4 Sparklers for all these good books!
A surprisingly good history book: Gangsters vs. Nazis by Michael Benson
From Brick & Darkness by J.L. Sullivan – a slightly darker fantasy
Demon’s Song by Julie Boglisch – first in a series
The Brink by James McPike – action/adventure and the hunt for religious artifacts
Note: New reviews coming later today! 🙂
Birthdays: Eric P. Kelly (1884), Douglas Southall Freeman (1886), Gertrude Warner (1890), Margaret Rey (1906), Studs Terkel (1912), Adrienne Rich (1929), Robert Dallek (1934), Bruce Coville (1950),
Eric Kelly’s book “The Trumpeter of Krakow” won the 1929 Newbery Medal
Douglas Freeman won two Pulitzers for his biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington
Margaret Rey wrote the “Curious George” books with her husband H.A. Rey.
Studs Terkel won the 1985 Pulitzer for General Nonfiction for “The Good War”
Quote: “Every book is like starting over again. I’ve written books every way possible – from using tight outlines to writing from the seat of my pants. Both ways work.” – Bruce Coville
Tip: In fiction writing, numbers under 100 are generally spelled out: fifteen, twenty-nine, etc. (Not always, though. After all, this is grammar and there are no absolutes.)
Jumpstart: You’re a master spy ala James Bond. What kind of interesting tools does Q provide you with? What are you going to save the world from?