I have just finished reading a cozy mystery I really enjoyed. It's called A Quiet Life in the Country, and it is the first in a series of seven by T E Kinsey. It has no genealogy aspect. It is a traditional style amateur sleuth in a small village story, but with a few twists. … Continue reading Book Recommendation: A Quiet Life in the Country
I am very excited to announce that my book The Moving Pictures has been chosen as the October selection for my local library's book club! I am an enormous fan of libraries. They are crucial institutions for communities everywhere, and they should be more appreciated and better funded. Book clubs are just one of the … Continue reading Library Book Club October Selection!
The book I talked about in my last post is now available, so far only in ebook form. The paperback will be available soon. I made a new page for the series, which you can see here. I so appreciate all the interest people have shown! I really hope you like The Moving Pictures: An … Continue reading New Book Available!
As I mentioned in my last post, I have recently completed a new book, which will be the first of a series. I got the initial idea for it a few years ago. Actually, I think it was around 2015, so more than a few years, but it has taken me until now to write … Continue reading New Book Coming!
It’s been a long time since I have posted anything here. I really have no excuse. Yes, the pandemic came along, and things were weird, and my brain felt all discombobulated, but that was true for everyone. I didn’t get sick, and I’m now fully vaccinated, and nothing particularly tragic happened to me. I’ve been … Continue reading Back to Posting
I find it difficult to write blogposts these days, mainly because every time I form a coherent thought I want to express, something else crazy happens and makes whatever I was about to say seem suddenly irrelevant. I frequently find the current state of my country and the world infuriating and/or terrifying, although I am … Continue reading A Few Things I Recommend Reading
Everyone should read this book. Its full title is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, and it is exactly that, but it also somehow manages to be both a work of philosophy and a very entertaining read. Harari writes with a clarity and wit rarely seen in academic writing, or any kind of non-fiction. Reading … Continue reading Best History Book Ever: Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari
My father owned many paperbacks by Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. I’m not sure if he had their complete works, but it must have been close. I read them all in quick succession sometime in my early teens and developed a deep affection for them. I recently reread The Big Sleep and it was every … Continue reading The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
This book provided me with the most intense reading experience of my life. I know it is very famous, and most people are introduced to it in school, but when I read it I had never heard of it. I will never forget how I came across it. I was about ten years old, and … Continue reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding