In case you missed it, word on the street is that Pope Benedict XVI, who rocks a not-unimportant role in the view of the world's one billion Catholics, woke up yesterday with a bit of a case of the Mondays. But where the rest of us have to deal with the start of a new … Continue reading Questions I Want Answers To: Do popes get exit interviews?
Many of you have asked about the space I had waiting for A Memory of Light since I made such a big to-do about having my Wheel of Time shelf on the bookcase complete. There didn’t see to be a ton space there, did A Memory of Light fit? Or did it have to be … Continue reading A Shelf Complete and The Quest for Recommendations
I fully intended to write a real post today. But then I went to my local Joseph Beth Bookseller at lunch and bought something. Here it is, sitting on my desk this afternoon. No, I wasn't reading it at work; that would have been unprofessional. But, as I said yesterday, I've been waiting for it for more twenty years. … Continue reading Diving down the rabbit hole and a haiku for A Memory of Light
I just thought that everyone – yes, dude, even you there hiding in the corner, acting like you're not paying attention, you too – needed to know something about today. It's apparently a very special day. What makes is special, you ask? Well, not only is it National Poetry Day (shut UP, poetry is too … Continue reading A limerick for National ALL TEH AWESOME THINGS Day
At long last, I finally finished George R. R. Martin's latest book, "A Dance with Dragons" a week ago in one of those sort-of-regrettable-but-fun reading binges that ends at 3 AM on a Thursday night. Truth be told, I'm kind of embarrassed that it took me as long as it did, both to finally get … Continue reading Epic Fatigue: Has modern Epic Fantasy become just too…epic?
I have little time today to wax poetically on the topic at hand because the Princess Puddinette is performing in her First Official Spring Dance Recital shortly. So, I'll get to the point. I went to the Cincinnati Joseph-Beth last night to see John Scalzi read, answer questions, and sign copies of his new book, … Continue reading Saturday Debate: Book Signings
Oh, readers dear, oh, readers dear There'll be no fiction prize this year! No fiction prize this year at all? No; we simply could not make the call. We were not sure about Train Dreams, perhaps it needed laser beams! Swamplandia! --it could not win. A 'gator theme park? Pretty thin. The third, you ask? No, … Continue reading No Fiction Prize (a poem for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Photo credit WikipediaLast weekend, I finally gave in and joined Goodreads, which, for those of you know in the know, is social media for book people. You log your books, comment on them, and hook up with people you know from the real world or the great wide interwebs. Err, wait, I mean connect, I … Continue reading How a stack of "To Be Read" books tastes remarkably like crow