Book Review: Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success by Dan Schawbel

This book has aged, some of the specific advice is no longer relevant, as many are at this age where information moves so fast it changes on a monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis. So it’s only expected that what was true about certain websites five years ago, is no longer so.

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Book Review: The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

Milo Weaver, the reluctant spy, finds himself facing a CIA analyst about 10 years after the Department of Tourism, CIA’s silent assassins, was disbanded. The two find themselves on the run when a new breed of Tourists tries to kill them both.

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Fun Facts Friday: Howard Lindsay

Lindsay and Crouse won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play State of the Union (1946).

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Book Review: Captain Nemo by Kevin J. Anderson

This was a really enjoyable story, the narrative reads like a biography and not a fictional tale,

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Guest Post: 4 Books That Will Change Your Life

Words can be powerful. Most readers will know from experience that certain books and their ideas and philosophies have the ability to affect how you see the world. We have collected a handful of books that, regardless of time, age or setting, have a message that will impact your life for the better.

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Book Review: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

As a fan of the author, I had high hopes for this book. His talent of for extracting relevant, accurate, entertaining and informative information from the annals of history is something which I envy.

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Fun Facts Friday: Ovid

Ovid went to leave at the edge of the Roman Empire, by the Black Sea in Tomis (now Constanţa, Romania). As inventive as ever he learned the Getic language and wrote a poem to prize Augustus in that language.
That poem has not survived time, it probably would have been the only record of the Getic language.

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Book Review: Daughter of the Reich by Louise Fein

This novel was an easy read, and well researched. Much of the book isn’t historical per-say, which is why I don’t know if I’d categorize it as historical-fiction, but rather as a novel which takes place in the past.

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Book Review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

Book Review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

If you are a fan of the early space program, or just that of the human condition, this book is for you.

Book Spotlight: Deep Cover Jack by Diane Capri

Book Spotlight: Deep Cover Jack by Diane Capri

FBI Agents Otto and Gaspar pick up where Lee Child’s “Persuader” leaves off in the Hunt for Jack Reacher.   In the thrilling followup to the ITW Thriller Award Finalist (“Jack and Joe”), FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar will wait no longer. They head to Houston to find Susan Duffy, one of […]

Fun Facts Friday: W.S. Gilbert

Fun Facts Friday: W.S. Gilbert

W.S. Gilbert (18 November, 1836 – 29 May, 1911) was an English poet, illustrator and dramatist. Mr. Gilbert is known for his collaboration with computer Sir Arthur Sullivan in musical theater. By Leslie Ward – Published in Vanity Fair, 21 May 1881; adjusted from [1] using colour cubes provided., Public Domain, Link The W.S. stands […]

Giveaway and Book Review: Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky

Giveaway and Book Review: Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky

About: Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky is a biography of her father, a French national and hero. Ms. Kaminsky, daughter of the book’s subject, is a writer and actor. The publisher is giving away one copy – enter the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post 256 pages Publisher: DoppelHouse Press […]

Book Review: Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre

Book Review: Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre

The lighthearted story of a bunch of rogues and misfits who did not fit in the regimented military, turns into a dark narrative as the book shifts into the European theatre and the end of World War II.

Giveaway: Jimmy and Fay by Michael Mayo

Giveaway: Jimmy and Fay by Michael Mayo

Giveaway: Jimmy and Fay by Michael Mayo

Fun Facts Friday: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fun Facts Friday: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Born as Theodore Dostoevsky, the author had a speech impediment and couldn’t pronounce to “th” sound. He changed his name to Fyodor instead.

Giveaway (Over): News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Giveaway (Over): News of the World by Paulette Jiles

About: News of the World by Paulette Jiles is a novel taking place in Texas around 1870. This book is a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award in Fiction. Check out my review of News of the World by Paulette Jiles and enter the giveaway below Synopsis: Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower, […]

GO VOTE!!!

GO VOTE!!!

As followers of this blog know, I am a (very) amateur history buff which enjoys reading about the US presidents and general history (especially WWII). Ever since I became a citizen I tried to vote in any election I can, because I believe the act of voting is a privilege and a good way to […]

Guest Post: How To Find Time To Get Started On Your Reading List

Guest Post: How To Find Time To Get Started On Your Reading List

Photo via Pixabay by Unsplash   Books are one of the best ways to relax, forget about real-life stress, and travel without ever leaving the comfort of your own home, yet many of us struggle to find time to read. With so many good books coming out this fall–and so many different e-readers available to […]

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