Fun Facts Friday: William L. Shirer

William L. Shirer (23 February, 1904 – 28 December, 1993) was an American journalist, author and war correspondent. Mr. Shirer’s best known work is the a history of Nazi Germany titled The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Books by William L. Shirer* 1)      As a college graduate, Mr. Shirer worked his way from his […]

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Giveaway: Jeet Kune Do Basics by David Cheng

This useful and informative book offers a detailed overview of Jeet Kune Do practice while explaining the specific moves readers will need to perfect their techniques. As a foundation, Jeet Kune Do Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started in Jeet Kune Do – from Basic Footwork to Training and Tournaments by David Cheng recalls the origination […]

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Giveaway: Kung Fu Basics by Paul Eng

Get your training off to a great start—from basic kicks to practice and tournaments—this book is a perfect introduction to kung fu for beginners. It’s everything you need to get started in kung fu! Whether you are considering taking up this martial art, or you’ve already started, Kung Fu Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 1: I Am Gotham by Tom King and Scott Snyder

The story starts off fresh and even manages, slyly I might add, to tell the Batman origin story we all heard a thousand times without breaking up the narrative.

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Fun Facts Friday: Van Wyck Brooks

Van Wyck Brooks (16 February, 1886 – 2 May, 1963) was an American historian, critic and biographer. He is best known for his 1952 studies which chronicled the 19th Century development of American literature titled Makers and Finders: A History of the Writer in America, 1800-1915. Books by Van Wyck Brooks* 1)      Mr. Brooks was born in Plainfield, […]

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Book Review: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Tells the story behind one of Andrew Wyeth’s iconic painting Christina’s World

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Book Review: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Tom Hazzard is aging slowly, about one year for every ten of a regular human. He has lived for centuries, known Shakespeare, sailed with Captain Cook and fell in love.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 3: League of Shadows by James Tynion IV

About: Batman Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 3: League of Shadows by James Tynion IV. This volume collects issues #950-956 of the Rebirthed Batman Family Team-Up title. 184 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401276091 My rat­ing for Batman Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 3: League of Shadows  — 5 Buy Batman Detective Comics (Rebirth) Vol. 3: League of Shadows  from Amazon.com* […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Robert Ruark

Fun Facts Friday: Robert Ruark

Robert Ruark (29 December, 1915 – 1 July, 1965) was an American author, columnist and hunter who wrote about his experiences. Image from https://www.africahunting.com/ Books by Robert Ruark* 1)      Born in Wilmington, NC the family was hit hard by the Great Depression, but still managed to send the author to college, at age 15. 2)      […]

New Kiva Loan: Henry Alexander from Tulcán, Ecuador

New Kiva Loan: Henry Alexander from Tulcán, Ecuador

Click here to donate yourself Henry is an honest, responsible worker who is content that he received economic support to keep working. He is saving money to increase his merchandise and climb out of poverty. He must continue with his business activity and needs to buy more chargers, hands free-mics, and cell phones, wholesale to […]

Fun Facts Friday: Charles Stuart Calverley

Fun Facts Friday: Charles Stuart Calverley

Charles Stuart Calverley (22 December 1831 – 27 February, 1884) was an English poet and writer, considered one of the most brilliant man of his time. 1)      He was born as Charles Stuart Blayds in Worcestershire. 2)      When he went to Oxford, Mr. Calverley was known as a daring and high-spirited student. 3)      He was also known for […]

Book Review: A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic by Doogie Horner

Book Review: A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic by Doogie Horner

The artwork is great, second only to the wonderful wit and rhymes

Book Review: Jan by Peter Haden

Book Review: Jan by Peter Haden

This book has everything one wants, intriguing characters, action, espionage and some romance

Fun Facts Friday: Betty Smith

Fun Facts Friday: Betty Smith

Betty Smith (15 December, 1896 – 17 January, 1972) was an American author best known for her book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Books by Betty Smith* 1)      The author was born in Brooklyn, NY as the eldest of three children as Elisabeth Wehner. 2)      As a child, she loved the public library on Leonard […]

Book Review: Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill

Book Review: Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill

About: Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill is a non-fiction book, examining the policies of the United States, and the consequences, on the War on Terrorism. Mr. Scahill is an editor and journalist for online and print publications. 680 pages Publisher: Nation Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1568589549 My rating for Dirty Wars – 4 Buy Dirty […]

Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn and Power Girl by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn and Power Girl by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

I liked Harley Quinn in her debut in Batman: The Animated Series, one of the few characters in comics who transitioned well from TV to comic books (and not the other way around). She has become an iconic character and, no disrespect to Margot Robbie’s excellent interpretation of the character in Suicide Squad, all the fans probably hear the voice of actress Arleen Sorkin in their heads.

Fun Facts Friday: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Fun Facts Friday: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

He was one of the original members of Norway Nobel Committee which awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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