Book Review: Night Rain, Tokyo by John W. Feist

I found the relevant subjects of the story very interesting. While the novel might, or might not hold up remains to be seen, but reading it these days seemed appropriate.

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Graphic Novel Review: Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies by Greg Rucka

I liked this book even though it wasn’t meant for me. Wonder Woman is coming back with a vengeance as a symbol of female empowerment, as she was always meant to be.

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Fun Facts Friday: Laurence Binyon

Laurence Binyon (10 August, 1869 – 10 March, 1943) was a poet, dramatist and art scholar from England. Books by Laurence Binyon* Binyon won the Newdigate Prize for poetry in 1891 – he was still studying at Trinity College, Oxford at the time. After graduation in 1893, Mr. Binyon got a job at the Department […]

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Book Review: Göring’s Gamble by Dan O’Rourke

Overall I thought it was a great effort on the part of the author.

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Giveaway & Book Review: America for Beginners by Leah Franqui

About: America for Beginners by Leah Franqui is a novel which follows a mother from India, traveling to the United States in search of her son. This is Ms. Franqui’s first novel. The publisher is giving away one (1) copy of this book – enter via the rafflecoper form at the end of the post. […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Shazam! The New Beginning #1 by Roy Thomas & Dann Thomas

About: Shazam! The New Beginning  #1 by Roy Thomas & Dann Thomas (art by Tom Mandrake) is a graphic novel which retells the origins of Shazam. This graphic novel was originally published in 1987. My rat­ing for Shazam! The New Beginning  #1 — 3 Buy Batman – Shazam! The New Beginning  #1 from Amazon.com* Thoughts: My daughter took […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Leon Uris

Leon Uris (3 August, 1924 – 21 June, 2003) was an American author who is mostly known for his two historical fiction books Exodus and Trinity. Books by Leon Uris* The author was born in Baltimore, MD – son of a Polish immigrant. His father, Wolf William married Anna Blumberg, a first generation Russian American. […]

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Kiva – July 2018 Repayments

It has been awhile since I posted on the micro-loans I make through Kiva. That does not mean I have stopped or forgotten about it, just pure laziness – that’s all. My loans are coming back nicely, so far only one is delinquent, but is paying it back. I will be able to make two […]

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Book Review: The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

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.

Fun Facts Friday: Marguerite Yourcenar

Fun Facts Friday: Marguerite Yourcenar

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

Book Review: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

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.

Graphic Novel Review: Teen Titans Vol. 1: Damian Knows Best by Benjamin Percy

Graphic Novel Review: Teen Titans Vol. 1: Damian Knows Best by Benjamin Percy

I felt this story is a cliché, the Teen Titans accept Damian as some sort of leader, while teaching him a few social graces, while making him realize that he doesn’t need to be a jerk all the time.

Fun Facts Friday: Colleen McCullough

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 […]

Book Review: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

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.

Giveaway & Book Spotlight: Out of Time

Giveaway & Book Spotlight: Out of Time

Book Details: Book Title: Out of Time (A ray Lafayette Novel) by Thomas William Lowrie Category: Adult Fiction, 264 pages Genre: Historical Fiction, Military and War Publisher: Mindstir Media Release date: December 4, 2017 Tour dates: May 28 to June 22, 2018 Content Rating: PG-13 Book Description: Well, here I go again. All alone except […]

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 5: Rules of Engagement by Tom King

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 5: Rules of Engagement by Tom King

About: Batman, Vol 5: Rules of Engagement by Tom King (illustrated by Joëlle Jones) continues the Batman Rebirth story-line. This graphic novel collects Batman #33-37 as well as Batman Annual #2. 160 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401277314 My rating for Batman Vol 5: Rules of Engagement – 5 Buy Batman Vol 5: Rules of Engagement from Amazon.com* More Books by […]

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Enigma Dragon: A CATS Tale

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Enigma Dragon: A CATS Tale

Book Details: Book Title: The Enigma Dragon: A CATS Tale (The Enigma Series Book 9) Authors: Charles V Breakfield and Roxanne E Burkey Category: Adult Fiction, 360 pages Genre: Thriller, TechnoThriller Publisher: ICABOD Press Release date: Oct 5, 2017 Tour dates: May 28 to June 22, 2018 Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There are some […]

Fun Facts Friday: Robert Ludlum

Fun Facts Friday: Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum (25 May, 1927 – 12 March, 2001) was an American author who is best known as the creator of Jason Bourne. Books by Robert Ludlum* Ludlum was born in New York City. He was an adopted child, but never found who his birth parents were. In 1951, the author earned a B.A. in […]

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