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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Fun Facts Friday: James A. Michener

Fun Facts Friday: James A. Michener

James A. Michener (3 February, 1907 – 16 October, 1997) was an American author and Pulitzer Prize winner. Books by James A. Michener 1)      Mr. Michener did not know his biological parents or where he was born. He was raised by his adoptive parents in Doylestown, PA. 2)      After graduating from college he became a […]

Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

I did find the whole story of the orphan train itself, fascinating and engaging.

Giveaway & Spotlight: Lessons from a Difficult Person

Giveaway & Spotlight: Lessons from a Difficult Person

My Journey as a Difficult Person People can use this picture to boost self-esteem: if you feel like a kitten, see yourself as a lion, and conquer the world. Perhaps I took this technique a touch too far. I thought I was a clever kitten, but my boss showed me that what the world saw […]

Spotlight: One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence

Spotlight: One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence

Can a two-career couple really pick up stakes and move to Provence? Keith and Val had a dream – to live in Provence, the land of brilliant sunlight, charming hilltop villages and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. But there were two problems: they weren’t French speakers and they had full-time jobs. So they […]

Infographic: Fictional Job Applications

Infographic: Fictional Job Applications

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be able to employ someone like Harry Potter or Captain Jack Sparrow? Can you imagine receiving a job application from one of these fictional characters which included their skills, their previous employment and the job title that they wanted to apply for? Over at Exporta […]

Fun Facts Friday: Lewis Carroll

Fun Facts Friday: Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland broke the mold of children’s books in the 1800s by not teaching any morals or lessons

Book Review: Americans at War by Stephen Ambrose

Book Review: Americans at War by Stephen Ambrose

I’ve enjoyed previous books by the author, so a few years ago I picked up Americans at War by Stephen E. Ambrose.

Book Review: Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Book Review: Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Bai Tide is a light, fast read with loveable characters and exploit

Infographic: Writer’s Retreats

Infographic: Writer’s Retreats

Check out this infographic from https://www.madetomeasureblinds-uk.com/blog/2017/01/19/writers-retreats/ about writer’s retreats, an interesting piece.  

Fun Facts Friday: Johannes V. Jensen

Fun Facts Friday: Johannes V. Jensen

Son of veterinary surgeon, Mr. Jensen worked as a writer to finance his tuition studying medicine at the University of Copenhagen