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Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral – Book Review

I have not posted any book reviews in quite a while, and to be honest, this is not a new book review but just a pointer to a book review I wrote back in 2015. You can click on the link below and (through the magic of the internet) you will fly to the Amazon.com page for Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral. Check out the review I entered under the pseudonym, “Norse of course.” Speaking of the works of Scott Seeke, you can also find my brief review of his related movie,…

More Recent Reading

Books and other material worth picking up Bad Blood by John Carreyrou August 2018 I know this looks like I have not read anything in the last year and a half. I actually have read a number of books and some of them were even quite good. It was not until reading Bad Blood though that I felt compelled to add this to my personal recommended list. I had heard of the happenings at Theranos but I was not compelled to pick up a copy of this book until I…

If you like to read this is the deal for you.

  I have considered trying Kindle Unlimited in the past but finally bit when I saw this promotion. $2 per month for three months is a deal I could not pass up. Amazon claims that they have more than a million1)Use Dr. Evil voice here for effect books available so I doubt I will get through them all during the three-month special offer but it is worth a try. If you do not know where to start, might I suggest  Zen and the Art of Christmas Letters?   Note: this…

Zen and the Art of the Christmas Letter

We are finally there. In just a few weeks, the eagerly anticipated* book, “Zen and the Art of the Christmas Letter” will arrive. I am sending out a handful of copies to lucky individuals who will provide some last-minute feedback. In the meantime, here are a few comments from early reviewers. EARLY REVIEWS for  “Zen and the Art of the Christmas Letter” “This is a book that I wish I could have written. It captures the spirit of Christmas much better than I managed.” – Charles Dickens “I envy the…

Recent Reading

Books and other material worth picking up.   The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Feb, 2017 Until this month I had never read “The Handmaid’s Tale”. My daughter left her copy at home and I picked it up to have something to read. I had also seen the trailer for an upcoming HULU movie based on the book and wanted to read the book before seeing their version. Having read several of the old classics (“1984”, “Brave New World”, “Fahrenheit 451”, …)and at least one of the YA updates (“The Hunger Games”,…

My Year of Living Biblically – book review

The second book on my recommended list is My Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs. If you are the sort of person that takes yourself and your beliefs too seriously, then you will not like this book. That applies to people who are extremely fundamental in their Christianity as well as those who are extremely fundamental in their atheism. This is a funny book with many moments of humor and clever bits of writing, but it is not just a funny book. There is a very serious side…

Cryptonomicon – review

In keeping with my motto, “It’s not for me. It’s all for you’, I have decided that as a public service I will provide some recommendations based on books that I have read and liked or even loved. While I am nowhere near as voracious a reader as SciFiChick (she read 219 books in 2012 and reviewed almost a quarter of them for her site), but I do a fair amount of reading and I will post a few comments on some of my favorites. The first on my list…