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

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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...]

Red, White, Blue and Zombies: Reviewing “Patient Zero” by Jonathan Maberry

My review for SFFaudio which they very kindly let me run here also. Jonathan Maberry caught my attention immediately with Patient Zero’s dedication: This book is dedicated to the often unsung and overlooked heroes who work in covert operations and the intelligence communities. And then he caught it again with the quote with which the [Read More...]

900+ Free Kindle Books This Morning

You’ll see that this list has all of the non-public domain free books on the Amazon website and, as I type this post, should refer you to 2,735 free Kindle books. If you look on the left-hand side of the Amazon page that pops up, you will see the books sorted by category with 1,988 [Read More...]


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