So while I’m dawdling along…

…trying to get my novel off the ground, John C. Wright is cranking out great works of fiction.  He wrote to place a well-deserved boot on my butt to get me going (he does this periodically out of a sense of noblesse oblige and a brotherly encouragement of my very nervous foray into fiction), so [Read More...]

Dear Diary….

Today I discovered I had successfully badgered Tom McDonald to read Eifelheim–and he loved it.  I feel affirmed in my okayness. [Read more...]

Interesting book about a little-known moment in American Catholic History

A reader writes: I thought you might be interested in this. I recently learned of a new book, “Rising Road” by Prof. Sharon Davies. Here is a link to a video of a talk she gave in Columbus, Ohio. Her book is about an incident in 1921 in Birmingham, Alabama, in which a Catholic priest [Read More...]

I think the world of my Archbishop, Peter Sartain

…and now he has a book out! Sharing excerpts from his popular newspaper columns from multiple dioceses, Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, renowned for his ability to awaken people’s desire for the things of God, puts forth a topical compilation of his reflections. His new book, A Journey to the Heart of Jesus: Guideposts Along [Read More...]

Russell Shaw has a revised and expanded book out!

It’s called Catholic Laity in the Mission of the Church, and has a foreword by Yr. Obdt. Svt. The book is available now on in both paperback and kindle versions. Shaw has really thought this laity thing through and had some wise counsel for lay Catholics and clergy who are trying to see to [Read More...]

Catholic NFL Great Matt Birk…

is publishing a book today! [Read more...]

Fellow Seattleite Trent Beattie…

has good things to say about Terry Barber’s Evangelization Made Simple. I like the Barbers.  Terry’s a ball of energy and Michael Barber runs a terrific site called The Sacred Page that anybody interested in Scripture study should bookmark. [Read more...]

If you are looking for a delightful book review site…

…try The Catholic Reader, who is not only thrilled at the prospect of a film adaptation of Charles Williams All Hallow’s Eve and jam-packed with reviews of everything from Scripture scholarship to A Canticle for Leibowitz, but who even signs off posts with “Read well and prosper”. My heart skipped a beat. That’s my kinda [Read More...]

Faith Hope Love

A reader writes: Lately I’ve been mulling over Faith and Hope, trying to define them in a way that seems to make sense. The problem is that when I finally do come to a definition of one it sounds like I’m defining the other. I can easily accept that the two things may intersect, but [Read More...]

In addition to being a founding member of the Wright/Shea Mutual Admiration Society

I am also a fan of the fetching and talented L. Jagi Lamplighter, who I am delighted to report has a new book out: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin Brooms, sorcery and exploding skunks! Rachel Griffin wants to know everything. As a freshman at Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts, she has been granted to opportunity [Read More...]