Catch This Book as Soon as You Can

One of my favorite movies of all time is Catch Me If You Can. It doesn’t really fit in a genre – it’s action-packed, funny, emotional, intense… the genre I put it in is called Fun. Just plain old fun. And… it was a book first, written by our very own Frank Abagnale, Jr. Or Frank Connors,Continue reading “Catch This Book as Soon as You Can”

Ranking the Dystopian Teen Novels

First off, thank you all so much for the warm congratulations for adopting our daughter. Sarabeth and I were very warmed by your support and enthusiasm. Part of Katherine’s name is based off of Katniss from The Hunger Games (just look at her initials). Some people might mock us for our obsessiveness over a teen book (punContinue reading “Ranking the Dystopian Teen Novels”

The Grisham Challenge Book 1: A Time to Kill

Wow! John Grisham starts his writing career off with a wallop, and a hard act to follow. Racism, threats, juicy courtroom drama, murder, revenge, and controversy. As solid and enthralling as this work of fiction is, it wasn’t the book that launched Grisham into his superstar status, believe it or not. That doesn’t happen untilContinue reading “The Grisham Challenge Book 1: A Time to Kill”

The John Grisham Challenge

If you were to ask me who my favorite fiction writer is, by default I would have to say John Grisham, probably because I’ve read more of his books than any other fiction author. That’s not to say others don’t live up. Suzanne Collins hasn’t written as many books, even though I’ve read all eightContinue reading “The John Grisham Challenge”

A Sneak Peek at My New Teen Book

So you know when you’re fifteen, you’re at that awkward stage where your parents still think you’re a kid and it seems like they’re prohibiting you from crossing over into adulthood? Or how about how you’re not quite old enough to hang out with sixteen-year-olds because they’re all out driving their cars with other licensed drivers?Continue reading “A Sneak Peek at My New Teen Book”