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Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Book Review "Collateral Crimes" by Freeper Jeff Chandler

    11/17/2018 4:05:39 PM PST · by LS · 13 replies
    self | 11/17/2018 | LS
    Freeper Jeff Chandler (Jeffrey Yochim---I guess I can give out his real name since it's on the cover of his book) has written a thriller about a hitman, Valdo Esposito, performing an errand for the ATF and sending him on a manhunt for Jonathan Starker, a graphic novelist heading for a nerd convention, and internet journalist Jesse Contrad. Fast paced, and relatively believable, the first thing you'll notice is that despite yourself you like ol' Valdo. Even though Jeff doesn't describe him this way, I nevertheless kept picturing him as a Johnny Trejo type. Because he really needs the money,...
  • Michelle Obama’s Judas Kiss to Melania Trump on Inauguration Day 2017

    11/10/2018 8:31:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/18 | Judi McLeod
    “I can hurt you and get away with it.” That’s a far more apt description of Michelle Obama, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in darkened print who hurt so many Americans—and got away with it Former First Lady Michelle Obama has one-upped Midterms’ mysteriously elusive Blue Wave by missing the entire boat. Obama, whose non-profit “When We All Vote” initiative with Tom Hanks and other activist celebrities turned out to be non-productive in the run-up to Midterm Elections, thinks Election 2016 was all about her and her feelings. It was, of course instead all about an entire nation and its...
  • Book Club's Mary Steenburgen Recalls How She Consoled Hillary Clinton After Election Night 2016

    11/08/2018 9:42:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    People Magazine ^ | November 8, 2018 | Sam Gillette
    On the two-year anniversary of Election 2016, Mary Steenburgen recalls the poignant solace she tried to offer her longtime friend Hillary Clinton after she lost that year’s bruising presidential race. “As long as we’re privileged to draw breath, life is a grace and none of us know what’s around the bend,” Steenburgen, 65, told Clinton, according to an essay the Book Club actress wrote for #StillWithHer by former White House photographer Barbara Kinney. (The book, out Nov. 1, was produced in collaboration with PEOPLE’s Sandra Sobieraj Westfall.) Steenburgen, a close personal friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton dating back to...
  • Bob Dylan's Life Work Being Scrutinized (Update)

    11/07/2018 2:47:30 AM PST · by Virtuefilmsltd · 53 replies
    Bob Dylan's Life Work Being Scrutinized (Update) For the last five and a half decades Bob Dylan has been touted as a cultural phenomenon unparalleled to anyone. Within English speaking countries the word culture has long been synonymous with the name Bob Dylan. There are many interpretations of the definition of the word culture. One definition describes culture as "the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively." When referencing this definition with regard to the public's perception of Bob Dylan, we learn that Bob Dylan is the most revered celebrity on the planet by the intellectual community....
  • FreeperBookClub: Free review copy of Epic Fantasy novel from a conservative author

    11/04/2018 2:43:19 PM PST · by jwesleybush · 24 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 11/15/2018 | J. Wesley Bush
    FreeperBookClub friends (and other book lovers): My latest epic fantasy novel debuts November 15, and since it's written from a conservative perspective, I'm offering free review copies to folks on conservative fora. It's in PDF format, and can be read on mobile phones, Kindle apps, iPads, or any electronic device. The long-term (and subtle) themes for the series include: - A Burkean comparison of French-style "liberation" with true liberty - Conservatism vs. Reaction - Duty before Desire -- the need for rights WITH responsibility
  • Vanity: My book “The Maduro Diet” is amazon’s #1 New Release in Venezuelan History

    10/30/2018 6:40:28 AM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 30, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The paperback version of my book “The Maduro Diet” is amazon’s #1 New Release in Venezuelan History The paperback version of my book “The Maduro Diet” is amazon’s #1 New Release in Venezuelan History.The full title of the book is “The Maduro Diet: How three-quarters of adults in Venezuela lost an average of 43 pounds in two years.”Here’s the link to the book:https://www.amazon.com/Maduro-Diet-three-quarters-Venezuela-average/dp/1726650847/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Here’s a screen capture showing that it’s #1. Click on the image to see a larger version: And because it won’t always be #1, here’s a link to the Internet Archive from when it was #1:https://web.archive.org/web/20181030131022/https://www.amazon.com/Maduro-Diet-three-quarters-Venezuela-average/dp/1726650847/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
  • Vanity: I just finished “The Art of the Deal”

