Book Review: City Beyond Time by John C. Wright


City Beyond Time: Tales of the Fall of Metachronopolis by John C. Wright Nothing lasts forever, even if you have the ability to travel through time and try to make it stay. John C. Wright’s collection of short stories tell various significant and insignificant events near the end of the city of Metachronopolis, where time [Read More...]

The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage by Brené Brown “In my research,” Dr. Brown says, “the word I use to describe people who can live from a place of vulnerability is wholehearted.” Being wholehearted is a practice—one that we can choose to cultivate through empathy, gratitude, and awareness. Join this engaging [Read More...]

Review – Art: A New History by Paul Johnson

Art: A New History by Paul Johnson In Art: A New History, Paul Johnson turns his great gifts as a world historian to a subject that has enthralled him all his life: the history of art. This narrative account, from the earliest cave paintings up to the present day, has new things to say about [Read More...]

Book Review – Scripture: God’s Handbook for Evangelizing Catholics

Stephen J. Binz’s book Scripture–God’s Handbook for Evangelizing Catholics is one that in my review stack that I had not prioritized in reading. I had stereotyped it in my mind as another general book on the subject urging Catholics to go deeper into scripture. Besides the title is easily misconstrued. In fact in social media, [Read More...]

Book Review: Tweeting with God

I have often heard on Catholic radio that the size of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is intimidating for many people. I am not one of those people since a 802 page tome is like a good start for me. Still I can totally understand why this is so for many people. The Church [Read More...]

My Continuing Dickens Exploration: Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens (Writing this without spoilers probably will lead to misdirection, but I feel there are too many people who probably haven’t read this book. And I DO want to say some things.) *big sigh* Oh, that was good. It is interesting to me that I began reading Dickens with his [Read More...]

Review: The Book of Feasts & Seasons by John C. Wright

The Book of Feasts & Seasons by John C. Wright THE BOOK OF FEASTS & SEASONS is a beautifully mind-bending stroll with a grandmaster of science fiction through the annual Catholic calendar. Over the course of the year, from January to December, the author takes his inspiration from ten different holidays and explores their meanings [Read More...]

Well Done Basics: Tweeting With God by Michel Remery

Tweeting with God: # Big Bang, Prayer, Bible, Sex, Crusades, Sin, Career . . . by Michel Remery I’m a sucker for books about the basics. Even if I know a lot about something, there’s always some new detail to learn. I also often find food for thought when something is expressed in a new, [Read More...]

A Magnificent Book: Mockingbird by Walter Tevis

Mockingbird by Walter Tevis Only the mockingbird sings at the edge of the woods. Why have I never heard of this magnificent book before? Thank goodness my mother, 80 years old and never afraid of a Kindle Daily Deal, read it and commanded me to do likewise. In the 25th century all the work is [Read More...]

Books Just In: Tweets, Seeds, Encounters, A Way Forward, and a Giveaway

Ah spring book season, when the new growth of authors and publishers sprout at the mailbox, unexpectedly delighting book reviewers. I love it. I won’t get a chance to read these as fast as you deserve to hear about them. But they did pass the first chapter test and make it onto my “to read” [Read More...]