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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Fun Facts Friday: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fun Facts Friday: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Born as Theodore Dostoevsky, the author had a speech impediment and couldn’t pronounce to “th” sound. He changed his name to Fyodor instead.

Giveaway (Over): News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Giveaway (Over): News of the World by Paulette Jiles

About: News of the World by Paulette Jiles is a novel taking place in Texas around 1870. This book is a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award in Fiction. Check out my review of News of the World by Paulette Jiles and enter the giveaway below Synopsis: Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower, […]

GO VOTE!!!

GO VOTE!!!

As followers of this blog know, I am a (very) amateur history buff which enjoys reading about the US presidents and general history (especially WWII). Ever since I became a citizen I tried to vote in any election I can, because I believe the act of voting is a privilege and a good way to […]

Guest Post: How To Find Time To Get Started On Your Reading List

Guest Post: How To Find Time To Get Started On Your Reading List

Photo via Pixabay by Unsplash   Books are one of the best ways to relax, forget about real-life stress, and travel without ever leaving the comfort of your own home, yet many of us struggle to find time to read. With so many good books coming out this fall–and so many different e-readers available to […]

New Kiva Loan: Jhoana from Peru

New Kiva Loan: Jhoana from Peru

Click here to donate yourself Jhoana is 25 years old. She graduated from the police academy of Peru’s National Police and now she is taking the peace officer class. She is asking for a loan to buy a laptop and be able to work on her papers. She is very thankful to all the people […]

Fun Facts Friday: Eden Phillpotts

Fun Facts Friday: Eden Phillpotts

Eden Phillpotts (4 November, 1862 – 29 December, 1960) was an English author and poet. By J.C. Dingham – The Critic: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924066366497;view=1up;seq=319;size=200, Public Domain, Link Books by Eden Phillpotts* 1)      Mr. Phillpotts was born in India. 2)      He wrote 18 novels and 2 books of short stories about Dartmoor, an area of moorland in England. 3)      […]

Book Review: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Book Review: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The storytelling is not fast, but not crawling either, a pace I would imagine Texas moves to and always has been. The author captures the time of the country abided by its own unwritten laws, enforced by rough quite men.

Fun Facts: Literary Halloween Edition

Fun Facts: Literary Halloween Edition

Edgar Allen Poe pumpkin carving from 18 Literary Pumpkins For A Bookish Halloween carved by redditor r0cketballs 1.   Halloween – or Hallowe’en, as in ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ – is a Scottish term, first recorded in print in 1556. 2.   Robert Burns wrote a poem titled ‘Halloween’ in the late eighteenth century. 3.   Edgar Allan Poe originally wanted […]

Fun Facts Friday: Evelyn Waugh

Fun Facts Friday: Evelyn Waugh

In 1927 Evelyn Waugh became engaged to Evelyn Gardner. The couple were known to their friends as “He-Evelyn” and “She-Evelyn”.

Book Review: Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli

Book Review: Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli

This book is a comprehensive look at Jobs’ life, not just his time in Apple

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