Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs Marc Andreyko
3 Stars , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / October 12, 2017

About: Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs (The New 52) by Marc Andreyko (illustrated by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy) is a continuation of the story of Kate Kane, the new Batwoman who is not so much part of the Bat family. This graphic novel collects issues of Batwoman #25 – #34 as well as Batwoman Annual #1. 272 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401250823 My rat­ing for Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs  — 3 Buy Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs  from Amazon.com* More Books by Marc Andreyko Thoughts: I was on my merry way to reading the graphic novels in this series and was very glad to borrow Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs (The New 52) by Marc Andreyko (illustrated by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy) from my friend. I noticed was that the creative team has changed, which could go either way – I’m always game. The first thing I noticed is that this Batwoman is not the same Batwoman that has been established in the previous graphic novels. She’s corny, has some cheesy lines and the stories seemed rushed. I liked the new villains and enjoyed the team that Batwoman surrounds herself with. I enjoyed the art, it was not as unique as the previous…

Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / October 9, 2017

Much like the previous book, this novel takes full advantage of geek culture, and border-line infantile jokes (both of which I enjoyed). But don’t let this dismay you, the science in this book is absolutely fascinating and ranges from overall theories to nuts and bolts (literally, there are whole pages on how valves and welding work in space).

New Kiva Loan: Vitoria X Group Brazil Santo André, Brazil
Latest Posts / October 7, 2017

Click here to donate yourself The Vitoria X Group is a client of the Banco do Povo Crédito Solidário (BPCS). It is made up of four entrepreneurs and the loan will benefit these small business owners with an increase in capital for new purchases.Francisco works in transportation and the loan will help him maintain his vehicle and perform his work more comfortably. Marilene has a small hair salon and will invest in chemical products and dyes for her clients’ hair treatments. Roberto has a small machine shop and will use the loan to invest in parts, tools and vehicle maintenance. Claudia is the group’s leader. She is divorced and has one son with whom she lives together with her mother and a nephew. She is someone who needs help very much. Her sister passed away in an accident and left a son who Claudia takes care of. She also has health problems and she works to help the family and pay for her medical treatments. Claudia sells sweets and salty snacks door-to-door and also fills orders for parties. The loan will help her to buy supplies to make sweets. The group thanks the investors for this help which will allow…

Fun Facts Friday: Thor Heyerdahl
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / October 6, 2017

Thor Heyerdahl (6 October, 1914 – 18 April, 2002) was a noted Norwegian adventurer who authored more than 10 books. Books by Thor Heyerdahl* 1)      He was the son of a master brewer and showed great interest in zoology from an early age, even creating a museum in his childhood home. 2)      He studied zoology and geography at the University of Oslo, while at the same time privately studying the Polynesian culture and history. The world’s largest private collection of books and papers on Polynesia was owned by a wealthy merchant in town named Bjarne Kroepelien and was available to the young student. The collection is now a part of the the University of Oslo Library) 3)      He served in the Free Norwegian Forces from 1944, after Nazi Germany left. 4)      In his Kon-Tiki expedition, Mr. Heyerdahl and his crew sailed 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean on a hand built raft. Out of the 1948 adventure, Mr. Heyerdahl published his book The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas (Kon-Tiki ekspedisjonen, also known as Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft). 5)      The 1955-1956 expedition to Easter Island also produced a book, Easter Island: The Mystery Solved(1989), in which Mr. Heyerdahl claimed the island was colonized by the South American people…

Book Review: The Honest Spy by Andreas Kollender

About: The Honest Spy by Andreas Kollender (translated by Steve Anderson) is a historical fiction book about a German clerk spying for the USA. This is a fictionalized account of Fritz Kolbe, one of the most important resources the allies had during that time. 368 pages Publisher: AmazonCrossing Language: English ISBN-10: 1542045002 My rat­ing for The Honest Spy  — 5 Buy The Honest Spy  from Amazon.com* More Books by Andreas Kollender Thoughts: The Honest Spy by Andreas Kollender (translated by Steve Anderson) is an amazing account, fictionalized as it may be, of Fritz Kolbe, an ethical man living in a most unethical place and doing his best to do what he knows is right. The author created a very convincing novel, telling the story of Mr. Kolbe both in the present as well as with the advantage of hindsight. Even though the story is about a middle aged clerk, a gray man with a gray job, it was an intense read full of suspense and humor. The story captures the integrity and bravery of Mr. Kolbe. He jeopardized his life over the course of years to do what he believes is right. Sadly, after the war, the Germans considered Mr. Kolbe a traitor and he…

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