Book Review: Unspeakable by Dilys Rose

“The preachers who were the poor boy’s murderers crowded round him at the gallows, and… insulted heaven with prayers more blasphemous than anything he had uttered.”
– Sir Thomas James Babington Macaulay, Baron of Rothley

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Guest Post: Writing A Book And Everything You Need To Know

Writing A Book And Everything You Need To Know Is it true that everyone has a book inside them, waiting to be written? Perhaps not, but you may well think you have a great idea for a story, how to guide, or memoir, just begging to be put down on paper. However, writing is book […]

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Book Review: All Those Things We Never Said by Marc Levy

Frankly, I thought this book could have simply been a short story or a novella

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Fun Facts Friday: Enid Blyton

Trained as a teacher, she wrote in her spare time. Ms. Blyton’s first published book was Child Whispers (1922), while she was still teaching.

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Book Review: The Trick by Emanuel Bergmann

The story actually has three protagonists, Max Cohn, a kid in present day Los Angeles, Moshe Goldenhirsch who is a young Jewish man at the heyday of World War II, and again, Moshe as an elderly retiree in present day Los Angeles

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Book Review: Monticello: The Official Guide to Thomas Jefferson’s World by Charley Miller & Peter Miller

We like visiting historic places and we know that many times context is everything. An artifact, a building, or even something that might seem insignificant get a whole new meaning when viewed in the right light.

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Fun Facts Friday: Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun (4 August, 1859 – 19 February, 1952) was a Norwegian author and a Noble prize winner. Books by Knut Hamsun* 1)      Born as Knud Pedersen to a poor family, the author grew up on his uncle’s farm. 2)      When he was nine years old, the boy was separated from his family and went […]

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Book Review: Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson

This is a riveting, easy to read book. Mr. Henderson wrote a wonderful and important book, packed with history and stories which pack an emotional punch.

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Fun Facts Friday: Doris Lessing

Fun Facts Friday: Doris Lessing

In 2007 Mrs. Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature. She was the eleventh (and oldest) woman to win the prize

Guest Post: Why did I decide to become the ten-thousandth person to write a book about WWII?

Guest Post: Why did I decide to become the ten-thousandth person to write a book about WWII?

By Theresa Anzal­dua author or We Had A Job To Do: World War II Through The Eyes of Those Who Served. I was assigned to write a magazine article about a WWII veteran, called around to senior centers and was referred to a gentleman named Edwin Holopainen. When I asked Mr. H. what he did […]

Book Review: The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel

Book Review: The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel

This is a very rich story, I had to do some mental gymnastics to get my head wrapped around the mysticism concepts

Giveaway & Book Review: We Had A Job To Do by Theresa Anzaldua

Giveaway & Book Review:  We Had A Job To Do by Theresa Anzaldua

The book is not an in depth look at the war, but it’s a wonderful introduction to the culture and people of the time.

Giveaway (Over): Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention

Giveaway (Over): Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention

The first in a new series, this novel explores two distinct Steampunk eras: traditional 19th century England where the Cove inhabitants are from and a future society that has been frozen in technology from the 1800s out of fear of provoking a new attack by the fierce dragons who once nearly destroyed them.

Fun Facts Friday: Noah Webster

Fun Facts Friday: Noah Webster

The first federal copyright laws (1790) were instituted much due to Mr. Webster’s efforts to protect his work (even though he “borrowed” as well).

Book Review: The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

Book Review: The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

The most fascinating part, for me, was how each person governed before and after office as if the office was sacred and kept it that way despite political differences.

eBook Giveaway: Vortex by Larry Bond

eBook Giveaway: Vortex by Larry Bond

eBook Giveaway: Vortex by Larry Bond

Giveaway: The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven

Giveaway: The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven

The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven is the first visual discovery of ALL the creatures in the series and is written as if THE READER is the new caretaker of the Fablehaven preserve.

Fun Facts Friday: Tadeusz Różewicz

Fun Facts Friday: Tadeusz Różewicz

Tadeusz Różewicz (9 October, 1921 – 24 April, 2014) was a renowned Polish poet “Różewicz cropped” by Michał Kobyliński from http://gilling.info/ – Poetyckie Foto Niusy – File:Rozewicz Grass.JPG. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Commons. During World War II Mr. Różewicz was in the Polish underground. Mr. Różewicz is considered to be of the first […]