Joe’s Back and This Time It’s Biblical: Reviewing “The King of Plagues” by Jonathan Maberry

… He paused. “Tell me again what Scofield said to you. About the river of blood.” I closed my eyes and found the words. “‘They said that if the rivers didn’t run red with blood, then the blood of my family would run like a river.’” “Yes. That troubles me.” “All of it troubles me. [Read More...]

An Old Classic Still Has Power to Surprise: Heidi by Joanna Spyri

Heidi by Johanna Spyri My rating: 5 of 5 stars I came across this when perusing Semicolon’s list of 55 Free Kindle Books Worth Reading. I don’t know why Heidi appealed to me at that moment but I remember loving the book when I was a child and reading it many times. I began reading [Read More...]

A Good Vacation: Six(ish) Books

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Hey y’all. Julie graciously gave me permission (and a login!) to post my bookish thoughts here. I’m usually over at Snoring Scholar (where I talk books, faith, and family, among other miscellany). The first week in July, I unplugged myself from the various blogs, social networks, and electronic doodads that fill my days and went [Read More...]


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