Book Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Well, I just completed the third book required for the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge task of reading three books by the same author. The book I chose was JK Rowling’s, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third in the Harry Potter series. As with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, this book was well written and quite entertaining. Read more

Book Review: Immigrant Soldier: The Story of a Ritchie Boy

As part of Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge, I came upon a book that was a joy to read. The challenge was to read an immigrant story. I chose the book Immigrant Soldier: The Story of a Ritchie Boy. This is a historical fiction written by Kathryn Lang-Slattery. It is the story of her uncle, who was a Jewish boy escaping Nazi Germany to later return as part of the intelligence corps for General Patton. This book open my eyes to a period of history that I knew very little about. Read more

Book Review: The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely

The last time I had seen Dr. Cliff Harbour, we had spent time talking about the book I was writing as well as the book that he had written, John Dewey and the Future of Community College Education. During that visit, he insisted that I read The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler. In fact, he opened the book to the first page and had me read the first couple paragraphs. He wanted to point it out, and what I noted while reading the book, was that Raymond Chandler sparingly used his words. Yet, he was able to elicit an emotion.

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Book Review: Podcast Launch: A complete guide to launching your Podcast with 15 Video Tutorials!

John Lee Dumas has completed over 1,800 podcasts and I have listened to a great majority of them on Entrepreneurs on Fire. So, I figure he knows what he is talking about. Because I am also interested in creating a podcast, I picked up his book Podcast Launch: A complete guide to launching your Podcast with 15 Video Tutorials!: How to create, launch, grow & monetize a Podcast. If your interests are in the business aspects of podcasting, he covered the material quite well. There were definitely parts of the book I really enjoyed. Read more