Category Archives: current reading

Current Reading: A Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 4

A Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 4, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Baen Books 2019 science fiction short story collection, 324 pages. The Liaden universe is the setting for an ongoing series of science fiction novels and stories written by Sharon … Continue reading

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Review: The Shallows by Matt Goldman

The Shallows by Matt Goldman, Forge, 2019, mystery fiction. This is the third of Goldman’s Nils Shapiro novels, and it’s another good one. The Plot: A prominent lawyer is found dead, tied to his own dock by a fishing stringer through … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Getting Started On…

…various things. Sometimes, I get started on a book, then start another, then another, and don’t finish any of them within a week or two, sometimes longer. That’s the case this week, I’ve got three books going. Here they are: … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson

The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson, Random House 2019 hardcover / ebook, mystery, 314 pages. Every July, for years now, we watch the Tour de France on TV. In addition to seeing the beautiful French countryside, mountains and villages, there … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan, Riyira Enterprises, Grim Oak Press 2019 hardcover, Legends of the First Empire (Book 4) 480 pages, fantasy. This is the just recently published fourth book in the series. Though I had a couple … Continue reading

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Current Reading: The Art of Rafael DeSoto edited by David Saunders

The Art of Rafael DeSoto edited by David Saunders, The Illustrated Press, July 2019 oversized (9×12) hardcover. Just published! This beautiful 224 page look at the work of pulp artist extraordinaire Rafael DeSoto is a must have for anyone with … Continue reading

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A Small Dilemma

In various blogs which include reading and readers, we’ve all seen discussions of what to read next. My answer is always the same: if I have a library book, and thus a book with a deadline, that’s what I read first, … Continue reading

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Current Reading: my eyes, ELO, a book,

I’ve had some increasing trouble with my eyes for more than a month, and it got so I could hardly see anything, near or distance. Honestly, I was afraid I was on the road to blindness. My optometrist referred me … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Railroad Stories # 2

Railroad Stories – The Legend of King Lawson byE. S. Dellinger, Bold Venture Press 2015 trade paper, short story / novelette collection The Pulp Railroad Stories published these five stories in 1932 and 1933. At the time it was a very popular … Continue reading

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Forgotten Music: The Go-Go’s & The Motels

Back in the days when cassettes were the most popular medium for  listening to music on the go, and for taping / creating our own playlists, I made a cassette with the Go-Go’s on one side and The Motels on … Continue reading

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