Book Review: Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success by Dan Schawbel

This book has aged, some of the specific advice is no longer relevant, as many are at this age where information moves so fast it changes on a monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis. So it’s only expected that what was true about certain websites five years ago, is no longer so.

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Book Review: The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

Milo Weaver, the reluctant spy, finds himself facing a CIA analyst about 10 years after the Department of Tourism, CIA’s silent assassins, was disbanded. The two find themselves on the run when a new breed of Tourists tries to kill them both.

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Fun Facts Friday: Howard Lindsay

Lindsay and Crouse won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play State of the Union (1946).

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Book Review: Captain Nemo by Kevin J. Anderson

This was a really enjoyable story, the narrative reads like a biography and not a fictional tale,

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Guest Post: 4 Books That Will Change Your Life

Words can be powerful. Most readers will know from experience that certain books and their ideas and philosophies have the ability to affect how you see the world. We have collected a handful of books that, regardless of time, age or setting, have a message that will impact your life for the better.

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Book Review: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

As a fan of the author, I had high hopes for this book. His talent of for extracting relevant, accurate, entertaining and informative information from the annals of history is something which I envy.

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Fun Facts Friday: Ovid

Ovid went to leave at the edge of the Roman Empire, by the Black Sea in Tomis (now Constanţa, Romania). As inventive as ever he learned the Getic language and wrote a poem to prize Augustus in that language.
That poem has not survived time, it probably would have been the only record of the Getic language.

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Book Review: Daughter of the Reich by Louise Fein

This novel was an easy read, and well researched. Much of the book isn’t historical per-say, which is why I don’t know if I’d categorize it as historical-fiction, but rather as a novel which takes place in the past.

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Book Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Book Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

The book is very smart, the author builds a complex world, filled with multi-dimensional characters, a class system.

Graphic Novel Review: Batman – Detective Comics Vol. 6: Fall of the Batmen by James Tynion IV

Graphic Novel Review: Batman – Detective Comics Vol. 6: Fall of the Batmen by James Tynion IV

The Victim Syndicate has turned all of Gotham against Batman and his team in protest. They also kidnapped Clayface while threating to release dangerous criminals from Arkham Asylum unless Batman unmasks himself on live TV.

Fun Facts Friday: Giosuè Carducci

Fun Facts Friday: Giosuè Carducci

Giosuè Carducci (27 July, 1835 – 16 February, 1907) was a Nobel Prize winning Italian poet and author. The poet was brown in a small town in Tuscany. His father, a doctor, was very vocal about his politics advocating the unification of Italy. Due to his stand, Dr. Carducci had to move his family several […]

Book Review: The Fighters by C.J. Chivers

Book Review: The Fighters by C.J. Chivers

The author tells real stories of real soldiers that have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, some are new to the military and others are veterans of other conflicts. Their stories are told from a humane point of view and takes into account the human factor and the toll fighting takes on one’s self and one’s family.

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV

About: Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of Living (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV continues the Rebirth series where we see Batman building a team of heroes. This graphic novel collects issues of Detective Comics #963-968 and Annual #1. 144 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401278221   My rat­ing for Batman: […]

Fun Facts Friday: Erik Karlfeldt

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 […]

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

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.

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

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.

Fun Facts Friday: John Clare

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 […]

Book Review: The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer

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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