Top Ten Tuesday: Fall Reading

autumn leaves.jpgThis week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) asks us what books are on our fall to-be-read list/pile.  Here are the books I’d like/hope to read this fall.

  1.  Razor Girl by Carl Hiassen
  2. The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Carl Hiassen
  3. Star Trek: Legacies: Best Defense by David Mack
  4. Star Trek: Legacies: Purgatory’s Key by Kevin Dilmore & Dayton Ward
  5. The Fifty Year Mission, Volume 2 by Mark Altman and Edward Edward Gross
  6. Annie Russo: Tenacity Born by J.L. Baumann
  7. The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan
  8. Night School by Lee Child
  9. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  10. Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks (audio book) by Terrance Dicks


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten “Doctor Who” Audiobooks


Time again for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish).

This week, we celebrate audio.  I love a good audiobook and have listened to a fair number of them while commuting, working out and doing things around the house.

Right now, some of my favorite are the audiobooks of the Target Doctor Who adaptations.  The Target book range adapted just about all of the classic Doctor Who serials to the printed page in the days before VHS, DVD or streaming.   I read a lot of these multiple times growing up and fondly remember some of them.  The audiobooks have allowed me to enjoy them again as a “big kid.”  Here are a few of my favorites. Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Mysteries


I enjoy a good mystery story.  So for today’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) I decided to look at some of my favorite mysteries.

  1.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  2. Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie
  3. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gilbraith
  4. Playing for the Ashes by Elizabeth George
  5. Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman
  6. The Poet by Michael Connelly
  7. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  8. Shutter Island by Dennis LaHane
  9. The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
  10. Snow White Must Die by Nele Nuehaus


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Reading With Shortcake

Close to five months ago, we welcome Shortcake into our lives.  Since that time, we’ve watched her grow and develop.  It seems like she changes while napping and I can’t get enough of her sweet smile and her giggles.

One of my privileges of being her Dad is reading to her.

Here are some thoughts on some of the books we’ve read together. Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite TV Shows


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) takes a break from reflecting on our favorite literary things. Instead, the challenge is to focus on something TV related in honor of the upcoming fall season.

In honor of that, I’m making two lists.  First are my top five all-time shows.  Next up are my top-five current favorites:


  1.  Doctor Who
  2. Star Trek (original series)
  3. Seinfeld
  4. Happy Days
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  6. The Simpsons

Current (aka shows I watch on the DVR first)

  1.  The Flash
  2.  Daredevil
  3. Impractical Jokers
  4. The Goldbergs
  5. Who’s Line Is It Anyway?


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Review: God of the Internet by Lynn Lipinksi

God of the InternetGod of the Internet by Lynn Lipinski

An Islamic fundamentalist known as God of the Internet looks to cripple the United States by attacking various systems involved in the day to day function of our country. Using worms and back doors to various software programs, the hacker throws monkey wrench after monkey wrench into things like water processing, the electrical grid and other things that Americans take for granted in an attempt to cripple our country and bring the United States to its knees.

A group of cyber-security experts try to figure out the next target all while getting various systems back on line as the worm slowly becomes more insidious and clever with each attack. Part of that task force includes Juliana Al-Dossari, the wife of one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security. Struggling in her marriage, Juliana can’t understand why her husband would put her on the task force instead of taking a leading role himself. Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Languishing on the TBR Pile

Top 10 Tuesday with B-day Cake

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) asks us to list the books that have been on our to-be-read pile the longest.  Alas, this one could be longer than ten books for me but here are some of the highlights.

  1.  The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robinson
  2. Bitter Seeds by Ian Trangellis
  3. The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend by Glenn Frankel
  4. Homeland by Cory Doctorow
  5. 1776 by David McCullough
  6. Vortex by Julie Cross
  7. Doctor Who: The Crusades by David Whitacker (audio book)
  8. 1984 by George Orwell (re-read)
  9. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blendell
  10. The Starter by Scott Sigler


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