3 New Books That Will Make You Smile: Saint, Tweet Inspiration, & a.k.a Genius

3 new books that will make you smile

It’s good to smile. And it’s good to laugh. And our faith is FUNNY. It inspires smiles in a lot of ways, and these three books made me smile (and, in one case, laugh out loud A LOT). Enjoy! Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away, by Lino Rulli (Servant Books, 2013) I’m a BIG [Read More...]

3 Novels I Enjoyed This Summer – Unwind, The Spear, Hero for the People

3 novels I loved reading this summer

Summer’s a great time to read novels and this summer, between June and August, I got in a double-digit number of them. Here are three that I especially enjoyed and haven’t already told you about (aside from the snapshots I give each week in my Book Talk posts). Unwind, by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster, [Read More...]

A Hero for the People: Stories of the Brazilian Backlands


A Hero for the People: Stories of the Brazilian Backlands, by Arthur Powers, is a book I stumbled upon. I didn’t expect it to be good, much less at the “write to the author and ask for an interview” level. I didn’t expect much from it. I found myself, about a third of the way [Read More...]