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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Book Review: Pumpkinflowers by Matti Friedman

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

Fun Facts Friday: Peter Benchley

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.

Book Review: The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

Book Review: The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

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

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

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

Book Review: Airborne by Robert Radcliffe

Book Review: Airborne by Robert Radcliffe

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

Graphic Novel Review: Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule by Sam Humphries

Graphic Novel Review: Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule by Sam Humphries

About: Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule by Sam Humphries, Paco Medina (Illustrator), Freddie Williams (Illustrator) is a graphic novel about Star-Lord, star of the Guardians of the Galaxy.   112 pages Publisher: Marvel; 1 edition Language: English ISBN-10: 0785191593 My rating for Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule  – 4 Buy […]

Fun Facts Friday: Terry Pratchett

Fun Facts Friday: Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (28 April, 1948 – 12 March, 2015) was an English fantasy author known for his comical work and his series of 41 novels, Discworld. Books by Terry Pratchett* 1)      Mr. Pratchett sold more than 85 million books worldwide, his stories have been translated to 37 languages. 2)      As a kid, Mr. Pratchett wanted […]

Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Hammerhead by Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida

Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Hammerhead by Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida

The pace of the graphic novel is fast, but not lightning fast, and steady. Mr. Diggle keeps it steady with skill and humor peppered throughout

Book Review: P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy

Book Review: P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy

eading it.

Even though the book starts off in the “romantic” direction, there is an odd twist towards the end which was a nice surprise

Giveaway (Over): Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Giveaway (Over): Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Last week I reviewed Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Boost Brainpower, Increase Focus, and Maximize Performance-in Just Two Weeks by Dave Asprey is a non-fiction book in which the author describes his journey for a more productive brain. Give­away Give­away ends: May 1, 2017 Winners must have a valid e-mail address US Address Only please Win­ners […]

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