Classics For a Reason: The Wizard of Oz

On a road trip this past weekend, as we drove through the exciting western half of the state of Kansas, I read aloud the first half of Frank Baum’s classic, “The Wizard of Oz.” On the return trip, since I was driving we listened to the audio version of the remainder of the book. The [...]

Where Have You Seen E-readers?

I saw a Kindle at the nursing home the other day.  It was the first time I had seen one in a retirement home of any kind, until I saw a happy looking fellow, reading his right out in front of the dining room.  He seemed quite engrossed in his book and I was in [...]

Dear Author. Did you really have to do that to your character?

I really want to have a long talk with the author of my present read.   He has taken what is an excellent detective story and now transformed it into an action story.  I am not surprised, of course, poor Brodie has had to survive all kinds of rough and tumble in the previous novels, indeed [...]

Talking to the Characters

I am in the middle of a pretty good book,Pilgrim Soul, by Gordon Ferris. It is the third in a series that I have really enjoyed.  I have grown to really care about the characters of the course of the three books.  I have seen them through some tough times. I have watched them be [...]

Hungry for Words

I am so far behind on my reading.  Real world demands have been large this year and especially the last few weeks.  People seem to think that I ought to really work for my pay instead of just paying me to do what ever seems fun to me.  The gall!  I am so hungry for [...]

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Classics For a Reason: The Wizard of Oz

On a road trip this past weekend, as we drove through the exciting western half of the state of Kansas, I read aloud the first half of Frank Baum’s classic, “The Wizard of Oz.” On the return trip, since I was driving we listened to the audio version of the remainder of the book. The [...]

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Where Have You Seen E-readers?

I saw a Kindle at the nursing home the other day.  It was the first time I had seen one in a retirement home of any kind, until I saw a happy looking fellow, reading his right out in front of the dining room.  He seemed quite engrossed in his book and I was in [...]

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Dear Author. Did you really have to do that to your character?

I really want to have a long talk with the author of my present read.   He has taken what is an excellent detective story and now transformed it into an action story.  I am not surprised, of course, poor Brodie has had to survive all kinds of rough and tumble in the previous novels, indeed [...]

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Talking to the Characters

I am in the middle of a pretty good book,Pilgrim Soul, by Gordon Ferris. It is the third in a series that I have really enjoyed.  I have grown to really care about the characters of the course of the three books.  I have seen them through some tough times. I have watched them be [...]

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