Category Archives: Reading

Impressionable

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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I DARE You

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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Raw Deal

Second favorite quote from The Fireman by Joe Hill. There’s something horribly unfair about dying in the middle of a good story, before you have a chance to see how it all comes out. Of course, I suppose everyone always … Continue reading

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No One to Blame but Themselves

Favorite quote from The Fireman by Joe Hill The sound of an English accent distracted her and lifted her spirits. She associated English accents with singing teapots, schools for witchcraft, and the science of deduction. This wasn’t, she knew, terribly … Continue reading

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More Books

Mail Delivery! Yes, more books came today in the mail today, but I feel justified in having bought these. I have been needing a replacement set of Narnia books for a long time. Now that my kids are old enough … Continue reading

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Pretty Books

Me: I have too many books. I’m not going to order any more of them. No more books will be arriving in the mail. Mail Delivery! Also Me: OK, so I’m a sucker for pretty books.

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