Thursday, March 22, 2018

Shenanigans Episode 21: That Silent But Deadly Brain Fart

Can you believe it?! Shenanigans is old enough to drink! Twenty-one episodes. We talk about where he hid our dad's dirty magazines when we were kids. We've all been waiting for it for 20 years, but we're finally going to enjoy a Nic Cage version of Superman. It's going to be epic. There's also a tutorial on hw to poop when you're on vacation, and Homer Simpson got pulled over for DUI in England. Gronkie Monster makes a comeback with a new PSA about not crunching ice cubes, or eating frozen Tide Pods. There's a guy who has a big airbubble in his brain...and it's NOT Gronk. Rich gives us a spectacular website of the week: This website gives us the etymology of words. It is an intriguing look into the history of the words we use everyday.

Thinking on the Homefront: Love Makes Time Stand Still

Not to infringe too much on Craig Bacon's book reviewing in this virtual space, but I feel the need to once again relate life to a book I've just completed. So please, indulge me.
Since I last graced this webpage, I've completed three more novels. One was Glass Town (see Craig's review here), one was The Gone World (a crazy-good time traveling romp that some readers have likened to the film 12 Monkeys, and with good reason), and, most recently, I found myself enthralled with Matt Haig's latest work, How to Stop Time.

Book Reviews Reloaded: I Am Abraham

This article first appeared on East Niagara Post on October 28, 2014. It is repeated here as I work to put all my book reviews in one place. They will be posted on Thursdays and only be altered from the original in that I will add publisher information and pages. Hopefully, by revisiting these reviews, other people might find a book they'd like to pick up for their own enjoyment.

I Am Abraham Jerome Charyn
Liveright Publishing
480 Pages

I Am Abraham by Jerome Charyn is another piece of historical fiction from the Lockport Public Library that I just read. It may be the historian in me, but I really like to read books from this genre, though they need to be well done.  Fortunately, this one is.