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How One Book Launched Many on This Blog

One hundred eighty-one years ago this month, Edgar Allan Poe launched modern-day detective fiction, with “The Murders…

Lovers and Fighters: The February Book Blog

“What was that book Jack just mentioned?” If our tech producer, Don Cooper, has heard that question…

War (and other) Stories to Start A New Year

If you made the New Year’s resolution to try and read more, I’m glad you’re here. This…

Reading Through the Holiday Week

One of the things I love about having some time off around Christmas/New Year’s is extra time…

Jack’s Books: Reading Around Thanksgiving And The Leftovers

Friends have joked that “Jack’s Books” is the dullest title imaginable for this reading blog. In my…

Jack’s Books Blog: Under The Covers, Between The Covers

I had one of those days Saturday that we all have. Not feeling well, definitely not going…

Edgar Allan Poe, JFK, Tigers and Skeletons: Jack’s Books

Fall arrived on the calendar ahead of its arrival on the thermometer—puro S.A., right? Here’s what I’ve…

Turning The Pages Into Fall

It’s about to be fall–on the calendar. Weatherwise, it’ll be 5-10 degrees less hotttt in the daytime…

Jack’s Books Blog: “August Is The Sunday of Summer”

I don’t know who said it, but it seems so, right? Not weatherwise, for South Texas, plenty…

Finding Summertime Love Between The Covers

That’s a clickbait headline if ever there was one. Given that this is a book blog, you…



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