Joe Beernink

Monthly Archives: November 2012

Back in December of 2011, a commenter recommended I try The Two Faces Of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan and Yukinobu Hoshino. I added it to my Secret Santa list for the family, and lo-and-behold, it appeared under the tree on Christmas morn. Now, let me just say, that I had never heard of this book before that commenter recommended it, and honestly, I didn’t even look at any details about the… Read More

Next on the pile of books I’ve collected over the past few months, and been unable to read, was Jasper Forde’s The Last Dragonslayer. I’ve always liked Fforde’s quirky style and prose, and when I heard that he had done the leap from his very successful (and wonderfully imaginative) series The Thursday Next Chronicles, and into Young Adult Fiction, I knew had to read it. In The Last Dragonslayer, 15 year old… Read More

Month number nine of my recovery from Guillain-Barre Syndrome was a little bit unusual. At the beginning of the month, due to a downturn in the work coming in for my employer, my position was eliminated. This wasn’t a complete surprise, since work had been slowing for quite a while, but still, for a couple of days, I was in shock. But after those first few days, and a number of calls… Read More

It was quite the battle, but I think the candy won.