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Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate”? Is this a real book? Really?

    04/26/2017 10:22:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/17 | Matthew Vadum
    During his time in the U.S. Senate, he has behaved as a garden-variety left-wing Democrat. He’s not funny. He’s not interesting According to Amazon, Sen. Al Franken (D-ACORN) has a book coming out on May 30. This purported book is called, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. This is the blurb for it [emphasis in original]: From the #1 bestselling author – the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending:...
  • BANNED FROM A BROOKLYN BIGOTED BOOK STORE

    04/26/2017 9:00:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/17 | David Lawrence
    The King of White Collar Boxing Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter were banned from UC Berkeley as speakers. I was just banned from Powerhouse Bookstore in Brooklyn. It’s sad that ever since the advent of Obama that the country has become so divisive and fractional. I was supposed to read from my book, “The King of White Collar Boxing” at Powerhouse Bookstore in Brooklyn.
  • Author Kuki Gallmann shot by raiders on her ranch in Kenya

    04/25/2017 11:44:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 24 April 2017 | Danuta Kean
    Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann, whose memoir I Dreamed of Africa was turned into a Hollywood film starring Kim Basinger, has been shot by raiders at her ranch in Kenya. The 73-year-old is reported to have suffered extensive internal injuries and is in “a stable, but critical” condition.
  • A fearful white leftist's black nationalism

    04/25/2017 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Chris Hayes goes all in on Black Nationalism with "A Colony in a Nation" Black Nationalism is hot. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, in which publishing’s answer to Kanye West contended that the white firefighters of 9/11 were “not human,” won a National Book Award. Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning, which indicted a post-racial society as racist, won the next one. But the dirty little secret is that the target audience for these Black Nationalist tracts is as lily white as the MSNBC lineup.
  • Amazon To Create 2,500 Full-time Jobs With Three New Jersey Fulfillment Centers

    04/21/2017 5:28:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    Amazon.com Inc. said Friday that it will create 2,500 full-time jobs in New Jersey through three new fulfillment centers. The state already has seven facilities. Employees at the new Cranbury Township and Logan Township centers will pick, pack and ship larger items like patio furniture and music equipment. Workers at the Edison fulfillment center will handle smaller items like books and toys. Amazon announced in January that it would create 100,000 jobs over the course of 18 months, many in fulfillment centers. Amazon shares are up 0.2% in premarket trading and up 43% over the past year. The S&P 500...
  • Good magazine/news source for a non-internet conservative?

    04/20/2017 2:19:07 PM PDT · by iowamark · 32 replies
    April 20 2017 | me
    Please pardon the vanity. I have a friend in his eighties but still healthy and active. Retired medical professional, active Christian, conservative Republican. His political knowledge level is rather low. He has an IPhone but has no regular internet access. He may just be too old to learn to use the internet. He is very interested in political news. I have thought about suggesting a conservative print magazine to him. In past years, I read National Review when William F. Buckley was in charge, but I know that it is much less reliable now. Today, I get my news from...
  • 5 Huma Abedin Classics You Won’t Want to Miss

    04/16/2017 11:07:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 13, 2017 | Matthew Walther and Andrew Kugle
    When it was reported recently that Huma Abedin was seeking $2 million for a book advance, you probably didn't realize that she was already a major author with five well-reviewed titles to her credit. While none of us can wait for the next one, here are some paperbacks to tide you over in the meantime.
  • Book Review: The Confederate Soldiers of Rockbridge County, Virginia: A Roster

    04/15/2017 6:13:31 PM PDT · by Davy Buck · 10 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 4 April 2017 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    The drive to Brownsburg, Virginia from my home is always a pleasant one. Driving south on Route 252 through the rolling hills and farmland of Augusta and Rockbridge Counties is like taking a trip back in time. Much of the landscape appears as it did 150 years ago. It is simply beautiful. But my most recent trip had an added benefit: I was headed to the home of Robert (Bob) J. Driver, Jr. to chat with him about his most recent book: The Confederate Soldiers of Rockbridge County, Virginia: A Roster . Driver’s circa 1795 home in the quaint village...
  • 'Communism for Kids' Fails to Make Amazon.com Top 100 Rankings

    04/13/2017 9:23:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2017 | 10:16 AM EDT | Craig Bannister
    A new book that sells the concept of Communism “in the simple terms of a children’s story” has failed to sell on Amazon.com — except in the category for true believers. “Communism for Kids” by MIT Press “unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers,” its Amazon.com page explains. […] Scathing customer reviews give the book a rating of only 1.7 out of 5 stars, with comments noting communism has killed “over 60 million people” and asking, “If Communism is so great why are they selling the book. Isn’t that capitalism?” …
  • Cadain’s Watch by Daniella Bova, a Book Review

    04/01/2017 9:00:24 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 72 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 03/30/2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Cadain's Watch is the last book in the Storms of Transformation series, tracing the journey of a family fleeing an oppressive state to save their illegally born daughter. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this Christian fiction book?
  • Solomon Bull: When the Friction Has Its Machine, a Book Review

