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: The Private Life of Victoria by Alexander MacDonald

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

Fun Facts Friday: Bessie Head

Fun Facts Friday: Bessie Head

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

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

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.

Graphic Novel Review: DC Universe: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns

Graphic Novel Review: DC  Universe: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns

About: DC  Universe: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns (illustrated by Gary Frank, Phil Jimenez, Ivan Reis, and Ethan Van Sciver) is a graphic novel which tries to reinvent the DC Universe as we know it. 96 pages Publisher: DC Comics; Deluxe edition Language: English ISBN-10: 1401270727   My rating for DC  Universe: Rebirth #1 – 4 […]

Book Review: Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt

Book Review: Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt

About: Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt is a fictional book set in the mid-1600s, Holland. Ms. van der Vlugt is a Dutch writer known for historical fiction for young adults. The publisher is giving away one (1) copy of this book – enter via the rafflecoper form at the end of the post. Publisher: […]

Book Review: The Color of Water by James McBride

Book Review: The Color of Water by James McBride

Mrs. McBride converted to Christianity and her son had no idea that she was Caucasian and not just “light skinned”. Discovering that he is half-white was a revelation to the author and part of the book is him coming to terms with his mixed race.

Book Review: Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish

Book Review: Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish

About: Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish is a basic book about making artisan bread. Mr. Forkish, a former corporate leader who became a baker and opened up Ken’s Artisan Bakery in Portland, OR. 272 pages Publisher: Ten Speed Press Language: English ISBN-10: 160774273X   My rat­ing […]

Fun Facts Friday: H. Rider Haggard

Fun Facts Friday: H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon’s Mines was written as part of a five-shilling bet Mr. haggard had with his brother. The bet was that he couldn’t write a novel half as good as Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Book Review: The Tragedies of King David by Israel Drazin

Book Review: The Tragedies of King David by Israel Drazin

This is a refreshing and unique book, which provides a deeper understanding into a complicated, and sometimes contradictory, story.

Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 3: L.A. Woman by Matt Fraction

Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 3: L.A. Woman by Matt Fraction

Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s girlfriend who is the new Hawkeye, needs to get away from Clint Barton and New York, so she head to Los Angeles – with the dog. Madame Masque is also in LA, she finds Kate and, of course, tries to kill her (again!!!).

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