Friday, January 22, 2021

Shenanigans Episode 164: An Anonymous Tip at the Swinger's Club

The Shenanigans podcast is fully remote this week, so the sound is not the way we like it. Because of millennials and Helen Keller, we talk a lot about conspiracy theories, and actually start our own. Did France surrender to dive bombing samosas? We get into the cannabis Covid cure and organically grown magic mushrooms. Is there a beer cave under your city? As always, we are #NSFW.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Literally the Best Reviews: The Mirror Man

 The Mirror Man - Jane Gilmartin

MIRA Publishing

352 Pages


I recently did an interview with our friend, Howie Balaban, about my reading history, likes, and interests. One of the things I told him was that once I finished the books in the children’s section of the Lockport Library, I was still a bit too young to venture to the adult section. I did it anyway, and found my first, real passion for reading: science-fiction. Once I discovered the works of Arthur C Clarke and Isaac Asmiov, I was all-in. When I go to the library now, the first place I head to is the new release shelves for science-fiction.

Monday, January 18, 2021

The Bacon Presidential Library Vol 2:George Washington in the American Revolution

 George Washington In the American Revolution(1775-1783)

     -- James Thomas Flexner

Little, Brown & Company

622 Pages


It took me about a week to read through the first volume of James Flexner’s George Washington biography, so when I picked up the second volume, I thought that it was going to take me even longer. George Washington in the American Revolution is almost double the length. While the first book covered the first 43 years of Washington’s life, this volume focused on his life during the American Revolution, 1775-1783. The action of the war made this a much quicker read for me, finishing in just over four days of reading.