The Tiger Himself

No, not that Tiger. For all of you who are interested in Tom Clancy and his novels, here’s a good article/interview with some hints about the new book, The Teeth of the Tiger. Funny, he didn’t mention anything about anyone else writing his books…it seems the burden of proof is on the Fox News article. … Read more

Oh No!

Actually, this is sort of exciting news–Tom Clancy is releasing a new novel August 11, 2003. It’s called The Teeth of the Tiger, and it centers around Jack Ryan, Jr. The reason for the negative title of this blog is my own dismay of the publishing date. Why does Clancy alsways publish his books in … Read more

An Extraordinary Walk!

I did get to finish, over the weekend, The Long Walk. To say the feat that Slavomir Rawicz and his companions accomplished was unbelievable would be an understatement. To quote Sebastian Junger, One of the epic treks of the human race. Shackelton, Franklin, Amundsen…history is filled with people who have crossed immense distances and survived … Read more

The Long Walk

I’m curently engrossed in reading Slavomir Rawicz’s The Long Walk, and I can already heartily recommend it. It is the true story of Rawicz and six other prisoners who escaped a Soviet political prison camp in the Gulag and walked out of Sibera all the way across the Gobi Desert, though the Himalayas, into India. … Read more

The Finishing of a Book

If you’re like me and you like to read a lot, you will know that there is something special about finishing one. Especially when the volume is a long and laborious one. There is a certain sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that goes with turning the last page. Usually my eyes can’t help but get … Read more

Summer Reading

I always love summers (especially academic ones) because I get to read more. Not that I don’t read enough the rest of the year, but in the summer, what I read is dictated by me. I get to pick, and this suits me just fine. This summer have plans for many books to complete, though … Read more

Leisure Time

Ok, my brain is fried, but that does not give me the excuse to let it go. This article in National Review today is required reading. The author Gleaves Whitney discusses the nature of leisure and what we are to do with it. Read it–in your leisure time.

How much do you read?

This page has some interesting profiles of “America’s Biggest Readers.” The Number One reader in America, Harriet Klausner, reportedly reads 20 books per week! And I thought I was a hero for approaching 20 since this year began. The fastest reader in the world can read a 240 page book in 20 minutes, with comprehension! … Read more