Book Review: Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success by Dan Schawbel

This book has aged, some of the specific advice is no longer relevant, as many are at this age where information moves so fast it changes on a monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis. So it’s only expected that what was true about certain websites five years ago, is no longer so.

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Book Review: The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

Milo Weaver, the reluctant spy, finds himself facing a CIA analyst about 10 years after the Department of Tourism, CIA’s silent assassins, was disbanded. The two find themselves on the run when a new breed of Tourists tries to kill them both.

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Fun Facts Friday: Howard Lindsay

Lindsay and Crouse won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play State of the Union (1946).

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Book Review: Captain Nemo by Kevin J. Anderson

This was a really enjoyable story, the narrative reads like a biography and not a fictional tale,

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Guest Post: 4 Books That Will Change Your Life

Words can be powerful. Most readers will know from experience that certain books and their ideas and philosophies have the ability to affect how you see the world. We have collected a handful of books that, regardless of time, age or setting, have a message that will impact your life for the better.

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Book Review: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

As a fan of the author, I had high hopes for this book. His talent of for extracting relevant, accurate, entertaining and informative information from the annals of history is something which I envy.

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Fun Facts Friday: Ovid

Ovid went to leave at the edge of the Roman Empire, by the Black Sea in Tomis (now Constanţa, Romania). As inventive as ever he learned the Getic language and wrote a poem to prize Augustus in that language.
That poem has not survived time, it probably would have been the only record of the Getic language.

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Book Review: Daughter of the Reich by Louise Fein

This novel was an easy read, and well researched. Much of the book isn’t historical per-say, which is why I don’t know if I’d categorize it as historical-fiction, but rather as a novel which takes place in the past.

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Book Review: American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

Book Review: American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

About: American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson is a novel taking place in the last half of the 20th Century, following an African-American FBI officer, recruited by the CIA to undermine an African leader. This is Ms. Wilkinson’s first novel. 304 pages Publisher: Random House (February 12, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 0812998952 My rating for American […]

Book Review: Amazing Jewish Heroes Down Through The Ages by David Richard Goldberg

Book Review: Amazing Jewish Heroes Down Through The Ages by David Richard Goldberg

About: Amazing Jewish Heroes Down Through The Ages by David Richard Goldberg consists of short biographies of famous Jews. This is Mr. Goldberg’s second book. 208 pages Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Language: English ISBN-10: 9652298816   My rating for Amazing Jewish Heroes Down Through The Ages – 4 Buy Amazing Jewish Heroes Down Through The Ages […]

Fun Facts Friday: Jules Verne

Fun Facts Friday: Jules Verne

Author and futurist Jules Verne was born on this day, 8 February, 1828 (d: 24 March, 1905) in Nantes, France. Verne is considered the father of general Science Fiction and recently been credited with “fathering” the steampunk genre. Verne wrote some of the most famous books in the worked, such as 20,000 Leagues Under the […]

Book Review: The Storm over Paris by William Ian Grubman

Book Review: The Storm over Paris by William Ian Grubman

About: The Storm over Paris by William Ian Grubman is a historical fiction novel taking place in Paris, 1942, and follows an art dealer trying to save art from the hands of the Nazis. This is Mr. Grubman’s first novel. The publisher is giving away one (1) copy of this book – enter via the rafflecoper […]

Book Review: The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden

Book Review: The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden

A fictionalized account of the book The Persian Expedition by Xenophon. Mr. Iggulden is a bestselling author, known for the Emperor, Conqueror, and Wars of the Roses series.

Book Review: A Spy in Exile by Jonathan De Shalit

Book Review: A Spy in Exile by Jonathan De Shalit

I’m a sucker for good spy novels, so when I saw A Spy in Exile by Jonathan De Shalit, a novel about the Israeli Mossad I immediately requested it and put it on top of my “to read” list.

Fun Facts Friday: Langston Hughes

Fun Facts Friday: Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1 February, 1902 – 22 May, 1967) was a poet, novelist, playwright & translator born in Missouri, and a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Books by Langston Hughes* Born as James Mercer Langston Hughes in Joplin, Missouri. Both his paternal great-grandmothers were slaves, and both paternal great-grandfathers were white slave owners in […]

Book Review: The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson

Book Review: The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson

About: The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson (translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles) is the second novel featuring Allan Karlsson, a reluctant anti-hero going through life, involving himself and influencing world matters. This is a follow up to Mr. Jonasson’s best seller The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. […]

Book Review: The Plotters by Un-su Kim

Book Review: The Plotters by Un-su Kim

Reseng, was rained by a man named Old Raccoon in The Library of Dogs to become an assassin. In the corrupt underworld of South Korea though, alliances shift rapidly and Reseng is seeing his peers become the ones being hunted.

Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn Vol. 3: Red Meat by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn Vol. 3: Red Meat by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

About: Harley Quinn Vol. 3: Red Meat by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti is a graphic novel featuring all the action, comedy, and even drama one would expect from the title psycho anti-hero.  This graphic novel collects issues of Harley Quinn $14 – 21.   144 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401273696   […]

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