Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

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Unemployed programmer Hiro Protagonist works as a pizza delivery guy in a not too distant future, but it is far enough that the world is a very different place. Big businesses have gotten really big, owning neighborhoods where people are quasi-citizens of the company. They run legitimate businesses like Uncle Enzo’s CosaNostra Pizza, Inc., where [Read More...]

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The Best of The Spirit by Will Eisner

The Best of The Spirit written and illustrated by Will Eisner After enjoying the Contract With God Trilogy, I sought out some more of Will Eisner’s work. His most popular hero is The Spirit, whose stories appeared as a Sunday edition insert in many newspapers from 1940 to 1952. In subsequent decades, stories would appear [Read More...]

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Book Review – Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwithering Realm

I admit to be a total fanboy when it comes to author John C. Wright. Read and enjoyed all his books including short story collections along with being an admirer of his blog. So when a new book of his comes out I buy it on the first day. His newest book is Somewhither: A [Read More...]

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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity by Nabeel Qureshi This is the book I’d recommend to any Christian who wants to understand how Muslims view Christianity (and Christians) and how they embrace and love their own faith. At least you’ll better understand Westernized Muslims, which is the author’s background. Growing up between [Read More...]

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Reading Slump Solution: Hard-Boiled Detectives

It took Sherry at Semicolon to put a name to my recent reading problem. She talked about nothing appealing to her and said she was in a reading slump. Yes! It’s funny how having a label often brings focus to life. I’d been drifting lately, with plenty of good books to read for upcoming podcasts [Read More...]

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Book Review – The Father Capranica Mysteries: Stories of the Strange and Supernatural

I had recently positively reviewed Fr. Mike Driscol’s Demons, Deliverance, Discernment : Separating Fact from Fiction about the Spirit World. So when I found that he also recently released a novel I was intrigued. The book is a collection of short stories called The Father Capranica Mysteries: Stories of the Strange and Supernatural. As the [Read More...]

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Mockingbird by Walter Tevis

Mockingbird by Walter Tevis In the far distant future, an academic, Paul Bentley, moves to Columbia University in New York City for the summer because he’d like to teach a skill he has recently discovered–reading. The head of the University is Bob Spofforth, a Make Nine robot. Make Nines were top of the line, able to [Read More...]

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The 10 Books That Have Influenced Me Most

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The Christian Century magazine asked a lot of famous people “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” Here is C.S. Lewis’s list, which he didn’t explain. Of course, being a list-loving gal, I wrote down my own, which I will explain. (In order of how they occurred to [Read More...]

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A Year with Mary

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Part of my daily devotional reading includes Paul Thigpen’s A Year With the Saints: Daily Meditations with the Holy Ones of God. He finds and frames a wide variety of quotes from the saints. Including the more well known and the more obscure quotes that should be more well known. Just rich spiritual reading. Now [Read More...]

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Scott and Julie argue about the meaning of …

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… “Only the mockingbird sings at the edge of the woods.” Neighbors tell them to take it to the edge of the woods because it’s 2:00 a.m. and “some of us have work in the morning!” They quiet down long enough to discuss Mockingbird by Walter Tevis at A Good Story is Hard to Find [Read More...]

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