Cool Cover: Thunderball by Ian Fleming
Latest Posts / October 30, 2013

Thun­der­ball by Ian Flem­ing is the ninth Bond novel, is the first of the “Blofeld Tril­ogy” (con­tin­ued with On Her Majesty’s Secret Ser­vice and con­cluded with You Only Live Twice inter­cepted by The Spy Who Loved me). See my review here

Book Review: Day of Reckoning by Stephen England
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / October 24, 2013

Even though this novel is the second in the series, it is a standalone story which one could enjoy. The returning characters are re-introduced and the synopsis of the first book is rehashed throughout. The story is told horizontally, meaning that the various storylines are happening at the same time but at a different location. The author did a great job setting up the pages so the breaks are easy to follow and understand.

Fun Facts Friday: H.L. Davis
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / October 18, 2013

H.L. Davis (18 October, 1894 – 31 October, 1960) was a poet, novelist and short stories writer. Born in Oregon he lived in California and Texas. Davis’ books are not the typical romantic “western” fiction but are more realistic and ironic . Books by H.L. Davis The H.L. stands for Harold Lenoir. Davis’ father was the country assessor and in 1912 Davis became his deputy holding that position off and on. After he graduated high school Davis has saved $1,500 and went to study in Stanford University. However, upon arrival he discovered that $1,500 won’t even be enough for one semester. Davis held multiple short-term jobs including a railroad timekeeper, a banker and various jobs with Pacific Power and Light. Davis’ first published poems, known together as Primapara, were published in Poetry magazine (1919) and won the magazine’s Levinson Prize of $200. Davis was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1932, he moved to Jalisco, Mexico where he concentrated on his writing for 2 years. In Mexico he completed Honey in the Horn which received the Harper Prize (Best Novel, 1935) and the Pulitzer Prize. To this day Davis is the only author born in Oregon to receive the Pulitzer. Davis…

Giveaway (Over): Put Me in the Story Children’s Book
Latest Posts / October 16, 2013

Put Me In The Story is an innovative children’s book platform that takes bestselling children’s picture books and well-loved characters, and integrates customization—creating personalized books that make your child the star of the story alongside their favorite characters. Check out their website at: and then come back to enter the giveaway below. Put Me In The Story is offering one are offering a free book to the winner. Give­away Give­away ends: Octo­ber 24, 2013 US Ship­ping Addresses Only No PO Boxes Win­ners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, oth­er­wise an alter­nate win­ner will be picked Congratulations: jierushi@

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