Category Archives: current reading

Reading: Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life

Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life by Marta McDowell, Timber Press 2019 hardcover In these stressful times, something peaceful is nice. I know this isn’t for everyone, but I enjoy gardening, and Dickinson’s poetry, so it was a natural for me. I had … Continue reading

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Reading: The Flash – A Celebration of 75 Years

The Flash – A Celebration of 75 Years by DC Comics, various editors, 2015 oversized hardcover A while ago I decided — why, I’m not certain right now — to buy three of the DC “75 year celebration” volumes: Flash, … Continue reading

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Reading: John Scalzi’s Interdependency Trilogy

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi, TOR hardcover, March 2017 The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi, TOR hardcover, October 2018 The Last Emperox by John Scalzi, TOR hardcover, April 2020 Book One: The Collapsing Empire introduces The Interdependency, a thousand-year-old human empire of 48 … Continue reading

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Reading: A Scalzi SF Trilogy

I’m in the process of reading a science fiction trilogy by John Scalzi, The Interdependcy , two books of which I have already read, leading up to the third, newest, recently published one. The books are: The Collapsing Empire by … Continue reading

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Reading: Hid From Our Eyes

Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming, 2020 Minotaur Books hardcover or ebook, Claire Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries (# 9), mystery, 352 pages. I read the ebook version on Kindle for the Mac. This is the ninth book in Spencer-Fleming’s series … Continue reading

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Great Big Things by Kate Hoefler and Noah Klocek

Great Big Things by Kate Hoefler, illustrated by Noah Clock, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017 hardcover, children’s book Do you have a child, grandchild or friend who has a young one who loves books? This very special book is for you to … Continue reading

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Current Reading – The Brindle Dragon series by Jada Fisher

The Brindle Dragon series by Jada Fisher, paperback or ebook 2018, YA fantasy Book One: Chosen The Blurb: Eist was born to be a dragon rider, she just knows it. When fate conspires to take her parents and leave her orphaned … Continue reading

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Reading, or not.

Strange, upsetting times, and honestly, it’s getting pretty darned hard to maintain. I usually have more than one book going at a time, unless possibly a novel and a short story anthology/collection. But now I have five going, and it’s … Continue reading

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a posting adjustment

For some time now, I’ve usually been posting on my current reading on Mondays, and putting up a Forgotten Book post on Fridays. But with things as they are, that’s feeling too regimented for me. So this week I’m going to start just … Continue reading

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Computer problem solved (I hope)…

But I’m just plain frazzled. I’m reading a small mass market paperback but am only managing to read a dozen pages per day. I’ve stopped watching the daily Trump-fests called briefings. A house that backs up to us is building … Continue reading

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