Recent Reads: Young Adult & Middle Grade Fiction


I’ve had a reading “crush” on YA fiction for quite some time. And given the number of young readers in my life, I have an interest in it on a lot of levels. In the last couple of months, I’ve read some books that bear mentioning here. These are all worthy of being read whether [Read More...]

Pope Francis: The Pope From the End of the Earth

Pope Francis: The Pope From the End of the Earth by Thomas J. Craughwell is the latest entry in the biographies of Pope Francis pushed out. This one is put out by Saint Benedict Press. Having read some of Mr. Craughwell’s other books I was not surprised to find it nicely researched and well written. [Read More...]


Anathem, by Neal Stephenson, is that most odd of things: philosophical science fiction. By which I mean that in order to enjoy it fully, you really need to have at least a passing acquaintance with the history of Western philosophy from Thales on down; and the more you know, the more you’ll enjoy watching it [Read More...]