Recommended Reading List: October, 2012

Surprisingly to me, since October was a busy month, I got a lot of reading done. Most of the novels weren’t memorable, but the shorter works—from articles to short stories—were. Here’s what I can recommend from my reading this past month.  October, 2012 Baxter, John, The Most Beautiful Walk in The World: A Pedestrian in Paris, Harper Perennial, 2011.  Nothing beats browsing in a bookstore […]

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Recommended Reading List: February 2012

February went by much too fast. I got a lot of reading done, but not as much as I expected. I was (and still am) on an urban fantasy kick. I’m finding that most of what I read is predictable and easy to skim, even series that I read all the way through. I’m not recommending most of it, sadly, because while it is giving […]

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Recommended Reading List: August 2011

I was well on my way to a spectacular reading month when I left to go to Worldcon in Reno. Still, managed to finish one book and start another.  Then my friend Bill died. I didn’t even read a newspaper for days. So the pickings were slim in August, but they were good pickings, just the same. August, 2011 Chiarella, Tom, “What Is A Man: […]

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December 2010 Recommended Reading List

I know, I know.  I read the Christmas stories before Christmas, to prep myself for the season, but I’m telling you about them here. Ah, well.  Buy the issues/books now and save the stories for next year…. As you can tell from the list, I went on a short story binge in December. For some reason I hadn’t read a lot of short fiction in […]

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November 2010 Recommended Reading List

Even though I extol the virtues of electronic books, there’s still something to be said for going to the bookstore.  I picked up the Barrowcliffe below because it was on Powells Books (airport) recommended shelf.  I found half a dozen books in stores this week that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. I read a lot in November, but much of it was newspapers and research […]

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