Category: Books

52 Books: An exercise in burnout 0

52 Books: An exercise in burnout

I have ADD, and one of my personal traits related to it is hyperfocus, and it’s both blessing and curse. At times I can focus all of my energy and attention on one thing for hours without variation. It’s particularly helpful at work, and when I’m working on a freelance...

You call that plagiarism? 3

You call that plagiarism?

In June, the estate of Adrian Jacobs issued proceedings at London’s High Court against Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, claiming that [J.K.] Rowling copied substantial parts of “The Adventures of Willy the Wizard — No 1 Livid Land” written by Jacobs in 1987. It said the plot of “Harry Potter and the...

Multiple Authors for Now Reading Reloaded for WordPress 6

Multiple Authors for Now Reading Reloaded for WordPress

I’ve been messing with the Now Reading Reloaded plugin to put together the new library section here. It’s a great plugin that really only lacked one thing, and that was support for multiple authors. I just finished adding some functionality that allows for a comma separated author list, and links...

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Is Dan Brown a “writer”?

I’ve never read Dan Brown’s writing. My wife and I listened to The Da Vinci Code in the car on a long drive, and we saw the movie, which we liked. So, outside of some excerpts I’ve run across, I’ve not read anything he’s written. I don’t plan to, either,...

Rock My Worldview 0

Rock My Worldview

We talk a lot, especially in the midst of the postmodern and emergent philosophical/theological movements, about challenges to our worldview. Most of us have accepted the proposition that our acculturation determines in large part how we think, and the values we hold; only those with true intellectual strength can break...

…and Zombies 0

…and Zombies

I got Pride and Prejudice and Zombies last night. I’m not really a zombie guy, so I have no idea why I’m so excited. I just am.