In My Earbuds: The Odyssey

The Odyssey by Homer I saw that Scott and Jesse (and others) will be discussing the Odyssey on SFFaudio sometime soon, a few books at a time. This piqued my interest and I began listening to the LibriVox free version. I have read the Odyssey before, though I would be hard pressed to remember when, [Read More...]

The Kindle Meme

Memes used to be all the rage but now they are few and far between. So it was nice to see The Curt Jester had one posted and even nicer to be called a fellow book addict and tagged. So, here are the rules. You post the rules and a link back to the person [Read More...]

Avoiding Moby Dick? Here’s An Easier Way …

From my quote journal. I had a friend who was teaching high school English in the mid 80s. He asked the class, “How many of you have seen Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan?” They all raised their hands, and he said, “OK, we don’t have to read Moby Dick.” Commenter from CraftLit’s forum at Ravelry.com [Read more...]

Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars I always knew that eventually I’d have to read this book. For one thing, I figured that Scott would choose it for the A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast, because I know he’s a fan. Then, of course there is the [Read More...]

Blogging Around: The Bookish Edition

The Psalms of David Reviewed by Joseph at Zombie Parent’s Guide. This particular edition of the Psalms is the King James Version with illustrations by James Freemantle. Freemantle was a British soldier who traveled all over the Middle East. During his second marriage, he began to transcribe the Psalms and illustrate the book for his [Read More...]

Cooking the Books: Weber’s Big Book of Grilling

I’ve been meaning for some time to tell y’all about my personal 2012 cooking challenge. I have quite a few cookbooks and yet I cook from them so rarely. Many of them I have read numerous times but still have never been impelled to do more than cook the same two or three recipes that [Read More...]

Interesting View on Local Bookstores

In the End, Amazon is Gonna Win Don’t Support Your Local Bookseller: This guy calls BS on the whole “let’s save the independent bookstore” lament and instead praises Amazon. In the process, he slaughters quite a few sacred cows. Like the Gadgetopia guy says, “why do I feel so bad for agreeing with him?” Read [Read More...]

Lenten Reading Ideas – Updated

WHAT I’M READING I am already reading two books that are really hitting me where I live. How handy! I can just keep going with them through Lent. Night of the Confessor by Tomas Halik Night of the Confessor is rich and deep, with somehow simple ideas. Just when the author says something that I [Read More...]

2011 Nebula Nominees Audio

The 2011 Nebula Nominees have been announced. Tamahome at SFFaudio gives us links to all the available free audio versions. He also gives us the SFsignal link to available online written versions available. [Read more...]

In which Joseph turns up the pressure and Judah steps up to the challenge.

Chapters 43 and 44 of Robert Alter’s translation and commentary on Genesis are ready for your listening delectation at Forgotten Classics. [Read more...]


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