Fun Facts Friday: John Tenniel

Tenniel was honored as a living national treasure and for his public service was knighted in 1893 by Queen Victoria, the first cartoonist or illustrator to receive the honor.

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Book Review: Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter

Through Friedrich we are witnessing one of the ugliest events of the 20th century, from the front seat. Friedrich is privy to many meetings and has a personal insight into Hitler’s taking over Germany

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Book Review: Eat Sleep Work Repeat by Bruce Daisley

In Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job by Bruce Daisley the author does not only concentrate on cultural changes which, let’s face it, most of us are not in a position to implement, but also on little changes you can make to make your work life more manageable.

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Book Review: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque does not glamorize war, it is not a battle zone fantasy a-la 80s Hollywood action flicks. It is a sad and sober reflection on the toll war takes on individual soldiers, their families, society, and country. In fact, the Nazis hated this book so much, and the movie, that they banned it altogether.

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Fun Facts Friday: R.P. Blackmur

His literary reputation was not only based on criticism, but also on the poetry Mr. Blackmur wrote.

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Guest Post: Contests and Awards by Chris Harold Stevenson

How much does talent have to do with copping a win? Fortunately a great book will stand out whether it is picked by a panel of judges or a reader’s poll. It is subjective and a matter of personalized opinion. Yet the wheat will win over the chaff. Every time. 

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Book Review: The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner

The photographs are gorgeous and the write ups are very interesting. It is important to note that the diet of Blue Zone residents is only part of the reason for thier longevity, climate, reasonable amount of exercise, family, work, and relationships all have a big say in getting to old age

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Book Review: The Fire and the Darkness by Sinclair McKay

The author does not shy away from the controversy surrounding the bombing. Was it necessary? Was it a war crime? A crime against humanity? How did the people who ordered the bombing as well as those executing the orders deal with the morality of it?

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Graphic Novel Review: Teen Titans Vol. 2: The Rise of Aqualad by Benjamin Percy

Graphic Novel Review: Teen Titans Vol. 2: The Rise of Aqualad by Benjamin Percy

The Aqualad arc, even though it was clichéd, was solid, good storytelling and strong narrative.

Fun Facts Friday: Hamlin Garland

Fun Facts Friday: Hamlin Garland

Hamlin Garland (14 September, 1860 – 4 March, 1940) was an award winning American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. Born on a farm in Wisconsin, as Hannibal Hamlin Garland was the second of four kids. He was named after Abraham Lincoln’s vice president, Hannibal Hamlin. As a young man, Mr. Garland lived in […]

Book Review: Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky

Book Review: Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky

The book gives the reader much insight into Apple’s senior executives and the team that has been responsible for its continued success after Steve Jobs.

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Preludes to the Wedding by Tim Seeley

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Preludes to the Wedding by Tim Seeley

This collection, five issues which differ in quality, is a mixed bag. I didn’t think any story was absolutely stunning and certainly this isn’t a “must” to read to stay in the comic-loop.

Fun Facts Friday: Elinor Wylie

Fun Facts Friday: Elinor Wylie

During her lifetime Ms. Wylie was notorious for having multiple affairs and marriages

Book Review: The Grey Zone by Jason McMillan

Book Review: The Grey Zone by Jason McMillan

I found the book to be very interesting on several levels. The world building, the multiple story-lines, and most of all the political aspects and parallels to today’s conservative/liberal/Republican/Democrat/Independent narrative.

Graphic Novel Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2 by Brian Buccellato

Graphic Novel Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2 by Brian Buccellato

About: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2 by Brian Buccellato is another volume of this comic book inspired by the hit video game. This graphic novel collects Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four #8 – 12, and Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Annual #1. 160 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: […]

Fun Facts Friday: DuBose Heyward

Fun Facts Friday: DuBose Heyward

DuBose Heyward (31 August, 1885 – 16 June, 1940) was an American author, he wrote a 1925 novel called Porgy, which was turned into the opera Porgy and Bess. Books by DuBose Heyward* Heyward was born in Charleston, SC. One of the author’s ancestors, Thomas Heyward, Jr., was a judge who signed the Declaration of […]

Book Review: Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel’s Wolverine by Suzana E. Flores

Book Review: Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel’s Wolverine by Suzana E. Flores

This book is short, but very well organized, so well organized in fact that I noticed how organized it is. The themes, events, and theories all have their own place, as well as dedicated chapters to portions of Wolverine’s life and battles (with others, himself and romantic ones as well).

Graphic Novel Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 by Brian Buccellato

Graphic Novel Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 by Brian Buccellato

About: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 by Brian Buccellato is a graphic novel which brings the familiar DC Comics superheroes and Greek gods together again. This graphic novel collects issues #1-6. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401262678   My rating for Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 […]

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