach is a nonfiction book which tackles subjects that challenge soldiers’ daily life, but are rarely thought about (unless it’s you wearing the uniform).  Ms. Roach, an award winning author, is known for her books which combine science and journalism. 288 pages Publisher: W. […]

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Book Review: Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett

The sequel expands not only on world building, societies, and technologies, but also questions what the author created. He explorers the reality of politics, faith, and of course the humanity of his characters.

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Fun Facts Friday: Robinson Jeffers

Mr. Jeffers attended schools in Switzerland, Germany, and France and was fluent in three languages (English, French, and German) by the time he was 12 years old.

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Fun Facts Friday: J. R. R. Tolkien

Fun Facts Friday: J. R. R. Tolkien

Today he might be known for his work in fiction, but that was his side job. Even today Mr. Tolkien is considered to be one of the most renowned medieval scholars of all time, his publications are still considered a must in libraries.

Book Review: Edison by Edmund Morris

Book Review: Edison by Edmund Morris

“The cold he could stand with multiple layers of underwear, and the darkness he would one day do something about.”

Guest Post: Easy Ways to Transition from Writer to Published Author

Guest Post: Easy Ways to Transition from Writer to Published Author

Writing is wonderful, especially when your work is praised and appreciated. However, even though there are not so many differences between blogging, writing for magazines or blogs, it comes with sacrifices and obstacles to overcome. Making the transition from writer to published author comes with a lot of work, perseverance, and commitment. You need to […]

Fun Facts Friday: Louis Bromfield

Fun Facts Friday: Louis Bromfield

The Green Bay Tree, his first novel, was an instant hit. In 1927 Mr. Bromfield won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Early Autumn. In fact, all of his books, thirty in all, were best sellers and several were made into movies.

Book Review: A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic by Doogie Horner

Book Review: A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic by Doogie Horner

The artwork is great, second only to the wonderful wit and rhymes

Book Review: Eyewitness by Vladimir Pozner

Book Review: Eyewitness by Vladimir Pozner

The leaders of the coup was lead by hard line members of the Russian Communist Party who opposed the reforms Mr. Gorbachev was trying to implement. The coup was opposed by a short and effective campaign led by Boris Yeltsin, and after two days Gorbachev was back in power.

Fun Facts Friday: T.F. Powys

Fun Facts Friday: T.F. Powys

His first work, The Soliloquy of a Hermit, is a non-fiction book. The work is only 143, without chapters or sections. Each paragraph can be read independently, which showed the author as an unorthodox thinker

Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alex E. Harrow

Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alex E. Harrow

I enjoyed the narrative and the descriptive language very much, while the pacing is a bit slow I do appreciate the author taking her time to tell a good story.

Book Review: Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara

Book Review: Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara

Mr. Shaara chronicles the early successes of the Southern army, experiencing victories which dominated the landscape and headlines.

Fun Facts Friday: Heinrich Heine

Fun Facts Friday: Heinrich Heine

In 1831 Mr. Heine visited Paris and settled there. Paris had the cultural richness that he couldn’t get in the small towns in Germany. He soon became a celebrity in the whole of France.

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