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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wishing you a year of Fruitful Labor in the Flesh.



What a year. I tried repeatedly to start this blogpost but when the words wanted to come the brain shut down, and when the brain wanted to work the words refused to come. So I'm going to just let the sparking brain spark and the tired body stay tired. Sound like a plan?

[Amazingly as I went to add a few bulletin points they evolved into this]

Friday, December 30, 2011

Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey

Pirate HunterPirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A highly enjoyable swashbuckling tale--in the chapters it actually was a pirate's story.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Corridor by Robin Parrish

Corridor (A MythWorks Novel)Corridor by Robin Parrish

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Corridor was imaginative, intriguing, and family friendly read. And at it's price, 2.99, a fantastic bargain.


Monday, December 19, 2011

The Reckoning by James Byron Huggins

The Reckoning: A NovelThe Reckoning: A Novel by James Byron Huggins

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



An enjoyable novel by Mr. Huggins. The plot was very clear cut and very predictable, but in some ways, I'm not sure that worked against the novel. As it turned out my reading of the novel was driven almost singularly by the main character, Gage.


Keeper of the Grail by Michael P. Spradlin

Keeper of the GrailKeeper of the Grail by Michael P. Spradlin

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



Keeper of the Grail was reasonably enjoyable and written with an easy, casual, and well done 1st person narrative.

Pros:
Knights of the Templar, crusades, and flashing swords make a great backdrop for any story.
Our protagonist was morally reputable and loyal.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Readers Dream Prizes...

Well the "Readers Dream" contest ended with Dean Briggs and I ended up winning two different prizes!
A signed set(of those released thus far) of his epic fantasy tale, Legends of Karac Tor. And..... a brand new iPod Shuffle.

Here's me and the prizes earlier(yet still late) tonight!

Check out his author page on Facebook as well as his website!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Update-Health

Hey there readers!

Most of you know to a certain extent that I've got some health issues. Varying by person I can reasonably most of you have a partial or whole awareness of this fact; if you don't this will make little sense.


My health is still a bit of a roller coaster. I'll have one day where I don't have any real bad moments and then the next four days will be one amalgamation of badness punctuated by relief. Currently I'm still reduced to reading when possible, some computer gaming, no writing and no editing :( :( and laying down off and on(depends on how long mom can keep me down!). Very little mass text processing as well. My brain just doesn't like trying to sort through strings of text.

My family is so accommodating without allowing complacency in these little mundane tasks in the day. They're superb.

No school or church, and no scheduled out of the house periods at this time. On good days, though, I  get out of the house and walk around the block. Depending on the weather that means seriously bundling up cause I don't do cold too well at the moment.

While the body "languishes away" I'm still doing my best to keep my mind from turning to mush(even with a brain that only sometimes works V_^)

Due to this endeavor I've read several thought provoking books recently, one of which was Orthodoxy by G.K Chesterton. If you haven't read it I highly recommend it. Another was Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion it as well as very stimulating both academically with all the obscure yet useful statistics it presented, and deeply probing causing worthwhile self examination(and change!).


If you are interested, you can track my reading on Goodreads.com.


Best wishes,
Precentor

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Enraptured by Orthodoxy

OrthodoxyOrthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars






Utter and inspiring brilliance. Sure to be one of my all time favorites and one I shall love to re-read. I can only wait with baited breath until heaven when I can speak with Gilbert Kieth Chesterton face to face.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

(why) You should applaud an e-reader.

This is just one more quiet, loud, egotistical, slightly tongue and cheek, flippant, forcefully humble voice in the ever going e-reading versus paper reading war; this voice is uniquely mine.

Depending on what circles you frequent, e-reading is stigmatized. That is a true statement. It's also ridiculous. It's unlikely that someone would directly insult or cast a slur on your reading just because you do it in E, but you still, almost without exception, feel that subtle “real reading is done in paper not E”. That unsaid statement

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Shadow and Night by Chris Walley

The Shadow And Night (The Lamb Among the Stars, #1-2)The Shadow And Night by Chris Walley

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Well I've been looking for Christian Science fiction for quite some time; what little I've found seems to center on Christianity being either non-existent or trying to make a comeback. Both worthy topics but slightly tiresome after a time.