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Reading Slothfully

I was told in elementary school that I only could read at half the speed for success in college. Oh well, one benefit of slow reading is you get to live with the characters a longer period of time. I read in a vain attempt to better understand people. At my other homes, I'm known as a spouse, pop, guy in the choir, physical chemist, computer/web dilettante and child-care provider. In theory, I'm a published author, if you consider stuff like Quenching Cross Sections for Electronic Energy Transfer Reactions Between Metastable Argon Atoms and Noble Gases and Small Molecules to count as publications. I've strewn dozens of such fascinating things to the winds.

Currently reading

A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
The Way Some People Die
Ross Macdonald
Envy of Angels
Matt Wallace
The Fellowship of the Frog
Edgar Wallace
Code of Conduct (The Jani Kilian Chronicles Book 1)
Kristine Smith
A Good Death
Christopher R. Cox
The Black Cargo
John P. Marquand
A Highland Christmas
M.C. Beaton
Tales from Moominvalley
Tove Jansson, Thomas Warburton
Moominland Midwinter
Tove Jansson, Thomas Warburton

Bulldog Drummond

Bulldog Drummond - Sapper A British WWI vet gets bored and places an ad in the paper asking for adventure. A beautiful young woman answers the ad and gets Drummond involved in rather a mess. This is pretty much like Hardy Boys for adults. Lots of action that isn't very well thought out before hand. The protagonist is constantly in danger of being snuffed out, but the bad guys keep putting off his demise, which allows him to escape continually, only to get back into danger a short time later. It's all rather silly, but makes for ok, if mindless, reading.