I Cannot Live Without Books!

My favorite quote of Thomas Jefferson sums it up! I also cannot live without writing books. I am the author of Moments of Grace and Spiritual Warfare in The Lord of the Rings, which includes a chapter on The Hobbit. Other WIP's include a book on the journeys of Bilbo and Frodo (due out on their birthday 2018), a volume of poetry about a heroic quest and its aftermath, an original fantasy series, and another series anxiously awaiting its turn! 

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September 2017
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reviewed: Sea of Crystal, Sea of Glass by Benita J. Prins
This book starts with a bang with sixteen year old Einur first escaping a sudden storm and then fleeing for his life from tho...
Sea of Crystal, Sea of Glass - Benita J. Prins
September 2017
14
text: The Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O'Shea
This children's tale is of the evil goddess from Celtic mythology, Morrigan, and her allies. She plans a grand entrance into ...
August 2017
28
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August 2017
25
reviewed: The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." So begins one of the most famous tales in all literature, beloved by childr...
The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition - J.R.R. Tolkien, Jemima Catlin
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August 2017
13
reviewed: Kingmaker's Sword (The Rune Blade Trilogy, Book 1)
Mouse knows no other life than as a slave in this alternate Celtic-Scottish land, but there is more to him than that. He has ...
Kingmaker's Sword (The Rune Blade Trilogy, Book 1) - Ann Marston
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July 2017
25
reviewed: The Dark is Rising: The Complete Sequence (The Dark is Rising, #1-5)
Some of these volumes, the ones involving Will, the Old One, are more like 4 stars. Epic struggle of the Light against the Da...
The Dark is Rising: The Complete Sequence (The Dark is Rising, #1-5) - Susan Cooper
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July 2017
14
reviewed: The High King
Wow, wow, and wow! I thought the 4th book was the best, but that was before I read this one! What a wonderful book and series...
The High King - Lloyd Alexander
finished reading:
July 2017
11
reviewed: Taran Wanderer
The best one so far in this series - still one to go! Love Taran and the growth he has and the wisdom he learns. My favorite ...
Taran Wanderer - Lloyd Alexander
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July 2017
10
finished reading:
July 2017
09
reviewed: The Black Cauldron
Another epic quest of Taran's and how he grows in wisdom, courage, sacrifice, pity and compassion. Love to be back with the b...
The Black Cauldron - Lloyd Alexander
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July 2017
02
reviewed: God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life
Great book about a great man! This traces Reagan from his birth and the great impact his faith in God had on his entire life....
God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life - Paul Kengor
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June 2017
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June 2017
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June 2017
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June 2017
20
reviewed: The New Policeman
Fifteen-year-old J. J. Liddy has two problems. One is the same one that so plagues modern man: there is just not enough time ...
The New Policeman - Kate Thompson
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June 2017
3
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May 2017
24
reviewed: The Fellowship of the Ring
I read this for the first time in 2004 and several times since then. What can be said about this epic tale that has not been ...
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
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April 2017
09
reviewed: The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth
Very readable introduction to the spirituality of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross and the dark night of the sou...
The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth - Gerald G. May
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finished reading:
March 2017
24
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March 2017
22
reviewed: Iron Tower Trilogy 02 Shadow Of Doom
I loved this book just as much as the first one. And just as the first one, there are a lot of nods to Middle-earth, here und...
Iron Tower Trilogy  02 Shadow Of Doom - Dennis Mckiernan
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March 2017
16
reviewed: The Book Jumper
I wish I could do this: jump bodily into my favorite books, though as the protagonists find out, it is not without its perils...
The Book Jumper - Mechthild Gläser
reviewed: Sauron Defeated
Fascinating conclusion to The History of The Lord of the Rings. Also includes The Notion Club Papers which I read a few years...
Sauron Defeated - J.R.R. Tolkien
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