Spotlight: The Diamond Grenade & Giveaway of $15 B&N Gift Card
Latest Posts / September 30, 2015

Reading is discovering the world through someone else’s eyes. What if you could see through the eyes of a man capable of murdering his father? Well, you can. Come make love in the river under the moon. It may sound crazy, but fiction is the closest thing to teleportation. Read The Diamond Grenade and teleport yourself to an imaginary land where the descendants of Old Gur the Boatman foment a bloody revolution. While there are many ways to discover events and places, many pieces of fiction to read at any given moment, there is no better way to experience real revolution right now than through reading The Diamond Grenade. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but reading can take you someplace and show you around. Read The Diamond Grenade instead of watching television. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway (Over): Love and Other Wounds by Jordan Harper
Latest Posts / September 29, 2015

The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post. In the hard-edged tradition of Hubert Selby Jr., Daniel Woodrell, and Donald Ray Pollock, and with the fresh, complex humanity of Breaking Bad and Reservoir Dogs, a blistering debut collection that unsparingly confronts the extreme, brutal parts of the human heart. A man runs away from his grave and into a maelstrom of bullets and fire. A Hollywood fixer finds love over the corpse of a dead celebrity. A morbidly obese woman imagines a new life with the jewel thief who is scheming to rob the store where she works. A man earns the name “Mad Dog” and lives to regret it. Denizens of the shadows who live outside the law—from the desolate meth labs of the Ozark Mountains to the dog-fighting rings of Detroit to the lavish Los Angeles mansions of the rich and famous—the characters in Love and Other Wounds all thirst for something seemingly just beyond their reach. Some are on the run, pursued by the law or propelled relentlessly forward by a dangerous past that is disturbingly close. Others are searching for a semblance…

Fun Facts Friday: Dr. Samuel Johnson
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / September 18, 2015

Dr. Samuel Johnson (18 September, 1709 – 12 December, 1784) was an English write, poet and essayist who has made large contributions to English literature. “Samuel Johnson by Joshua Reynolds 2” by Joshua Reynolds – Originally in English Wikipedia, uploaded 21:07, 2005 June 14 by w:User:Geogre Scanned from: Rogers, Pat (2001). The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature. Oxford University Press, p. 241. ISBN 1435295811. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Samuel Johnson showed much intelligence as a child, he started school at the age of 4 and was doing so well he was promoted to the upper school at 9. Johnson has been referred to as “arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history”. Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language (1755) has a great effect on modern English. The dictionary was described as “one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship”. Johnson is the subject of James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, a biography which was described as “the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature”. Johnson was known for his strange behavior and mannerisms, some of which were described in Life of Samuel Johnson. Posthumously, Dr….

Fun Facts Friday: O. Henry
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / September 11, 2015

Henry (11 September, 1862 – 5 June, 1910) was an American known for his surprising and witty short stories. “William Sydney Porter by doubleday” by W.M. Vanderweyde, New York – NYPL Digital Gallery. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. The author’s full name was William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina. He only went to school until the age of 15. At the age of 20, Mr. Porter was working in a ranch in Texas and later, as a bank teller. In 1887. Mr. Porter got married and at the same year founded a humorous weekly – the Rolling Stone. The Rolling Stone failed, and Mr. Porter became a columnist for the Houston Post. Due to a technical mismanagement at the bank, Mr. Porter was indicted for embezzling funds in 1896 and fled to New Orleans, then to Honduras. Sadly, he was forced to return to Texas due to his wife’s illness, and was imprisoned after her death. During his three year incarnation, Mr. Porter wrote adventure stories set in Texas and Central America which became popular. After his release in 1902, Mr. Porter took on the nom de plumb O. Henry and wrote a story a week for…

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