Book Review: The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner

The photographs are gorgeous and the write ups are very interesting. It is important to note that the diet of Blue Zone residents is only part of the reason for thier longevity, climate, reasonable amount of exercise, family, work, and relationships all have a big say in getting to old age

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Book Review: The Fire and the Darkness by Sinclair McKay

The author does not shy away from the controversy surrounding the bombing. Was it necessary? Was it a war crime? A crime against humanity? How did the people who ordered the bombing as well as those executing the orders deal with the morality of it?

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Guest Post: 5 True Ray Bradbury’s Predictions about the Future Technologies

Ray Bradbury is one of the science fiction pioneers who cleverly envisaged a brand new world and its reliance on cutting-edge technologies. In his famous dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 – published way back in 1953 – Bradbury predicted a wide range of high-tech phenomena that turned out to be true a few decades later. A […]

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Book Review: The Great Rift by James Mann

The book follows 4 decades of public service, from Mr.  Powel’s service in Vietnam and Mr. Cheney’s entrance to government, to the administration of George W. Bush (43). The two men became great friends, but fell apart in later years.

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Book Review: Ian Fleming and SOE’s Operation Postmaster: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 by Brian Lett

The story mainly follows a small group of soldiers, the first of the SOE, who were rescued from Dunkirk and follows them through Operation Postmaster

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Fun Facts Friday: Sinclair Lewis

His novel, Main Street (1920) was projected to sell 25,000 copies. The novel sold 180,000 copies in six months, and two million within a few years. The novel made the Lewis family rich.

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Guest Book Review: My Education by Susan Choi

This stylish, steamy campus novel dissects a passionate affair between a brainy ingenue and her professor’s magnetic, intellectual, incandescent wife.

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Book Review: More Noble Than War by Nicholas Blincoe

I have long ago realized that many things are more than they seem, and that politics seem to be encroaching on every aspect of our life.

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Book Review: Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman by Itamar Rabinovich

Book Review: Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman by Itamar Rabinovich

book’s most impressive part comes as a first-person account of Mr. Rabin’s second term as the Israeli Prime Minister

Book Review: Airborne by Robert Radcliffe

Book Review: Airborne by Robert Radcliffe

I truly enjoyed this book and was sad it ended, I learned a few things

Graphic Novel Review: Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule by Sam Humphries

Graphic Novel Review: Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule by Sam Humphries

About: Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule by Sam Humphries, Paco Medina (Illustrator), Freddie Williams (Illustrator) is a graphic novel about Star-Lord, star of the Guardians of the Galaxy.   112 pages Publisher: Marvel; 1 edition Language: English ISBN-10: 0785191593 My rating for Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule  – 4 Buy […]

Fun Facts Friday: Terry Pratchett

Fun Facts Friday: Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (28 April, 1948 – 12 March, 2015) was an English fantasy author known for his comical work and his series of 41 novels, Discworld. Books by Terry Pratchett* 1)      Mr. Pratchett sold more than 85 million books worldwide, his stories have been translated to 37 languages. 2)      As a kid, Mr. Pratchett wanted […]

Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Hammerhead by Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida

Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Hammerhead by Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida

The pace of the graphic novel is fast, but not lightning fast, and steady. Mr. Diggle keeps it steady with skill and humor peppered throughout

Book Review: P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy

Book Review: P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy

eading it.

Even though the book starts off in the “romantic” direction, there is an odd twist towards the end which was a nice surprise

Giveaway (Over): Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Giveaway (Over): Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Last week I reviewed Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Boost Brainpower, Increase Focus, and Maximize Performance-in Just Two Weeks by Dave Asprey is a non-fiction book in which the author describes his journey for a more productive brain. Give­away Give­away ends: May 1, 2017 Winners must have a valid e-mail address US Address Only please Win­ners […]

Fun Facts Friday: Emily Brontë (Repost)

Fun Facts Friday: Emily Brontë (Repost)

Twenty One, April is the birthday of author Charlotte Brontë who was born in 1816. While I did not care much for Jane Eyre , I did appreciate its literary qualities. Check out my Fun Facts Friday on Charlotte’s sister, Emily. Books by Charlotte Brontë 1 ) Charlotte Brontë was the only one of her sisters […]

Giveaway (Over): Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Giveaway (Over): Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Bai Tide is a light, fast read with loveable characters and exploit

Book Review: Great Books of China by Frances Wood

Book Review: Great Books of China by Frances Wood

The author touches on Confucian and Daoist writings, famous novels, poetry, historic manuals, gardening and manual labor.

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