Category Archives: current reading

Current Reading: Reavis Wortham, James Benn

Hawke’s Prey by Reavis Z. Wortham, thriller. This is the first in the Texas Ranger Sonny Hawke series. Ballard, Texas is typical small town west Texas, and not a lot happens there. But the beginning of this book changes that. A … Continue reading

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Current Reading: John Scalzi, Will Murray

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi, science fiction. The Interdependency series number two. This is the second in the series, following The Collapsing Empire. The Interdependency—humanity’s interstellar empire—is on the verge of collapse. The extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars … Continue reading

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Current Reading – ASTOUNDING by Nevala-Lee

ASTOUNDING – John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard and the Golden Age of Science Fiction by Alec Nevala-Lee, Day Street Books, October 2018 hardcover, 544 pages. I started reading reading Astounding Science Fiction in 1955, at age ten. … Continue reading

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Forgotten, or Not: The Will of the Dead by George Mann

I’ve read all of the Holmes canon several times, and I’ve read and enjoyed many pastiches. I’ve also come across some that were fairly wretched. One never knows what is in store when starting a new Holmes story collection or … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Michael Sullivan, Hank Phillipi Ryan

Age of War by Michael Sullivan, fantasy. I originally read about this fantasy series, The Legends of the First Empire, in the blog Black Gate, and was sufficiently intrigued to get the first book, The Age of Myth, from the library. At the time … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Tuckman, Harris

The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman, non-fiction. I’d heard about and read about this book for years, perhaps decades, so I thought it finally time to read it. I’d read a book or two about the Civil War not … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

My reading has been slowing down during the nice Fall weather, we’ve been outside more and getting the garden ready for Winter. So, just one book this time. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou – non-fiction. In 2014, Theranos founder and … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Krueger, Dionne

Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger – mystery. A new Krueger book is always cause for celebration here, as he’s one of my favorite authors. This was, no surprise, a good one, with all of the characters, setting and strong … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Adam Fisher, Anthony Horowitz

By the way, we got a new cat today. Post coming. Valley of Genius, the Uncensored History of Silicon Valley by Adam Fisher – non-fiction. I’m always interested in books about the early days of the computer industry and of … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Julia Spencer-Fleming, John Varley

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming – mystery, first in series. Clare Fergusson is the new priest at St. Alban’s Episcopal church in Miller’s Kill, New York (“kill” is a term for a body of water, most commonly a creek, … Continue reading

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