Reading Update: April 11, 2020

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. I may be falling in love. It would be nice, I think, if I fell in love with a gentleman of a book for a change. The last one I fell in love with was The Kingkiller Chronicle. I have not fully recovered as of yet. Thinking on itContinue reading “Reading Update: April 11, 2020”


There are some books I can’t read. Not because I don’t want to. Simply because I can’t. I realize this doesn’t make any sense. I have a world of words and my fingertips. Any book I want, I can hunt out, even if it takes me years. I’ll find it, from the Prose Eddas toContinue reading “Never-reads”

The Love of Books

If I think about it, my life is just a history of the books I’ve read. The Summer of the Lord of the Rings. The summer after that when I read Inkheart, The Thief Lord, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Fog Diver all at once, drinking in every lastContinue reading “The Love of Books”

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Book Review No. 13: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi Series: Crispin, no. 1 (trilogy) Genre: Middle-Grade Historical Fiction (ish) Content for the Sensitive Reader: Some gory scenes with bloodshed and a hanged man, uses of Christian figures as oaths/protective watchwords/exclamations/startled prayers. May be too intense for very young readers. Completion Date: Summer 2017Continue reading “Crispin: The Cross of Lead”

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