Book Review: Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill

About: Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill is a non-fiction book, examining the policies of the United States, and the consequences, on the War on Terrorism. Mr. Scahill is an editor and journalist for online and print publications. 680 pages Publisher: Nation Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1568589549 My rating for Dirty Wars – 4 Buy Dirty […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn and Power Girl by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

I liked Harley Quinn in her debut in Batman: The Animated Series, one of the few characters in comics who transitioned well from TV to comic books (and not the other way around). She has become an iconic character and, no disrespect to Margot Robbie’s excellent interpretation of the character in Suicide Squad, all the fans probably hear the voice of actress Arleen Sorkin in their heads.

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Fun Facts Friday: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

He was one of the original members of Norway Nobel Committee which awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Book Review: Munich: The Man Who Said No! by David Laws

I enjoyed this book very much, it is smart, fast, and entertaining.

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Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

A novel with an intriguing premise: how, or if, your life would change if you knew the day of your death?

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Fun Facts Friday: Rex Stout

Rex Stout (1 December, 1886 – 27 October, 1975) was an American writer, most notable for detective fiction. Mr. Stout’s books about Nero Wolf and Archie Goodwin (Wolf’s assistant), were his biggest sellers. Books by Rex Stout* 1)      Born in Noblesville, IN to a family of Quakers with nine children. The family moved to Kansas shortly […]

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Book Review: Atlas of Beer by Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark W. Patterson

The text is interesting and informative, sometimes over the top

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Book Review: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

About: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones is a fictional book taking place in 1300s Spain, Barcelona to be more accurate. The book was published in 2006 and has been translated by Nick Caistor. 611 pages Publisher: Penguin Group Language: English ISBN-10: 0525950486 My rating for Cathedral of the Sea– 5 Buy Cathedral of the Sea from Amazon.com* More Books […]

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Book Review: The Silver Music Box by Mina Baites

Book Review: The Silver Music Box by Mina Baites

Ms. Baites created an interesting narrative, combining it with informative information and fascinating characters

Fun Facts Friday: Shelby Foote

Fun Facts Friday: Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote (17 November, 1916 – 27 June, 2005) was an American historian and novelist known for his landmark work on the American Civil War. Books by Shelby Foote* ShelbyDade Foote was born in Greenville, MS, as the only child of a local businessman. Isaac Shelby, a leader in the American revolution and first and fifth governor […]

Book Review: The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Book Review: The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

A story of adventure and a fascinating tale brought to life by a talented writer.

Book Review: Bruce Lee Words of the Dragon: Interviews and Conversations 1958-1973 edited by John Little

Book Review: Bruce Lee Words of the Dragon: Interviews and Conversations 1958-1973 edited by John Little

The strength of this book, I felt, was in the interesting footnotes the editor provided at the end of each chapter

Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

This is a tense and ugly story, but it sucks you in.

Fun Facts Friday: John P. Marquand

Fun Facts Friday: John P. Marquand

John P. Marquand (10 November, 1893 – 15 July, 1960 was an American writer and Pulitzer Prize winner. He is known for his spy stories featuring Mr. Moto. Books by John P. Marquand* 1)      Mr. Marquand was born in Wilmington, DE but grew up in the Massachusetts. 2)      He was the great-nephew of Margaret Fuller, a writer from […]

Book Review: The Christian Fallacy: The Real Truth About Jesus and the Early History of Christianity by Paul McGrane

Book Review:  The Christian Fallacy: The Real Truth About Jesus and the Early History of Christianity by Paul McGrane

I really enjoyed that the author didn’t just look at historical contexts, but also at political and social contexts at the time the texts were written.

Graphic Novel Review: Wolverine: Old Man Logan by Mark Millar

Graphic Novel Review: Wolverine: Old Man Logan by Mark Millar

I have wanted to read Wolverine: Old Man Logan by Mark Millar (illustrated by Steve McNiven) for a while now, since it tops almost every “top 10” list when it comes to graphic novels

Fun Facts Friday: Gustaf Tenggren

Fun Facts Friday: Gustaf Tenggren

Gustaf Tenggren (3 November, 1896 – 9 April, 1970) was an illustrator born in Sweden, but lived most of his life in the United States. 1) Born in Sweden, Mr. Tenggren got a painting scholarship to the art school in Gothenburg. 2) He was a successful illustrator specializing in Swedish folklore and fairy tales. 3) […]

Book Review: Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire

Book Review: Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire

I did, however, enjoy the structure of the story, much like the old German fairytales many of us grew on.

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