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This week: war, war, war

This past week has been a quiet one, as I’ve been devotedly reading through Castles of Steel, an 800+ page history of the naval war between Britain and Germany during World War I.  I’m just starting Jutland, and after that … Continue reading

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This week: Huck Finn and a world at war

Without intending to, this past week I read two science fiction novels that both concerned human genetic engineering, neither featuring it in a positive light. I read The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh after watching “Space Seed”,  The Wrath … Continue reading

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This week at the library; Huck Finn and the British crown

            Try as  I might,  none of the French-related books I investigated this week struck my interest, so for the first time since starting the tradition,  my Bastille Day reading is a nonstarter. C’est la vie. … Continue reading

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This week at the library: …we’ll find out together

Dear readers: It turned out, despite their normally up-to-the-minute-correct website, that my university library was not open today, which means for the first time a long while, I have no idea what I’m going to read next. My local library doesn’t carry … Continue reading

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This week at the library: the Spirit of ’76

Greetings, dear readers! It’s been a busy week for me, reading-wise, because work at the library has been slow. Oprah and Brad Pitt have been wandering around town filming for a movie,  and a lot of our usual patrons and traffic … Continue reading

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This week at the library: American colonies and apes

Dear readers: Last week saw another entry struck from the To Be Read list, as well as the completion of The Odyssey. I’ve been meaning to read the full story properly for years.  I’ve mostly been reading the first entry … Continue reading

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This week: Strife at Sea

This has been a productive week in fiction, of the short kind at least.  On Saturday afternoon I finished Power, Inc,  and that’s another one down from the to-be-read-list.  That list has altered a touch; I was using the wrong … Continue reading

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This week: POWER! unLIMITED POWER!!!!!!

Dear readers: First, of literary interest, last night I discovered a “Classic Tales” podcast that features readings of classic stories. I haven’t figured out how to access their archives prior to February, but just on the front page are performances … Continue reading

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This week at the library: Civil War and Sea People

Dear readers: This weekend I finally posted comments for Away Down South, completing my unintentional miniseries of Books Whose Titles Came from the Chorus of “Dixie”.   The traditional verses offer a lot of other phrases ripe for titles; imagine … Continue reading

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This week: commerce, trade, and shipping

This past week at the library I’ve been mostly reading into commerce and trade, and reviews are posted or will be for all except for Point of Purchase, a “history of how shopping changed America”.  This was a history of … Continue reading

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