I am an enthusiastic reader. Among my goals is to piece together a picture of the Universe. The Universe being human culture, thought and history, as well as the wonders of the natural sciences. There is so much to learn and comprehend! I am not an expert in most of the subjects that I read and discuss. My greatest qualification is that I am an insatiably curious person.

Please feel fee to comment on anything! I love to discuss these topics. I welcome agreement as well as disagreement. If you would prefer to email me, my email is EmperorbjtAToptonlineDOTcom (turn the AT and DOT into the symbols, just trying to defeat the spam bots).

Most of what one is likely to find here are not plain reviews. Instead, when I discuss a book I tend to write about a thought or two that I have about the work. The topic might involve a major theme of the tome, but it might not. It could be just be something fairly minor that I want to share my thoughts about. If anyone wants a straightforward review, do not be shy! Post a comment or E – Mail me and I will be happy to share a conventional review.

A little bit about me. I live on Long Island, New York with my wife and a very spoiled cat. In addition to reading I love the outdoors and can often be found in the fields and forests in all sorts of weather. I love to both cook as well as eat all kinds of food and beverages. I am particularly fond of artisanal cheese and craft beer.


Parrish Lantern said...

I've a great fondness/ obsession with real ales, single malt whisky & proper cheeses. So hi fellow bookfiend & best wishes for the New Year.

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Parish - Happy New Year!

Good to hear about your interest in cheeses and ales. I have heard much about the pleasures of malt whisky but I am not well versed in it. Perhaps I will explore it in 2013.

JacquiWine said...

Hi Brian,I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Feel free to check it out here, but please don’t feel obliged to continue the process – it’s up to you!


Brian Joseph said...

Thanks so much Jacqui!

I am honored.

Heading over to your site to check out your post.

The Reader's Tales said...

Craft beer yessssss please ;)

Brian Joseph said...

Hi Reader's Tales - It is great time to be into craft beer.