Book Review: “Drood” by Dan Simmons

When I picked up “Drood”, Dan Simmons’ novel at Costco a couple of months ago, I (literally) weighed the decision to whether to read the book or not. At 775 pp, this book is no small commitment.  The story is set up as a historical fiction intersection with horror and covers the last five years…

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Book Review: Me Talk Pretty One Day

I’m sure this will be a surprise to all of you, but sometimes I can really channel my inner curmudgeon.  Often, this is manifested to countermand the hype regarding some pop-culture trendsetter.  If “everyone” is enthusing about how great some <insert: book, film, music> is, there is always a counter-current inside me that wants to…

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Lazy Saturday

There might be better ways to spend a Saturday afternoon than reading on the couch with a pointer head in your lap, but right now I can't think of any… Reading Hour Good girl. Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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How Do You Keep Track Your Books?

With the increasing spam-itization of vox causing a lot of angst around here (and for good reason), I’ve been thinking about mechanisms to save the content of this blog, you know, if in the end it becomes necessary to go to wordpress or elsewhere. I mention wordpress specifically because they make it pretty easy to…

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Kindling

So, I’ve been doing a bit of a reading experiment this past week.  I’m reading a book for the first time on the Amazon Kindle.  It’s been very interesting. You see, Santa brought one for the Beloved at Christmas and she’s been using it for the past several months.  One of the books she’d read…

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So You Think You Can Show?

This past weekend, Penny got to participate in her second dog show, which was a really big two-day one that was held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.   We’d told the breeders that we would enter her in nearby shows to increase the number of pointers in the show, which can help get more points…

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Booking Through Thursday: Life’s Too Short

Suggested by JM: “Life is too short to read bad books.” I’d always heard that, but I still read books through until the end no matter how bad they were because I had this sense of obligation.  That is, until this week when I tried (really tried) to read a book that is utterly boring…

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Beach Reads

Well — I’d been procrastinating on talking about one of my favorite part of my vacation Down The Shore which was getting in a lot of reading.  I’d been procrastinating because I’d hoped that Vox would have a ready fix for that book-loading breakdown that happened last month.   Anyway, before they got too stale in…

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