What Were the Hottest Pop Culture Trends of the 30s?

Florence Thompson and her children in a photograph known as Migrant Mother

Despite the devastating impact of the Great Depression (1929-late 1930s) alongside the other global and political crises, the 1930s had witnessed the emergence of several pivotal cultural trends.It was during this period that people had somewhat created an escape from the hardships and anxiety going on about. According to historians, the literature, … Read more

What Were the Hottest Pop Culture Trends of the 40s?

The Liver is the Cock’s Comb by Arshile Gorky, 1944

From the 30’s Great Depression and several other crises, the ’40s greeted the humankind with World War II. The world history was then filled with bombing, pain, and distress as Germany invaded Poland. However, after the war, everyone focuses once again on extravagance and pop culture. During this era, fashion had drastically … Read more

King Arthur’s Legendary Excalibur

The Excalibur sword

Excalibur is King Arthur’s sword in the legendary work Le Morte D’Arthur which was written in 1485 CE by Sir Thomas Malory. The sword was first published as Caliburnus or Caliburn in Geoffrey of Monmouth’sThe History of the Kings of Britain in 1136 CE. Itwas further developed by later writers until Thomas … Read more

Things to Learn about Conan the Barbarian and his Atlantean Sword

Conan the Barbarian, illustrated by Mark Schultz

Who is Conan the Barbarian? Conan the Barbarian, also known as Conan the Cimmerian is a sword-wielding hero that originated from pulp magazines. He was a character created by Robert E. Howard in a fantasy series published in Weird Tales pulp magazine. Subsequently, as the character became notable, Conan the Barbarian’s legend … Read more

The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

Introducing My Review of “The Ruins of Gorlan” Here is a review of a book called The Ruins of Gorlan. Its author’s name is John Flanagan. This book is one of a multi-book series called the Ranger’s Apprentice. Synopsis of the book Will, a fifteen year old boy with brown hair and … Read more

Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

The Young Samurai Series is a series of novels by Chris Bradford.    The series is a historically based novel based on 17th century japan.  The Way of the Warrior is the first in the series released in 2008. Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior (2008) Young Samurai: The Way of the … Read more

The Icebound Land by John Flanagan

Synopsis of the book Kidnapped!!!! Will and Evanlyn, have been kidnapped by Skandians, taken to their homeland, and sold into slavery at their capital city of Hallasholm. Meanwhile, Halt, desperate to save Will has been thrown out of the Ranger Corps. Then accompanied by Horace they go on a journey to look … Read more

Review of the Inheritance Cycle Third Volume – Brisingr

nheritance Series Third Volume – Brisingr

The Inheritance Cycle The Inheritance Cycle comprises of four books written by Christopher Paolini.  They have been extremely popular with the first book Eragon made into a major motion picture. The series books include: Eragon – 2002 Eldest – 2005 Brisingr – 2008 Inheritance – 2011 At the time of this writing … Read more

Review of Artemis Fowl By Eoin Colfer

Synopsis of the novel The book starts out with Artemis Fowl, twelve year old, criminal mastermind, holder of the vast Fowl family fortune. Artemis, and his expertly trained bodyguard, Butler (few know his real name though it might be Domagio of something similar) travel to Ho Chi Minh City to look for … Read more