In the past few months, I have read Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas and Innocence, and found them not just entertaining, but wise and spiritually profound, as well. Last week, I saw Koontz interviewed by Raymond Arroyo on EWTN’s The World Over, and I was mesmerized. He is fast becoming an all time favorite writer… Micheal Saltis over at Aleteia.org says of Koontz, “He just might be the greatest living Catholic novelist….” And he gives us 10 good reasons to agree, such as:
I read Neil Gaiman’s classic The Graveyard Book for the first time this year, in the days leading up to Halloween. It is truly as wonderful as everybody says it is. A Newberry Medal winner I checked out from the Juvenile Fiction section of the library, Gaiman’s rich imagination and flowing prose kept this 52 year old engaged to the very end. And now, thanks to HarperCollins Books, you can snuggle in for eight cozy hours watching/listening as the author himself reads The Graveyard Book out loud to you in its entirety on YouTube!
Great post by Lauren Jessen in the Huffington Post blog: 10 ways to make time to read!
The ways are:
1. Read first thing in the morning and/or before bed.
2. Don’t leave the house without reading material.
3. Make the most of your commute.
4. Start small.
5. Find books that are of interest to you.
This from Techcrunch.com:
Just ahead of another busy shopping season, Walmart confirmed that it has updated its price-matching policy company-wide to allow its retail stores to match the prices from nearly any online retailer, including top competitor Amazon. The new policy is meant to extend the informal price-matching store managers have already implemented at local stores, in addition to the Ad Matching policy that has Walmart matching the prices from local brick-and-mortar retailers’ advertised sales.