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...]

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...]


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