Monthly Archive: December 2008

Galveston after Ike 0

Galveston after Ike

My family and I visited Galveston this past weekend, our first sojourn there after Hurricane Ike hit them and us in September. Our plans were to visit the Strand for some shopping, dine at...

bookrev: The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson #4) by Rick Riordan 0

bookrev: The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson #4) by Rick Riordan

Of the three main young adult series I have read (Twilight and Potter being the other two), Riordan’s is faster paced, funnier and brings out more history/mythology than the other two. Very enjoyable and...

bookrev: The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson #3) by Rick Riordan 0

bookrev: The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson #3) by Rick Riordan

In this third book in the series, Thalia, daughter of Zeus, brought back to health by the Golden Fleece (her essence was put into a tree after she saved Luke and Annabeth, two other...

bookrev: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson #2) by Rick Riordan 4

bookrev: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson #2) by Rick Riordan

In this second of the series, Percy Jackson (son of Poseidon and a mortal mother) continues to learn what it means to be a half-blood, and finds that the Titans, whom the Greek Gods...

The funniest masterpiece I have ever read 1

The funniest masterpiece I have ever read

Ultimate Kudos: Lamb by Christopher Moore I occasionally snicker when reading, often smile. But rarely do I bust out laughing. I did it once reading the drill sergeant scene in John Scalzi’s Old Man’s...

Nominated for the AmazonClicks.com Reader’s Choice Award 0

Nominated for the AmazonClicks.com Reader’s Choice Award

Since it is a British web site, it was undoubtedly one of the five and a half readers of my novel in the UK, but someone nominated my novel for the AmazonClicks.com Reader’s Choice...

bookrev: Mucho Mojo by Joe R. Lansdale 0

bookrev: Mucho Mojo by Joe R. Lansdale

The novel is one of a series featuring Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, a white day laborer and a black gay man who end up solving gruesome and violent crimes in East Texas. Both...

bookrev: Tengu by John Donohue 0

bookrev: Tengu by John Donohue

Tengu is the third novel in John Donohue’s series of Connor Burke: anthropologist, martial arts student and instructor. It is an excellently paced read, tough to put down, and describes the martial arts involved...

We’ll all have smartphones soon 0

We’ll all have smartphones soon

A confluence (or is it a convergence or a singularity or one of those other large impressive words) of events in the wireless world point toward yet another technological inflection point. While most people...

Grasping for the Wind’s SF and Fantasy book review list 0

Grasping for the Wind’s SF and Fantasy book review list

John Ottinger is updating his list of blogs with book reviews. Click on Grasping for the Wind in the list below if you have a site that you think is missing from his list...

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