1. Galadriel says:

    I’ve read “A Cast of Stones,” and Amish Vampires in Space is still on my to-read list.

  2. Michael Snow says:

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  3. Let’s see, I just finished reading Secrets Kept, a high fantasy by J. Mbewe (sp?). Nibbling away at King’s Warrior by Schmidt, just picked up Conjured by Durst at the library, haven’t started it yet.

    Any gamers around here who have toyed with the Stanley Parable? There’s some deep thoughts in that game.

  4. dmdutcher says:

    It’s a slow period for me. I’m reading Jeffrey Davis’s Invasion of the Ninja because, well, Christian ninja. I have some of Bryan Davis’s Dragon books on the Kindle, but I’m unsure of the order to start reading them. I need to hit Amazon for the latest releases. Hopefully some of the small presses will do one last push of releases before Christmas.

    I’ve been watching anime otherwise, like Non Non Biyori and Beyond the Boundary, and played Rune Factory 4 for the 3DS.

  5. Katby Eavenson says:

    From a non-writing lurker who follows this blog:
    Drs Steven Collins and Latayne Scott: Discovering the City of Sodom. Mid-Eastern archeology for the interested newbie. I couldn’t afford a copy so I suggested it to my local public library and, lo and behold, they ordered it! Just finished reading it. I know nothing about the subject but he seems to make a good case for his discoveries.
    Dr N.T. Wright: The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential. This is meant for individuals and for chuches that do not use the Psalms regularly in worship their services.

    Planning to get an ecopy on my Kindle of Amish Vampires in Space. Downloaded the sample to my Kindle and enjoyed it.
    Rereading my ‘old’ copy of Robin Parrish’s Offworld.
    Also thinking of downloading Steve Rzasa’s Sandstorm from Marcher Lord. That’s when I have some more funds available!!
    May borrow my library’s copy of Sherwood Smith’s Banner of the Damned – didn’t get it finished on my first loan period.

    • Just out of curiosity, Kathy, two slightly tangential questions. I ask them because it sounds like you consider yourself different than SpecFaith’s usual audience — as if SpecFaith is intended mainly for writers and not readers. 🙂

      1) How to you did the (apparent) impression arise that SpecFaith is for writers?

      2) Anything the site can do to ensure that impression is corrected? 😀


      • Katby Eavenson says:

        Now that you mention it, you have had various posts that do cover the point about your audience NOT being just writers. I think I got it a little muddled because I follow some blogs that are more for writers and you have had some writer-related posts over time (or is my memory playing tricks on me?)

        Since I’m a retired librarian, I’m definitely more into the reader’s side of things. Used to do a reader’s interest page on my library’s webpage on Chrisitan fiction. Covered all kinds of novels but had a special interest in the spec fiction books (since I am a lifelong reader of SF, etc. Began with Heinlein’s juveniles in high school as a matter of fact – although they were published as “boys” books! Just didn’t let many of my fellow students in on my guilty secret!!)

        As for how to correct any incorrect assumptions on the part of your other readers, well, hopefully there aren’t too many. I really have no idea – at this time anyway- of what to suggest.

  6. Non-Fiction:
    – Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
    – Rise of the Machines by Kristen Lamb
    – Getting Things Done by David Allen
    – The Hidden Life by Adolph Saphir

    – Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven (read aloud to kids)
    – Anna and the Dragon by Jill Domschot
    – Storm Front by Jim Butcher
    – Daredevil: Out (graphic novel collecting issues #32-40)

    About to read aloud to my kids: Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls

  7. Should have also discussed what I was watching and listening to.


    1. The Legend of Korra
    2. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (promising, but needs to get better soon!).
    3. Futurama back episodes on Netflix. Great satire, but with Suggestive Content (it’s animated caricatures, so it doesn’t bother me much).
    4. Avengers: Earth’s Mightest Heroes! on Netflix (better, as the geeks truly say, than the replacement stupid show that bumped Avengers EMH).

    Not a lot of time for movies, thanks to the move. But yesterday I managed to view the pilot for Arrow on Netflix, and was stunned. Unfortunately, while Marvel may be thundering over D.C. at the cinema, D.C. still runs Flash-rings around Marvel in live-action television. Arrow did what I call “front-loading” (whereas S.H.I.E.L.D. waited until episode 5 for a gratuitous, viewer-mocking girl-in-lingerie scene). But Arrow‘s pilot at least had a reason: to show the hero’s past. The pilot rebukes by name “meaningless sex”!


    1. Soundtracks to both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films, by Alexandre Desplat. Just finished — I now listen through both every year, before …
    2. The Lord of the Rings: The Complete Recordings by Howard Shore. This I’ll start during my big two-day drive on Saturday. It’s a prelude to my Christmas music.
    3. BONUS: the new soundtrack to Thor: The Dark World by Brian Tyler. Whew, this is filled with fantastic-action wonder. I’ll miss the theme and operatic grandeur of Patrick Doyle’s score for Thor, but Tyler kept a similar approach and brings a grand new theme (inspired by the previous?).

What do you think?