Book Review: The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming

The novel is not unreadable, it is enjoyable for the Bond fans, but it is far from being one of the best in the series

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Fun Facts Friday: Paul Erdman

Paul Erdman (19 May, 1932 – 23 April, 2007) was a financial and business writer. He was known for writing novels based on historical facts and complex financial intrigues. Books by Paul Erdman* 1)      The author earned a PhD in economics and was a former Lutheran seminarian. 2)      He was the first American to establish […]

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Book Review: Hook’s Tale John Pielmeier

To enjoy this book, it’s good to be familiar with the character of Hook from the original play

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Book Review: Pumpkinflowers by Matti Friedman

This is an important book, but as far as I know, no history has yet been written and this personal memoir, an intense eyewitness, will be an important first hand source

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Fun Facts Friday: Peter Benchley

The Doubleday editor who met with the author didn’t care for his idea of a non-fiction book about pirates, but loved the man eating shark terrorizing a community pitch. It is said that Mr. Benchley wrote a page in the Doubleday offices and immediately got an advance check.

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Book Review: The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

This is a lovely book, not too serious and fun to read

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Book Review: Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman by Itamar Rabinovich

book’s most impressive part comes as a first-person account of Mr. Rabin’s second term as the Israeli Prime Minister

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Book Review: Airborne by Robert Radcliffe

I truly enjoyed this book and was sad it ended, I learned a few things

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Book Review: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

Book Review: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

We were “promised” some sort of magical “Disney happiness” which doesn’t exist, and never did. Happiness, for me, are the small things which happen daily – a smile from the wife, a hug from the kids, a strange giving a hand to another without an conditions..

Book Review: Lord High Executioner by Howard Engel

Book Review: Lord High Executioner by Howard Engel

Mr. Engel’s sense of humor comes through the narrative, I find myself laughing at his macabre narrative way to often then I thought when it comes to reading a book of this subject.

Excerpt from Furious by T.R. Ragan

Excerpt from Furious by T.R. Ragan

The kids unlatched their seatbelts, jumped out of the car, and ran through the garage and into the house before the song ended. Faith sang along until the last verse, then sat there for a moment and soaked in a little peace and quiet. Working full-time and raising two young kids tended to make moments […]

Fun Facts Friday: Bella Spewack

Fun Facts Friday: Bella Spewack

Bella claimed to have come up with the idea of selling Girl Scout cookies to raise revenue.

Book Review: From Ashes Into Light by Gudrun Mouw

Book Review: From Ashes Into Light by Gudrun Mouw

The different points of view give the story a much wider view of the world and how little human kind has advanced

Book Review: Dr. No by Ian Fleming

Book Review: Dr. No by Ian Fleming

This book is fun and silly and it seems that Mr. Fleming had a good time cutting down a character he almost seemed bored of writing.

Fun Facts Friday: Stéphane Mallarmé

Fun Facts Friday: Stéphane Mallarmé

Mr. Mallarmé’s occupation was an English teacher

Book Review: The Faithful Executioner by Joel F. Harrington

Book Review: The Faithful Executioner by Joel F. Harrington

A wonderful book based on a remarkable journal kept by the executioner of Nuremberg, Meister Franz Schmidt. Along with the “work” of Meister Schmidt, the author vividly re-creates life in sixteenth century Nuremberg and its surroundings.

Book Review: Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming

Book Review: Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming

James Bond is assigned an undercover investigation of a diamond smuggling operation from Sierra Leone to the United States.

Fun Facts Friday: Douglas Adams

Fun Facts Friday: Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams (11 March, 1952 – 11 May, 2001) was an English humorist and dramatist best known for his series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3154283 1)      Mr. Adams had some interesting jobs throughout his life. He was a a bodyguard to oil tycoons from Qatar and cleaning chicken sheds […]

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