Fun Facts Friday: William Morris

William Morris (24 March, 1834 – 3 October, 1896) was a poet, novelist and translator from England. More Books by William Morris* 1)      Mr. Morris’ day job was a textile designer and is credited for being a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts as well as production methods. 2)      He was […]

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Book Review: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski

About: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski is a non-fiction book which tells of the people who took it upon themselves to bring former to Nazis to justice. Mr. Nagorski was an editor for Newsweek and is an award wining journalist and author. 416 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 1476771863 My rat­ing […]

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Guest Book review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Han Kang is a writer who comes from South Korea originally who received a few awards in the field of literature. She wrote The Vegetarian book back in the year 2007 but the book was published in English this year only. “I wrote of a human being who did not want to be human in […]

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Book Review: Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell

Mr. Spielberg’s Jewish story is very insightful and the author is obviously very interested in his journey as a proud Jew and a genius film maker

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Fun Facts Friday: Siegfried Lenz

Siegfried Lenz (17 March, 1926 – 7 October, 2014) was a German novelist and writer. Books by Siegfried Lenz* Born in the town of Lyck, East Prussia, Mr. Lenz would today be considered as being born in Poland. After graduation in 1943, Mr. Lenz was drafted into the Kriegsmarine, the Nave of Nazi Germany. Before the […]

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Book Review: The Book Thieves by Anders Rydell

This is a two part story, the first one, as the name of the book suggests, is the story of the Nazis trying to control people’s beliefs via literature, punishment and spectacles of burning books symbolizing “wrong” ideology. The second part is the painstaking cataloging of millions of books, returning what can be returned (through notes, plates and other identifying marks).

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Book Review: Art of War by Sun Tzu

There is an interesting commentary on just how Lionel Giles, the translator, chose to translate each line of text. The classical Chinese language is very dense and many of Sun Tzu’s passages have unclear meaning

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Infographic: Unreal Earnings – The Salaries Of Fictional Characters

How much would fictional characters get paid for doing their job in the real world? If you’ve ever lost yourself in a novel you might have wondered this about your favourite Tom, Joe or Helen. Original post can be found at: https://www.adzuna.co.uk/blog/2017/03/01/unreal-earnings-the-salaries-of-fictional-characters/

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Guest Post: The best books on fashion of the outgoing year

Guest Post: The best books on fashion of the outgoing year

If you did not know yet about good old truth that book is the best gift, then this article is for you and the best book for a modern miss is a book about fashion. You can choose any one of these books of outgoing year as a present for your girlfriend, sister or yourself. […]

Fun Facts Friday: Samuel Smiles

Fun Facts Friday: Samuel Smiles

Samuel Smiles (23 December, 1812 – 16 April, 1904) was a Scottish author of both fiction and non-fiction books. By George Reid – National Portrait Gallery: NPG 1377 While Commons policy accepts the use of this media, one or more third parties have made copyright claims against Wikimedia Commons in relation to the work from […]

Giveaway (Over): The Hunting Ground by Jean Heller

Giveaway (Over): The Hunting Ground by Jean Heller

About The Hunting Ground A mild mid-winter day draws Chicago newspaper columnist Deuce Mora to a South Side nature preserve where she plans a simple outing to get some fresh air and exercise. But a shocking discovery hurls her into a personal and professional train wreck. Someone is kidnapping and murdering the city’s children. As the […]

Infographic: Worlds from Fiction

Infographic: Worlds from Fiction

Check out the excellent inforgraphic below of fantastic worlds from fictional stories. We all love to be transported into a place out of reach, out of time and out of place for a little break in our mundane, everyday lives. Whether you like fiction or non-fiction, getting a mental break here and there is a […]

Guest Post: Focusing Emptiness by Michael Staples

Guest Post: Focusing Emptiness by Michael Staples

  About In part, Focusing Emptiness is about the decisions we make, and specifically, the way our defenses can influence these decisions, often affecting the direction our life takes. One of the earliest life-changing decisions I made was at sixteen, during the height of the Vietnam War, when I decided to enlist in the Marine […]

Fun Facts Friday: Arthur C. Clarke

Fun Facts Friday: Arthur C. Clarke

7) He predicted home computers, e-mail, Skype and smart watches (even though we’re still waiting for the space elevator and humans on Mars by 1994).

Book Review: Mexico by Josh Barkan

Book Review: Mexico by Josh Barkan

The Mexico which Mr. Barkan depicts is violent, poor and hopeless, I don’t know why anyone would want to live there

Book Review: Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond

Book Review: Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond

The author’s infatuation with the famous writer and director goes well beyond anyone I know. During and after a troubled Chicago childhood, the author decided to write a biography of John Hughes, but he never really got to do simply do so.

Fun Facts Friday: Jean de Brunhoff

Fun Facts Friday: Jean de Brunhoff

Cécile de Brunhoff’s name was removed from the book, but she is still considered by many to be the creator of Babar

Book Review: The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney

Book Review: The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney

For any lover of literature and trivia, this book is a gem.

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