Fun Facts Friday: Erik Karlfeldt

Erik Karlfeldt (20 July, 1864 – 8 April, 1931) was a popular Swedish poet, member of the Swedish Academy, and winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize in Literature. Books by Erik Karlfeldt* The poet was born Erik Axel Eriksson on a family farm in Karlbo. In 1889 he changed his last name to Karlfeldt in […]

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Book Review: Professor at Large: The Cornell Years by John Cleese

In this age, where anti-intellectualism is sadly seen as positive personality trademark by many, it’s nice to read a book which doesn’t shy from it, but embraces this aspect of humanity.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 4: Deus Ex Machina by James Tynion IV

A solid book of the Detective Comics series. Batman (Bruce Wayne) teams up with Zatanna, the magician, and the reader gets to view a bit of their history.

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Fun Facts Friday: John Clare

John Clare (13 July, 1934 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet who wrote about the English countryside. Books by John Clare* As the son of a farmer, the poet worked in agriculture as a small boy, but attended school until the ripe old age of 12. Some of young Mr. Clare’s favorite books […]

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Book Review: The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer

The first thing I noticed, right off when starting to read this novel, is that it is absolutely believable and well written

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Book Review: The Private Life of Victoria by Alexander MacDonald

The author writes about the way Queen Victoria conducted her personal relationships before, and during, her reign

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Fun Facts Friday: Bessie Head

The Bessie head Heritage Trust and the Bessie Head Literature Awards were established in 2007

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Book Review: A Passion for Leadership by Robert M. Gates

The book is a tell all narrative on how to manage and implement change in vast organizations.

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Giveaway: Jimmy and Fay by Michael Mayo

Giveaway: Jimmy and Fay by Michael Mayo

Giveaway: Jimmy and Fay by Michael Mayo

Fun Facts Friday: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fun Facts Friday: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Born as Theodore Dostoevsky, the author had a speech impediment and couldn’t pronounce to “th” sound. He changed his name to Fyodor instead.

Giveaway (Over): News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Giveaway (Over): News of the World by Paulette Jiles

About: News of the World by Paulette Jiles is a novel taking place in Texas around 1870. This book is a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award in Fiction. Check out my review of News of the World by Paulette Jiles and enter the giveaway below Synopsis: Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower, […]

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”.