Next up in my que ‘Speaker for the Dead’ by Orson Scott Card

I finished reading the twentieth anniversary edition of Ender’s Game a couple weeks ago.   I followed that up with a book by Louis Black called Nothing Sacred. Speaker for the Dead is the sequel to Ender’s Game.  Ender’s Game was a very good book and I...

Heading to CES with Ender’s Game

I have read several Orson Scott Card books over the last year and for the most part I have enjoyed them all.  I wouldn’t classify the first books I read by him as my favorite scifi or fantasy books ever, but they were unique and interesting.  So now, I’m...

I Finished NaNoWrimo – I Won!

I finished the NaNoWriMo contest about 22 minutes ago, with only 20 minutes to spare.  To win, you have to write 50,000 words or more between November1, and November 30th.  I wrote 51,101! Now,the book is not finished, but I have a hell of a start.  I...

Just Heard About Anathem by Neal Stephenson

I just heard about a new Neal Stephenson novel called Anathem.  When I read the title I can’t help but think about Anthem by Ayn Rand, but based on the description, it doesn’t sound like it will have much to do with Anthem, but then again . . . This...

Robinson Crusoe ergo ‘Crusoe’ Comes to TV

I caught the promotion for the new TV show, ‘Crusoe’ which I believe is going to be on NBC.  Growing up, I probably read Robinson Crusoe at least a half dozen times and so I have high hopes that the television show will do the book some justice. As...

Scottish Time Travel Caribbean Pirate Thriller

Yeah, I hear you. I love reading hot books too. Its a bit of a guilty pleasure for me sometimes. Right now, I’m in the middle of this bodice ripper series. Its all about this super hot woman back in the 40’s. She’s a nurse during WWII from the UK....

The Spin is Still Spinning

I have yet again run into a book that I just can’t seem to finish.  Maybe I’m getting old, I never used to read books this slowly, especially audio books.  Yet, I find myself again caught up in a book that shouldn’t take too damn long, yet...

The Spin on the book The Spin by Robert Charles Wilson

I am about two thirds through the science fiction novel called ‘The Spin’ by Robert Charles Wilson.  It has been a good book with a plot that slowly unravels like a woven piece of material.  The plot literally feels spun together and unfolds as...

Janet Evanovich The Fourteen Something Book

I finished Janet Evanovich’s latest Stephanie Plum book in about two nights.  It was predictably funny and definitely worth the read, especially if you are a Plum fan. The characters of Stephanie and Morelli kind of got flip flopped this time. ...