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This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan.

The following posts are filed under Hiding Behind Books. Other categories are available.

31 March 2017

Paper Books vs Ebooks: Both Have Their Uses

In the paper vs. electronic books debate, my position is one of armed neutrality.

21 March 2017

Why I Try to Read Obscure or Unpopular Books

Haruki Murakami is right. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

28 February 2017

Carol Berg’s Transformation: Two Emotional Journeys in One

Never mind the cover. If you haven’t read Transformation, Carol Berg’s debut and the first Rai-Kirah novel, you’re missing out.

09 March 2016

Ellis Morning Delivers with *Blood’s Force*

:summary: An acquaintance of mine, Ellis Morning, published her first SF novel, Blood’s Force.

I just bought Blood’s Force by The Daily WTF contributor Ellis Morning, because the blurb had a kind of Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court vibe to it.

More details on Google+. Or just buy it on Amazon for six bucks.

Update: 9 March 2015

This is an excellent little sci-fi tale with capable protagonists and constant tension throughout. My only disappointment was that Ms. Morning ended the story where she did; I want moar.

04 March 2016

P. F. Davids’ *Lesser Evil*: a solid freebie

Lesser Evil by P. F. Davids is a solid debut novel, with a few issues that prove the importance of a good editor.

02 March 2016

Reading *The Black Company*: Chapter 1: LEGATE, Scene 1”

The first chapter of Glen Cook’s The Black Company opens with signs and portents. Some them may even prove relevant later on.

01 March 2016

Introducing *The Black Company* by Glen Cook

The Black Company by Glen Cook is the tale of fantasy’s most badass mercenary crew and its time in service to the Lady. Here be spoilers…