Fun Facts Friday: Terry Pratchett
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / April 28, 2017

Terry Pratchett (28 April, 1948 – 12 March, 2015) was an English fantasy author known for his comical work and his series of 41 novels, Discworld. Books by Terry Pratchett* 1)      Mr. Pratchett sold more than 85 million books worldwide, his stories have been translated to 37 languages. 2)      As a kid, Mr. Pratchett wanted to be an astronomer. 3)       In the 1990s, Mr. Pratchett was the best-selling author in the UK. 4)      He was knighted for services to literature in 2009. Later that year, Mr. Pratchett made himself a sword which contained pieces of some pieces of meteoric iron (thunderbolt iron) which has a special place in magic. 5)      Lyn Purves married the author in 1968. The couple had a daughter, Rhianna Pratchett, who is also a writer. 6)      The author loved to wear larger, black fedora hats. 7)      Mr. Pratchett was one of the first writers to embrace computers and used the Internet routinely to communicate with his fans. 8)      The author loved to pay video games, especially Half-Life 2, Oblivion, the first Tomb Raider, and Thief. He collaborated in the creating of several game adaptations of his books. 9)      Mr. Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in…

Giveaway (Over): Head Strong by Dave Asprey
Latest Posts / April 24, 2017

Last week I reviewed Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Boost Brainpower, Increase Focus, and Maximize Performance-in Just Two Weeks by Dave Asprey is a non-fiction book in which the author describes his journey for a more productive brain. Give­away Give­away ends: May 1, 2017 Winners must have a valid e-mail address US Address Only please Win­ners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, oth­er­wise an alter­nate win­ner will be picked This time i’m giving away one copy to a lucky winner, please enter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fun Facts Friday: Emily Brontë (Repost)
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / April 21, 2017

Twenty One, April is the birthday of author Charlotte Brontë who was born in 1816. While I did not care much for Jane Eyre , I did appreciate its literary qualities. Check out my Fun Facts Friday on Charlotte’s sister, Emily. Books by Charlotte Brontë 1 ) Charlotte Brontë was the only one of her sisters to live past the ripe old age of 31. 2 ) The author’s most famous work, Jane Eyre, was originally published in 1847 under the nom-de-plume Currer Bell. 3 ) After Jane Eyre was published, the Brontë family suffered three tragedies in eight months. In September 1848 the family’s only son, Branwell, died, Emily died in December of 1848 and Anne died in May 1849. Charlotte stopped writing for a while but continued her second novel, Shirley, after Anne’s death as a way of dealing with her grief. 4 ) As a way of gaining attention to her Shirley, Charlotte sent copies leading authors of the time including Elizabeth Gaskell. 5 ) Charlotte’s third book, Villette, was the last one published in her lifetime. As her previous novels, the book has some autobiographical aspects. The novel was acknowledged as having sophisticated writing, but criticized for…

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