Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 3: L.A. Woman by Matt Fraction

Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s girlfriend who is the new Hawkeye, needs to get away from Clint Barton and New York, so she head to Los Angeles – with the dog. Madame Masque is also in LA, she finds Kate and, of course, tries to kill her (again!!!).

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Fun Facts Friday: Maria Dermoût

Maria Dermoût (15 June, 1888 – 27 June, 1962), was a novelist who is considered to be of the most important writers in Dutch indies literature. Books by Maria Dermoût* She was born on the island of Java, in the Dutch East Indies as Helena Anthonia Maria Elisabeth Dermoût-Ingerman. Her parents were descendants of employees […]

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Book Review: The Man Who Lived Twice by David Taylor

Mr. Taylor’s book is a wonderful narrative of a time when someone could reinvent themselves knowing how to weave truth and fiction. Mr. Taylor’s book is a wonderful narrative of a time when someone could reinvent themselves knowing how to weave truth and fiction.

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Book Review: The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

This is a sad story, but very moving and brilliantly written. While the story is told from the view point of several people, it is about Mrs. Wiggins and her struggles in work and personal life.

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Fun Facts Friday: Marguerite Yourcenar

Yourcenar taught herself Latin, ancient Greek, English, and Italian.

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Book Review: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

. I especially liked the many anecdotes the authors give along with the points they are trying to make, instead of just giving a few tidbits here and there, or worst, throwing names around.

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Fun Facts Friday: Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough (1 June, 1937 – 29 January, 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels including The Thorn Birds. Books by Colleen McCullough* The author was born in Wellington, a region of New South Wales, to father of Irish origins and a mother who was part Māori . The family moved around a […]

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Book Review: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

The story, while sometimes dark and sad, is mostly on an upbeat note, as things seem to come together at some point. Many characters do the honorable things, criminals step up when needed and the town comes together.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 5: Rules of Engagement by Tom King

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 5: Rules of Engagement by Tom King

About: Batman, Vol 5: Rules of Engagement by Tom King (illustrated by Joëlle Jones) continues the Batman Rebirth story-line. This graphic novel collects Batman #33-37 as well as Batman Annual #2. 160 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401277314 My rating for Batman Vol 5: Rules of Engagement – 5 Buy Batman Vol 5: Rules of Engagement from Amazon.com* More Books by […]

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Enigma Dragon: A CATS Tale

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Enigma Dragon: A CATS Tale

Book Details: Book Title: The Enigma Dragon: A CATS Tale (The Enigma Series Book 9) Authors: Charles V Breakfield and Roxanne E Burkey Category: Adult Fiction, 360 pages Genre: Thriller, TechnoThriller Publisher: ICABOD Press Release date: Oct 5, 2017 Tour dates: May 28 to June 22, 2018 Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There are some […]

Fun Facts Friday: Robert Ludlum

Fun Facts Friday: Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum (25 May, 1927 – 12 March, 2001) was an American author who is best known as the creator of Jason Bourne. Books by Robert Ludlum* Ludlum was born in New York City. He was an adopted child, but never found who his birth parents were. In 1951, the author earned a B.A. in […]

Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 2: Little Hits by Matt Fraction and David Aja

Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 2: Little Hits by Matt Fraction and David Aja

Hawkeye’s life is also tougher than the rest of his super-team, and this graphic novel show why and how, but it also drives home the point that one does not need super powers to be a hero.

Fun Facts Friday: Bertrand Russell

Fun Facts Friday: Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell (18 May, 1872 – 2 February, 1970) was a Nobel Prize winning author, philosopher and mathematician. [Credit: John Roberts.] Russell is a British aristocrat, born to the Viscount and Viscountess Amberley his title is the 3rd Earl Russell. Earl Russell, the author’s grandfather served as Queen Victoria’s Prime minister twice. He remembers his […]

Graphic Novel Review: Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes (Rebirth) by Peter J. Tomasi

Graphic Novel Review: Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes (Rebirth) by Peter J. Tomasi

The story in this graphic novel takes on too much, some stories are simply loosely tied together and are overly complex for what it is. I enjoyed the relationship between Jon and Damian but I think a less bombastic mission/adventure would have played better.

Fun Facts Friday: Mari Sandoz

Fun Facts Friday: Mari Sandoz

Mari Sandoz (11 May, 1896 – 10 March, 1966) was a novelist, biographer and teacher from Nebraska. Ms. Sandoz wrote a lot about poisoner life and the Plains Indians. Image from http://www.marisandoz.org/events_activities/mari-sandoz-research-award/about-the-mari-sandoz-research-award.html Books by Mari Sandoz* Ms. Sandoz was the oldest of six children. Their parents with Swiss immigrants. As a child she worked hard […]

Book Review: Mjolnir by Brian James

Book Review: Mjolnir by Brian James

This book straddled the funny – cheesy borderline, but this is on purpose as the author clearly set out to write a fun story with tongue firmly held in cheek.

Graphic Novel Review: Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection by Ed Brubaker

Graphic Novel Review: Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection by Ed Brubaker

I really enjoyed the backstory of Bucky, the writer made him much more of a badass than what I imagined (Bucky, not the Winter Soldier).

Fun Facts Friday: Horace Mann

Fun Facts Friday: Horace Mann

Horace Mann (4 May, 1796 – 2 August, 1859) was an American politician and author. Today Mr. Mann is remembered for promoting public education. Mann was born on a farm in Franklin, MA. Even though he went to school about six weeks during the school year, he made good use of the library and enrolled at Brown […]

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