Allan Karlsson is celebrating his 101st birthday with a hot air balloon trip his friend Julius has arranged for him, eventually they get lost a sea and get involved in a plot to smuggle uranium into North Korea.
Reseng, was rained by a man named Old Raccoon in The Library of Dogs to become an assassin. In the corrupt underworld of South Korea though, alliances shift rapidly and Reseng is seeing his peers become the ones being hunted.
Harley Quinn is taking on the corrupt mayor of New York City who is paying cannibals to eat the homeless. Unbeknown to Harley, a former adversary names Harley Sinn is out of jail and looking for revenge. All the while a future fighter comes to the past so she could kill her before Harley kills Batman.
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) was a Scottish poet and lyricist. Many people consider him the national poet of Scotland. Complete Works of Robert Burns* Other names Robert Burns has used are Rabbie Burns, the Ploughman Poet, and the Bard of Ayrshire. He was the oldest of seven children, in a house built by his father (not the Burns Cottage Museum). Burns got most of his schooling from his father, a tenant farmer, who taught his kids reading, geography, history, writing, and math. At age 15 Mr. Burns wrote his first poem. Along with Scots, Mr. Burns also write in English and English with a Scots dialect. The poet had 12 children, nine of which were with his wife Jean Armour. During the French Revolution, Mr. Burns was in favor of the reforms proposed. After Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus, Mr. Burns has the most memorials, monuments, and statues dedicated to him. One of his most famous songs, Auld Lang Syne, was part of more than 100 songs he wrote to a book called The Melodies of Scotland. In 2009 views of Scottish TV voted Mr. Burns as “The Greatest Scot”. Complete Works of Robert Burns*…
I absolutely loved the previous three books in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series: The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, and The Prisoner of Heaven. Of course I had to read The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and hoped to find a satisfying end to one of the finest series of books I’ve ever read.
A graphic novel featuring alternate version of Superman that have been disappearing
Today is the birthday of British children’s author A.A. Milne (18 January, 1882 – 31 January, 1956). Most people know his most beloved creation Winnie the Pooh. The A.A. stands for Alan Alexander Winnie the Pooh and friends are based on stuffed animals that belonged to Millen’s son – Christopher Robin. You can see the original toys at the New York Public Library. Winnie-the-Pooh was named after a Canadian black bear (Winnipeg) that resided in the London Zoo and was used as a military mascot in World War I. “Pooh” was a swan. The toy which inspired the famous bear was purchased in Harrod’s in London and was called Edward Bear (as is only proper in England). Both Christopher and the family dog loved to play with the stuffed animals. Eeyore lost some stuffing over the years which caused his head to droop and gave him a melancholy appearance. Hundred Acre Wood was inspired by Ashdown Forest in Sussex. Christopher Robin took boxing classes to defend himself against bullies at school who used to tease him about the popular book series. As was customary at the time, Christopher Robin was brought up by a nanny and only met his parents…
Regardless of your area of expertise, you will agree that writing is one of the most popular and sought-after professions. While being a writer can be lucrative and gives you new opportunities, young writers are still facing a lot of challenges on a daily basis. Sometimes, these obstacles can make or break a writer’s career.
A Vietnamese Captain, an aid to a Vietnamese General, is given passage to one of the last flights to Los Angeles in 1975. The Captain has split loyalties though and is still in touch with the Viet Cong reporting on the VIPs which are starting a new life.
A a more naïve, less powerful version of Superman joined with a less moralistic more sarcastic version of Batman is a winning formula.