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The Realms of God

THE REALMS OF GOD. Michael Livingston. TOR. There is, of course, nothing new in placing supernatural fiction in the context of a historical setting. Two of the best-known examples of … Continue reading

December 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pope Francis Delivers A Message For Christmas

HAPPINESS IN THIS LIFE. Pope Francis. Penguin Audio. This selection compiles a series of homilies and speeches by Pope Francis meant to enlighten hearts and broaden our understanding of ourselves … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

I Want To Go To Lithuania Looks At How To Understand Aging Parents

I WANT TO GO TO LITHUANIA, OR HOW TO HAVE FUN WITH YOUR AGING PARENTS. Christina Britton Conroy. Illustrations by Larry Conroy. Black Lyon Publishing. The odds are decent that … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black Goat Blues Recalls Gaiman & Hammett

BLACK GOAT BLUES. Levi Black. Tor Books.  I was reading Levi Black’s latest novel and, it being past my bedtime, I dozed off into dreams. And in one of those dreams, Neil … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Inside Story On Managing Your Memory

SEVEN STEPS TO MANAGING YOUR MEMORY: WHAT’S NORMAL, WHAT’S NOT, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. Andrew E. Budson. Maureen K. O’Connor. Oxford University Press. If Douglas Adams hadn’t already … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Best of Penguin Audio’s Fall 2017 Releases

THE VIETNAM WAR. An Intimate History. Geoffrey Ward. Ken Burns. Penguin Audio. The Vietnam War is said to have changed America forever, as families in the 60s and 70s were … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joseph Postell’s Bureaucracy In America

BUREAUCRACY IN AMERICA: The Administrative State’s Challenge To Constitutional Government. Joseph Postell. University of Missouri. Joseph Postell’s treatise, as part of the University of Missouri’s Studies in Constitutional Democracy, couldn’t be … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Socially Relevant Summer Reading List

YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY. Jen Sincero. Penguin Audio. At one point, Sincero was impoverished, wondering how she was going to make it. And then she got serious … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Penguin Audio To Double-Release Max Brook’s Minecraft

MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND. Max Brooks. First version narrated by Jack Black. Second version narrated by Samira Wiley. Penguin Audio. Minecraft, due for release on July 18, takes the skeleton of … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · Leave a comment
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