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The Redneck Manifesto

You must have been sleeping if you missed all the talk about J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, published mid-2016 to rave reviews, though the

The Women of Oz

One part children’s fantasy, one part women’s history, and a couple of spoonfuls of detective work: Kathleen Sorbella Di Scenna shines a

My Book Shelf

I changed my cover photo on Facebook recently; the image was one of my barrister’s bookcase (I have about 12 and I

I Once Was Lost by Jonathan Fanning

A friend and author asked if I would be interested in reading his latest book. He mentioned that it had something to

This Book Shall Remain Nameless Or: How Not To Write A Historic Mystery Novel

 There are no real “rules” for writing a novel. More to the point, any rules there might be can be freely broken,

What Is the Past Tense of “Read?”

As we all know, I love to read.

Reading books used to be my favorite pass time. Now I find that I spend

How The Scots Invented the Modern World

The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything In It. by Arthur Herman

Balls & Instincts

Isn’t the Internet a fascinating intelligence?

There are people I know whom I’ve never met, and books I’ve read that aren’t in print.

Paper Vs. Pixels

When is the last time you read a book?

Seriously, now. I don’t even mean a book on a Kindle –

World’s Fairs In a Southern Accent

World’s Fairs In a Southern Accent By: Bruce G. Harvey

I have to be honest and say that this book is not