On Books & Reading: Suffering Succotash! My TBR Stack Keeps Growing!

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Monday, January 3, 2022. It’s a chilly winter – or what passes for winter in the Sunshine State – day. Currently, the temperature is 62˚F (17˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 76% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 12 MPHContinue reading “On Books & Reading: Suffering Succotash! My TBR Stack Keeps Growing!”

Book Review: ‘The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem’

The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem Written by: Jack Mitchell Illustrated by: Jessica Benhar Publisher: Abrams Image, an imprint of Henry N. Abrams Publishing Date: September 28, 2021 Spirit of learning, angel of the Force, In grief, in longing for your tender touch, I call you to my side: let sorrow cease, LetContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem’”

On Books: My TBR Pile Keeps On Growing, and Growing, and Growing

Hi, there, Dear Reader. If you’re a regular visitor to this space, you know that I’m an avid reader. It’s a trait that runs in my family, at least on my mom’s side; most of my relatives, including both of my grandparents, Mom, and even my half-sister Vicky are/were readers, and family legend has itContinue reading “On Books: My TBR Pile Keeps On Growing, and Growing, and Growing”

Adventures in Good Reading, or: Awaiting the Arrival of ‘The Odyssey of Star Wars’

One of the cool things about Star Wars is the universality of its story, especially when it concerns the Original Trilogy of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.   I mean, even though the movies were conceived by a (then) young American filmmaker named George Lucas and featured an Anglo-AmericanContinue reading “Adventures in Good Reading, or: Awaiting the Arrival of ‘The Odyssey of Star Wars’”

On Books & Reading: About ‘MacTrump’ and other Trumpian Titles

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 11 MPH (18 KM/H) and humidity at 58%, the feels-like temperature is 99˚F (37˚C) The forecast for today calls for light rain throughout theContinue reading “On Books & Reading: About ‘MacTrump’ and other Trumpian Titles”

On Books & Reading: A Trifecta of Trump-Themed Tomes

Hi there! It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Presently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing at 1 MPH and humidity at 69%, the heat index is 90˚F (32˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showers and a high of 89˚F (32˚C). Tonight,Continue reading “On Books & Reading: A Trifecta of Trump-Themed Tomes”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or: Coming Soon to My TBR Stack – Two Books About ‘The Donald’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s nearly noon on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, here in New Hometown, Florida. It is a hot summer day. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H), the heat index is 96˚F (36˚C). It’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or: Coming Soon to My TBR Stack – Two Books About ‘The Donald’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth’

The William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Saga Endeth! On July 28, 2020, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books published William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth, a retelling of director J.J. Abrams’ 2019 film Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker written in the style of a five-act play by none other thanContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth’

On July 18, 2018, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books published William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth, a non-canonical adaptation of writer-director Rian Johnson’s 2017 film Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Written by Ian Doescher, creator of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, it retells the events of the second installment ofContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth’”

Thoughts & Musings for July 29, 2020

Bits and Pieces of My Mind Well, here we are on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. It is mid-morning here in my corner of Florida, though by the time you read this it will be close to noon. Right now the temperature outside is 78˚F under cloudy skies; the little daylight streaming through my window isContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings for July 29, 2020”