Books, Curmudgeon's Corner, fiction, Review

Curmudgeon Reviews: Steelheart

Steelheart (Reckoners Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson A review written by Sanford Begley I think I owe Brandon Sanderson an apology, though I’ve never met him. I have avoided his books like the plague because in my opinion he couldn’t write an ending. I am happy to be proven wrong. This is the first book… Read More Curmudgeon Reviews: Steelheart

Books, Philosophy

And the books lie in mouldering heaps

I was noodling around on the net and ran across a book last night. As I downloaded it, because it’s a Project Gutenburg book (free!), looks interesting, and I might read it, something occurred to me. We keep hearing that the book as a form of entertainment is dying. I know people who proudly proclaim… Read More And the books lie in mouldering heaps

Books, reading

It’s all Literature

From the Encyclopedia Brittanica: “Deriving from the Latin littera, “a letter of the alphabet,” literature is first and foremost humankind’s entire body of writing; after that it is the body of writing belonging to a given language or people; then it is individual pieces of writing.” It is only within that broad generalization that we see… Read More It’s all Literature

Cooking, Food, Recipe

Eat This While You Read That: Lou Antonelli

When I asked Lou Antonelli for a story and a dish, he did something no other author has… he paired a story with the dish. Irredenta, which you can read here for free, is set on a colony world which has roots reaching back to Old Earth’s northern Italy. Perfect to read while you cook… Read More Eat This While You Read That: Lou Antonelli