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.

Read More

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!!!).

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Fun Facts Friday: Marguerite Yourcenar

Yourcenar taught herself Latin, ancient Greek, English, and Italian.

Read More

Book Review: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

. I especially liked the many anecdotes the authors give along with the points they are trying to make, instead of just giving a few tidbits here and there, or worst, throwing names around.

Read More

Fun Facts Friday: Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough (1 June, 1937 – 29 January, 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels including The Thorn Birds. Books by Colleen McCullough* The author was born in Wellington, a region of New South Wales, to father of Irish origins and a mother who was part Māori . The family moved around a […]

Read More

Kiva Repayment Update

Kiva Repayment Update

We’ve received a total of $9.89 in repayments between December 20, 2014 and January 19, 2015!

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 17 January, 2015

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 17 January, 2015

My favorites tweets of the week.

Tips for Novice Writers

Tips for Novice Writers

You Want to be a Writer? Learn Your Craft! Well, at least learn about your craft and what you can look forward to as you begin this adventure. And it will be an adventure, certainly. You will have smooth journeys, crooked paths, mountains to climb and deserts to traverse. You will stay in luxurious hotels […]

Fun Facts Friday: Inger Christensen

Fun Facts Friday: Inger Christensen

During her lifetime, she was considered one of Europe’s leading contemporary experimentalists.

Giveaway (Over) : Sustenance by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Giveaway (Over) : Sustenance by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

The vampire Count Saint-Germain protects Americans fleeing persecution—and becomes trapped in a web of betrayal, deceit, and murder in post-WWII Europe in Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s SUSTENANCE

Book Review: Who Was Bruce Lee? by Jim Gigliotti

Book Review: Who Was Bruce Lee? by Jim Gigliotti

The book tells about Lee’s influence in martial arts and pop culture. It also touches on how Lee introduce Chinese culture to mainstream American and his influence in that arena.

Book Review: Top Secret Files: World War II by Stephanie Bearce

Book Review: Top Secret Files: World War II by Stephanie Bearce

While I was not the aimed age group for this book, I did enjoy it. It’s a quick read (read it in a day), exciting stories and interesting projects / experiments.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 10 January, 2015

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 10 January, 2015

Comic book shops thrive, not just survive, in S.F. Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Weckermanoflabook.com/wp/giveaway-bo…#BookReview Thoughts on: King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggardmanoflabook.com/wp/thoughts-on…#BookReview The Best Places to Find Books at a Bargain (or For Free)lifehacker.com/the-best-place… Check out Banned Books Infographic – From History to the Present Daymanoflabook.com/wp/banned-book… Hmm… not really… […]

Banned Books Infographic – From History to the Present Day

Banned Books Infographic – From History to the Present Day

Graphic by PrinterInks (www.printerinks.com)

Fun Facts Friday: Thomas Warton

Fun Facts Friday: Thomas Warton

At the age of nine, Mr. Warton translated an epigram by Martial (a Roman writer).