Julian May: Author par Excellence

I have just finished re-reading a couple of books by Julian May. The books have the general title of “Intervention” and were published as two separate volumes titled “Surveillance” (1987) and “Metaconcert” (1987). May is also the author of “The Saga of the Pliocene Exile” series. There is a very good chance that I shallContinue reading “Julian May: Author par Excellence”

Why We Make Mistakes: A Book Review

Written by Joseph T. Hallinan, “Why We Make Mistakes,” is a clear and well written look into some of the inner workings of the human mind. While he does devote one small chapter at the end to advise us on how to make fewer mistakes, that is not the main concern of the book. SoContinue reading “Why We Make Mistakes: A Book Review”

The Other End of the Leash: a Book Review

I have had cause to re-read a book I read several years ago. It’s written by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., and it really impressed me the first time I read it. This second time around I’ve gotten even more out of it. McConnell is an adjunct assistant professor of zoology at the University of Wisconsin-MadisonContinue reading “The Other End of the Leash: a Book Review”

Book Review: Physics of the Impossible

I have a fairly eclectic taste in books, so this isn’t really an off-the-wall read for me. Plus, I was a science nerd for all of my years in the educational system, so when I saw this book and read a bit of the first chapter, I knew I had to have it. This bookContinue reading “Book Review: Physics of the Impossible”

Dog On It by Spencer Quinn

“Dog On It” is the first novel in a series written by Spencer Quinn. The series is known as the Chet and Bernie Mysteries. At a glance, it might seem like a run-of-the-mill mystery novel, but that notion is soon dispelled by the disclosure that Chet is a dog. Bernie Little runs the Little DetectiveContinue reading “Dog On It by Spencer Quinn”

C. J. Box and Joe Pickett

A few years ago, I thought it might be nice to move to Wyoming. I looked at housing and income information, weather, and the availability of the basic necessities of life. For one reason or another, I shelved the idea. That was until I discovered C. J. Box and his Joe Pickett novels. They haveContinue reading “C. J. Box and Joe Pickett”