Graphic Novel Review: Nightwing Vol. 2: Back to Blüdhaven by Tim Seeley

The story is your standard super-stranger is a new town. Helping a bunch of misfits, a bad-tempered cigar chomping cop, and of course a love interest.

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Fun Facts Friday: H.G. Wells

On 21 September, 1886 great British novelist H. G. Wells was born in Kent, England. Known sometimes as “the Father of Futurism” but mostly as “the Father of Science Fiction”, Well’s works continue to be popular to this day. Books by H.G. Wells* 1 ) The Time Machine was an instant success, it has been described […]

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Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

This novel was an easy read, easy to follow with a few story-lines which are not confusing.

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Graphic Novel Review: Teen Titans Vol. 2: The Rise of Aqualad by Benjamin Percy

The Aqualad arc, even though it was clichéd, was solid, good storytelling and strong narrative.

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Fun Facts Friday: Hamlin Garland

Hamlin Garland (14 September, 1860 – 4 March, 1940) was an award winning American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. Born on a farm in Wisconsin, as Hannibal Hamlin Garland was the second of four kids. He was named after Abraham Lincoln’s vice president, Hannibal Hamlin. As a young man, Mr. Garland lived in […]

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Book Review: Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky

The book gives the reader much insight into Apple’s senior executives and the team that has been responsible for its continued success after Steve Jobs.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Preludes to the Wedding by Tim Seeley

This collection, five issues which differ in quality, is a mixed bag. I didn’t think any story was absolutely stunning and certainly this isn’t a “must” to read to stay in the comic-loop.

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Fun Facts Friday: Elinor Wylie

During her lifetime Ms. Wylie was notorious for having multiple affairs and marriages

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Graphic Novel Review: DC Universe: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns

Graphic Novel Review: DC  Universe: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns

About: DC  Universe: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns (illustrated by Gary Frank, Phil Jimenez, Ivan Reis, and Ethan Van Sciver) is a graphic novel which tries to reinvent the DC Universe as we know it. 96 pages Publisher: DC Comics; Deluxe edition Language: English ISBN-10: 1401270727   My rating for DC  Universe: Rebirth #1 – 4 […]

Book Review: Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt

Book Review: Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt

About: Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt is a fictional book set in the mid-1600s, Holland. Ms. van der Vlugt is a Dutch writer known for historical fiction for young adults. The publisher is giving away one (1) copy of this book – enter via the rafflecoper form at the end of the post. Publisher: […]

Book Review: The Color of Water by James McBride

Book Review: The Color of Water by James McBride

Mrs. McBride converted to Christianity and her son had no idea that she was Caucasian and not just “light skinned”. Discovering that he is half-white was a revelation to the author and part of the book is him coming to terms with his mixed race.

Book Review: Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish

Book Review: Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish

About: Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish is a basic book about making artisan bread. Mr. Forkish, a former corporate leader who became a baker and opened up Ken’s Artisan Bakery in Portland, OR. 272 pages Publisher: Ten Speed Press Language: English ISBN-10: 160774273X   My rat­ing […]

Fun Facts Friday: H. Rider Haggard

Fun Facts Friday: H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon’s Mines was written as part of a five-shilling bet Mr. haggard had with his brother. The bet was that he couldn’t write a novel half as good as Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Book Review: The Tragedies of King David by Israel Drazin

Book Review: The Tragedies of King David by Israel Drazin

This is a refreshing and unique book, which provides a deeper understanding into a complicated, and sometimes contradictory, story.

Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 3: L.A. Woman by Matt Fraction

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!!!).

Fun Facts Friday: Maria Dermoût

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 […]

Book Review: The Man Who Lived Twice by David Taylor

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.

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.

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