Category Archives: Reading

An Iowa Treat

Oh, there’s nothing halfway About the Iowa way to treat you, When we treat you, Which we may not do at all. –“Iowa Stubborn,” Meredith Willson, The Music Man On April 25, I will be giving a book review at … Continue reading

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I’m currently taking a break from Trollope and reading George Eliot’s Middlemarch. It is, by current standards, a very leisurely book—not as maddeningly slow as those written by obviously-paid-by-the-word Trollope, but still not a good read for the impatient. I … Continue reading


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Recommended Reading

Readers who know me, or who have followed this blog, will know that, although I read a lot, I rarely buy books. For printed books, there is the library. For my Kindle, I look for free books, and that has … Continue reading

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On Tuesday, October 23, my husband flew to Kansas City on business. Someone on the flight was coughing. By Thursday morning, so was he. By Sunday afternoon, when he returned, he was working on what turned into a really nasty … Continue reading

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Not So Long After All

In a previous post, I commented on the extreme length of Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon, which I was reading on my Kindle. As it turned out, it was not as long as I had thought. My husband had started reading it … Continue reading

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Treadmill Reading

It’s been a while since I wrote about what I’m currently reading while I tread the mill. I usually reserve my Kindle for treadmill reading, but, in anticipation of a ten-day vacation, half of it spent on planes and trains, … Continue reading

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An Alabama Plantation Breakfast

My current Kindle/gym reading is Letters from Alabama, by Philip Henry Gosse. I’m not sure what inspired me to download this title, but I’m finding it mostly pretty interesting reading, even though it is very poorly formatted for Kindle, which … Continue reading

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Current Reading

Several weeks ago I announced my intention to write about my treadmill reading, and so far I have followed up with only one such post. Today I’ll make up for lost time with a compendium of remarks about several books … Continue reading

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I had planned, after my visit to the gym today, to write a little about my current treadmill reading. To my surprise, when I arrived at the gym, I found it closed, the parking lot entirely empty. I suppose perhaps … Continue reading

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Still Walking, Just Not Writing

Forgive me, readers, for I have been neglectful. It has been over three months since my last post, and even that was pretty lame. It isn’t that I haven’t thought about posting, but beyond that, I haven’t had any real … Continue reading

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