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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

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -  Arthur Conan Doyle This was the first of the Sherlock Holmes books available through Amazon. It is a series of short stories, and begins in the middle of the Holmes/Watson relationship. I wanted to begin at the beginning, so stopped after about the third of the ?? stories in this collection and switched to A Study in Scarlet, which I had to download from the library at the Univ. of Adelaide (along with oodles of other Sherlock Holmes volumes not available at Amazon, although every one of them is out of copyright, so WTF? Amazon? Interestingly, less than a month after I snagged them all from my Aussie friends, Amazon began offering them all. WTF?)