Book Review: P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy

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Even though the book starts off in the “romantic” direction, there is an odd twist towards the end which was a nice surprise

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Giveaway: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Last week I reviewed Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Boost Brainpower, Increase Focus, and Maximize Performance-in Just Two Weeks by Dave Asprey is a non-fiction book in which the author describes his journey for a more productive brain. Give­away Give­away ends: May 1, 2017 Winners must have a valid e-mail address US Address Only please Win­ners […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Emily Brontë (Repost)

Twenty One, April is the birthday of author Charlotte Brontë who was born in 1816. While I did not care much for Jane Eyre , I did appreciate its literary qualities. Check out my Fun Facts Friday on Charlotte’s sister, Emily. Books by Charlotte Brontë 1 ) Charlotte Brontë was the only one of her sisters […]

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Giveaway and Book Review: Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Bai Tide is a light, fast read with loveable characters and exploit

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Book Review: Great Books of China by Frances Wood

The author touches on Confucian and Daoist writings, famous novels, poetry, historic manuals, gardening and manual labor.

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Book Review: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Throughout the book the author explains how the brain works, and how to hack the brain to become more productive.

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Fun Facts Friday: Arnold Toynbee

According to Michael Lang “Toynbee was perhaps the world’s most read, translated, and discussed living scholar.”

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Book Review: Billy the Kid by Michael Wallis

Due to the fact that no only don’t we know much about Billy the Kid, but also that he died very young, it’s difficult to fill a whole book about him.

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Author Q&A with Kirk Kjeldsen

Author Q&A with Kirk Kjeldsen

I read and enjoyed Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen very much. At first I had trepidation about reading it, but I’m very glad I read the novel. Mr. Kjeldsen was kind enough to answer a few questions for me. Q. How did you prepare to tell the story of Kari, a teenage girl? […]

Book Review: Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen

Book Review: Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen

The big twist in the book comes from the characters’ actions, not a major plot twist as in many novels

Book Review: On the Sickle’s Edge by Neville D. Frankel

Book Review: On the Sickle’s Edge by Neville D. Frankel

The narrative is very absorbing and powerful, I was especially fascinated to read how decisions in the upper echelons of government impact the little person on the street who just wants a good job and a warm meal.

Fun Facts Friday: Bertolt Brecht

Fun Facts Friday: Bertolt Brecht

During World War II Mr. Brecht wrote for the Exilliteratur, an anti-Nazi movement of authors expressing opposition to the National Socialist and Fascist regimes

Book Review: The Lost Order by Steve Berry

Book Review: The Lost Order by Steve Berry

About: The Lost Order by Steve Berry is the 12th novel featuring Cotton Malone. Mr. Berry is not only an author, but also a professor and former attorney. 12 pages Publisher: Minotaur Books Language: English ISBN-10: 125005625X My rating for The Lost Order – 4 Buy The Lost Order from Amazon.com* More Books by Steve Berry Thoughts: The […]

Graphic Novel Review: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist)

Graphic Novel Review: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist)

This is an enjoyable and fresh story with great artwork and interesting, new characters.

Fun Facts Friday: James A. Michener

Fun Facts Friday: James A. Michener

James A. Michener (3 February, 1907 – 16 October, 1997) was an American author and Pulitzer Prize winner. Books by James A. Michener 1)      Mr. Michener did not know his biological parents or where he was born. He was raised by his adoptive parents in Doylestown, PA. 2)      After graduating from college he became a […]

Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

I did find the whole story of the orphan train itself, fascinating and engaging.

Giveaway & Spotlight: Lessons from a Difficult Person

Giveaway & Spotlight: Lessons from a Difficult Person

My Journey as a Difficult Person People can use this picture to boost self-esteem: if you feel like a kitten, see yourself as a lion, and conquer the world. Perhaps I took this technique a touch too far. I thought I was a clever kitten, but my boss showed me that what the world saw […]

Spotlight: One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence

Spotlight: One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence

Can a two-career couple really pick up stakes and move to Provence? Keith and Val had a dream – to live in Provence, the land of brilliant sunlight, charming hilltop villages and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. But there were two problems: they weren’t French speakers and they had full-time jobs. So they […]

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