Category Books


Spoiler alert; the book became a hit. But probably anyone who watches Tolkein knew that already. I remember reading about this film when it was being made, but missed it in theatres. Thank you Lufthansa for showing it when Air Canada didn’t. (I should note, Lufthansa had no Canadian movies available. Sometimes hard choices have […]

Mind Games

Some days it seems like I have a mountain of books to read – and never enough time. It could be worse though. Back when I was working in radio, a couple of book publicists discovered that I was willing to not only interview authors coming through town but that I would actually read the […]

Pigs? Yes, Pigs

My 2015 post about one of my favorite books of all time was the fourth most read piece here in 2019.  I had to write a book report last week for a course I am taking. No need for details, let’s just say I didn’t much enjoy the experience. It reminded me too much of […]

Wisdom From Beyond the Grave

The post that was the ninth most viewed here in 2019 was a book review of a new work from a theologian who died in 1963. You would have thought that after more than 50 years all of his works would have been published already, but apparently that was not the case.    I think […]


“Motives are a hard thing to pin down – especially when you’re talking about a mentally- deranged robot.” I wanted to post this a week ago so you could stick this book on your Christmas list. My apologies – but you could always treat yourself to Steven James new thriller, Synapse, for an end-of-year treat. […]

Behind The Red Rope

There’s something scary out there. Go beyond the community boundaries and something bad is sure to happen. Only inside the red rope is there safety. Thriller writer Ted Dekker teams up with his daughter Rachelle for the dystopian novel The Girl Behind the Red Rope, which may remind you of something you remember reading in […]

Storm Rising

It was fast paced from start to finish. And the ending couldn’t come soon enough. There are two possible reasons for me to finish a book I have been given for review. The first is enthusiasm. I want to get everything I can from the volume, whether it is entertainment or knowledge. Other times though […]