I used to feel guilty about not finishing a book. Not any more. Some years ago I read a book on reading (kinda meta) which, among other things, advocated for giving oneself the right to not finish books. The method recommended was to subtract ones age from one-hundred and read that far into the book. … Continue reading Hull Zero Three
The other week I read an interesting book called Old Man's War by John Scalzi. It reminded me a bit of Starship Troopers (the novel, not the film) as it is written in first person and tells the story of a Colonial Defense Force recruit's journey from civilian to seasoned veteran. It lacks the political … Continue reading A Look at Old Man’s War
Getting ready to watch Disk 1, Season 1 of Game of Thrones. I'm a fan of the books, but haven't seen any of the shows yet. I'm usually very critical of books translated to film so I've been hesitant to watch this. We'll see how it goes.
I've been reading thought 1st edition AD&D reprint that wizards released. Despite their claim to have changed nothing but the cover there are indeed differences. WotC introduced typographical errors which are absent in the original TSR release.
I've been reading "Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel" by James Rollins. While I enjoy a good conspiracy theory novel as much as the next guy, it positively chaps my hide when fiction authors make truth claims at the start of their novels. It's sort of like someone saying, "Trust me"; it makes me … Continue reading Unimpressed with James Rollins
I just finished reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Amazingly challenging and convicting book. Seldom do I run across a book I wish I could have everyone in my church read, but this is one. Every so often we need someone to say "The Emperor has no clothes." This book helped me realize how complacent … Continue reading Book Plug: Crazy Love
When I was younger, just entering my master's work, I didn't much care for Matthew Henry's Commentary. It wasn't the archaic language; my first real Bible, when I was merely ten or eleven, was a King James at my own request (though I now use the ESV predominantly). My objections weren't primarily theological. To be … Continue reading Why I Love Matthew Henry’s Commentary