Jul
22
2014
Photo of the day

23-year old Marshall Stone was a U.S. flyboy stationed in England who had numerous bombing raids during World War II.  When his B-17 crash-landed in a Belgian field near the France border, he left his wounded crewmates behind and hid into the woods to escape the German troops.  After that, Marshall had to rely by the kindness of some Belgian and French citizens who risked their lives to help him evade the Nazis.  
Decades later and facing the end of his career as an airline pilot, Marshall is having the urge to go back to the crash site and find those people who helped him. Most of all, he wants to search for that girl in a blue beret who was courageous enough to protect and guide him through Paris. Upon his return to the site, Marshall finds himself draw back in time. In his journey however, astonishing revelations about the people he knew during the war starts to unfold but none more electrifying and inspiring than the story of the girl in blue beret. 

23-year old Marshall Stone was a U.S. flyboy stationed in England who had numerous bombing raids during World War II.  When his B-17 crash-landed in a Belgian field near the France border, he left his wounded crewmates behind and hid into the woods to escape the German troops.  After that, Marshall had to rely by the kindness of some Belgian and French citizens who risked their lives to help him evade the Nazis. 

Decades later and facing the end of his career as an airline pilot, Marshall is having the urge to go back to the crash site and find those people who helped him. Most of all, he wants to search for that girl in a blue beret who was courageous enough to protect and guide him through Paris. Upon his return to the site, Marshall finds himself draw back in time. In his journey however, astonishing revelations about the people he knew during the war starts to unfold but none more electrifying and inspiring than the story of the girl in blue beret. 

Tags : The Girl in the Blue Beret Bobbie Anne Mason

Jul
14
2014
Photo of the day

Imogen was stolen away from her monotonous life and held captive by a Vampire leader named Bane.  To live in a very dark world, she is force to keep herself alive, finding solace and safety in the moonlight.  She soon learns about her heritage and bloodline and realizes that these are the very reasons why vampires are keeping her hostage. Confusion starts to set in as new truths begin to unfold. And to trust those she feared is what concerns her the most. 
As Bane shows Imogen the world of the dark, she soon realizes that this world is more enlightening as compared to her own realm.  And what frightens her most is not the Vampire leader stealing her away from home, but him, stealing her heart as well.

Imogen was stolen away from her monotonous life and held captive by a Vampire leader named Bane.  To live in a very dark world, she is force to keep herself alive, finding solace and safety in the moonlight.  She soon learns about her heritage and bloodline and realizes that these are the very reasons why vampires are keeping her hostage. Confusion starts to set in as new truths begin to unfold. And to trust those she feared is what concerns her the most.

As Bane shows Imogen the world of the dark, she soon realizes that this world is more enlightening as compared to her own realm.  And what frightens her most is not the Vampire leader stealing her away from home, but him, stealing her heart as well.

Tags : Bloodline mishka jenkins

Sep
22
2011
Photo of the day

 
Evan is haunted by the loss of his best friend, Ariel, and he is even more tormented when mysterious and unnerving photographs start to appear, some of which feature him.  He begins to fall apart, wondering if Ariel has returned to punish him and to seek vengeance.  Since Ariel has been gone, Evan’s been unable to sleep properly thinking of his role in her absence.  Someone is stalking and threatening him through these photographs and as Evan starts to sort out the mystery, the more he becomes paranoid and insomniac and the more he starts to unravel himself. David Levithan’s “Every You, Every Me” is creatively told with black-and-white photos interspersed between texts so the reader can see the photographs.
 

Evan is haunted by the loss of his best friend, Ariel, and he is even more tormented when mysterious and unnerving photographs start to appear, some of which feature him.  He begins to fall apart, wondering if Ariel has returned to punish him and to seek vengeance.  Since Ariel has been gone, Evan’s been unable to sleep properly thinking of his role in her absence.  Someone is stalking and threatening him through these photographs and as Evan starts to sort out the mystery, the more he becomes paranoid and insomniac and the more he starts to unravel himself. David Levithan’s “Every You, Every Me” is creatively told with black-and-white photos interspersed between texts so the reader can see the photographs.

 

Tags : Every You Every Me David Levithan

Jul
25
2011
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In this book, author Stacy Schiff separates fact from fiction with regards to Cleopatra.  Known to the world as a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator, Cleopatra is a rich woman living in a palace shimmering with onyx and gold but richer still when it comes to political and sexual intrigue.  Incest and assassination were her family’s specialties being married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war to the first and poised the second.  She had children with two of the most prominent Romans namely Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony.  She deliberately hid her real self behind vulgar display and for all the wrong reasons, she has gone down in history.  Cleopatra died before Jesus was born and her first biographers never met her.  What remains of her home is 20 feet underwater.

In this book, author Stacy Schiff separates fact from fiction with regards to Cleopatra.  Known to the world as a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator, Cleopatra is a rich woman living in a palace shimmering with onyx and gold but richer still when it comes to political and sexual intrigue.  Incest and assassination were her family’s specialties being married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war to the first and poised the second.  She had children with two of the most prominent Romans namely Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony.  She deliberately hid her real self behind vulgar display and for all the wrong reasons, she has gone down in history.  Cleopatra died before Jesus was born and her first biographers never met her.  What remains of her home is 20 feet underwater.

Tags : Cleopatra Stacy Schiff

May
28
2011
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One January, American professor Trevor Stratton discovered a box of mementos hidden inside his Paris office drawer.  These mementos were documents and artifacts from World War I owned by a charming and feisty Frenchwoman named Louise Brunet who lived through both World Wars.  Stratton examined the relics and there, he begun to imagine Brunet’s life like her love for a cousin who died in the war, her marriage to a man who was working for her father and her attraction to a neighbor in 13 rue Therese. 
The more Stratton spent his time cataloguing each item of Brunet’s documents, the truer his imaginations of her, and the more he took notice of another Frenchwoman named Josianne, his clerk, with whom Stratton started falling in love with.

One January, American professor Trevor Stratton discovered a box of mementos hidden inside his Paris office drawer.  These mementos were documents and artifacts from World War I owned by a charming and feisty Frenchwoman named Louise Brunet who lived through both World Wars.  Stratton examined the relics and there, he begun to imagine Brunet’s life like her love for a cousin who died in the war, her marriage to a man who was working for her father and her attraction to a neighbor in 13 rue Therese.

The more Stratton spent his time cataloguing each item of Brunet’s documents, the truer his imaginations of her, and the more he took notice of another Frenchwoman named Josianne, his clerk, with whom Stratton started falling in love with.

Tags : 13 rue Therese Elena Mauli Shapiro