What's Your Book Nerd Score?

December 9, 2015

What's your book nerd score? Take the test at Barnes & Noble to find out!

What's Your Book Nerd Score? - Barnes And Noble

For what it's worth, I got a 46. I guess I'm a true book nerd.



Please Help Fight Illiteracy With #GivingTuesday

November 30, 2015
Global Literacy Infographic https://www.grammarly.com/grammar-check

Tomorrow (December 1st) is #GivingTuesday, a day set aside during the holiday season to encourage giving to worthy charities around the world! 

Grammarly is participating in #GivingTuesday by encouraging others to donate to charities that promote literacy. 

As you can see in the above infographic, illiteracy is a truly global problem.

Ann Harding: Cinema's Gallant Lady by Scott O'Brien

July 16, 2015
Title: Ann Harding: Cinema's Gallant Lady
Author: Scott O'Brien
Format: PDF transferred to my Kindle Fire
Year Published: 2010
Source: I was sent this book by the publisher for review. 

Several years ago I read Scott O’Brien’s excellent biography of Kay Francis, so I couldn’t wait to read his book on Ann Harding. I wasn't disappointed. Ann Harding: Cinema’s Gallant Lady is an excellent and extensively researched book about the film and stage star Ann Harding.

Harding grew up a military “brat” and ended up working on the stage, where she was an immediate success, due to her natural talent and beauty. This caused a rift with her father, Brigadier General Gatley, who did not approve of her career choice. Eventually she ended up in Hollywood.

Harding was one of the biggest stars of films in the early 1930s during the post-talkie, Pre-Code era, but she is little known today except by devoted fans of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Many of her movie roles were of the noble, self-sacrificing type, and she quickly became typecast in that kind of role. She was famous for her patrician beauty, throaty voice, and long blonde hair.

Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels by Michael G. Ankerich

July 13, 2015
Title: Dangerous Curves atop Hollywood Heels: The Lives, Careers, and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of the Silent Screen
Author: Michael G. Ankerich
Format: PDF transferred to my Kindle Fire
Year Published: 2011
Source: I was sent this book by the publisher for review. 

Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels: The Lives, Careers, and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of the Silent Screen tells the mostly tragic stories of now-forgotten actresses of the silent film era. 

Don Ameche: The Kenosha Comeback Kid by Ben Ohmart

July 1, 2015
Title: Don Ameche: The Kenosha Comeback Kid
Author: Ben Ohmart
Format: PDF transferred to my Kindle Fire
Year Published: 2007
Source: I was sent this book by the publisher for review. 

Don Ameche: The Kenosha Comeback Kid  by Ben Ohmart is a thoroughly researched biography of Ameche’s surprising career, which spanned over 60 years and including starring roles in film, radio, theater, and television.

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