Good Stuff! Mr. Holmes and 13 Hours, the book


Earlier this month I watched Mr. Holmes. It left me with this fine peace. With this feeling of goodness and light, in spite of, or probably because of, a number of poignant moments. It also surprised me. To write a story like this, to give people this kind of gift… What a wonderful, powerful thing.

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Blindingly white and female!


The Guardian just published a report of a survey taken of 34 American book publishers and found that 79% of staff are white and 78% female. Or as The Guardian put it “blindingly white and female” as if it’s some kind of horror show.  The rest of the article bemoans the lack of diversity in publishing

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Good Stuff! Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is the finest book I’ve read in some time. It’s tells an engrossing and true World War 2 story about Louis Zamperini, who started out in life as a steal-and-run trouble-maker. He was a kid who’d try the patience of Job. His mother tried to reform him to no avail. His father

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Murder, Courts, and Bart D. Ehrman

I’m going to talk a bit about some murderers in Detroit, Jesus, and a couple of books I recently read that I think are just awesome. MURDER So, the murderers. Let me start by asking this question: can you establish the truth in a court of law? Is that what the judge and jury are

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The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

I just finished The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi, and, holy cow, folks—this story rocked. It’s set in the future in the area around Washington D.C. which is the titular drowned cities. They’re drowned because the climate has gotten warmer, the seas have risen, and D.C. is half under water, permananetly flooded. It’s more like

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Witchbreaker by Author James Maxey

I’m supposed to do this tag thing where one author tells about his or her latest project and then tags other authors to tell about theirs and so on and so on until we turn into some weird internet author borg and eat your brains out.  Heck with that. I want to simply share something cool

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