    10/27/2018 3:50:46 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 33 replies
    self | self
    Vanity: I just finished “The Art of the Deal” I had recently gotten the audiobook version of “The Art of the Deal” as part of an Audible promotion. I had heard other freepers suggesting the book, and I had figured that it was going to be similar to the genre of business “self-help” books that make their mark (“Who Moved My Cheese”, “Good to Great”, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, etc.). The big difference is that the man who wrote the book is now president, and one who is governing as a populist president who is on board with...
  • What Book set had this caravan invasion scenario?

    10/22/2018 9:49:24 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 59 replies
    October 22, 2018 | Vanity
    I remember reading a book where there was a mass crossing threatened at the Mexican border and the president sent the military to stop it. The crossing was set at a shallow part of the Rio Grande River. When it started women and children were sent first. The military commander gave the stand down order and let them in. The fictional president thanked him for doing what the president expected based on knowing him. I believe it was a Dirk Pitt Clive Cussler book. Can any Freeper here identify the book? Unfortunately I no longer have my book collection to...
  • Political fiction book beta-readers needed

    10/15/2018 1:48:21 PM PDT · by siberianheat · 9 replies
    10/15/2018 | Self
    I'm not sure where else to put this. I'm the kind of person who writes numerous letters to the editor of my local paper. I just love to beat down liberal lunacy with facts and hard data. Eventually, however, it feels like an impossible task because Leftists just never get it. I decided to take the fight wider and write a modest-sized book that uses a fictional story to convey my conservative philosophy as it pertains to the President of the United States. The story is about a woman who goes undercover as a transgender man during a much-hyped Leftist...
  • Dennis Prager with Ann McElhinney on New Movie Gosnell

    10/10/2018 1:14:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Townhall Review ^ | October 10, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    Dennis Prager with Ann McElhinney on New Movie Gosnell podcast only on link
  • Is Hillary Clinton’s cough a curse?

    10/09/2018 8:10:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/18 | Judi McLeod
    Where do we go from here? The Clintons call it Utopia. We call it Hell. During an epic 2016 presidential election campaign whose results were to dump Hillary Clinton further back into the nether regions of Never Never Land, histrionic-geared Hillary coughed and went Whoopsie! falls the whole way through. Never before had a presidential candidate coughed their way all the way through a campaign.
  • WHO'S BOOK WOULD YOU BUY?

    10/05/2018 9:38:29 AM PDT · by BEJ · 30 replies
    BEJ
    Many of today's TV pundits have written books on Trump. Many are positive and respect Trump's accomplishments. Some possible favorites are books by Victor David Hanson, Newt Gingrich, Alan Dershowitz, Roger Stone, Gregg Jarrett and Jeanine Pirro. I'm curious if many people do buy them and what book would they recommend? Non TV pundits can be included. What would be a great Christmas gift this year?
  • Struggling Malawi school gets 1.4 million books from Melania Trump

    10/04/2018 1:32:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    News 24 ^ | October 4, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Melania Trump got a different view of educating children as she visited an African primary school on Thursday that has benefited from US assistance but struggles with an enrollment of more than 8 500 students. Some children learn lessons outdoors, seated shoulder-to-shoulder on loose, red dirt. Mrs Trump toured several outdoor classrooms at Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, the second stop on her four-nation tour of the continent. The school is among those in the landlocked country that receive education assistance from the US Agency for International Development, including textbooks. Mrs Trump was on hand as...
  • God's Addiction Recovery Plan: The Biblical Path to Freedom

