Notes on my reading during the past month

Gary D. Schmidt, Orbiting Jupiter  (Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015), 183 pages.  This young adult novel is about Joseph. A teenage father, he’s sent to a foster family who own a farm in rural Maine. The family has one other boy, Jack. After getting off to a shaky start, the two become like brothers, watching out … Read more Notes on my reading during the past month


Ancient History, Poems, and a Baseball Story: Three Book Reviews

Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermoplyae (New York: Bantan Books, 1998), 386 pages. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel that is based on ancient Greek historians’ writings, especially Herodotus.  The story is told through the eyes of Xeones, who was from the city of Akarnania. He alone had been … Read more Ancient History, Poems, and a Baseball Story: Three Book Reviews