Category Archives: What I’m Reading

The Washington Post on Outlaw Country Inventor Billy Joe Shaver

In my humble opinion, we focus far too much on the world’s huge success stories. Those stories provide a false sense of what life is really like. Far more interesting (at least to me) are the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” stories of those … Continue reading

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Thursday, 8 June 2017 – Reading pages 53-134 in Michael Crichton’s Grave Descend

Thursday my cold got better. While “resting up,” I read pages 53-134 in Michael Crichton’s 1970 novel Grave Descend. In the book, our hero James McGregor and his buddy Roger Yeoman dive into the wreck of the Grave Descend to retrieve … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017 – Finishing Ed McBain’s So Nude, So Dead (pages 88-199) and reading McBain’s novella “Die Hard”

At night, I finished So Nude, So Dead by Ed McBain (covering pages 88-199). The best assessment of the book is “Good enough.” It’s good escapism, but when McBain wrote this one he was just starting as an author had … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – The First 82 pages of Ed McBain’s So Nude, So Dead

Needing a book, I settled on Ed McBain’s So Nude, So Dead. It was one of the books that I got in the large order that I received from Edward R Hamilton last week. So far, it’s just OK. So … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – Karen Schoemer of The New York Times searching for Leonard Gardner’s lost Fat City (AKA Stockton, California)

At the moment, I’m in between books. I looked @ nytimes.com and found a great article in their Travel section. Writer Karen Schoemer got in touch with Leonard Gardner, the author of the acclaimed 1969 novel Fat City. If you’re unfamiliar with Fat … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – Missoula by Jon Krakauer

I started reading Jon Krakauer’s Missoula in the evening. Before bed, I managed the first thirteen chapters (through page 157). Missoula’s about the rape crisis at the University of Montana around 2010. So far, I’m ambivalent on the book. Krakauer does … Continue reading

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Saturday, 21 January 2017 – End of the Road with Ian Hunter, Pondering My Next Book

Saturday night I finished Ian Hunter’s Diary of a Rock n’ Roll Star. Friday I’d gone from page 84 to page 101 – not a lot of reading. Saturday, I went from 101 to the end (page 159).   Diary was … Continue reading

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