The Otterbury Incident

The Otterbury Incident. Written by C. Day Lewis. Absolutely superb book for kids who are at the chapter-book reading level. School kids in post-war Britain, tangling with criminal gangs, mischief and mayhem. This one is worth...

Cookie’s Book Club Annual Christmas Giveaway

A friend of mine named Cookie is doing her annual Christmas book giveaway. Head on over there if you’re interested in some free books, paperback and ebook alike. She runs a very nice book review site, so please spend some time browsing if you’re a reader....

Warning: Nuclear Torpedo Salvo about to be launched

Almost finished reading Veronica Roth’s Divergent. Huge best-seller. Amazingly successful. In development for film. Widely praised. One of the worst books I’ve ever read in my life. Normally, I don’t write negative reviews. If I don’t like a...

The dry magnificence of The Otterbury Incident

These days, I’m convalescing at my folks’ ranch. I spend the vast majority of my time in bed, which means I’m reading a lot. And I mean a lot. I’ve taken to raiding the library for old books from my childhood. Yesterday, I rediscovered The...