Graphic Novel Review: Nightwing Vol. 2: Back to Blüdhaven by Tim Seeley

The story is your standard super-stranger is a new town. Helping a bunch of misfits, a bad-tempered cigar chomping cop, and of course a love interest.

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Fun Facts Friday: H.G. Wells

On 21 September, 1886 great British novelist H. G. Wells was born in Kent, England. Known sometimes as “the Father of Futurism” but mostly as “the Father of Science Fiction”, Well’s works continue to be popular to this day. Books by H.G. Wells* 1 ) The Time Machine was an instant success, it has been described […]

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Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

This novel was an easy read, easy to follow with a few story-lines which are not confusing.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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Fun Facts Friday: Elinor Wylie

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

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Book Review: Hart’s War by John Katzenbach

Book Review: Hart’s War by John Katzenbach

About: Hart’s War by John Katzenbach is a fictional book taking place in a prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. Mr. Katzenbach was as a criminal court reporter before turning to thrillers. 490 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books Language: English ISBN-10: 034542624X My rat­ing for Hart’s War  — 4 Buy Hart’s War from Amazon.com* […]

Fun Facts Friday: Wilhelm Grimm

Fun Facts Friday: Wilhelm Grimm

Both Grimm brothers, together with 5 other professors, formed a group called The Göttingen Seven to protest against Ernst August, King of Hannover . The group maintained that King Ernst August violated the Constitution.

Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

About: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is a fantasy novel which is the base to the successful TV show. This book is number on the series known as A song of Ice and Fire. 694 pages Publisher: Bantam Books Language: English ISBN-10: 0553103547 My rat­ing for A Game of Thrones  —4 Buy […]

Fun Facts Friday: Chaim Potok

Fun Facts Friday: Chaim Potok

r. Potok served in South Korea as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army in a front-line medical battalion and in engineer combat battalion.

Author Q&A with Kirk Kjeldsen

Author Q&A with Kirk Kjeldsen

I read and enjoyed Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen very much. At first I had trepidation about reading it, but I’m very glad I read the novel. Mr. Kjeldsen was kind enough to answer a few questions for me. Q. How did you prepare to tell the story of Kari, a teenage girl? […]

Book Review: Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen

Book Review: Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen

The big twist in the book comes from the characters’ actions, not a major plot twist as in many novels

Book Review: On the Sickle’s Edge by Neville D. Frankel

Book Review: On the Sickle’s Edge by Neville D. Frankel

The narrative is very absorbing and powerful, I was especially fascinated to read how decisions in the upper echelons of government impact the little person on the street who just wants a good job and a warm meal.

Fun Facts Friday: Bertolt Brecht

Fun Facts Friday: Bertolt Brecht

During World War II Mr. Brecht wrote for the Exilliteratur, an anti-Nazi movement of authors expressing opposition to the National Socialist and Fascist regimes

Book Review: The Lost Order by Steve Berry

Book Review: The Lost Order by Steve Berry

About: The Lost Order by Steve Berry is the 12th novel featuring Cotton Malone. Mr. Berry is not only an author, but also a professor and former attorney. 12 pages Publisher: Minotaur Books Language: English ISBN-10: 125005625X My rating for The Lost Order – 4 Buy The Lost Order from Amazon.com* More Books by Steve Berry Thoughts: The […]

Graphic Novel Review: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist)

Graphic Novel Review: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist)

This is an enjoyable and fresh story with great artwork and interesting, new characters.