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Area 51

I just finished reading Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base, by Annie Jacobsen. [Amazon] Lots of previously-unknown history. It’s a good book, even if there aren’t enough aliens.

A Quote for the Day

In my own defense, I can point out that I have also written heartwarming books where people return from the dead. Usually to eat the living, it’s true, but surely that is a quibble — a miracle is a miracle.” — Stephen King, in his article ‘A History of Violence’

15 Favorite Books

There’s another “thing” making the rounds. 15 Favorite Books: “Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.” Here’s my list: The Shack – William P. Young The Gunslinger (and the rest of the Dark […]

Daemon – Read It Now

Wow, it’s been over a year and a half since I read Daemon and recommended it here. It’s a great book and I’m glad to introduce it to other new readers. It’s fascinating to see how often conversations these days wander near people’s fear of — or complete trust in — technology; those are great […]

Book: How to Read a Book

I read books, quite a few of them in fact, and as I’ve written before I find a number of them through friends and their suggestions. Well, now Tony Dye has one for us: How to Read a Book. How to Read a Book. Huh? Did I get that right – a book called How […]

Dave Robicheaux, Lousiana detective

I stopped by to see my friends at Tomorrow Pictures the other day. Drew was busy working with some footage from Australia down in the editing room, so rather than interrupt his train of thought I just hung out in his office and took the opportunity to browse his bookshelf, looking for something I hadn’t […]

Go, then. There are other worlds than these

Salon: We are meant to be here [physicist Paul Davies’] new book, “The Cosmic Jackpot,” will challenge even the most open-minded readers. Without ever invoking God, Davies argues for a grand cosmic plan. The universe, he believes, is filled with meaning and purpose. Sounds interesting. Added to my to-read list.

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