Adieu, England?

By my calendar and clock it’s  growing late on the last day of April, so the month  is nearly ended and with it Read of England.  This year’s RoE was low-energy, despite the early start. I blame the Grand Canyon, of course —  getting ready for a trip west and then spending a week hiking, sleeping, and little else derailed things a bit. And then as soon as I returned, I went out of town again for some dogsitting.  I still have a few RoE targets outstanding that I’ll continue after in May, along with a few other things. But first, recap!

English History
The Birth of Britain Sir Winston Churchill
A Time Traveler’s Guide to Eliabeathan England, Ian Mortimer
Redcoat: The English Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket, Richard Holmes

English Lives
Shakespeare: The World as Stage, Bill Bryson
Wisdom and Innocence: A Life Of G.K. Chesterton, Joseph Pearce
The Letters of C.S. Lewis, ed. Warren Lewis and Walter Hooper
A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War,  Joe Loconte

English Literature
Hornblower Addendum: Five Stories, C.S. Forester
Right Ho, Jeeves!, P.G. Wodehouse
Rifleman Dodd and The Gun, C.S. Forester
Further Up and Further In: Understanding Narnia, Joseph Pearce
Love Among the Chickens, P.G. Wodehouse

Not a bad split, really! Back in March I was concerned that history would take over the pack.

Now, what’s coming?

The Han Solo trilogy, A.C. Crispin.  Crispin is a name I remember from writing Star Trek books (like Sarek)  so I was much amused to find a young Han Solo series penned by her online.  Since Solo will be released later this month, it seemed appropriate to dive into the adventures of young Solo before he did the Kessel Run in twelve parsecs.  And speaking of scoundrels, I saw on Tor recently that there will be FIREFLY BOOKS! One this year, two in 2019.    Shiny.  There will also be a barrage of Trek books, because there was a $1 sale in April and I acquired four new ones to add to the little pile of electronic Trek books I’ve bought on sale and haven’t read yet. Finally there’s a book on classics and the western tradition that I’m nearly done with.

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5 Responses to Adieu, England?

  1. Mudpuddle says:

    an eclectic feast! yum!

  2. CyberKitten says:

    Even as a non-Star Wars fan I'm quite looking forward to Solo. Could be fun. My gold standard is still 'Rogue One' though…. that's going to be tough to beat.

  3. Stephen says:

    Except for the part where everyone died, I liked it more than the official prequels. They were formulaic — pretty, but cynical and formulaic.

  4. Stephen says:

    That's the standing order here…variety!

  5. CyberKitten says:

    Oh, I *liked* the fact that everyone died. It was so unlike a Hollywood ending I almost cheered!

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