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Here's the part of my site where I get to tell you what I've been up to, what I'm currently doing, what I may be into down the pike, or anything I might feel like expressing in a somewhat public fashion. If you see something here and have questions or thoughts that you'd like to communicate to me, you can use my contact form or look up my contact info here.

Note that dates and times for posts are listed using the U.S. Eastern Standard time zone, and times are listed in 24-hour format (e.g. 7:04AM is 07:04, 7:19PM is 19:19, etc.).


Ender in Exile

Title: Ender in Exile
Rating: 4
Author: Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7653-0496-1
Pages: 377
Started: 2011-12-17
Finished: 2011-12-20

So far in the Ender series, I've read “Ender's Game”, “Speaker for the Dead”, “Xenocide”, and this book. I've thoroughly enjoyed them all.


Title: Marsbound
Rating: 4
Author: Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 978-0-441-01595-5
Pages: 296
Started: 2011-12-19
Finished: 2011-12-19

I liked the different spin it puts on science fiction: The narrator is a teenage girl.

The Case for Christ

Title: The Case for Christ
Rating: 4
Author: Lee Strobel
ISBN: 0-310-22646-5
Format: paperback
Pages: 297
Started: 2011-12-18
Finished: 2012-01-08

This book covers the evidence in support of the historical accuracy of the New Testament Documents regarding the life and teachings of Jesus.

Knights of the Black and White

Title: Knights of the Black and White
Rating: 4
Author: Jack Whyte
ISBN: 0-399-15396-9
Pages: 548
Format: hardcover
Started: 2011-12-14
Finished: 2011-12-31

Starts out slow, then picks up into a very interesting read in a currently popular genre (Mystic Religious Secrets). The first of what looks to be an enjoyable series. It recounts the beginning of the Knights Templar and their doings in Jerusalem.

The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection

Title: The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection
Author: L. Frank Baum
ISBN: ??
Pages: 1304
Format: e-book
Started: 2011-11-15

Most folks don't realise that there is a series of “Wizard of Oz” books. I read many of them as a child, and I'm re-reading them again as an adult, to see what an adult perspective does to them. Besides, it was one of those free e-books. :-)


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NOTE: I use a 0 to 5 system to rate what I've read. A book or article that has no rating at all is either waiting to be finished, or I've not had the chance to rate it yet.
 0 = I disliked the book, and do not recommend it at all.
 1 = The book was just tolerable enough to finish.
 2 = The book was okay but nothing to write home about.
 3 = The book was fair enough to read at least once.
 4 = The book was enjoyable and definitely worth reading.
 5 = I thoroughly enjoyed the book or it had a lasting impact.

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