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Dry Spell

It has been very slow in terms of posts lately.  The main reason is that I don’t sit down at my computer downstairs much any more, and can’t really type on an iPad or other device in such a manner that makes writing posts time efficient.  I’m considering getting a personal laptop in the future, [...]

Dune

I began reading Dune while in Belize.  It is an epic tale of a prescient son who would become leader of a foreign sand planet, Arrakis (or Dune, to outsiders.)
The characters and ideas presented in this book are very unique.  It covers off on the interesting side of interplanetary economics, biology and science.  It adds [...]

The Border Trilogy: Cormac McCarthy

A good friend had told me about Cormac McCarthy some years ago and it’s taken me a while to actually pick up any of his works.  After scanning Amazon, it seemed like The Border Trilogywas a good place to start.  Turns out that premonition was correct, it is quite good.
The first of three novels is [...]

To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee wrote a fantastic book back in 1960. Apparently she still makes $9000 per day from it today.I’ve read it before, when I was in junior high school, but had since forgotten most of the plot.  The fact that it was in the deep south and was about an older time was about all [...]

Lake Wobegone Days

It’d been a while since starting to read children’s books, so it was time to switch it up and read something out of the ordinary.  Being from central Minnesota and having heard so much about Garrison Keillor due to working in St. Paul, it was time to see what all the hype was about.
First seeing the [...]

Watership Down and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Another double book review. But first, an explanation of why.
Two weeks ago, Teresa and I took off to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a family vacation with her parents and siblings.  The coast there is really something to see.  There are large spans of sand, roughly 100 yards, from the shore to large [...]

The Chronic, What? The Chronicles of Narnia

I hadn’t read C.S. Lewis since being very young.  We always had a few of the Chronicles of Narnia books in hardback floating around, but never the whole set.  So I saw the set a few months ago and decided to spring back into my childhood for about 800 pages.
I’m not religious, though I was [...]

Chew – Omnivore Edition

I’ve been working on a comic with a friend for some time.  Truth be known, the comic has gone extremely slowly and I’m wondering how we’re going to progress at this rate.  Regardless, as part of that process I’ve been reading a new comic called Chew.
The first 10 books are covered in a very cool [...]

Duo Book Review: Intelligent Investor and The Name of the Wind

I’ve been putting off reviewing a few books, so I’m jamming two into one post.  They are diametrically opposite ends of the spectrum.
When starting Infinite Jest, I  was actually in the middle of two other books.  Many people read lots of books simultaneously, but for me that’s not a common thing.  I’d started re-reading The [...]

Infinite Jest by Davide Foster Wallace

I really didn’t know what I was getting into, honestly.
Back in early October of last year, I pointed to a few videos around the idea of “this is water” and after decided that I should read some of his works.  It seemed that “Infinite Jest” was his most remarked and well reflected upon book, so [...]

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