A White-Haired Angel [Short Story]

Tom went to sit, as was his custom, by the booth next to the window. It was a cold day outside; despite the rays of sunlight burning their way into the little diner, he felt chilled and huddled deeper into his fleece-lined jacket. It was a while before the waitress came to take his order….

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Wells, Herbert George. (1898, 2013).The War of the Worlds. Wilder Publications; United States.  This tale, one of the most commented-on works in the world of science fiction, takes place in what readers typically imagine to be a safe, relaxed setting – Surrey, Essex, and London – with an unnamed protagonist and his brother (Wikipedia article)….

Sphere by Michael Crichton

Crichton, Michael. (2011, 1987). Sphere. Ballantine Books; New York. My all-time favorite Michael Crichton novel is Timeline, a story about a group of history researchers who travel back in time. Sphere shares some of the same themes as Timeline – time travel is involved, along with a strong dash of psychological tension between team members….

Audiobooks: Hands-Free Entertainment

I don’t mind confessing that I have a life-long love affair with audiobooks. If you’ve never tried ‘reading’ a novel with an audiobook, the experience is somewhat challenging to describe. It’s a visceral, enchanting, and hands-free way of experiencing a story. The performer(s) reading the story will bring the characters to life in ways that…

It’s that Time of Year Again!

What time of year is it, you might be wondering? Let me paint you a portrait: when you peek out your window in the morning from your warm, cozy nest of pillows and blankets, the landscape is coated in sullen, dark-grey ice and perhaps a bit of snow (though there’s never enough snow to make…