Graphic Novel Review: The Flash, Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded by Joshua Williamson

About: The Flash, Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded by Joshua Williamson (illustrated by Carmine Di Giandomenico) is a graphic novel where The Flash is fighting a litany of villains, or is he helping them?  This graphic novel collects The Flash #14 – 20. My rating for The Flash, Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded – 4 Buy The Flash, Vol. […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Frederic Prokosch

Frederic Prokosch (17 May, 1906 – 2 June, 1989) was an American writer, known for his novels, poetry, excellent translations, and literary criticism. He is mostly known for his novels The Asiatics and The Seven Who Fled. Books by Frederic Prokosch* Mr. Prokosch was born in Madison, WI. His family of intellectuals (his father, an Austrian immigrant, was […]

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Book Review: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick

About: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick is a non-fiction book for the information age, talking about how people send information (and misinformation) from tum-tums in Africa, to Ada Lovelace, Alan turning and every “expert” on Twitter and Facebook. Mr. Gleick is an author who explores the consequences of science […]

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Book Review: Metropolis by Philip Kerr

About: Metropolis by Philip Kerr is a novel featuring German detective Bernie Gunther, this time between World War I and II. This is the fourteenth book in the series, sadly published after Mr. Kerr’s death. 384 pages Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Language: English ISBN-10: 0735218897   My rating for Metropolis – 5 Buy Metropolis from Amazon.com* […]

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Graphic Novel Review: The Flash, Volume 2: Speed of Darkness by Joshua Williamson

About: The Flash, Volume 2: Speed of Darkness by Joshua Williamson (with the creative team of Felipe Watanabe, Oclair Albert, Chris Sotomayor, Steve Wands, , Jorge Corona, and Ivan Plascencia) is a graphic novel continuing the story of Barry Allen and the trouble in Central City. This graphic novel collects The Flash #9-13. 128 pages […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman (10 May, 1911 – 25 July, 2014) was an American author and educator known for her novel Up the Down Staircase (1964). More Books by Bel Kaufman* Ms. Kaufman, born as Bella, in Berlin, Germany to Russian immigrants. The family returned to Russia where her father became a physician and her mother wrote […]

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Book Spotlight: Robot, Take the Wheel by Jason Torchinsky

Book Details: Book Title: Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving by Jason Torchinsky Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 207 pages Genre: Automobile Technology, Car enthusiasts Publisher: Apollo Publishers Release date: May 7, 2019 Tour dates: May 6 to 24, 2019 Content Rating: PG (this book is accessible to […]

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Book Review: Best. Movie. Year. Ever. by  Brian Raftery

About: Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen by  Brian Raftery is a book in which the author examines movies from 1999, a groundbreaking year in cinema. Mr. Raftery is a culture writer and modern movie expect. 416 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 1501175386 My rating for Best. Movie. Year. Ever. – 4 Buy […]

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New Kiva Loan: Vitoria X Group Brazil Santo André, Brazil

New Kiva Loan: Vitoria X Group Brazil Santo André, Brazil

Click here to donate yourself The Vitoria X Group is a client of the Banco do Povo Crédito Solidário (BPCS). It is made up of four entrepreneurs and the loan will benefit these small business owners with an increase in capital for new purchases.Francisco works in transportation and the loan will help him maintain his […]

Fun Facts Friday: Thor Heyerdahl

Fun Facts Friday: Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl (6 October, 1914 – 18 April, 2002) was a noted Norwegian adventurer who authored more than 10 books. Books by Thor Heyerdahl* 1)      He was the son of a master brewer and showed great interest in zoology from an early age, even creating a museum in his childhood home. 2)      He studied zoology and geography at […]

Book Review: Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities by Daniel Golden

Book Review: Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities by Daniel Golden

The author tries to understand why, and how, intelligence services around the world are targeting American higher education, and the implications from those actions

Book Review: The Honest Spy by Andreas Kollender

Book Review: The Honest Spy by Andreas Kollender

About: The Honest Spy by Andreas Kollender (translated by Steve Anderson) is a historical fiction book about a German clerk spying for the USA. This is a fictionalized account of Fritz Kolbe, one of the most important resources the allies had during that time. 368 pages Publisher: AmazonCrossing Language: English ISBN-10: 1542045002 My rat­ing for The Honest Spy  […]

Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman, Vol. 4: This Blood Is Thick by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy

Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman, Vol. 4: This Blood Is Thick by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy

About: Batwoman, Vol. 4: This Blood Is Thick by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy (Illustrated by Francesco Francavilla, Walden Wong, Sandu Florea, and Derek Fridolfs, colored by Guy Major) is a continuation of the DC52 series introducing kate Kane as the new Batwoman. This graphic novel collects comics #18-24. 160 pages […]

Fun Facts Friday: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Fun Facts Friday: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Today is the birthday of one of the greatest authors in history: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 – 23 April 1616. As you can tell, I am a fan. Not only because of the Quixotic pun of this blog’s name, but also because I think that Don Quixote is still one the most relevant stories in […]

Book Review: A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) by George R. R. Martin

Book Review: A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) by George R. R. Martin

When I first started reading these books, my friend who recommended them told me that the author keeps surprising the reader.

Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman, Vol. 3: World’s Finest by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman

Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman, Vol. 3: World’s Finest by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman

I really like where the writers of the issue were going with the characters and the world they built around them. Kate Kane, Batwoman, refused to join the Batman team when asked, and only wears his symbol as a source of her inspiration.

Book Review: Profane Fire at the Altar of the Lord by Dennis W. Maley

Book Review: Profane Fire at the Altar of the Lord by Dennis W. Maley

The story telling is done tongue in cheek, the readers are privy to the lies, manipulations, and political maneuvering getting an overall picture of what is happening

Fun Facts Friday: The Indictment of Playwright Ben Johnson

Fun Facts Friday: The Indictment of Playwright Ben Johnson

On this day in 1598 Ben Johnson, an English playwright, was indicted for manslaughter. Mr. Johnson was a bona fide celebrity in 17th Century England, being admired by writers and socialites. 1)      Ben Johnson was educated at the Westminster school by excellent teachers and scholars. 2)      Mr. Johnson’s father was a master bricklayer, a good occupation. Ben tried […]