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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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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Another Review of Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

Jeff Miller reviewed this book with significantly different comments so be sure to read that also! Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz My rating: 2 of 5 stars Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier [Read More...]

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The Wise Man’s Fear

The Wise Man’s fear is book two of the Kingkiller Chronicle.  I previously reviewed the first book in the series. Some of the problems I found in the first book were somewhat diminished while some new ones were added.   This book demonstrates much more character development regarding Kvothe that tempers his pride and he is [Read More...]

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