Better Book Title: Mein Kampf

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I found Better Book Titles through Books on the Nightstand podcast. The concept is simple. As creator Dan Wilbur puts it: This blog is for people who do not have thousands of hours to read book reviews or blurbs or first sentences. I will cut through all the cryptic crap, and give you the meat of [Read More...]

What I’m Reading: Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop

Just a little booktalk as I make my way through these short stories. Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler My rating: 3 of 5 stars I heard about this when it came out (last year?) and was immediately interested. Every year Otto Penzler would give 1,000 copies of a specially written Christmas story [Read More...]

Romeo and Juliet in Limerick Form

My friend DJ wrote this delightful piece. It is too good to keep to myself so, with her permission, I am sharing it. For best effect, read aloud (with dramatic gestures). It’s what I did. Romeo and Juliet (with apologies to Wm. Shakespeare) In Verona, a city so fair, Two families were oft feuding there. [Read More...]


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