Vera Atkins was brilliant & effective. She fought in the SOE, answering to Churchill at great peril. Fleming based Ms. Moneypenny on her...

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Beyond Grapes by Yacov Morad is very creative and unique, as far as I know. The recipes seem easy to follow, as well as delicious. ...

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Davíð Stefánsson (21 January, 1895 – 1 March, 1964), born in Fagriskógur, Eyjafjördur, was a well-known poet and novelist from Iceland....

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I enjoyed this memoir way more than I thought I would. It is entertaining, funny, introspective, extremely personal, open, as well as one hell of a ride...

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While The Unfamiliar Garden by Benjamin Percy could certainly classify as a horror novel, I found it to be less scary and more of a science-fiction thriller. ...

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Hugh Lofting was an English poet and author who is known for writing children literature, and specifically his character Dr. Dolittle....

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You’re professionally accomplished, Yet there’s a part of you that is unsatisfied with achievement alone: You seek a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment....

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The descriptions in The Spanish Daughter by Lorena Hughes of the local foods, customs, society, and certainly the cocoa industry were excellent....

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Robert J. Lloyd discovered Robert Hooke's Diary working on his MA in the History of Ideas. Based on his research, he wrote The Bloodless Boy, a murder mystery...

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Sara Gillepsie is her family’s sole survivor after a Nazi bombing. Leaving her home in Ireland, she goes to work in England helping the war effort....

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Rising Cost of eBooks… Author Got Me Started
Opinion / September 19, 2010

Recently I’ve had some very interesting conversation via email with author Irene Ziegler (Rules of the Lake, Ashes to Water, ). I’ve left a comment on her blog and she contacted me by email asking for an expansion on my thoughts which, as an opinionated person, I was happy to oblige. The conversation, which is nothing more than some preliminary thoughts and a bit of venting about cost of eBooks, was very interesting and engaging. I...

Twitter Survey Results: How Long Do You Spend Writing Book Reviews
Opinion / September 14, 2010

Yesterday I asked bookbloggers on Twitter (#bookbloggers) how long do they spend writing book reviews.  As expected the answers were varied and interesting. Prolific blogger kaolin fire (kaolin fire presents , @kaolinfire/) said: “just writing? maybe an hour, if it’s not an antho or collection of some sort; thinking about it? few more hours“. Creative blogger iubookgril (Girl Reads a Book, @bellareads) chimed in as we...

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