Fun Facts Friday: John Tenniel

Tenniel was honored as a living national treasure and for his public service was knighted in 1893 by Queen Victoria, the first cartoonist or illustrator to receive the honor.

Read More

Book Review: Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter

Through Friedrich we are witnessing one of the ugliest events of the 20th century, from the front seat. Friedrich is privy to many meetings and has a personal insight into Hitler’s taking over Germany

Read More

Book Review: Eat Sleep Work Repeat by Bruce Daisley

In Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job by Bruce Daisley the author does not only concentrate on cultural changes which, let’s face it, most of us are not in a position to implement, but also on little changes you can make to make your work life more manageable.

Read More

Book Review: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque does not glamorize war, it is not a battle zone fantasy a-la 80s Hollywood action flicks. It is a sad and sober reflection on the toll war takes on individual soldiers, their families, society, and country. In fact, the Nazis hated this book so much, and the movie, that they banned it altogether.

Read More

Fun Facts Friday: R.P. Blackmur

His literary reputation was not only based on criticism, but also on the poetry Mr. Blackmur wrote.

Read More

Guest Post: Contests and Awards by Chris Harold Stevenson

How much does talent have to do with copping a win? Fortunately a great book will stand out whether it is picked by a panel of judges or a reader’s poll. It is subjective and a matter of personalized opinion. Yet the wheat will win over the chaff. Every time. 

Read More

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

Read More

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?

Read More

Book Review: Crisis Economics by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

Book Review: Crisis Economics by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

The book gives a good overview of capitalism from the point of view of the crisis that happens every once in a while, before and after reforms.

Book Review: The Envoy by Alex Kershaw

Book Review: The Envoy by Alex Kershaw

Mr. Wallenberg could not stand idly by watching one of the greatest crimes of the 20th Century taking place, and took it upon himself to provide Jews with Schutzpasses, documents which show that the bearer is a Swedish citizen and hence should not be transferred to a concentration camp.

Excerpt From The Last Girl by Joe Hart

Excerpt From The Last Girl by Joe Hart

1 A flash of light against her closed eyelids brings Zoey up out of the limbo between sleep and waking. If she could stay there, in between dreams and reality, she would, but there is no use trying. She stands, stretching her arms above her head, feeling the coldness of the concrete floor begin to […]

Book Review: From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming

Book Review: From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming

About: From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming is the 5th novel in the series featuring English spy James Bond, 007. The book was published in 1957 and is considered one of the quintessential Cold War novels.   253 pages Publisher: Fine Communications (July 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 1567310532   My rat­ing for From Russia […]

Fun Facts Friday: Victory Hugo

Fun Facts Friday: Victory Hugo

The book Les Misérables, was the most popular novel among soldiers fighting in the American Civil War.

Book Review: One Step Ahead by Timothy Spangler

Book Review: One Step Ahead by Timothy Spangler

Mr. Spangler talks about the structure of the funds, the operations of both private equity and hedge funds, as well as their role in the 2008 financial crisis

Book Review: Ghost Riders of Baghdad by Daniel A. Sjursen

Book Review: Ghost Riders of Baghdad by Daniel A. Sjursen

Mr. Sjursen also shares his own personal views about the war, professional soldering, the ugly business of managing an occupation and the even uglier politics of inserting yourself in the middle of a sectarian civil war.

New Kiva Loan: Nicola from Israel

New Kiva Loan: Nicola from Israel

Click here to donate yourself Nicola is a former educator and the mother of four grown children. She decided to open her ‎own business selling jewelry and handbags in her village when it was time to retire. She ‎knew she and her husband could not live on their pensions, nor was she ready to just […]

Fun Facts Friday: José Eustasio Rivera Salas

Fun Facts Friday: José Eustasio Rivera Salas

His 1924 novel The Vortex (La vorágine), about the rubber workers in the Amazon basin, is considered a most important novel in Latin American literary history.

Book Review: Hidden Inheritance by Heidi B. Neumark

Book Review: Hidden Inheritance by Heidi B. Neumark

I found the book to be poignant and honest. The author reveals that the religion she loves, also symbolizes her family’s loss of another faith.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial