Graphic Novel Review: The Flash, Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice by Joshua Williamson

About: The Flash, Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice by Joshua Williamson (illustrated by Carmine Di GIandomenico) is a graphic novel starting a new story line for the scarlet speedster. This graphic novel collects The Flash: Rebirth #1, and The Flash #1-8.  216 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 140126784X My rating for The Flash, Vol. 1: Lightning […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Anatole France

Anatole France (16 April, 1844 – 12 October, 1924) was a poet, journalist and a Nobel Prize winning novelist from France. Books by Anatole France* Mr. France, a bibliophile, was the son of a bookseller, owner of the bookstore Librairie France. Librairie France was known for books on the French Revolution and was visited by […]

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Book Review: Gray Day by Eric O’Neill

About: Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America’s First Cyber Spy by Eric O’Neill is a non-fiction book following the author’s investigation into the FBI’s most damaging spy. Mr. O’Neill is a cybersecurity expert and a former FBI agent. 304 pages Publisher: Crown Language: English ISBN-10: 0525573526 My rating for Gray Day – 5 […]

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Book Review: The Agitator by Peter Duffy

About: The Agitator: William Bailey and the First American Uprising against Nazism by Peter Duffy is a short biography of William Bailey, an American who stood his ground against Hitler’s Germany at a time when the US was solidly neutral. Mr. Duffy is a historian and journalist. 288 pages Publisher: PublicAffairs (March 19, 2019) Language: […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy (12 April, 1947 – 1 October, 2013) was a prolific bestselling American author known for his espionage books and military-science novels. Books by Tom Clancy* The author was born as Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. in Baltimore, MD, where he grew up. Mr. Clancy’s first novel, The Hunt for Red October, was sold to […]

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Book Review: The Ethereal Squadron by Shami Stovall

About: The Ethereal Squadron by Shami Stovall is a fantasy novel which reimagines World War I involving sorcerers soldiers. Ms. Stovall is an author and history professor from California. 325 pages Publisher: TCK Publishing Language: English ISBN-10: 1631610678 My rating for The Ethereal Squadron – 5 Buy The Ethereal Squadron from Amazon.com* More books by Shami Stovall* Thoughts: My interest […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol. 7: The Wedding by Tom King

About: Batman, Vol. 7: The Wedding by Tom King (illustrated by Tony S. Daniel and Mikel Janin) is a graphic novel which culminates the story-line where Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Catwoman (Selina Kyle) are set to get married. This graphic novel collects Batman #45 – 50. 176 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401283381 […]

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Fun Facts Friday: John Burroughs

John Burroughs (3 April, 1837 – 29 March, 1921) was an American naturalist and essayist. Born on a farm in the Catskill Mountains, Mr. Burroughs was the seventh of ten children. To go to college, Mr. Burroughs worked as a teacher alternating studying and teaching. The Atlantic Monthly published his first essay in 1860. Mr. […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 2: I Am Suicide by Tom King

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 2: I Am Suicide by Tom King

The art of this book is fantastic, absolutely gorgeous and moves the story forward in leap and bounds.

Fun Facts Friday: Roger Martin du Gard

Fun Facts Friday: Roger Martin du Gard

Roger Martin du Gard (23 March, 1881 – 22 August, 1958) was an award winning French author. Roger Martin du Gard Theo van Rysselberghe 1)      He was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to a prosperous lawyer. 2)      Mr. du Gard was a trained paleographer. 3)      In 1906 he married Hélène Foucault, the couple honeymooned in North Africa […]

Book Review: Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham

Book Review: Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham

This is not just a “making of” book, a piece of fluff Hollywood marketing, but an honest look at the difficulties and sacrifices many people make to make this vision come to life (or the theater).

Fun Facts Friday: Sid Fleischman

Fun Facts Friday: Sid Fleischman

Sid Fleischman (16 March, 1920 – 17 March, 2010) was an author of children’s books, adult novels and also wrote screenplays. Books by Sid Fleischman* 1)      Even though he was born in Brooklyn, NY Mr. Fleischman grew up in San Diego, CA. 2)      He discovered his interest in magic as a young boy, and held onto that fascination […]

Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames

Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames

Throughout the book there are some great suggestions, which you can implement or not, in order to live more frugally.

Guest Post: Red Eagle: The War Within

Guest Post: Red Eagle: The War Within

The publisher is giving away 3 books – please enter through the rafflecopter form at the end of the post Red Eagle: The War Within By Jens Cromer, Chief Editor at Peachill www.peachill.com Buy Red Eagle: The Red Stick War of Alabama  from Amazon.com* I’ve always felt like an outsider. Perhaps you’ve felt the same. […]

Graphic Novel Review: Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition by Tom King & Joshua Williamson

Graphic Novel Review: Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition by Tom King & Joshua Williamson

This graphic novel puts the two heroes together for an adventure which also introduces The Watchmen into the DC Universe

Fun Facts Friday: Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff

Fun Facts Friday: Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff

Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (March 10, 1788 – November 26, 1857) was a Prussian novelist, playwright, translator and poet. Mr. Eichendorff was considered to be a major writer of Romanticism. 1)      Both of his parents were aristocrats from old noble families. His family, however, was always in dire straits. 2)      As a young man, Mr. Eichendorff was schooled at home […]

Book Review: National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 5th Edition: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S. and National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the United States, 5th Edition

Book Review: National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 5th Edition: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S. and National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the United States, 5th Edition

The first thing that struck me was that these were quality books. The pages are printed on nice stock, are stitched together and easy to read.

Graphic Novel Review: Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman (Rebirth) by Tim Seeley

Graphic Novel Review: Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman (Rebirth) by Tim Seeley

The new character the creative team introduces, Raptor, is one of the better new characters DC Comics came out with in awhile.

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