Book Review: The Tragedies of King David by Israel Drazin

This is a refreshing and unique book, which provides a deeper understanding into a complicated, and sometimes contradictory, story.

Read More

Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 3: L.A. Woman by Matt Fraction

Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s girlfriend who is the new Hawkeye, needs to get away from Clint Barton and New York, so she head to Los Angeles – with the dog. Madame Masque is also in LA, she finds Kate and, of course, tries to kill her (again!!!).

Read More

Fun Facts Friday: Maria Dermoût

Maria Dermoût (15 June, 1888 – 27 June, 1962), was a novelist who is considered to be of the most important writers in Dutch indies literature. Books by Maria Dermoût* She was born on the island of Java, in the Dutch East Indies as Helena Anthonia Maria Elisabeth Dermoût-Ingerman. Her parents were descendants of employees […]

Read More

Book Review: The Man Who Lived Twice by David Taylor

Mr. Taylor’s book is a wonderful narrative of a time when someone could reinvent themselves knowing how to weave truth and fiction. Mr. Taylor’s book is a wonderful narrative of a time when someone could reinvent themselves knowing how to weave truth and fiction.

Read More

Book Review: The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

This is a sad story, but very moving and brilliantly written. While the story is told from the view point of several people, it is about Mrs. Wiggins and her struggles in work and personal life.

Read More

Fun Facts Friday: Marguerite Yourcenar

Yourcenar taught herself Latin, ancient Greek, English, and Italian.

Read More

Book Review: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

. I especially liked the many anecdotes the authors give along with the points they are trying to make, instead of just giving a few tidbits here and there, or worst, throwing names around.

Read More

Fun Facts Friday: Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough (1 June, 1937 – 29 January, 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels including The Thorn Birds. Books by Colleen McCullough* The author was born in Wellington, a region of New South Wales, to father of Irish origins and a mother who was part Māori . The family moved around a […]

Read More

GO VOTE!!!

GO VOTE!!!

As followers of this blog know, I am a (very) amateur history buff which enjoys reading about the US presidents and general history (especially WWII). Ever since I became a citizen I tried to vote in any election I can, because I believe the act of voting is a privilege and a good way to […]

Guest Post: How To Find Time To Get Started On Your Reading List

Guest Post: How To Find Time To Get Started On Your Reading List

Photo via Pixabay by Unsplash   Books are one of the best ways to relax, forget about real-life stress, and travel without ever leaving the comfort of your own home, yet many of us struggle to find time to read. With so many good books coming out this fall–and so many different e-readers available to […]

New Kiva Loan: Jhoana from Peru

New Kiva Loan: Jhoana from Peru

Click here to donate yourself Jhoana is 25 years old. She graduated from the police academy of Peru’s National Police and now she is taking the peace officer class. She is asking for a loan to buy a laptop and be able to work on her papers. She is very thankful to all the people […]

Fun Facts Friday: Eden Phillpotts

Fun Facts Friday: Eden Phillpotts

Eden Phillpotts (4 November, 1862 – 29 December, 1960) was an English author and poet. By J.C. Dingham – The Critic: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924066366497;view=1up;seq=319;size=200, Public Domain, Link Books by Eden Phillpotts* 1)      Mr. Phillpotts was born in India. 2)      He wrote 18 novels and 2 books of short stories about Dartmoor, an area of moorland in England. 3)      […]

Book Review: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Book Review: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The storytelling is not fast, but not crawling either, a pace I would imagine Texas moves to and always has been. The author captures the time of the country abided by its own unwritten laws, enforced by rough quite men.

Fun Facts: Literary Halloween Edition

Fun Facts: Literary Halloween Edition

Edgar Allen Poe pumpkin carving from 18 Literary Pumpkins For A Bookish Halloween carved by redditor r0cketballs 1.   Halloween – or Hallowe’en, as in ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ – is a Scottish term, first recorded in print in 1556. 2.   Robert Burns wrote a poem titled ‘Halloween’ in the late eighteenth century. 3.   Edgar Allan Poe originally wanted […]

Fun Facts Friday: Evelyn Waugh

Fun Facts Friday: Evelyn Waugh

In 1927 Evelyn Waugh became engaged to Evelyn Gardner. The couple were known to their friends as “He-Evelyn” and “She-Evelyn”.

Book Review: Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli

Book Review: Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli

This book is a comprehensive look at Jobs’ life, not just his time in Apple

Book Review: The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Book Review: The Marvels by Brian Selznick

The story has many surprises and some twists which kept up my interest to the end.

Fun Facts Friday: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Fun Facts Friday: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

10) Mr. Coleridge was so critical of the bad literary taste of his contemporaries that he thought that would mean a continued desecration of literature.