Fun Facts Friday: William Morris

William Morris (24 March, 1834 – 3 October, 1896) was a poet, novelist and translator from England. More Books by William Morris* 1)      Mr. Morris’ day job was a textile designer and is credited for being a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts as well as production methods. 2)      He was […]

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Book Review: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski

About: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski is a non-fiction book which tells of the people who took it upon themselves to bring former to Nazis to justice. Mr. Nagorski was an editor for Newsweek and is an award wining journalist and author. 416 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 1476771863 My rat­ing […]

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Guest Book review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Han Kang is a writer who comes from South Korea originally who received a few awards in the field of literature. She wrote The Vegetarian book back in the year 2007 but the book was published in English this year only. “I wrote of a human being who did not want to be human in […]

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Book Review: Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell

Mr. Spielberg’s Jewish story is very insightful and the author is obviously very interested in his journey as a proud Jew and a genius film maker

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Fun Facts Friday: Siegfried Lenz

Siegfried Lenz (17 March, 1926 – 7 October, 2014) was a German novelist and writer. Books by Siegfried Lenz* Born in the town of Lyck, East Prussia, Mr. Lenz would today be considered as being born in Poland. After graduation in 1943, Mr. Lenz was drafted into the Kriegsmarine, the Nave of Nazi Germany. Before the […]

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Book Review: The Book Thieves by Anders Rydell

This is a two part story, the first one, as the name of the book suggests, is the story of the Nazis trying to control people’s beliefs via literature, punishment and spectacles of burning books symbolizing “wrong” ideology. The second part is the painstaking cataloging of millions of books, returning what can be returned (through notes, plates and other identifying marks).

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Book Review: Art of War by Sun Tzu

There is an interesting commentary on just how Lionel Giles, the translator, chose to translate each line of text. The classical Chinese language is very dense and many of Sun Tzu’s passages have unclear meaning

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Infographic: Unreal Earnings – The Salaries Of Fictional Characters

How much would fictional characters get paid for doing their job in the real world? If you’ve ever lost yourself in a novel you might have wondered this about your favourite Tom, Joe or Helen. Original post can be found at: https://www.adzuna.co.uk/blog/2017/03/01/unreal-earnings-the-salaries-of-fictional-characters/

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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.

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.

Giveaway and Book Review: Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Giveaway and 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.  

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