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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Fun Facts Friday: Maria Dermoût

Maria Dermoût (15 June, 1888 – 27 June, 1962), was a novelist who is considered to be of the most important writers in Dutch indies literature. Books by Maria Dermoût* She was born on the island of Java, in the Dutch East Indies as Helena Anthonia Maria Elisabeth Dermoût-Ingerman. Her parents were descendants of employees […]

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Book Review: The Man Who Lived Twice by David Taylor

Mr. Taylor’s book is a wonderful narrative of a time when someone could reinvent themselves knowing how to weave truth and fiction. Mr. Taylor’s book is a wonderful narrative of a time when someone could reinvent themselves knowing how to weave truth and fiction.

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Book Review: The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

This is a sad story, but very moving and brilliantly written. While the story is told from the view point of several people, it is about Mrs. Wiggins and her struggles in work and personal life.

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Fun Facts Friday: Marguerite Yourcenar

Yourcenar taught herself Latin, ancient Greek, English, and Italian.

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Book Review: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

. I especially liked the many anecdotes the authors give along with the points they are trying to make, instead of just giving a few tidbits here and there, or worst, throwing names around.

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Fun Facts Friday: Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough (1 June, 1937 – 29 January, 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels including The Thorn Birds. Books by Colleen McCullough* The author was born in Wellington, a region of New South Wales, to father of Irish origins and a mother who was part Māori . The family moved around a […]

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Book Review: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

The story, while sometimes dark and sad, is mostly on an upbeat note, as things seem to come together at some point. Many characters do the honorable things, criminals step up when needed and the town comes together.

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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 […]

Book Review: The Saint of Wolves and Butchers by Alex Grecian

Book Review: The Saint of Wolves and Butchers by Alex Grecian

A fun and exciting read

Guest Post by Author D. Ray Thomas

Guest Post by Author D. Ray Thomas

The Take It Back series 1 – 4.   Hello! Welcome to my guest blog! My name is D. Ray Thomas and I hope this blog will make you laugh, make you cry, and help you understand why I’m no longer allowed in public. I joke! I can go out at night. Between 3 and […]

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 2: I Am Suicide by Tom King

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 2: I Am Suicide by Tom King

The art of this book is fantastic, absolutely gorgeous and moves the story forward in leap and bounds.

Fun Facts Friday: Roger Martin du Gard

Fun Facts Friday: Roger Martin du Gard

Roger Martin du Gard (23 March, 1881 – 22 August, 1958) was an award winning French author. Roger Martin du Gard Theo van Rysselberghe 1)      He was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to a prosperous lawyer. 2)      Mr. du Gard was a trained paleographer. 3)      In 1906 he married Hélène Foucault, the couple honeymooned in North Africa […]

Book Review: Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham

Book Review: Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham

This is not just a “making of” book, a piece of fluff Hollywood marketing, but an honest look at the difficulties and sacrifices many people make to make this vision come to life (or the theater).

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