Fun Facts Friday: Dr. Samuel Johnson

Dr. Samuel Johnson (18 September, 1709 – 12 December, 1784) was an English write, poet and essayist who has made large contributions to English literature.

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Book Review: A Lion in the Grass by Mark Zvonkovic

This was a surprising book, unlike many of the espionage novels I’ve read before. The story takes place over 70+ years in which the protagonist finds himself on the edge of history, like many of us do.

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Book Review: A Quiet Madness: A biographical novel of Edgar Allan Poe by John Isaac Jones

I don’t know much about Poe’s life, besides the bullet points many people are familiar with. I thought the author did a good job re imagining his life, habits, and most of all motivations. I especially enjoyed the chapter in which Poe wrote his most famous poem “The Raven” and how it came to be.

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Fun Facts Friday: O. Henry

O. Henry (11 September, 1862 – 5 June, 1910) was an American writer, known for his short stories.

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Book Review: Comrade Koba by Robert Littell

It is unclear what role Koba plays in Stalin’s government, except that he is a very high, and admired advisor. Koba, like Stalin, also came from Georgia and, like Stalin, excuses the crimes which the regime commits as a path to a greater “worker’s paradise”. It is a very interesting exercise to explain such concepts to an audience, especially if they’re ten year olds. Koba, at points, seem to be trying to convince himself of the deeds he is a part of, instead of convincing Leon

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Book Review: Stan Lee: A Life in Comics by Liel Leibovitz

This is a short biography on one of the most influential men in American pop-culture, and a true American success story. The book tries to tie Stan Lee’s stories and ideas to Jewish culture and Jewish religious book, some of the passages are a stretch, but all of them are interesting and show an understanding of the author of the characters he created.

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Fun Facts Friday: François-Auguste-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand

François-Auguste-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (4 September, 1768 – 4 July, 1848) was a French author and diplomat, known as one of the first Romantic writes of his country.

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Book Review: Pont Neuf by Max Byrd

A historical fiction story following two female reports during World War II. Annie March arrives in France, 1944 after D-Day, her mentor is Martha Gellhorn, an ace reporter, editor, who is in a troubled marriage to writer Ernest Hemingway. Annie gets to know several soldiers and takes on photography to tell her story.

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Follower Spotlight – TicToc: Book Reviews and General Observations

Follower Spotlight – TicToc: Book Reviews and General Observations

Leslie (Blogger Profile | Twitter) from TicToc: Book Reviews and General Observations (Most Excellent Blog) has been a follower of ManOfLaBook.com since I opened the blog and joined bookblogs.ning. She was kind enough to introduce herself and I immediately liked her thoughtful blog. I found out that Leslie reviews all types of genres: thrillers, romance, […]

Book Review: This Book Is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson

Book Review: This Book Is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. Harper has made available one (1) copy of “This Book is Overdue”  to be given to one lucky winner – enter at the end of the post. My rating for “This Book is Overdue” – 4 About: “This Book is Overdue: […]

Book Review: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Book Review: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

I got this book for free St. Martin’s Press has made available three (3) copies of “The Devotion of Suspect X” to be given out- enter at the end of the post. My rating for The Devotion of Suspect X – 4 About: “The Devotion of Suspect X” by award winning Japanese author Keigo Higashino […]

Guest Post: The Dorkiness Equation Part 2 by author Graham Parke

Guest Post: The Dorkiness Equation Part 2 by author Graham Parke

The Dorkiness Equation — Part II I understand if at this point you are in awe of me. If you have trouble believing anyone could be this insightful. And that’s fine. That’s natural at such life changing moments. But, really, I cannot take full credit. I happened to witness an event early in my professional […]

Guest Post: The Dorkiness Equation Part 1 by author Graham Parke

Guest Post: The Dorkiness Equation Part 1 by author Graham Parke

The Dorkiness Equation. I’ve finally figured out why we laugh at someone when they do something dorky. When they almost trip, when they stub their toe, when they stack a number of paper cups, only to find that the bottom cup wasn’t quite empty. For years I assumed it was some kind of mean streak […]

Author Q and A with W.K. Berger

Author Q and A with W.K. Berger

Author W.K. Berger (Website | Twitter | Facebook) has published his book “The Purples” (Book Review) independently even though he is an established and published author (non-fiction though).  Mr. Berger’s experience has been very interesting and, what I believe, will be more common in years to come (see my 2011 bookish predictions). Q. As a […]

Book Review: The Purples by W.K. Berger

Book Review: The Purples by W.K. Berger

I got this eBook for free. The author has kindly made available to three (3) copy to be given out – Enter at the end of the post. My rating for The Purples – 4 About: “The Purples”(Book Website | Twitter | Facebook) by W.K. Berger (Website | Twitter | Facebook) tells is a (mostly) […]

Book Review: Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdes

Book Review: Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdes

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has kindly made available to one (1) copy to be given out – Enter at the end of the post. My rating for Wench – 4 About: “Wench” by Dolen Perkins-Valdes (Website | Twitter) if a fictional story which […]

Book Review: Little Princes by Conor Grennan

Book Review: Little Princes by Conor Grennan

I got this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan on Blogcritics. Harper Collins has kindly made available to five (5) copies to be given out – Enter at the end of the post. My rating for […]

Book Review: The Marching Season by Daniel Silva

Book Review: The Marching Season by Daniel Silva

I borrowed this book from the local library. My rating for The Marching Season – 3 About: “The Marching Season” by Daniel Silva (Website | Facebook | Twitter) is a fictional sequel to “The Mark of the Assassin (Book Review | Buy)”.  The phrase “Marching Season” comes from the parades held in Northern Ireland every […]

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