Category Archives: On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf: In Good Company

I mentioned yesterday that our parish library found itself with an extra copy of James Martin’s first memoir, In Good Company: The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. I see there’s a tenth anniversary edition … Continue reading

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Spiritual Over Speculative

In the second week of the online Ignatian retreat, we are advised to probe more deeply into our stories of faith. It has been a rich experience thus far, unearthing old episodes in my life and looking a bit more … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Strange Gods

Most often, I meet authors through their books, and them amble over to their web sites or blogs. More rarely do I read a book by someone I’ve known first as a blogger. Elizabeth Scalia’s Strange Gods is featured in … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Fractal Prince

Hannu Rajaniemi’s second novel, The Fractal Prince, was an enjoyable a read as his first novel, which I finished up last month. Like that first book, the author disdains giving you those helpings of information that assist you in knowing … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Benediction

I read Kent Haruf’s award-winning Eventide a number of years ago, and wanting to take a break from science non-fiction and fiction, I was drawn into the author’s fictional town of Holt, Colorado. My take on this book is that it’s … Continue reading

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How Does Science Fiction Age?

The week before last, I found Isaac Asimov’s fourth Foundation novel in the university’s library. A good find, as Foundation’s Edge is missing from the public library. One can read the Foundation stories (the five short stories and four novellas … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Parting The Cosmic Veil

Kenneth Lang’s book blends astronomy, art, and history. It’s a unique volume to my experience, and mostly an enjoyable read. Professor Lang looks at five major topics, in five large chapters: Cosmic Vision, War, and Technology Brave New Worlds Motion, … Continue reading

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