House of Shadows

Rachel Neumeier’s latest book is House of Shadows. I pre-ordered it at Amazon when I saw that it was forthcoming, as Rachel’s books have been consistently entertaining. It’s a fantasy novel, of course, and it concerns two sisters, two sisters of seven, in fact. As the book begins, their father, a successful stone merchant, has [Read More...]

Best used room in the house

From Dicken’s Bleak House: “Sit down, my dear,” said Mr Jarndyce. “This, you must know, is the growlery. When I am out of humour, I come and growl here.” “You must be here very seldom, sir,” said I. “O, you don’t know me!” he returned. “When I am deceived or disappointed in — the wind, [Read More...]

What I’m Reading: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Bleak House by Charles Dickens My rating: 4 of 5 stars Bleak House is on my personal challenge list, meaning that I should be chiseling away at some book from that list or I’ll keep putting them off forever and never read one. Having been surprised by how much I loved A Tale of Two [Read More...]

Review: Joe Ledger – The Missing Files by Jonathan Maberry

This review originally appeared at SFFaudio. The description for this brief collection of short stories says “… author Jonathan Maberry fills in the blanks in his action-thriller ‘Joe Ledger’ novels.” This isn’t something I’d have picked up myself and, frankly, wouldn’t have bothered if it weren’t sent as a review book. I am usually disinterested [Read More...]

The End of the Affair

I’ve read a good deal of Graham Greene and my reactions have ranged from generally enjoyed to greatly enjoyed such as in the case of “The Power and the Glory.’  One of his books I hadn’t read was “The End of the Affair.”  The topic of the book just did not appeal to me.  Recently [Read More...]

Scott switches to Dapper Dan and Julie sings into a tin can.

O Brother, Where Art Thou is the topic at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. [Read more...]

The Secret Life of John Paul II

The Secret Life of John Paul II is a book recently translated into English written by Lino Zani a friend of the late Pope. The title promises more than it delivers, but it does present some nice behind the scenes look at Blessed Pope John Paul II. The title though sounds more like a tell-all [Read More...]

Dante Multi-Reads

Dante Alighieri Multi-Reads via Awesome People Reading First of all, I like that Dante is considered an Awesome Person Reading. I had to nab it – what could be more perfect for a Catholic book site? When I looked around for more information about the image, I found additional information at Books and Reading about [Read More...]

The Iron Wyrm Affair

The Iron Wyrm Affair, by the improbably named Lilith Saintcrow, is the first in a projected series of novels involving Prime Sorceress Emma Bannon and Mentath Archibald Clare. The setting is a kind of mash-up of steampunk and urban fantasy in an alternative England where Queen Victrix has just married her consort, Prince Alberich, where [Read More...]

Julia, c’mon down! You won The Right to Be Wrong book giveaway!

Congratulations for winning our book giveaway! I’ll be emailing you to get your contact info to give to the publisher of The Right to Be Wrong. [Read more...]


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