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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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.

Book Review: Munich: The Man Who Said No! by David Laws

Book Review: Munich: The Man Who Said No! by David Laws

I enjoyed this book very much, it is smart, fast, and entertaining.

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