Sunday, April 19, 2015

With Malice Towards One Brings You Back To The Time of Lincoln

The graphic novel With Malice Toward One by Mike Person brings history alive for children and adults alike! The novel focuses on historic events surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

I received a complimentary review copy of With Malice Towards One to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own based on my experience reading this book.

I was impressed with the illustrations, writing style and the educational exercises at the end of the book. I included a couple images from the book to give you a taste of the style.

It is clear that author Mike Person felt committed to making this book an educational resource. After the story, there are numerous educational exercises and resources including a word find, quizzes, games and a glossary.

As an adult, I found With Malice Towards One to be a quick, entertaining and informative read. I enjoyed it very much and learned a couple details about this important historical event. The graphic novel style makes it a more immersive experience for people who are more visually oriented.

An screen capture of an illustration from With Malice Towards One

Summary With Malice Toward One by Mike Person:

  • $ 16.99    
  • 80 pages
  • Publisher : Cranston House
  • 1 edition ( June 4, 2013 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615791751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615791753
  • LCCN: 2013908437
  • BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / History
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.4 x10.8 inches
  • Suitable for ages 11 and up 

 Description of "With Malice Towards One":

While Washington D.C. celebrates The Army of the Potomac's latest victory with a Grand Illumination Ceremony, four men meet in a hotel room overlooking the crowded streets filled with party-goers. Richmond has fallen, and "The Old Man," General Lee has just surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. The mood in room six of the Herndon House Hotel is dire. The original plan was a kidnapping. Booth's fellow conspirators, Powell, Herold, and Atzerodt quietly sit, listening to Booth trying to re-motivate them. He uses the sounds of revelry coming from the streets below to stoke up their anger. Something decisive must be done; a spark is needed to ignite new hope in the Confederate cause. "This Tyrant. This man Lincoln, who should make himself a king must die!" This, is truly the "crime of the nineteenth century," and the largest manhunt in military history. It's the "full" story about the first murder of an American President. The story, that has been left out of the classroom. Told in a way children can understand it the most. Visually." (description from publicity materials for With Malice Towards One)

An screen capture of an illustration from With Malice Towards One

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Breaking News: Writers of The Future Livestream Tonight at 6:30 pm PST! #WotF31

What a day for Scifi and fantasy fans! Not only does the new series of Game of Throwns debut, tonight is the awards ceremony for the 31 annual Writers of the Future Awards!

About the Writers of The Future from Galaxy Press: The future is here…the future is now!  Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson and Larry Niven have seen the future. Now, you can, too.
A constellation of the brightest lights in the Science Fiction and Fantasy firmament have judged these authors to be the best, the brightest, the truest emerging stars in the field. From Alien Invasion to Alternate History, from Cyberpunk to Comic Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, these are the winning writers who have mastered every version and vision of sci-fi and fantasy. Don’t be left behind. Get a read on what’s next. Celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 26th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest #WotF31 (source Writers of the Future publicity materials)

To view the livestream or for more information visit: The Writers of The Future official website, the livestream event starts at  6:30 pm PST sharp!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Enter to Win: Six Month Subscription to GMovies

gMovies fills a special niche. Where else can you find streaming inspirational, family-friendly entertainment with a Christian focus?  gMovies offers a variety of genres including drama, comedy, romance, documentary, children, thriller and science fiction. Does this sound good to you? If so, read on as you just might win a free subscription!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary subscription to gMovies through Fly By Promotions and gMovies. gMovies has also graciously offered one Enjoys & Shares reader a free six month subscription!

About gMovies:

A screen shot to illustrate how gKids is organized

gMovies is well organized categorizing films by genre, alphabetically and by popularity. It is available online, through an iPhone app and through an Android app. Several cable providers also allow access to the gMovies channel.

I like top share descriptions from the company itself. While subjective, it  can help to hear how a company describes their product to see whether it suits you:

"gMovies offers instant access to almost 300 faith friendly feature films of every genre, in addition to animated stories, television series and biblical documentaries. Always available on your computer or mobile device, gMovies also includes the bible-based animated series “Pahappahooey Island;” teen drama “Much Ado About Middle School” starring Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwether and Amanda Waters; and the “Left Behind” drama series starring Kirk Cameron and based on the New York Times bestselling books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins."

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fun Reads: New Chapter From George R R Martin's Upcoming Book!

I am a big fan of George R. R. Martin's Song of Fire and Ice Series! I am patiently waiting for both the upcoming book Winds of Winter and the return of HBO's series Game of Throwns!

Great news! Mr. Martin's just posted a chapter from Winds of Winter on his website.

I just read it and had to share. The chapter involves Sansa and I believe it shows some interesting aspects of her character development that we only have seen hints of before.  Enjoy!