State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny, a Review, #StateOfTerror

State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny is a thoughtful thriller that puts the heart back in the White House, a review.

I could say that State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny is a political thriller about a handful of politicians and civilians who, except for their patriotism, have nothing much in common yet manage to annihilate a terrorist infiltration into the alt-right movement, a military-coup and a nuclear terrorist attack on US soil. But it is much more than that.

I could say that State of Terror is a conspiracy theory novel suspenseful at times; uproarious at others, and satisfying in the end. It is a book that for me, as a European reader, has put the heart back into the White House politics.

But it is more than that.

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Great Dog Characters in Books for Readers of all Ages

Great dog characters in books for readers of all ages

Can dog characters from books be among those we remember fondly? Yes, and many fictional stories or memoirs have four-legged characters who left memorable paw-prints on the minds and hearts of readers of ALL AGES.

Here is my list of FIVE great dog characters from fiction and non-fiction books.

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How the Tiger got its Stripes

The BLT, the Bear, the Lion and the Tiger

Change is part of life and the catalyst of moving forward, often providing us with invaluable lessons such as How the Tiger got its Stripes, my adaptation of an ancient legend.

How the Tiger got its Stripes

A long, long time ago, when animals could talk among themselves much like humans do today, a white, stripe-less tiger, a very young tiger, brave and foolish, tiptoed one morning all the way to the edge of the great jungle where he grew up… although he knew he shouldn’t have. For only a quick peek at the rice fields growing nearby… for he’d heard their song in the wind.

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The Castilian Pomegranate by Anna Belfrage @abelfrageauthor #HistFic #TuesdayBookBlog

Anna Belfrage The Castilian Pomegranate

It gives me great pleasure to share with you The Castilian Pomegranate by Anna Belfrage, a new historical romantic fiction set in medieval Spain and second book in The Castilian Saga. This is Anna’s twentieth book.

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Daniel Craig, James Bond 007, No Time to Die, It Was About Time

No Time to Die official poster Daniel Craig James Bond 007

Daniel Craig with his latest James Bond 007 No Time to Die is at the cinemas and it was about time. I’m so looking forward to legendary cars, a briefcase of gadgets, and a stylish wardrobe. But to seeing more of Bond’s more human, vulnerable side too.

I love a good thriller, book or movie, the kind that has that escaping quality about it. The kind that takes you to exotic locations, or uncovers cyber terrorism and power play, and media intrusion too – socially relevant themes but still a fantasy for the average bystander.

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Dream Big, The Fairy Tale, and Butterfly Kisses, 3 x 100-Word Stories on a Cinderella Theme

Queen Maria, Wooden carved door at Bran Castle

Dream Big, The Fairy Tale, and Butterfly Kisses are three 100-Word stories on a Cinderella theme, written in three different genres.

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Corvin Castle, Window Slits and Telling Rocks, 100-Word Story

Hunedoara Fortress view through a gap in the wall

We return to Corvin Castle only to gaze at its window slits and telling rocks in a 100-word story.

When you ventured through an old place, have you ever thought, if only these walls could speak… Would you be prepared to listen to their tales? For receiving, upon asking, can be a dangerous game.

Listen, then. Who tells this story?

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Memorable September 11 Book Quotes, 9/11 #NeverForget

September 11 book quotes, 9/11

A bouquet of September 11 Book Quotes on the 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the 11 September terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, because this was a tragedy that pulled our world apart, and brought us all together. 9/11 #NeverForget

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40 + Incredible Afrikaans Idioms with English Equivalents and Meaning

Afrikaans Idioms with English Equivalent and Meaning

Another incredible list of Afrikaans Idioms, their English equivalent and meaning, because we like them and need them so! Patience, repetition, making connections with expressions already known as well as with visual clues are key to understanding idioms, as some are easier to decode and grasp than others.

40 + Incredible Afrikaans Idioms sorted A to Z, with English equivalents and meaning.

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6 Idioms Linguistically Identical in Afrikaans, German, English and Romanian

6 Idioms Linguistically Identical in Afrikaans, German, English and Romanian

Because idioms can be fun, here are 6 phrases linguistically identical in Afrikaans, German, English and Romanian, with a little historical background too. How else? 🙂

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Happy Romanian Language Day, 31st August

Transylvania, Romania, Its Origin and Etymology, fir tree symbology in Romanian folklore

Happy Romanian Language Day, today 31st of August, celebrated by twenty million Romanians plus ten million Romanians living outside Romania’s borders…

Why celebrate? Even with a thought, because the language we took our first steps through forms the code that keeps our spiritual DNA together.

Why only Romanians speak a Latin language in southeast Europe? people usually ask me. Well, I wrote is a little explanation on my blog here. You can also enjoy Romanian folklore, myths and legends on my blog here and time-travel into Romania’s past or take virtual travel trips to Romania here.

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