Book Review: The National Parks: America’s Best Idea by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

Even if you don’t have a passion for the outdoors, or not a fan of America’s National Parks this book will certainly entertain you. It is an easy read with excellent pictures from the old and recent days.

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Fun Facts Friday: Jack London

Jack London (12 January, 1876 – 22 November 1916) was an American writer and journalist. Some of his most famous works are White Fang and The Call of the Wild. Books by Jack London* 1)      He was born as John Griffith London in San Francisco, to Flora Wellman, an unwedded woman of wealthy means. Flora later […]

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Book Review: Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

About: Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is a novel from this award winning author. This is the author’s second novel. 304 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Language: English ISBN-10: 0544944607 My rating for Call Me Zebra – 4 Buy Call Me Zebra from Amazon.com* More Books by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Thoughts: I have no idea […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn Vol. 2: Power Outage (The New 52) by Amanda Conner and‎ Jimmy Palmiotti

I enjoyed the stories were the fourth wall is being broken and Harley is out in the real world, my favorite was the story where she goes to Comic-Con, it was very funny and I’m sure there were many gags I didn’t even get (bonus points for including Bruce Timm and Paul Dini).

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Fun Facts Friday: Umberto Eco

Mr. Eco said that social media “gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community […] but now they

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Book Review: Daughters of the Night Sky by Aimie K. Runyan

About: Daughters of the Night Sky by Aimie K. Runyan is a novel about the Russian women pilots of World War II known by their victims as the “Night Witches”.  Ms. Runyan likes to write about history’s unsung heroes, or at least unsung in the US. 301 pages Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (January 1, 2018) Language: English ISBN-10: 1503946770 […]

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Book Review: Silence in the Desert by David Longridge

About: Silence in the Desert by David Longridge is a historical fiction story taking place around World War II. The novel follows four friends, on opposite sides serving different masters during the war. 304 pages Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd Language: English ISBN-10: 1788034503 My rating for Silence in the Desert– 3 Buy Silence in the Desert from Amazon.com* More Books […]

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Fun Facts Friday: John Hersey

Fun Facts Friday: John Hersey

John Hersey (17 June, 1914 – 24 March, 1993) was a prize winning American writer. Mr. Hersey is considered to be one of the earliest practitioners of New Journalism. Books by John Hersey His parents were Protestant missionaries, he was born in Tientsin, China. Mr. Hersey can trace his roots back to William Hersey (Hercy) […]

Book Review: Good People by Nir Baram

Book Review: Good People by Nir Baram

A very ambitious and well researched novel which tries to understand how good people simply roll over and help commit atrocities

Book Review: The Redeemers by Ace Atkins

Book Review: The Redeemers by Ace Atkins

Another great installment in The Ranger series, and probably the funniest one.

Fun Facts Friday: Maurice Sendak

Fun Facts Friday: Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak (10, June, 1928 – 8 May, 2012) was an American writer and illustrator best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are.

Book Review: The Forsaken by Ace Atkins

Book Review: The Forsaken by Ace Atkins

I did enjoy the book very much and would certainly recommend the whole series.

Graphic Novel Review: The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker and David Aja

Graphic Novel Review: The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker and David Aja

About: The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story by Ed Brubaker and David Aja is a graphic novel about a Marvel superhero who is not as well known as other Marvel properties, but just as exciting. This graphic novel is a collection of Immortal Iron Fist #1 – #6 comic books. 160 pages […]

Fun Facts Friday: Allen Ginsberg

Fun Facts Friday: Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg  (3 June, 1926 – 5 April, 1997) was an American poet known for his controversial poem Howl. Mr. Ginsberg was a leading poet in the Beat Generation of the 1950s. By Harvey W. Cohen – www.harveywallacecohen.com (Original uploaded on en.wikipedia), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12597693 1) He was born in Newark, NJ. 2) His […]

Book Review: For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming

Book Review: For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming

It seems to me Mr. Fleming had some stories in his head and somehow tried to tie them up into a common character (Bond).

Book Review: The Broken Places by Ace Atkins

Book Review: The Broken Places by Ace Atkins

The blending of authentic Southern living, along with a great crime story, is something that Mr. Atkins pulls off without a hitch

Fun Facts Friday: Herman Wouk

Fun Facts Friday: Herman Wouk

Mr. Wouk said that the two most important influences on his life were his grandfather and the United States Navy