Monthly Archives: September 2015

Perfidia by James Ellroy

The reading life sometimes raises interesting conundrums. Originally, I believed that once I started a book I should finish it. ┬áJust like the “clean plate” rule my parents instilled in me for eating food, I approached my reading in the … Continue reading

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The Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger

Agnes, watched from a deep hedge while a nobly born woman was brutally murdered. The man who did it seemed familiar to Agnes but she can’t quite place him. There is no doubt the man was after something because after … Continue reading

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In Memory of Ann McGovern

I am not ┬ásure when I first read Stone Soup, but I remember the impact it had on me. The sly, tricky way the stranger elicited cooperation so that all in the village could eat well was one of those … Continue reading

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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu and Translated by Ken Liu

The search for alien life has been going on for more than thirty years, but if you are like me you don’t think about it about it very much, except when you watch the movie Independence Day and see the … Continue reading

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