Recommended Reading List: August, 2012

I read a lot in August, but at the beginning of the month I felt like I was paying for my successful July. A book I really looked forward to by a writer new to me turned out to be a slog. Characters I didn’t like saying disagreeable things about other characters I didn’t like. I’ve encountered this four times in “the book of the […]

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Recommended Reading List: November 2011

I’m doing my best to catch up on the Recommended Reading lists, so that I can be on schedule in 2012. Here’s the good stuff I read in November. All that you read down there, I wrote in November itself (or early December).  *** I wish I could say that things settled down more in November. They didn’t, really. Thanksgiving snuck up on us. As […]

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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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August 2010 Recommended Reading List

As you can tell, I wrote this at the beginning of September.  And I’m posting late. I’d planned to post before I left.  But here goes…. Boy, I read a lot in August.  Boy, did I not like most of it.  Including a mystery novel by an acclaimed writer whose work I had read before. This book was a “breakout” novel that won a variety […]

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