My Top Ten Books of All Time /My Last Blog Post

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
– Ray Bradbury Continue reading “My Top Ten Books of All Time /My Last Blog Post”

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Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows – J.M. Bergen (release date review!)

Elandrian Press sent me this book for free in return for an honest review.

Thomas didn’t realize he was holding his breath until he laid his eyes on the book and heard the air whoosh out of his lungs. The cover was disappointingly ordinary. Faded leather, worn and grooved, with the faintest outline of an illustration on the front. … His eyes drifted to the elegant lettering.

The Book of Sorrows
(page 42) Continue reading “Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows – J.M. Bergen (release date review!)”

The Rifle – Gary Paulsen

Now and then, with great rarity, there came a blending of steel and wood and brass and a man’s knowledge into one rifle, when it all came together just … exactly … right and a weapon of such beauty and accuracy was born that it might be actually worshiped.” (page 4-5) Continue reading “The Rifle – Gary Paulsen”

Where’d you go Bernadette – Maria Semple

The first annoying thing is when I ask Dad what he thinks happened to Mom, he always says, “What’s most important is for you to understand it’s not your fault.” You’ll notice that wasn’t even the question. When I press him, he says the second annoying thing, “The truth is complicated. There’s no way one person can ever know everything about another person.”
Mom disappears into thin air two days before Christmas without telling me? Of course it’s complicated. Just because it’s complicated, just because you think you can’t know everything about another person, it doesn’t mean you can’t try.
It doesn’t mean I can’t try.” (page 6) Continue reading “Where’d you go Bernadette – Maria Semple”

The Giver – Lois Lowry

Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything.” (page 157) Continue reading “The Giver – Lois Lowry”