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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Fun Facts Friday: Washington Irving

Fun Facts Friday: Washington Irving

In his book A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1828) Washington Irving gave birth to the myth that people during Columbus’ time thought the Earth was flat and Columbus set out to prove them wrong. (Inventing the Flat Earth by Jeffrey Russell) In the 1490s people argues about the size of the Earth, not its shape, in fact in 1492, when Columbus set sail, the first globes were produces.

Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

About: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is a novel with enough twists for several books. The book tries to get into the head of a psychopath. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book  –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post. 320 pages Publisher: William Morrow […]

Hippomark – Hippo Bookmark

Hippomark – Hippo Bookmark

A very cool bookmark I saw on Amazon, by Peleg Design. Very unique and whimsy and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Click here to purchase  

Fun Facts Friday: Maxim Gorky

Fun Facts Friday: Maxim Gorky

In 1906 Gorky went on a fund raising trip, on behalf of the Bolsheviks, to the United States. During the trip he wrote his novel The Mother when visiting the Adirondack Mountains. Gorky also created a scandal because he was traveling with actress Maria Andreyeva, his lover, instead of his wife. Despite feeling contempt for the bourgeois soul, Gorky came to admire the American spirit.

Book Review: Argo by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio

Book Review: Argo by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio

The book does not only tell of the operation, the movie only shows a small part of this book. Mr. Mendez talks about what was behind the storming of embassy, his career with the CIA and how things worked in his part of the agency.

Book Review: Grandpa’s Mountain by Arieh Larkey

Book Review: Grandpa’s Mountain by Arieh Larkey

I thought this was a sweet, short book. No 12-year-old I know would use the language or vernacular you Mr. Friedman of New Jersey would use, but I understand the mechanics of trying to convey so much information to a young audience.

New Kiva Loan: Maria Dolores from La Paz, Bolivia

New Kiva Loan: Maria Dolores from La Paz, Bolivia

A loan of $875 helps Maria Dolores to purchase a deep fryer and a rotisserie oven to cook chicken and help with the expenses for her grandchildren.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 21 March, 2015

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 21 March, 2015

Some of my favorite tweets from the past week

Guest Post: The Best Tool for Marketing Your Book Effectively

Guest Post: The Best Tool for Marketing Your Book Effectively

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Fun Facts Friday: Henrik Ibsen

Fun Facts Friday: Henrik Ibsen

He is considered one of the most influential dramatists and poets of the 19th century, second only to William Shakespeare.