Watch on the Rhine by John Ringo

Here is the good part, Baen is a great publisher and believes in DRM-free books.  They sell their books at reasonable prices and give a lot of them away free. What is the bad part?  This book is very predictable and not worth reading. I wish Ringo had skipped a few of these books and made … Read more

Sacred Marriage

This is one of the books that my wife and I have used for an read together before we go to bed book. This is not a standard Christian marriage book. In fact, this is as unique a Christian marriage book as I have read. There are some parts I have issues with, but the … Read more

Fledgling by Octavia Butler

Fledgling: A NovelSummary: A very different vampire story than the recent Twilight/True Blood variety.

Do you get tired of me saying, “This is an author that I have been wanting to read for a while”?  Because I am a bit tired of writing it.  But it is true.  Butler was a unique writer. She was an African American female science fiction/fantasy author. She wrote African American characters into Science Fiction and Fantasy.  She was also the first (only?) science fiction author to receive a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.

Fledgling was Octavia Butler’s last book.  Butler died at the age of 58 in 2006 (of a stroke), a year after this book was published.

Fledgling is a vampire book.  Not like Twilight or True Blood, but still very much vampire.

In this world of vampires, you do not become a vampire.  You are born a vampire.  Vampires, (they call themselves Ina), are a different species from humans.

The Ina need humans for blood and form a symbiotic relationship.  The humans willingly form a community around a particular Ina and in exchange the Ina venom helps humans heal and live longer.  A human ‘symbiant’, can live to 200 or so years old.  While the Ina often live to 500-600 years old.

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Good books mixed up in a bad book

Again it has been a while since I have posted.  I have participated in two group blog discussions, one about the book Flickering Pixels by Shane Hipps and one about Mad Church Disease by Anne Jackson.  I recently bought four books on prayer.  I have been reading a bunch of books on prayer and intercession, … Read more

Mad Church Disease Chapter 6

This post is based on the sixth chapter of Mad Church Disease. There are both previous and later blog posts for this blog group book discussion. This is a hard chapter to blog about. The previous chapters are primarily describing the issues with us as people and the church as an institution that lead to … Read more

Blogs on a Kindle

I now have a Kindle 2 and really need to update the review that I did of the Kindle 1.  Yes I didn’t need to upgrade but I was able to sell the Kindle 1 for $25 less that what I paid for it, so it wasn’t too bad of a deal.  There are a … Read more