Category Archives: Books

Book Review – Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski

“Becoming Superman”, by J. Michael Straczynski is the writer’s autobiographical story of his childhood and career, constantly backlit by his desire to emulate the greatest superhero of all time; Superman. Like a lot of children from my generation, which is … Continue reading

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Book Review – Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

“Because the soup is getting cold.” – Leonardo da Vinci Back in November of last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Texas Book Festival here in Austin, Texas for the first time. I was especially excited to get to … Continue reading

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“The Scarlet Letter” Published 165 Years Ago Today

It was on this day in 1850 that “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne was first published. I remember my 11th grade American Literature teacher in high school assigning it to us to read and how legalistic in their religious … Continue reading

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Book Review – “The Secret Wisdom of the Earth”

Fourteen year old Kevin Gillooly and his mother retreat to her father’s Appalachian mountain home in eastern Kentucky following the horrific death of Kevin’s three year old brother. There, both mother and son heal under the wise and caring influence … Continue reading

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Happy 148th Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on this date in 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin. I have to admit I’ve never read any of her books, though I used to immensely enjoy the TV series “Little House on the Prairie” starring Melissa … Continue reading

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New York Times’ “By The Book” with Patton Oswalt

Last week, actor, comedian and author Patton Oswalt was interviewed for the New York Times’ “By The Book” Sunday feature. I always love reading these because I usually come away from them with a new perspective on a book I’ve … Continue reading

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