    03/28/2017 10:56:13 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 03/28/2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Solomon Bull: When the Friction Has Its Machine is a modern mystery/adventure book by conservative author Clayton Lindemuth. The adventure and personal challenges of the main character take center stage, while conveying important messages on self-reliance and survival.
  • Conservative Novel

    03/25/2017 7:06:41 PM PDT · by DC Bound · 12 replies
    Greetings Freepers. I'm posting a 100% self-serving vanity because I suspect I'm going to need some help. My most recent novel delves a little into politics and as the reviews begin to come in, I'm already getting flack for conservatism. It so happens that the reviewer left a five star review, but because I've submitted the novel to about two hundred literary-type reviewers, bloggers, etc, I suspect there will soon be a deluge of left-leaning reviews. So I wanted to make the same offer here as to all the book reviewers and bloggers who have just received their copies. I'll...
  • Listen to rare recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien reading ‘The Lord of the Rings’

    03/25/2017 2:07:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 25, 2017 | Philip Kosloski |
    What better way to celebrate #TolkienReadingDay than to hear from the author himself? Each year on March 25, Tolkien fans around the world mark the day by reading one of the many works penned by the popular Catholic author. According to the Tolkien Society, the annual event “has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favorite passages.” Read more: Tolkien’s Middle-Earth love story, Beren and Luthien, to be published in 2017 The date of March 25 has special significance to fans and Catholics...
  • German Idealism, Theological Romanticism, Higher Criticism, and Postmodern Fascism

    03/20/2017 9:30:42 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    Chafer Theological Seminary ^ | 5/16/2017 | Mark Musser
    The modern West’s freefall into the abyss of feelings, entertainment, mindlessness, lawlessness, and thoughtless immoral behavior was largely learned in the academic halls of the 1800’s, with the lion’s share of such attitudes coming out of Germany that fostered an unwarranted amount of skepticism toward the historical truths of the Bible. In particular, the German Enlightenment disregarded the Jewish foundations of the Bible. They sought to separate biblical history from both Jews and Christians because they saw the Bible not only as too superstitious with too many miracles, but also and closely connected, as too limiting, exclusionary, and particularistic ....
  • NY Dems Propose "Memory Hole" Legislation [semi-satire]

    03/18/2017 9:59:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    New York State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Hollis) State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) have introduced legislation that would empower the state government to order the erasure of Internet content that is "inaccurate, irrelevant, inadequate, or excessive." "The way it is now is that any government official can be accused of corruption by anyone who has access to the Internet," Weprin complained. "Once the accusation is posted it essentially lives forever on the web. This can unfairly taint a person's reputation. Our bill says that unless an official government investigation and prosecution is undertaken the accusatory content can be ordered removed under...
  • Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print

    03/15/2017 2:26:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 80 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 14 March 2017 | Sian Cain
    Readers committed to physical books can give a sigh of relief, as new figures reveal that ebook sales are falling while sales of paper books are growing – and the shift is being driven by younger generations.
  • The Educations System Is The Problem

    03/11/2017 11:36:33 AM PST · by PingPongChampion · 9 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | March 1st, 2017 | Liberty 5-3000
    f asked for the most pressing issue facing Canadians, the answers from the political right vary considerably. Some of the primary issues given include topics such as terrorism, immigration and national security, changes to our voting system, or even the left-wing bias within the media. Chief among the myriad of responses given to this question is the issue of free speech, especially with the recent motion, M-103. Lower down the list, if it even makes the list at all, is the issue of education reform. This needs to change. Any issue deemed important by the political right has its origins...
  • Being Forced to Buy the Textbook "Sex and World Peace" (Vanity, Millennial Rant)

    03/10/2017 3:11:36 PM PST · by Ulmius · 45 replies
    Book Link ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ulmius
    Here I am on a Friday, waiting on a pizza, with a quiz due at midnight. It is true I haven't studied for this quiz yet, nor will I until the very end. However, most of the reason I have not done so is because I have not yet bought the textbook needed for next few weeks. I am 21 and working on an online undergraduate degree in International Studies, and I am paying for it with my own money that I have saved. This semester's bill for three classes, each worth three credit-hours, cost me over $3,000, and I...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Loses 250k Book Deal & CPAC Invite Over Videos Defending Pedophilia!

    02/21/2017 9:13:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Milo Yiannopoulos Loses 250k Book Deal & CPAC Invite Over Videos Defending Pedophilia!
  • CNN Chief Boasts Daily “Two-Minute Hate” of Trump Boosts Morale [fake news-satire]

    02/18/2017 12:12:20 PM PST · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    CNN president Jeff Zucker admitted that “having the President of the United States impugn our integrity at every opportunity has battered the psyches of many of our network’s employees. We are the ones who determine the facts. We are the ones who impugn the integrity of those who don’t advance the progressive agenda. Trump’s rejection of our traditional role is a reversal that has hit us hard.” “Our morale since that black day in November has been in the dumpster,” Zucker observed. “But we are turning it around. Thanks to a suggestion emailed to us by a viewer, we have...