Fun Facts Friday: Judith Rossner
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / March 31, 2017

Judith Rossner (31 Mzarch, 1935 – 9 August, 2005) was an American writer with several best sellers. Books by Judith Rossner* 1)      Ms. Rossner was born in The Bronx as Judith Louise Perelman. 2)      After college, the author married Robert Rossner. The couple had two children. 3)      Even though she wasn’t able to sell short stories to women’s magazines, she did manage to publish a children’s book, What Kind of Feet Does a Bear Have?,  in 1963. 4)      Her first novel, To the Precipice (1966) was written when she was “bored out of her mine” being a real estate agent. 5)      Mrs. Rossner wrote an article for Esquire magazine about Roseann Quinn, 28, who was brutally murdered in January 1973, reportedly by a man she met at a singles bar. 6)      Esquire did not publish the article fearing legal issues, but Mrs. Rossner turned her research into the novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar, her first best seller. 7)      The novel Emmeline, 1980, was her only novel based on a historical woman and not set in contemporary times. 8)      The author was very ill with viral encephalitis, but the diagnosis was late because she thought she was suffering from psychosomatic symptoms due…

New Kiva Loan: Jorge from Ecuador
Latest Posts / March 28, 2017

Click here to donate yourself Jorge is 31 years old and was born in the parish of Cahuasqui in a humble family. He finished school and began to work as a day laborer, but this work is very demanding and requires a lot of physical strength, so Jorge left for the capital to seek a better job. Now he has his own family, but says that the city has more expenses so he wants to undertake a new business in his native parish, which is growing beans. Jorge needs a loan to begin with this work, he will purchase seeds, reeds, manure, and fungicides. Since he has a secure job in the capital, his brother will carry out the new enterprise as he is in the countryside. Jorge is very optimistic about this new investment since he will have additional income and will be able to cover the costs that come with living in the city. It will also benefit his family who is in the countryside. Click here to donate yourself

Fun Facts Friday: William Morris
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / March 24, 2017

William Morris (24 March, 1834 – 3 October, 1896) was a poet, novelist and translator from England. More Books by William Morris* 1)      Mr. Morris’ day job was a textile designer and is credited for being a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts as well as production methods. 2)      He was a trained architect. 3)      In Oxford University Exeter College, Mr. Morris studied the classics and was influenced by medievalism. 4)      Jane Burden and William Morris married in 1859. 5)      Philip Webb, the famous English architect, helped Mr. Morris design a family home named Red House. 6)      Mr. and Mrs. Morris designed all the interior of Red House themselves. The project took about two years. 7)      The couple was so happy with their work, they started their own fine art craft company called Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. They produced handcrafted tableware, furniture and wallpaper. 8)      Mr. Morris specialized in wallpaper patterns inspired by the natural world. 9)      The best poems Mr. Morris wrote are those that were influenced by Icelandic sagas. 10)   Kelmscott Press, a publisher set up by Mr. Morris, was known to publish books with beautiful illustrations. More Books by William Morris* Zohar –…

Book Review: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / March 23, 2017

About: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski is a non-fiction book which tells of the people who took it upon themselves to bring former to Nazis to justice. Mr. Nagorski was an editor for Newsweek and is an award wining journalist and author. 416 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 1476771863 My rat­ing for The Nazi Hunters  — 5 Buy The Nazi Hunters from Amazon.com* More Books by Andrew Nagorski Check out this & more World War II books on Man of la BookStore Thoughts: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski tells the story of the people who hunted Nazis to bring them to justice after World War II. Those of us who finished high-school probably know about Hitler committing suicide in the bunker, those of us who take the time to educate ourselves (or took some college history courses) we heard or read about the Nuremberg trials, but not much afterwards. After the Nuremberg trials the world moved on, but not the people the author writes about. The Nazi hunters were seeking justice against those in charge of killing millions of innocent people systematically, all this while their hunt fell out of headlines and out of people’s minds…

Guest Book review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Guest Posts , Latest Posts / March 21, 2017

Han Kang is a writer who comes from South Korea originally who received a few awards in the field of literature. She wrote The Vegetarian book back in the year 2007 but the book was published in English this year only. “I wrote of a human being who did not want to be human in this world.” Han Kang Buy The Vegetarian from Amazon.com The novel consists of three parts each of which is narrated by one of different characters but neither on behalf of the main female character Yeong-Hye. From little extracts only we get to know about her dreams and thoughts. The narration is straight-line. The husband of the main lady character tells the first part. He speaks of her as a completely unremarkable in every way wife who acts weird all of a sudden. She throws out an expensive eel out of the fridge in the middle of the night, then eggs and milk, meat and serves a salad for dinner made of soy-bean paste and a soup of oar weed. She claims she will never ever eat meat again. She refuses to iron shirts of her husband and to put socks on his feet. He treats her…

Fun Facts Friday: Siegfried Lenz
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / March 17, 2017

Siegfried Lenz (17 March, 1926 – 7 October, 2014) was a German novelist and writer. Books by Siegfried Lenz* Born in the town of Lyck, East Prussia, Mr. Lenz would today be considered as being born in Poland. After graduation in 1943, Mr. Lenz was drafted into the Kriegsmarine, the Nave of Nazi Germany. Before the end of World War II, Mr. Lenz fled to Denmark and was briefly held as a prisoner of war. He worked as a translator for the British army. Liselottte, the future wife of the author, Mr. Lenz saw it as his obligation to “pay off the enormous debts” of the German people as well as “take preventive actions against any danger of reoccurrence”. In 1970 Mr. Lenz was made an honorary citizen of Elk, now part of Poland. In 2000, Mr. Lenz received the Goethe Prize. The day was also the 250th anniversary of the birth of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The first recipient of the Siegfried Lenz award was Israeli author Amos Oz. Mr. Oz won the prize a few short weeks after Mr. Lenz passed away. Mr. Oz and Mr. Lenz were friends for over 30 years. Books by Siegfried Lenz* Zohar – Man…

Book Review: The Book Thieves by Anders Rydell
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / March 13, 2017

This is a two part story, the first one, as the name of the book suggests, is the story of the Nazis trying to control people’s beliefs via literature, punishment and spectacles of burning books symbolizing “wrong” ideology. The second part is the painstaking cataloging of millions of books, returning what can be returned (through notes, plates and other identifying marks).

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