Book Review: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / April 29, 2015

On the surface Casino Royale by Ian Fleming seems dated. The tales of an aged Cold War spy who loves material and sexual excesses told in outdated narrative seems cliché and naïve. In fairness, however, it is a cliché the author himself created. That being said, I thought the plots and themes of the novel have stayed current.

Kiva Repayment Update
Latest Posts / April 21, 2015

We’ve received a total of $18.24 in repayments between March 27, 2015 and April 18, 2015! It’s nice to know we’ve helped a bit around the world. Click here to donate yourself Click here to donate yourself

Book Review: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / April 14, 2015

About: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka is a Japanese science fiction story. The novel was made into a movie called Edge of Tomorrow, rebranded to Live, Die, Repeat when released in DVD format, but it looks like they changed it back.   230 pages Publisher: Haikasoru; Original edition Language: English ISBN-10: 1421527618 My rat­ing for All You Need is Kill— 4 Buy this book in paper or elec­tronic format* More Books by Hiroshi Sakurazaka Thoughts: I wanted to read All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka because I really enjoyed Edge of Tomorrow and thought it would be fun to read the book. I was not disappointed, while the movie is, in general terms, much like the novel they are still different enough to enjoy both. The story came out of the author’s idea of living in a video game, when you fail you try again but this time with the knowledge of what will happen. If you fail again, you get to try again with more knowledge, this cycle repeats until you finally defeat the game. Once the protagonist gets over the shock and realization that he keeps dying, he realizes that what he does…

Fun Facts Friday: Washington Irving
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / April 3, 2015

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.

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