Fun Facts Friday: William Braithwaite

When, at age 15, the young Mr. Braithwaite was apprenticed to a typesetter he discovered his love to poetry and began to write his own literature.

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Book Review: Manhunters by Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña

About: Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar, the World’s Most Wanted Criminal by Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña is a memoir of the two Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents who spent decades hunting drug traffickers. The two authors are the subject of the Netflix show Narcos, which follows their hunt for Pablo Escobar […]

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Book Review: Alexander Von Humboldt by Maren Meinhardt

This is a very readable book, exposing people to the “most celebrated scientist of the 19th century”.

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Fun Facts Friday: C.S. Lewis

Donating all the proceeds from his books to Christian charities, left Mr. Lewis struggling to pay the large tax bills.

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Book Review: Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter by Robert Hutton

The book is expertly researched with extensive notes and bibliographical information. There are many photos and illustrations throughout as well as a list of characters to make it easier to follow.

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Book Review: A Futile and Stupid Gesture by Josh Karp

Attempts, and I believe succeeded, to capture the personality and intelligence of Mr. Kenney, even though, it seems, he was not aware of  his own comedic brilliance.

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Fun Facts Friday: George Eliot

Eliot’s scandalous personal life clouded her reputation even after her death. Despite her literary achievements, Eliot was not allowed a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner. She finally received recognition there in 1980, one hundred years after her death.

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Book Review: Fortune’s Child: A Novel of Empress Theodora by James Conroyd Martin

We follow Theodora through childhood, daughter to window trying to make ends meet. Teenage and adulthood where the beautiful woman finds the bug of acting, but does not shy away from prostitution. She ties her fortunes to an upperclassman who has been given a governorship in Africa, but quickly finds out that meddling in affairs of the state will not earn her any friends.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane (Rebirth) by Tom King

Graphic Novel Review: Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane (Rebirth) by Tom King

About: Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane (Rebirth) by Tom King (illustrated by David Finch) finishes up the Bane story in the Batman Rebirth line. This graphic novel collects Batman #16-20, 23-24, and Annual #1 Story. 176 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401271316 My rating for Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane – 5 Buy Batman Vol. 3: […]

Book Review: How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

Book Review: How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

About: How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg is a non-fiction book about the business practices of this famous company. Mr. Schmidt was the Executive Chairman of Google from 2001 to 2017 and Alphabet Inc. from 2015 to 2017, Mr. Rosenberg is the former Senior Vice President of Products at Google and current advisor to […]

Guest Post: Confessions of a Clone by Hester Velmans

Guest Post: Confessions of a Clone by Hester Velmans

Hester Velmans CONFESSIONS OF A CLONE   In the debate about the wisdom of cloning a beloved dog, as Barbara Streisand recently did, one assumption is that at some point, when the technology has been refined, rich people who can afford it will want to clone themselves, out of a narcissistic desire to see an […]

Graphic Novel Review: Super Sons (Rebirth) Vol. 1: When I Grow Up by Peter J. Tomasi & Chris Burnham

Graphic Novel Review: Super Sons (Rebirth) Vol. 1: When I Grow Up by Peter J. Tomasi & Chris Burnham

I noticed that I’m enjoying this book way more than I should. It was a real nice surprise and I’m glad my friend recommended it to me.

Fun Facts Friday: Samuel Beckett

Fun Facts Friday: Samuel Beckett

Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April, 1906 – 22 December, 1989) was a Nobel Prize winning playwright and novelist from Ireland. Mr. Beckett is mostly known for his play Waiting for Godot.. Image from http://jamartprints.com/product/samuel-beckett-signed-print-2/ Works by Samuel Beckett* In 1906, 13 April fell on Good Friday as well as Friday the 13th. Mr. Beckett always […]

Book Review: The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War by Jane Rosenberg LaForge

Book Review: The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War by Jane Rosenberg LaForge

The prose flows, the story is mystical and powerful at the same time

Giveaway: The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White

Giveaway: The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White

The publisher is giving away one (1) copy, please enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems…. Recently divorced, Merilee […]

Book Review: House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel

Book Review: House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel

A good story but not one that gets a hold of you and doesn’t let go

Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Kill Chain by Andy Diggle

Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Kill Chain by Andy Diggle

The artwork is excellent, this is the way I imagined James Bond to be when I was reading the Ian Fleming novels.

Fun Facts Friday: Seán O’Casey

Fun Facts Friday: Seán O’Casey

Seán O’Casey (30 March, 1880 – 18 September, 1964) was an Irish dramatist and playwright. 1)      Suffering from poor eyesight, you Mr. O’Casey had trouble at school, but taught himself to read and write by age 13. 2)      His father died with he was six years old, and the family (of thirteen!) had to move from house […]

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