    10/01/2018 11:33:32 AM PDT · by evangmlw · 33 replies
    Amazon ^ | 09/26/2018 | Michael Wrenn
    Addiction is one of the many works of the devil that Jesus came to conquer and overcome. Through the nightmare of addiction, evil seeks to destroy those who find themselves in its awful throws of torment. The addict can experience complete recovery by adhering to God's Addiction Recovery Plan and following The Biblical Path to Freedom.
  • MDI adds 100 jobs in Hibbing (Minnesota)

    09/19/2018 2:02:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business North ^ | September 18, 2018 | Manja Holter
    MDI, producer of standard and custom corrugated plastic packing containers, is adding 160 jobs across its four locations, with the majority to be filled at its new Hibbing facility. One hundred jobs became available in the Northland this summer in the area of material handlers, maintenance and quality technicians, production workers and hand assemblers. Many positions are contract hires with potential to become full-time jobs. Consistent with the mission of the organization, MDI has a particular interest in creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The hiring spree is being driven by an order increase placed by the United States...
  • Woodward said looked 'hard' for collusion, didn't find it, thinks Mueller has 'something' on Trump

    09/14/2018 12:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 14, 2018 | John Haltiwanger
    Veteran reporter Bob Woodward on Friday told radio host Hugh Hewitt he looked "hard" for evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia but didn't find anything. But he still thinks the special counsel Robert Mueller has "something" on the president. Woodward suggested Mueller possibly has "a secret witness or somebody who has changed their testimony." Trump has firmly rejected allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia in the 2016 US presidential election and often refers to the Mueller probe as a "witch hunt." Veteran reporter Bob Woodward on Friday told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt he looked...
  • The next book on Trump may be the steamiest (Stormy Daniels)

    09/12/2018 7:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | September 12, 2018 | William Goldschlag
    Chapters and worse With all his merchandising ventures — steaks, vodka, clothes, deodorant — why didn't Donald Trump ever start a book-of-the-month club? Though he's not much of a reader himself, the Trump name is showing Oprah Winfrey-like power in the publishing world. Even with a million copies printed, Simon & Schuster is struggling to keep up with demand for Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House." Amazon ran out of hardcover copies after Tuesday's first day of sale. Now Stormy Daniels has announced she will have a book out on Oct. 2 that will include details of her...
  • Amazon hiring in cities it shortlisted for HQ2. Guess who's last?

    09/07/2018 6:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | September 7, 2018 | Natalie Kostelni
    Amazon has been ramping up hiring in the 20 cities it shortlisted for its HQ2 search and Philadelphia is dead last in those efforts while Virginia, Boston and New York rank in the top three, according to a GeekWire report. One can only wonder whether Amazon's hiring has anything to do its HQ2 search and the city it ultimately selects. ▪“A GeekWire analysis of Amazon job data provided by a third-party firm found that of the HQ2 finalists, offices in the Washington D.C. area — which includes three of the 20 regions on the short list in D.C. proper, Northern...
  • Do you plan to read 'Fear: Trump in the White House' by Bob Woodward?

    09/05/2018 3:33:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 129 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    The book, Fear: Trump in the White House, will be available September 11, 2018, but it's already creating a stir. Do you plan to read it? You can check it out from your local library, or you can purchase it. The price is #18.00 at Amazon and $19.26 at Barnes and Noble. I'm not sure if I'll read it or not. I already have many books stacked up to read.
  • After the Bombs Fell: Imagining nuclear war with North Korea.

    09/02/2018 4:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 2, 2018 | Ethan Epstein
    Works of fiction that purport to be collections of documents—let’s call them “assemblage novels”—are hard to pull off. The Scottish writer Graeme Macrae Burnet succeeded in 2015—and ended up on the Booker Prize shortlist—with His Bloody Project, a novel that was supposedly a collection of documents relating to a 19th-century murder. Max Brooks’s Zombie Survival Guide, a clever fake manual for enduring the zombie apocalypse, is another recent entry in the genre. Now comes Jeffrey Lewis, an arms control expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a prolific tweeter (he’s @armscontrolwonk), and his 2020 Commission Report on the...