The Directed Reader

One excellent thing about the social networking experience regarding books is that my reading queue is being filled with a wider range of books along with being a higher quality. This was certainly not true for most of my life.  Since my father was a SF fan along with other varied interests it was his [Read More...]

The Name of the Wind

I saw The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One by Patrick Rothfuss referenced several times among my Goodreads friends with positive ratings.  The reviews at Amazon were also overwhelmingly positive.  The summary of the book seemed up my alley as Fantasy is one of my favorite genres. The riveting first-person narrative of a [Read More...]

Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin Series

I finally finished going through the 21 books of the Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian. Rather a bittersweet moment in that it is nice to finally finish it and sad that this is it. The last book simply called 21 contained only three chapters as the author died writing the follow up to [Read More...]


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