Once we got past the morning parade in the local city of Keene, my project for July 4th morning was to complete the demolition of my grandson’s treehouse in our backyard. I built it for Gavin when he was a little shaver, barely able to climb the ladder to get up into the treehouse, and … More It’s All About the Work
The Kingdom: Here Be Dragons, Here Be Dreams by Joanne Rolston. JKR Publishing. 311 Pages. This was another book designated to me as part of a thread on Goodreads for those interested in Christian Speculative Fiction. I’m blessed to be a part of that thread, both as someone whose able to contribute manuscripts and someone … More Review: “The Kingdom–Here Be Dragons, Here Be Dreams” by Joanne Rolston
In my 21 years as a university professor, I’ve seen the same thing time and again. An exceptional student comes to college and is overwhelmed by all the extracurricular options available to him or her. I remember one particular journalism major. He was a Student Association officer, on the gymnastics team, on the elite choir, … More What are you willing to give up?
The Young World by Chris Weitz. Little, Brown and Company. 373 pages. I’ve learned–and I’ve tried to teach my students–that there are significant differences between writing movie scripts and writing books. One might think that if you’re good at writing one, you’ll probably be good at writing the other as well. It’s not necessarily the … More Review: “The Young World” by Chris Weitz
The Final Day: A John Matherson Novel by William R. Forstchen. Forge Books. 480 pages. I am a big fan of William Forstchen as an author. He’s a history professor who writes science fiction and revisionist history with lots of Civil War bent. This is the third book in a series that starts with One … More Review: “The Final Day” by William R. Forstchen
Soulbright: Otherworld #2 by Tony Breeden. Lonely Ogre Books. 452 pages. I picked up this book as part of a Christian Speculative Fiction thread I belong to on Goodreads. It’s probably not one that I normallly would have read on my own, but sometimes getting out of your comfort zone is good for you. Here’s … More Review: “Soulbright” by Tony Breeden
One Year After: A John Matherson Novel by William R. Forstchen. Forge Books. 448 pages. As I mentioned in the last book review I posted here, I’ve been on a run of bad books lately, and had a hard time finding books that kept me interested. That’s lasted for a couple of months, and I … More Review: “One Year After” by William R. Forstchen