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The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury #BookRecommendation

The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury – a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions of humankind’s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin – visions as keen as the tattooist’s needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body. 584 more words



She wasn’t loved widely. But she was loved deeply.

Not in large circles and cold beers nor on any flashes of insignificant bothers and connivances… 57 more words


Review: The Queen of the Tearling Trilogy

This review will focus on the first book, but will be a review of the entire Trilogy as a whole.

Let me start off by saying, I wish I had buddy read this trilogy with someone because I was left telling my 8 month old son about all of it. 795 more words


How Fast Can You Read a Book?

It’s time for the Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge goals if you haven’t already made them. Despite the push from Goodreads, I never partake in the challenge because I read on my own and don’t need the pressure to read super fast. 576 more words

Book Reviews

Undefeated - A Review

I’m going to freely admit this:  I asked for an advance copy of this book because Stuart Reardon is one of my favorite cover models.  Yes…that’s him on the cover.   444 more words

Solicited Review

Splinters (down the throat of the sculptor)

Is there anything you’re not great at?

Once someone told you you’ve got a hand

for drawing; you thought they meant conclusions.

Once someone told you you had a voice for singing; 178 more words


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Fell down the rabbit hole this morning at Silent Hour. If you are not reading Basilike Pappa, you should be

Divided by a common language?

Among the many things the UK has in common with the USA, is the English language. Except that, with a huge ocean and many centuries between when the English spoken was pretty much the same and now, subtle, and not so subtle, divergences have given rise to the sentiment conveyed in the title of this post. 442 more words