“Nine ships there were: four for Joelendil, and for Isildur three, and for Anarion two; and they fled the black gale out of the twilight of Shelfari’s doom into the darkness of the world. And the deeps rose beneath them in towering anger, and waves like unto mountains moving with great caps of writhen snow bore them up amid the glitches of Booklikes, and after many days cast them away upon the shores of WordPress…Joelendil after founded a kingdom in WordPress.” 

– The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien (sort of)

It is a good thing that I have a wife and children whom I love very much or I would follow in the steps of Desiderius Erasmus who said, “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” As it is, I usually have some time each day to expand my knowledge of the Kingdom of Books (aka a couple hours of reading after everyone else has gone to bed), and the resulting reviews, musings, and so forth will end up here.

My reading is fairly eclectic with a preference for history, theology, philosophy, science fiction, fantasy, detective stories from the 1920’s-50’s, and classic literature. I usually get through 70-100 books per year so you can expect one or two reviews per week. Enjoy, and feel free to comment and discuss!