Romeo and Juliet in Limerick Form

My friend DJ wrote this delightful piece. It is too good to keep to myself so, with her permission, I am sharing it. For best effect, read aloud (with dramatic gestures). It’s what I did. Romeo and Juliet (with apologies to Wm. Shakespeare) In Verona, a city so fair, Two families were oft feuding there. [Read More...]

The Anchoress Sees My List and Raises Me One

The Anchoress took a look at my 2012 personal reading challenges and then challenged me to name my favorites from 2011 … with a review of ten words or less. Oy veh! What she did to me! I can’t turn down that challenge. Though I don’t know if I can meet those expectations. Check out [Read More...]

Free Tantor Audiobooks

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift and Favorite Stories Of Christmas Past. I learned about the Christmas Book from The Curt Jester on Goodreads and I learned about Gulliver’s Travels from Jesse at SFFaudio. You have to register with them but then the books are free. No need to thank me for gathering this up for [Read More...]

Saddle Up Pard, I’m Reading Louis L’Amour

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour: The Frontier Stories: Volume One by Louis L’Amour My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m not sure what made me sample a few of Louis L’Amour’s short story collections on my Kindle. I was surprised to find his stories compelling and so picked up this collection via Paperback [Read More...]

My 2012 Reading Challenge Lists

One Sunday a couple of weeks ago, when we’d gone to the Vigil Mass on Saturday to avoid getting embroiled in a local marathon that shuts down all the streets around our church (don’t ask … Tom has been enraged before to the point of risking arrest for civil disobedience) … Wait, what was I [Read More...]

Lagniappe 50: Cool for Cats

In which the author reads for us … Chapter 1 of Cool for Cats by Andrew Ordover. Featuring a detective with a distinctive voice. Pick up this little bit of something extra at Forgotten Classics. [Read more...]

Alien First Contact with a Catholic Twist: Reviewing “The Deacon’s Tale” by Arinn Dembo

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“This enemy seems to arrive in small numbers, but their attacks result in mass disappearances: once a system’s defenses are overwhelmed or circumvented, the rippers are able to kidnap thousands at a time. And regardless of the defenses available on the ground, they seem to meet with little resistance once they land…””They take our people,” [Read More...]

In My Ears: The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry

The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry Calloo callay! Just got this Audible version of the book to review via SFFaudio. I am trusting that Joe is just as great and the narrator just as perfect as in the first book, Patient Zero (my review is here). UPDATE 3 hours into the book we’re finally getting [Read More...]

In which Pharaoh has nightmares and Joseph takes charge.

Back to Genesis, where we are heading down the home track with chapter 41 at Forgotten Classics podcast! [Read more...]

Best Book Lists of 2011

Random House is collecting and linking to an astounding number of “best of” lists. Via Jenny at Reading Envy, who actually reads many of the books found on such lists. [Read more...]


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