April 8, 2017: My 5 Favorite Recent Reads!

In a previous blog entry, I ranted about the shit book recommendations put forth by numerous reputable websites.  It would seem that, in many cases, the quality of the work is of much less importance than the connections of the author.  Well, someone recently directed me to BBC.com's "books" section which offers up a monthly…

January 1, 2017: Best Reads of 2016!

Of the some eighty or so books I read in 2016, these were my favorites. In no particular order... *** News of the World by Paulette Jiles (October 4, 2016) In the aftermath of the American Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people…