Author Archives: H.P.

About H.P.

Blogs on books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday (speculative fiction) and Hillbilly Highways (country noir and nonfiction). https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/ https://hillbillyhighways.wordpress.com/

Why I Will Be Tagging Authors in my Reviews

A frequent admonition is circulated around Twitter: Don’t tag authors in Tweets linking to negative reviews.  I have boosted the signal for that message myself, and on more than one occasion.  But you know what?  That’s bullshit.  I’m through giving … Continue reading

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Music Monday: The Last of My Kind by Jason Isbell

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
I know I could have gone with the better known song, Elephant.  Believe me, I’ll get to it.  But this is the one that gives me a pain down deep in my gut (like Tim…

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Tolkien 101: The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip and Carol Zaleski

At some point even a “101” look at Tolkien has to consider the other Inklings.  I had read both the fiction and nonfiction of C.S. Lewis, but The Fellowship was the first book I read to really cover the other … Continue reading

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Country Noir: The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
Finally, a book that weren’t published years ago!  The Girl From Blind River just came out yesterday, but I got my grimy hands on a review copy. Jamie has got problems.  She is stuck in…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read in 2018

I can’t say it has been a great reading year thus far.  Sadly, I haven’t read that much.  I have only finished 31 books so far this year.  And, while few of those books have been bad or average, even … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Shreveport by Turnpike Troubadours

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
I’m going to avoid going heavy again this week.  It occurs to me, given I use “Texas country” right in the blog name, that I have been neglected actual Texas country.  What could be more…

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Tolkien 101: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey

Tom Shippey believes J.R.R. Tolkien is the author of the century and does not care who knows it.  After laying out the case against—the opinions of literati and the intellectual elite, many of whom obviously never read Tolkien—Shippey moves on … Continue reading

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