Book Review: Hell at the Breech Jun05

Book Review: Hell at the Breech

The Essentials Hell at the Breech, by Tom Franklin (368 pages) $5.18 on Amazon, $8.00 on Kindle Description from Amazon In 1897, an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered in the rural area of Alabama known as Mitcham Beat. His outraged friends — —mostly poor cotton...

Book Review: Better Oct11

Book Review: Better

The Essentials Better: A Surgeons’s Notes on Performance, by Atul Gawande (288 pages) $9.66 on Amazon, $9.99 on Kindle Description from Amazon The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But...

Classical Music – This is NOT the way to listen to it Aug14

Classical Music – This is NOT the way to lis...

So this week instead of continuing on my journey through the history of Classical Music I am going on a sidebar and addressing a rather alarming piece of news that fellow Stewover editor Kristin shared with me the other day. Basically, the author to the immensely popular “Fifty...

Top Ten iPhone Apps

I wouldn’t call myself a huge expert on this topic, but I do own an iPhone and I use it for a wide variety of things. These are the ten (non gaming/non mobile website) apps I use the most. Let me know in the comments if you have some you couldn’t live without that I...

Book Review: Working Together Jul24

Book Review: Working Together

The Essentials Working Together, by Michael D. Eisner (283 pages) $10.06 on Amazon, not available on Kindle Description from Amazon In business there are always unique individual achievers, but pull down the veil and you’ll often find someone alongside them. Michael Eisner does...

Book Review: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter May21

Book Review: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

The Essentials Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin (304 pages) $10.19 on Amazon, available on Kindle for $9.99 Description from Amazon “In the 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were boyhood pals in a small town in rural Mississippi. Their worlds were...

StewCast Special-2: Hunger Games Roundtable

Happy Hunger Games! On a special StewCast, Dave, Ed, Lisa and Chas stew over the first Hunger Games book/film. *Spoiler alert* We don’t recommend listening to this if you hate the Hunger Games or have not read or watched the first book or movie. Look forward to: Dave’s inability to remember the most famous line in the movie Ed’s unfiltered opinion of Twilight Chas’ thoughts on refrigerators and Lenny Kravitz Lisa’s boundless love for Peeta How the next movie may be directed by a famous Jewish comedian.  We’ll give you a hint: Stew Over it! Subscribe to the...

The Hunger Games Will Be Bigger Than Twilight Feb27

The Hunger Games Will Be Bigger Than Twilight

For Christmas, my lovely wife gave me a Kindle Fire. Because I’ve been trying to ease myself back into reading on a more consistent basis, I decided to give the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins a try. The books were highly recommended by a couple of friends, I was promised...

Prepare for Epic Reading: “A Song of Ice and Fire” Feb08

Prepare for Epic Reading: “A Song of Ice and...

Everyone and their dearest mothers have watched the first season of Game of Thrones on HBO.  Most people got sucked in the same way I did, after watching the incredible first 10 minutes.  The show has been categorized as “Lord of the Rings for adults” or “fantasy for people...

Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Jan23

Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in th...

Those of you who read my earlier post may recall that while I loved reading fiction when I was a kid, high school completely beat that love out of me. One of my personal goals has been to start reading again, and to start, I picked a book that fit my number one requirement: It was...

Scroogenomics Dec22

Scroogenomics

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! Click on the link below for an interesting take on the inefficiencies of Christmas as presented by Professor Joel Waldfogel of the University of Minnesota. Prof. Waldfogel, who has one of the greatest websites this side of 1996, is the author of...

Book Review: REAMDE Dec21

Book Review: REAMDE

It’s tough to put a label on Neal Stephenson. Just look at this list of his past titles: Zodiac (an enviro-thriller), Snow Crash (a seminal cyberpunk work), Cryptonomicon (a treasure hunt spanning from WWII to the present day), Anathem (an exciting book that is, fundamentally,...

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