Book Review: The Sweetest Fruits by Monique Truong

Instead we get different view points of what made Mr. Hearn’s voice so memorable to his fans, through tales from the women who fell by the wayside, but have had as much an impact on the writer as he had on himself.

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Fun Facts Friday: Captain Frederick Marryat

Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July, 1792 – 9 August, 1848) was a Royal Navy officer, and a novelist who pioneered historical naval fiction.

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Book Review: How to Lose the Information War by Nina Jankowicz

I have to give Ms. Jankowicz credit for not taking sides and attempting to be as bipartisan as possible. She writes about how many entities on the political spectrum in the US embrace Russian disinformation tactics to their advantage.

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Book Review: The Atlantis World by A.G. Riddle

I really enjoyed the overall premise to he series, but in this last book I’m not sure what the author wanted to convey, or if he had a trilogy planned out at all. It seemed like a bunch of story-lines thrown together for good measure, crossing fingers they would somehow work and make sense.

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Fun Facts Friday: M.F.K. Fisher

M.F.K. Fisher (3 July, 1908 – 22 June, 1992) was a food writer and translator. Ms. Fisher believed that eating well was one of the “arts of life”

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Book Review: The Revelators by Ace Atkins

The story revolves around Mexicans getting deported from a chicken plant, in an inhuman way which separates them from their children. Some children were kidnapped by gangs, getting sold to into the sex trade. What that, and several other subplots have to do with Quinn’s assassination attempt you’ll have to read for yourself.

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Book Review: The Atlantis Plague by A. G. Riddle

The second book in The Origin Mystery trilogy, a science-fiction story following a genealogist out to save the human race from the brink of extinction.

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Fun Facts Friday: Charlotte Zolotow

Charlotte Zolotow (26 June, 1915 – 19 November, 2013) was a prolific writer of children books, editor and poet. Mrs. Zolotow was a prolific children book author who did not shy away from examining difficult subjects.

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Book Review: Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest by Amos Oz

Book Review: Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest by Amos Oz

I got this eBook for free. Article first published as Book Review: Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest by Amos Oz on Blogcritics. My rating for Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest – 4 About: “Suddenly In the Depths of the Forest” by award winning Israeli author Amos Oz (archive)  is a short […]

Book Review: Devotion by Dani Shapiro

Book Review: Devotion by Dani Shapiro

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. Dani Shapiro is available and very enthusiastic about doing skype chats with book clubs. My rating for Devotion – 3 About: “Devotion” by Dani Shapiro (Website | Facebook | Twitter | Blog) is a memoir about the authors mid-life crisis and […]

Dr. Seuss – Birthday Facts

Dr. Seuss – Birthday Facts

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 1)      If Dr. Seuss were alive he’d be 107 years old today. 2)      Dr. Seuss’ first book “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street” was rejected 27 times before it found […]

Guest Post: 5 Essential Ingredients for Romance

Guest Post: 5 Essential Ingredients for Romance

5 Essential Ingredients for Romance by Kameron Lo who also writes for online accounting degrees and sonogram tech among other fine sites I love a good romance novel: it’s a great escape from the troubles and boredom of everyday life to fantasize about exciting, romantic adventures worlds away. Having read so many of these exciting […]

Author Q and A: Kenneth Wishnia

Author Q and A: Kenneth Wishnia

Author Kenneth Wishnia (Website) wrote the unique book “The Fifth Servant” (Book Review) a smart mystery which is funny and interesting. The book is an interesting read about the Jewish ghetto in Prague and takes place around 500 years ago.  The novel is filled with Jewish folklore,  humor as well as Yiddish, German and Hebrew […]

Guest Post: 5 Reasons You’re Not Writing Your Novel

Guest Post: 5 Reasons You’re Not Writing Your Novel

5 Reasons You’re Not Writing Your Novel This post was written by Jessica Stilling who also writes for buy adderall now and medical assistant So you’ve always wanted to be a writer. Maybe you got that fancy MFA, or you sit in your room during all hours of the night typing away, or maybe you […]

Book Review: Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

Book Review: Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. My rating for Beatrice and Virgil – 2 About: “Beatrice and Virgil” (book website) by Yann Martel is a fictional book, a follow up to the author’s wildly successful “Like of Pi”. A strange story which is suppose to be an […]

Book Review: The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbø

Book Review: The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbø

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. My rating for The Devil’s Star – 4 About: “The Devil’s Star” by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø (Website | Facebook)is the third in the Harry Hole series. This novel  was published in Norway in 2003, but just recently arrived in the […]

Book Review: The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas

Book Review: The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas

This book is certainly worth reading, there are some faults but it is a wonderful first effort by Mr. Lukas who certainly has a story telling capability. The novel is elegantly crafted with intriguing characters.

Book Review: Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli

Book Review: Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has made available two (2) copies of “Radio Shangri-La” to be given out- enter at the end of the post. My rating for Radio Shangri-La – 4 About: “Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on […]

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