How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O’Brien

I classify this audiobook as both history and historical fiction.  I also classify it as both humor and horror.  And it's one of the best reads I've had so far this year. According to the introduction, the author Daniel O'Brien was told by a college professor that no one in his class would ever be … Continue reading How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O’Brien

Star Wars: Battlefront II – Inferno Squad by Christie Golden

"We all serve at the pleasure of the Emperor.  None of us is indispensable." Iden Versio was a rising star in the ranks of the Imperial TIE pilots.  Then she found herself to be an unlikely survivor of the Battle of Yavin.  Through treachery, cowardice, and zealotry, a chain of events went unnoticed beneath the noses of the Empire, … Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront II – Inferno Squad by Christie Golden

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams

This book came to me as the result of a rabbit hole.  I love to listen to intelligent people discuss things because I love the opportunity to learn from those with proven skills and understanding.  I love it more when I can keep up.  The triple crown is when I can be completely gobsmacked with … Continue reading How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams

Actual Progress

You know what happens when the neighborhood is quiet over a weekend?  I'm able to think, and actual progress happens.  A few more weekends like this one, I might even have something interesting to offer on this blog for you to read. Saturday was all about monsters.  My writing partner and I have hammered (no pun intended) … Continue reading Actual Progress

In the Shadow of Frankenstein, edited by Stephen Jones

This anthology is, according to its introduction, the revised and updated version of The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein.  Whatever you want to call it, it's a collection of stories about one of the all-time greatest of classic monsters, and therefore irresistible to an old school monster kid like myself.  There are some names on this author list that stand … Continue reading In the Shadow of Frankenstein, edited by Stephen Jones

Lost Treasure

After I blogged about how proud I was of the work I'd done the day before on the monsters, tragedy struck.  I spent yesterday in a frantic mess trying to recover some audio that's "precious" to me.  I'd long since lost the original cassettes, but I had the digital files I'd transferred from them.  Both my digital files … Continue reading Lost Treasure