Feats of Greatness, Feet of Clay: Authors, Flaws, and the People Behind the Stories

(Orson Scott Card poses at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 2008. Wikimedia Commons/ Nihonjoe) “Just because someone’s a member of an ethnic minority doesn’t mean they’re not a nasty small-minded little jerk.” ~ Terry Pratchett, from Feet of Clay  There is a reason I frequently shy away from reading biographies:  people suck.  Even the best people suck.…

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Hmmm… Seems to be a Book! Ten Gift Suggestions for Christmas Reading

Among my friends, (who, let’s face it, often regard sunlight as the enemy) there can never be a better Christmas present than a coveted book. Most of our friends, family members, and colleagues know we love to read. However, what to get your favorite bibliophile can be daunting: “Hmmmm… well, Diana sorta likes cats. How about this…

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