WednesdayBookClub: Banned Books Edition

Hello and welcome to this week's book club. This week is Banned Books weeks so I decided to use a picture of the artwork "Censored book" by Barton Benes. I'm not sure of how many banned books I've read in my life but I know that To Kill A Mockingbird is one of them and I'm really thankful that MudderofCanton talked… » 9/24/14 12:13pm 9/24/14 12:13pm

Books You Just Want to Savor

I'm sure we've all been there. There are just some books that you want to savor, sipping them, because you don't want them to end. On the flip side, I've devoured books like a good meal in one sitting. Both types of books (when they are good) can leave you with an empty, sad feeling because they are over. Wanting more. » 8/16/14 12:22am 8/16/14 12:22am

27,965 Miles - I Might Need Book and a Movie

Before the end of the month I will be traveling 27,965 miles by air for work. That is a lot of time with the in-flight entertainment system, but I'm afraid that might not be enough. I have the first 6 books of Game of Thrones on the iPad to read, but I was hoping you guys could offer up some other options for books,… » 8/11/14 6:04pm 8/11/14 6:04pm

Invitation to Discuss: Shadow of Night & Book of Life [SPOILERS]

A couple of weeks ago I started and finished the first book in Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy of modern-ish witchery and other supernatural shenanigans, A Discovery of Witches. At the time I wrote a discussion post, I wasn't sure if I wanted to finish the series because I had some ambivalence about certain… » 7/30/14 10:42pm 7/30/14 10:42pm

Invitation to Discuss - A Discovery of Witches [SPOILERS]

I wasn't feeling well over the weekend and wanted something new to read, so I took a cursory glance at a few top-level reviews and downloaded a copy of A Discovery of Witches to my Kindle account. The title had caught my interest back in 2011 when it was first released, but when I heard some of the positive blurbs… » 7/14/14 6:15pm 7/14/14 6:15pm