Giveaway & Book Review: The Vineyard by María Dueñas

This book is long, but it’s a satisfying read – something which I rarely say about translated books

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Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman Vol. 1: The Many Arms of Death (Rebirth) by Marguerite Bennett and James IV Tynion

I believe that the Kate Kane Batwoman will become one of DC Comics most successful new characters

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Book Review: Number One Observatory Circle: The Home of the Vice President of the United States by Charles Denyer

The book did not disappoint, not only is it beautiful on the outside, the enclosed photographs of the house, grounds, intimate moments of Vice-Presidents and Presidents with the loved ones, staff, and stuff are alone worth getting the book.

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Fun Facts Friday: Conrad Richter

 By the age of 19, Mr. Richter was already working as the editor of a weekly newspaper. Among his other jobs were a private secretary, jobs in publishing, starting a magazine for young people and as a screen writer for MGM.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs Marc Andreyko

About: Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs (The New 52) by Marc Andreyko (illustrated by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy) is a continuation of the story of Kate Kane, the new Batwoman who is not so much part of the Bat family. This graphic novel collects issues of Batwoman #25 – #34 as well as Batwoman Annual […]

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Book Review: The Happy Ending by David Stokes

I really enjoyed the protagonist, but I think the author went out of his way to make him naïve. He doesn’t like computers, knows nothing about GPS, and is shocked to hear what’s going on inside strip joints.

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Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Felix Leiter by James Robinson

I was excited from the first time I head the plans to make a standalone Felix Leiter story. With all the trepidations and pre-judgements that came with the announcement, only one thought, and one thought only, was on my mind – about damn time!

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Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

Much like the previous book, this novel takes full advantage of geek culture, and border-line infantile jokes (both of which I enjoyed). But don’t let this dismay you, the science in this book is absolutely fascinating and ranges from overall theories to nuts and bolts (literally, there are whole pages on how valves and welding work in space).

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Book Review: Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson

Book Review: Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson

This is a riveting, easy to read book. Mr. Henderson wrote a wonderful and important book, packed with history and stories which pack an emotional punch.

Giveaway (Over): The Ninja and their Secret Fighting Art by Stephen K. Hayes

Giveaway (Over): The Ninja and their Secret Fighting Art by Stephen K. Hayes

GIVEAWAY: Look past the legends and learn about the REAL ninjas of feudal Japan with this entertaining, illustrated ninjutsu guide.

Fun Facts Friday: Beatrix Potter

Fun Facts Friday: Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter (28 July, 1866 – 22 December, 1943) was a British writer and scientist who is known for her children’s books featuring animals. Beatrix Potter, 2012, Olivia Waste – Image from Art Now and Then Books by Beatrix Potter* 1)      Born in South Kensington, London to a wealthy family, young Ms. Potter lived a very comfortable […]

Giveaway (Over): Interpretation by Dylan Callens

Giveaway (Over): Interpretation by Dylan Callens

The author is giving away 3 paperback copies of Interpretation – please fill out the Rafflecopter form below Carl Winston awakens to find his son, Liam, screaming with fear. Trying to understand why, Carl tries to soothe him. Neighbors gather in front of Carl’s apartment to help – until they see him. The crowd cowers […]

Guest Post: The Resurgence of Dystopia

Guest Post: The Resurgence of Dystopia

On Friday January 20th, 2017 the craziest thing happened.  Dystopian novels became popular again.  North Americans suddenly couldn’t get enough of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World.  Random House and its subsidiary, Harvill Secker threw a party.  I can only imagine that it was a depressing, dystopian-themed party.  These novels, written decades ago, were back […]

Fun Facts Friday: Ernest Hemingway

Fun Facts Friday: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway (21 July, 1899 – 2 July, 1961) needs no introduction… From the Collection of the United States Postal Service Books by Ernest Hemingway* 1) Born in Oak Park, IL, Mr. Hemingway worked a bit for the Kansas City Star for a few months after he finished high-school before enlisting in the military for […]

Book Review: No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home by Danny O. Coulson

Book Review: No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home by Danny O. Coulson

Mr. Coulson balances the book with stories from his past, his career in the FBI and the development of the HRT (a part I found absolutely captivating).

Book Review: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Book Review: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

This book is a bit different than the others I read, instead of the pictures and text telling the same storyline together, this time the text and pictures follow two different stories, in two different timelines, until they eventually meet.

Fun Facts Friday: Owen Wister

Fun Facts Friday: Owen Wister

As a member of Harvard’s all male Porcellian Club he was introduced to, and became a lifelong friend, of future president Teddy Roosevelt

Book Review: Take the Bai Road by Erika Mitchell

Book Review: Take the Bai Road by Erika Mitchell

The narrative provides action throughout the book, which is peppered with very funny moments many of them courtesy of Office Hsu’s inner monologue

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