A New Blog Game

Michael over at the Bass Blog posted this little game that’s making the blog rounds. With nothing else to do on a Monday night, I figured I’d play along. Rules: 1. Pick up the nearest book. 2. Open to page 123. 3. Find the fifth sentence on the page. 4. Post the next three sentences. … More A New Blog Game


I thought I heard something on the radio the other day that among those who read at least one book in the past year, the average number of books read is 20. I was stunned.  I’ve always thought of myself as pretty well-read, but I’m hard pressed to remember even six books I finished last … More Reading

Bret’s Book

At the outset, let me clarify something – I am not a wrestling fan. That would imply that I enjoy the product, in all its sadistic, misogynistic glory. Truth be told, I don’t even watch it. I do, however, think the world of professional wrestling is fascinating in a train-wreck kind of way, and I … More Bret’s Book

Harry Potter Review

As some of you may be aware, the obscure British novelist J.K. Rowling released a book this past weekend. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows went on sale with little fanfare, and I managed to secure one of the few copies that was released on this side of the pond.Having spent a few long nights … More Harry Potter Review

The Road

I was in Chapters the other night, browsing through the Father’s Day selections. Among the books on baseball, poker, and fast cars was Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a novel recommended by Oprah Winfrey herself. It was also 50% off, so I thought I’d pick it up.Without a doubt, it was the most depressing, chilling book … More The Road