Hiatus Explanation

I apologize for my lack of recent blog posts, to myself and to anyone out there who reads me. Long story short, I had an operation several weeks ago, followed by a long and a bit complicated recovery, but I’m back on my feet, that and some traveling, moving, reorganizing, among other things. I am … Continue reading

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll,  wishes to explore the nature of Man, and through a potion he concocts he is able to transform himself from a man who is knowledgeable and conscientious, able to consciously steer himself away from evil, into a man who personifies all the dark and deviant things that man holds locked away in his … Continue reading

A Study in Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle

The first published story of one of the most famous literary detectives of all time, Sherlock Holmes. Here Dr. Watson, who has just returned from a war in Afghanistan, meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time when they become flat-mates at the famous 221 B Baker Street.  Sherlock Holmes investigates a murder at Lauriston Gardens … Continue reading

The Bad Beginning By Lemony Snicket

Dear Reader, I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the … Continue reading

The Iron King by Maurice Druon

It is 1307 in France. The kingdom is broke, and King Philippe IV, known as the Iron King, is looking for sources of money. The Knights Templar, one of the wealthiest organizations in the world, seems like a good place to get it, but they refuse France a loan. The Iron King is the first … Continue reading

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr

Anna was only nine years old in 1933, too busy to take much notice of Adolf Hitler’s face glaring out of political posters all over Berlin. But then one day her father who was a famous author and Jewish descent was unaccountably, frighteningly missing. Soon after, she and her brother, Max, were hurried out of … Continue reading

Rutka’s Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust

Rutka Laskier, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, died in Auschwitz in 1943, but she left behind a notebook in which she recorded her thoughts and dreams. Knowing of my interest in Holocaust memoirs a friend got me this in a book gathering.  This diary is a short read only 60 pages and that amount of pages … Continue reading

All My Friends Are Dead – Avery Monsen and Jory John

I’m not really sure if this is book is geared towards children; well it doesn’t have to be necessarily for children, right?. The format of the book looks to be more suited to children but this book would be a hit with adults as well. So, occasionally you pick up a book that unexpectedly makes … Continue reading

George’s Secret Key to the Universe – Lucy & Stephen Hawking

The story begins with a young boy named George whose pet pig runs through the fence into his neighbor’s overgrown backyard. He learns that his neighbors are Eric and Annie, and that Eric is a scientist. Eric owns Cosmos, the most powerful computer in the world that can open up real portals to outer space. … Continue reading

The Last Nazi: Life and Times of Doctor Joseph Mengele – Gerald Astor

Mengele,Hoess and Kramer.

I am a very avid reader of history books and biographies and a while ago a friend lent me this book due to my interest on World War II.  It is well known World War II literature is filled with horrendous facts. That’s why I found most accurate the way the author provides facts, showing … Continue reading