Book Review: Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

Book 4 of 4 of The Murderbot Diaries tells of the humanization of Murderbot, a weaponized cyborg that became self-aware, one stop forward by making him… care about Dr. Mensah, who is in grave danger. But is Dr. Mensah his owner or friend?

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Fun Facts Friday: Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle ((22 May, 1859 – 7 July, 1930) was a Scottish author most famous for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

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Book Review: The Greatest Beer Run Ever by John “Chickie” Donohue and J. T. Molloy

If this story wasn’t true it would have been unbelievable, falling squarely under the category of “if I knew what I was doing I wouldn’t do it”, a category which I am also, proudly or not, a member of.

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Guest Post: 7 Great Ways To Write Dialogue

Want to make sure that your characters’ dialogues make sense in your story? Are you receiving feedback saying that the dialogue is either awkward or unrealistic? Well, you’re not alone. All writers want to make dialogue more realistic and believable. With countless books and websites on writing fiction, chances are you’ll come across a section […]

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Book Review: Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

While this book could be a standalone, I would highly recommend reading the first two. This novella would make a lot more sense, and would be much more enjoyable instead of reading it as a standalone book.

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Fun Facts Friday: Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov (15 May, 1891 – 10 March, 1940) was a Russian writer best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, which was published posthumously.

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Book Review: The Age of Plunder by W. G. Hoskins

Mr. Hoskins takes familiar aspects of the age, and peels them back to look at how people functioned within England, and within their own villages.

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Book Review: Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

The technological aspects that the author writers about are very creative, and one can see that she put in a lot of thought into them

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Book Review: The King of Vinland’s Saga by Stuart W. Mirsky

Book Review: The King of Vinland’s Saga by Stuart W. Mirsky

This rich adventure novel has memorable characters and an epic story.

Book Review: The One-Cent Magenta by James Barron

Book Review: The One-Cent Magenta by James Barron

As a former stamp collector, even though never to the levels the people in the book are depicted, I was looking forward to read this book.

Fun Facts Friday: Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Fun Facts Friday: Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Her mystery novels were translated into several languages and sold almost a million copies worldwide.

Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Alternative history stories telling about the Nazis taking over the world are not uncommon, the possibilities are obviously horrifying and the author does not shy away from this motif.

Book Review: Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye

Book Review: Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye

Thomas Paine’s work influenced many radicals during, and after, his lifetime. These radicals called for such extreme change such as ending slavery, women’s equality, fair wages and so on.

Fun Facts Friday: Carl Sandburg

Fun Facts Friday: Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg (6 January, 1878 – 22 July 1967) was an American writer, editor and poet. By Al Ravenna, World Telegram staff photographer – Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c15064, Public Domain, Link Sandburg’s parents emigrated from Sweden. The family’s name was originally Johnson, but due to the many Johnson’s his […]

Giveaway (Over): The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Giveaway (Over): The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Last week I reviewed The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, which I enjoyed very much. The book was fascinating and well written. The publisher is giving away one copy of this book to a luck winner, please enter below. Give­away Give­away ends: January 10, 2017 Winners must have a valid e-mail address US Address Only please […]

Fun Facts Friday: Rudyard Kipling

Fun Facts Friday: Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (30 December, 1865 – 18 January, 1936) was an English writer, poet and novelist. Mr. Kipling is best known for his books The Man Who Would Be King and The Jungle Book. Books by Rudyard Kipling* 1)      Mr. Kipling was born in India, but was educated in England in a foster home. 2)      […]

Book Review: The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Book Review: The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Unlike many other similar books I’ve read, the author does not try to force tears out of the reader (something I dislike), but instead tells a good story with all the tragedy and happiness which happens in life.

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. […]

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