Books & Novels
The Civilized, Chapter 29 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
Fierce's return to Saigon and a fatal meeting of the three old friends.
Hope Harbor Series by Irene Hannon
I am always looking for good Christian Fiction book series. I have always loved Irene Hannon's books. Recently I have read her Hope Harbor series. I cannot express anymore how very well-written and captivating this series is.
Finding Your Special Niche Requires Perseverance in Delightful Picture Book for Young Readers
Princess Charming cannot find her niche in the world she is in. No matter how hard she tries, she just cannot find anything that she is good at. She refuses to give up and finally succeeds in a surprising way. Perserverance is a good life lesson for young readers.
The Civilized, Chapter 28 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
Mévil attempts to secure the hand in marriage of one of his fancies.
Book Review: "Why America Needs to Repent"
I write a lot of book reviews, but I believe this is the best one I have ever written. That's because I am invested in the material and believe everyone should know about this book that is filled with information and practical advice for transformation.
The Civilized, Chapter 26 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
Fierce is sent to crush a native rebellion and the brutal guerilla war which it sparks.
Book Reviews for Book Lovers
Books and book series I have read and recommend to any young reader or adults. Action, fantasy, supernatural, these series are one of a kind and I hope you check them out. These are all my opinion on books I really enjoy reading in my free time.
The Civilized, Chapter 25 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
The long separation of Fierce from Sélysette continues, as his ship returns slowly to Saigon and a missed meeting.
Art Appreciation With a Twist for Children in Creatively Written Picture Book
Introduce your children to classical paintings in this creatively written picture book. Famous masterpieces are shown with a twist that changes the paintings by replacing characters in the classical painting with animals. A gallery of actual paintings is included in the book.
The Civilized, Chapter 22 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
Hong Kong in all of its depravity, the crossroads of empire and the delight of sailors.
The Civilized, Chapter 21 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
A letter of love from Fierce to his distant fiancée
The Civilized, Chapter 20 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
The arrival of Fierce and the Bayard in Hong Kong.
Going Back to Your Roots Helps to Heal Along With Learning Lessons From Ants in Engaging Chapter Book for Middle Grade
Everyone makes mistakes and everyone must learn to forgive themselves for their mistakes. Harvard's dad is a doctor who experienced a mistake. He thinks that his did should return to the special place where he grew up to try to heal. An ant farm is part of the healing.
The Civilized, Chapter 18 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
A dance, a thwarted chase, and a momentous change.
Tim Tebow's New Picture Book With Lesson in Helping Others
How do you help someone if you are afraid? Bronco and his friends want to help a bee that is in trouble, but they are scared of being stung. They make a plan to help the bee and learnr that teamwork is always the best when someone is in trouble.
The Civilized, Chapter 17 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
The budding and increasingly visible relationship between Sélysette and Fierce and the transformation that it brings.
7 Reasons to Read "The Stranger Diaries" by Elly Griffiths
Whether you're a fan of mystery thrillers or just enjoy books about books, "The Stranger Diaries" is a must-read.
The Civilized, Chapter 16 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
Fierce's romantic attachment to Sélysette takes full bloom.
The Civilized, Chapter 14 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
The confrontation with Liseron, and the reunion of our three musketeers.
"Earth Abides" Book Review - Lunchtime Lit with Mel Carriere
1949's "Earth Abides," a novel by George R. Stewart, was talking about the apocalypse before the apocalypse was cool, and before it got trashed by zombies.
The Civilized, Chapter 12 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
From the jewelry shops of Saigon to a chance meeting with Sélysette, Fierce starts to question the life he has been living.
Review: Jurassic Park Was a Foreshadowing Avian-Dinosaur Affair
Author Michael Crichton correctly linked birds with dinosaurs before the connection was scientifically substantiated.
Song of Kali: An American Gets Mixed Up With an Ancient Indian Cult
An American journalist travels to a far away Indian city to interview a poet who was thought to be dead. The city far cry from everything he knows, and there is this mysterious cult pulling the strings all around him. Sounds great, right? Read this review to find out if its worth your time.
Book Review; How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty
If you know you need to say no - to all the people and commitments you don't want to be dragged into, but do not know how to say no - this book is highly recommended to be read. It will certainly help to reclaim control of your mind and soul in a variety of ways.
The Civilized, Chapter 11 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
The doldrums of Saigon and a game of chance.
Earth Day Reading and Ideas for Activities for the Little Ones in Beautifully Illustrated Board Books
We celebrate Earth Day each year and it is never too late to introduce young children to conservation and preservation of our earth and its resources. These 4 board books are perfect for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to learn about helping our environment with plants and animals.
The Civilized, Chapter 10 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
The meeting of Fierce with the elite of French Saigon, another convert to the spirit of the civilized age, and his introduction to the Sylva, adopted daughter of the governor.
Sad Feelings Don't Have to Last Long as Told in a Simple Picture Book and Story for Young Readers
Coen is having a slump in his feelings. His family try everything they know to cheer him up, but nothing is working. His family knows that it is ok to feel the blues every now and then, so they wait for the time when Coen will feel better. Coen learns to listen to his body and soon feels better.
The Perks of Reading Psychological Thriller Fictions
What does science say about the effect of reading thriller on our mind? An attempt to peruse the science behind reading, followed by an introduction to the genre
The Civilized, Chapter 9 - English Translation of Les Civilisés
Life onboard of Fierce's ship and his liaisons in the Saigon, as the first stirrings of conflict begin to be heard.
Down in the Valley: A Man and His Dog Against the Scary Unknown
A man and his dog against a spooky unknown evil. This is a simple concept with a world of possibilities. But is it worth your time. Read this review and find out.
Book Review: Dark Verses by Apeksha Girwal
Dark Verses is an extraordinary book filled with poems on various topics including mental abuse, death, God, and other miscellaneous topics. Read through this review, and if you like it, please grab a copy of the book for yourself!
A Great War in South India Review
Using new sources from German and Danish observers in the Anglo-Mysorean Wars, a Great War in South India is a useful collection of primary source documents and secondary source overviews which lay out the social side and international perspectives of the conflict.
The Great Train Race: Railways and the Franco-German Rivalry Review
Allan Mitchell's book comparing French and German rail systems in the 19th century is an invaluable guide at understanding their development, structures, challenges, and evolution.
Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe Review
Inky Fingers rapidly diverges from its subject and becomes a book about philology, probably well done for the field but extremely difficult to engage with if you aren't a specialist.
Return to the Western World: Estonia and the Post-Communist Transition Review
Return to the Western World has some intriguing analyses of Estonia and its relationship to the West, but it is often bogged down in irrelevant details and is in many ways more representative of Estonia's self-portrait than an objective account.