Category Archives: Reading

Reading List

Currently reading: Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan (great so far) The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris (mostly good so far) The Waking Land by Callie Bates (not very good so far)

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Mystery & Nostalgia

Lately I find myself nostalgic for Agatha Christie novels and particularly for Hercule Poirot. I’ve read all of Christie’s Miss Marple books. Maybe it’s time to finally finish off all the Poirots? In any event, for nostalgia’s sake, here’s a … Continue reading

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A Series of Series

Dear Livia, You are in third grade now. You like your teacher, and you are doing well in all of your subjects. In the past, it has always been math in which you most noticeable excelled. This year you seem … Continue reading

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Finally Done

Post written in March: Inheritors of the Earth by Chris D. Thomas I finally finished reading Inheritors of the Earth. I chose to read this book because I needed some bright side. Without going back to verify that my feelings … Continue reading

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What I read is what I feel. Sometimes that’s good, other times not. Just reading about poisonous mushrooms today made me feel as if I were about to become sick and die from liver failure. Similarly, reading the news made … Continue reading

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Pandora Redux

I finished a book last night. It was my 20th book of 2019. I am still behind on my reading goal for the year, but I think I’ve gained some ground. If I keep up my current pace of reading, … Continue reading

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The most exciting potential prize of the recent limerick contest (aside from the free trip to England) was a full set of the Dictionary of American Regional English. I was hoping to get one. Alas, I did not. But my … Continue reading

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New Reading

Having given up on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I needed something else to read. Here are my replacement reading choices. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: After watching and enjoying the adaptation on TV, I thought it … Continue reading

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I Gave Up

The point at which I gave up on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was p. 40. I will tell you why, and then, if you care to, you can tell me if you agree with my decision. The scene is … Continue reading

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Reading Update

I just finished reading Here, a collection of poems by Wislawa Szymborska. I’m not going to give it a grade, because I don’t feel like I understand poetry well enough to, but I will say that I liked it. I … Continue reading

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