For several years now, my Bride, Helen, and I set aside any book we read in the course of a year, so we can see how much we’ve read. It’s a fun exercise in looking back and seeing if you’re reading as much as you think you are. This year, we purchased a bookshelf just […]Read More A Year of Books: The top nine. Sixteen. Eighteen. Whatever.
“We were exiled long ago.” The fire crackled within the stone circle. In the distance the glass trees whistled in the breeze. The night sky sparkled with thousands of shades of green stars, from brilliant emerald to nearly pure white. And the children, the oldest of them thirteen years, huddled around the heat of the […]Read More Seeking an Old Earth
Once upon a time was a boy named Me. Me wasn’t like other boys you know, though. Me was made of gears and metal and steam. He would come to school and clank up the stairs and sit in his seat and hiss all throughout his classes as warm steam shot out of his ears. […]Read More Bedtime Tales: The Clockwork Child
The Creative Fire: Book One of Ruby’s Song By Brenda Cooper Ruby grew up gray. She will service the ship. Without the grays, nothing would happen. There would be no clean water. There would be no fruit. Without the grays, the Creative Fire, the great generational ship, will never find home. They’ve been gone for […]Read More The Creative Fire
A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket by Deborah Hopkinson Rocoo Zaccaro might be a scoundrel. He was denounced by the leading man of his Southern Italian town. His father disowned him and sold him to go to America with a padrone. Once there, he ended up as a pickpocket. Then he targeted […]Read More A Bandit’s Tale
Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde by Robert Venditti Illustrated by Dusty Higgins All over the world, parents tell their scared children, “Don’t worry. Gilded will protect us.” For fifty years Gilded has been the only superhero on the planet, centered in Atlanta, Georgia. The golden one has protected innocents […]Read More Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape
Last week my Bride and I purchased ninety-three books. Our library is already overflowing, quite literally. There’s no room for more volumes of anything on those shelves. We have boxes of books stacked in the hallway. Why did we purchase more books?Read More The Reason for Bookcation