Weekend Edition: 3-30

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

My day at Westboro Baptist: “Yes, Jesus hates you” (“Few things irk Westboro’s members more than the widespread belief, even beyond the church, that Christ was a sweet, all-loving man. God does not actually love everyone, they say, only those whom He chose for heaven.”)

“Most contemporary literary […]

Book Review: Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka

What if?

To me, those two words are one of the keys to good science fiction. The writer looks at a current state of affairs in politics, society or science (or all three), asks “What if?” and their imagination creates the foundation for a story. It certainly seems like that’s the method Ted Kosmatka used […]

Weekend Edition: 3-23

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The Last Letter (” I write this letter on behalf of us all—the human detritus your war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain and grief.”) (via)

Voices from Solitary: A Sentence Worse Than Death (“What nobody knew or suspected back then, not […]

My e-readers are getting heavy

Here’s an interesting question. If you had 300 books sitting in your “to read” stack would you be out buying more? As something I read last week observed, most sane people would say no — but that seems to go out the window with e-readers. I’m a case in point.

I have nearly 350 books […]

Weekend Edition: 3-16

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

You can’t get this book from Amazon (“If books are part of the soul of any house, then bookshops are the equivalent for a town.”)

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