Christmas Reading; “Oh Holy Night: The Peace of 1914″

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We had the time of our lives on Christmas Day. The Germans left their trenches and walked without their rifles half-way across the field to where we were entrenched. There was not a shot fired. Some of our chaps then got out and went to meet the German soldiers. You should have seen them shaking [Read More...]

Dear Hogfather, For Hogswatch I want a doll and a book and a …

Scott and I discuss Terry Pratchett’s Christmas book, Hogfather, at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. [Read more...]

Discworld Order Reading Guide

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This invaluable guide came to my attention when Scott and I discussed Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. For other Pratchett fans and for those wondering where the best place is to jump into his books. Though I’d say that Witches Abroad is the best place to begin the witches’ stories … that’s where I did it. [Read more...]

In My Ears: The Brass Bottle

The Brass Bottle by F. Antsey A LibriVox free audiobook that I liked the description of … and whose reader I enjoy. I’ve just begun and have enjoyed the humor evident in the first chapter. A djinn, sealed in a jar for three thousand years, has been found by Horace Ventimore, a young and not [Read More...]

Ten Free Kindle Christmas Books

The list is here. [Read more...]

What I Just Finished Reading: Lit by Mary Karr

This is actually an ongoing commentary on the book as I read it … not a review really. Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr My rating: 2 of 5 stars Reading this for my book club. O.M.G. If there is a genre I hate, it is that of addicts telling their life stories … yes, [Read More...]

Scholars Discover 23 Blank Pages That May As Well Be Lost Samuel Beckett Play

Scholars Discover 23 Blank Pages That May As Well Be Lost Samuel Beckett Play PARIS—Just weeks after the centennial of the birth of pioneering minimalist playwright Samuel Beckett, archivists analyzing papers from his Paris estate uncovered a small stack of blank paper that scholars are calling “the latest example of the late Irish-born writer’s genius.” [Read More...]

Trojan Tub Entertainment: a project from a Catholic author, entrepreneur, and homeschooling Dad

From Daniel McInerny to my inbox and definitely worth checking out … This past summer I founded a company, Trojan Tub Entertainment, a web-based children’s entertainment company featuring my “Patria” series of humorous adventures for middle grade readers (approx. ages 8-13). Recently Trojan Tub launched its Kingdom of Patria website, an immersive, interactive site for [Read More...]

In My Ears: The All Pro by Scott Sigler

The All-Pro by Scott Sigler My rating: 3 of 5 stars Seven centuries into the future, aliens and humans compete for the greatest prize in the universe: the Galaxy Bowl trophy. Quarterback Quentin Barnes enters his third season at the helm of the Ionath Krakens. He’s re-shaped the team in his image, and the time [Read More...]

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love – a “must read” book for anyone interested in Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love by Carl Anderson (Author), Eduardo Chavez Although I usually pay scant attention to Marian apparitions, ever since I first was exposed to the importance of the symbolism in the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I have been interested in her. Briefly, as In Conversation [Read More...]


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