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...]

In which the reason for murder is revealed and Master Li tells a story.

We return to the hilarious Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart, a fantasy of ancient China that never was, at my podcast, Forgotten Classics. [Read more...]

When the Fine Art of Storytelling Goes to the Dogs: Reviewing “Hounded” by Kevin Hearne

Hounded by Kevin Hearne My rating: 1 of 5 stars This is my review from SFFaudio. Hounded is the first of a hugely popular YA series, highly recommended by a friend and, luckily for me, available as a review book from SFFaudio. Here’s the brief summary for those who, like me, hadn’t heard of this [Read More...]

Something I’m Reading: Hogfather

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars This has long been a favorite of mine and I’m rereading it for the umpteenth time because we’ll discuss it in a couple of weeks on A Good Story is Hard to Find. UPDATE Perhaps it is because I’m nervous about Scott’s reception of this [Read More...]

Book Blogs Featuring General Fiction

We did a lot of talking about books as we hung around the house on Sunday and Rose (youngest daughter) asked if I read any blogs that discuss modern general fiction. She knows my taste is much more genre-oriented. I must admit that science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries do tend to dominate my choices. I [Read More...]


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