Fun Facts Friday: Anton Chekhov
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / January 29, 2016

Anton Chekhov (29 January, 1860 – 15 July, 1904) was one of Russia’s most beloved writers. He wrote plays, short stories, novellas, non-fiction, and one novel. “Chekhov 1898 by Osip Braz” by Osip Braz – [1]. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Chekhov was a physician by trade with a degree from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. Checkhov’s nom de plume was Island of Antosha Chekhonte Unlike many other authors, Mr. Chekhov lived on money he earned from writing and treated many of his patients for free. In 1887 Mr. Chekhov won the Pushkin Prize for his short story collection At Dusk. Chekhov published Island of Sakhalin in 1893 – 94 as a social piece on prison reform. Chekhov’s short story The Lady with the Dog is considered one of the best, if not the best, short story ever written. A few months before he died, Chekhov told Ivan Bunin, another writer, that he thought people might go on reading his writings for seven years. “Why seven?” “Well, seven and a half. That’s not bad. I’ve got six years to live.” According to IMDB, only Shakespeare outranks Chekhov with the amount of movies adaptations. Chekhov married Olga Knipper,…

Giveaway (Over): Wonderment: A Book of Life, Thought, Love, Philosophy and Reality (But Mostly Reality) by Barry R. Boughen
Latest Posts / January 29, 2016

The author is giv­ing away one copy of this book to two (2) winners  –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post. THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY Do you believe in God? If you do without question then this book is probably not for you, as no argument will make you think otherwise. On the other hand, if you have an open and questioning mind, then you have come to the right place. The author puts his view across in a humorous way, sprinkled with well-reasoned arguments, thus engaging the reader and giving food for thought. It is informative without making heavy weather of facts, and enables a deeper understanding of the universe using common sense and logic. The author also states, that whilst these are his views, they may not necessarily be yours and would like the reader to make up their own minds. Give­away Give­away ends: February 5, 2016 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.

Fun Facts Friday: Wilkie Collins
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / January 8, 2016

Wilkie Collins (8 January, 1824 – 23 September, 1889) was a popular English author best known for The Woman in White and The Moonstone. Mr. Collins is credited with writing novels full of intrigue and mystery, forerunners to today’s popular detective novels.

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