December 20, 2007
The 47th Samurai

Those of you who saw this past summer's Mark Wahlberg movie "Shooter" are familiar with Bob Lee Swagger, the invention of Washington Post movie critic Stephen Hunter. "Shooter," in book form, is entitled "Point of Impact" and it's different enough from the movie that it's worth a read. Hunter's latest book, "The 47th Samurai" is […]

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December 10, 2007

After finally putting down "Snow Crash", I quickly turned to the plethora of other books weighing down my bookshelves and picked up "Ysabel" buy Guy Gavriel Kay. Kay is one of my favorite writers. His books are very well written and frankly hard to classify. His works typically fall in the fantasy category in the […]

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December 8, 2007
Snow Crash

One of the benefits of rainy days and a week long vacation is the opportunity to do some reading. I just finished Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" and must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've read a couple of Stephenson's other books, including "Cryptonomicon" and the first book of his behemoth Baroque Cycle, and must say […]

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September 17, 2007
RIP Robert Jordan

Author James Oliver Rigney, Jr., better known to fantasy readers as Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series died yesterday. I first started reading Jordan's books in 1990 when I was away at college. It wasn't uncommon for me to pick up a book to read if I wasn't taking some sort of […]

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September 8, 2007
Madeleine L'Engle remembered

John Podhoretz has a touching remembrance of author Madeleine L'Engle who died last week at 88. I encourage you to give it a read.

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September 7, 2007
I'd love to see the tape

Over at Patterico's place, contributor WLS relays some anecdotes about former President Jimmy Carter contained in longtime journalist Robert Novak's latest book. Turns out *surprise* that Carter has some trouble with the truth. But, Novak in his memoirs goes back to some of the earliest columns he wrote about Carter, one in the December 1975 […]

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August 5, 2007
Harry Potter & Christianity (no spoilers!)

As I've said before, I finished the final Harry Potter book in about 7 1/2 hours and thoroughly enjoyed it. And I've enjoyed them all. It's impossible to read any of these books and not notice Christian themes throughout. Unfortunately, too many Christians haven't bothered to read any of the books and decry the novels […]

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July 22, 2007
No spoilers

I finished the latest Harry Potter book, "The Deathly Hallows" this morning after approximately 7.5 hours straight reading. Like the title says, I offer no spoilers, but let me say that you won't feel cheated by the ending.

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July 19, 2007
I'll get to them, honest

I've got two books on my ever-increasing to-read list on the subject of the "religious right" and the danger that it represents to both the church and the nation. Unfortunately, neither of them are going to get started until I've finished the latest Harry Potter book -- which could mean I start one of them […]

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June 12, 2007
Cleaning up the tabs

Every time I read something worth blogging about, I keep it open in a separate Firefox tab until I get around to it. I don't always get around to it in a prompt manner, so here's some interesting reads from the past week or so, so I can close some of these tabs. Sci-Fi author […]

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