Category Archives: Reading

Reading Report: Early April 2021

I finished The Constant Rabbit and gave it an A- grade. The high grade is based almost completely on Fforde’s cleverness. I admire cleverness. Still, I wish he’d given us an easier and happier story to go with it. The … Continue reading

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Books at My Bedside

The Unfinished World and Other Stories by Amber Sparks, 172/223: This is an interesting collection of short stories, all unusual, some beautifully so, others disturbingly so. Most of them are very short. Brevity is good, especially when you’re tired. I … Continue reading

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Five Books at One Time

I usually don’t read more than one book at a time, but I currently have five books going. In no particular order, they are… The Maze Runner by James Dashner On the Bus with Rosa Parks by Rita Dove The … Continue reading

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Next Round Poetry

Rita Dove arrived this weekend. I am still experimenting with books of poetry, so I’m no expert, but there is one lesson that I’ve learned and applied here. If you already love a poet’s work, a large and/or complete collection … Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings

Someone in the House by Barbara Michaels Grade: B+ Anne is a feminist. Her boyfriend is anything but. When he goes abroad to pursue a work opportunity over the summer, she decides not to go with him, thinking a break … Continue reading

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February Reading Update

Today is the last day of February. My plan was to have finished both of my February reading choices by now. I read Akata Witch first, because it was obviously going to be the easier and quicker of the two. … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

To finish all of Barbara Michaels’s novels, I need read only 7 more: The Master of Blacktower The Dark on the Other Side* The Walker in Shadows The Wizard’s Daughter* Someone in the House* Be Buried in the Rain Smoke … Continue reading

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Year of Reading: 2020

This week I am working on clearing out the draft folder of my blog. So, late though it is, here is a post I wrote about reading in 2020. By the Numbers I read more books in 2020 (41) than … Continue reading

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Jam-Packed February

February, for such a short month, is a jam-packed one. It’s got two holidays, plus a week of school vacation, and it’s also Black History Month. The month flies by quickly, and sometimes it seems like everything is happening at … Continue reading

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Ready Player Two

I finished reading Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline on Wednesday. The best things about the book are . . . It continues the story of the characters from Ready Player One, which is nice for anyone with an interest … Continue reading

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