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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

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
Jules Verne
The Spirit of the Border
Zane Grey
Ramona the Brave (Ramona, #3)
Beverly Cleary
The Underground Man (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Ross Macdonald
Delilah of the Snows
Harold Bindloss
Mrs. Miniver
Jan Struther
Betsy-Tacy Treasury (P.S.)
Maud Hart Lovelace
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
The Way Some People Die
Ross Macdonald
Envy of Angels
Matt Wallace

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather I had to re-read this so I could give it back to Michael. I also promised him I'd do penance by giving him a copy of RLP's Turtles All the Way Down. I have a couple extra copies of that.

This book is in essence a series of short stories built around the life of a French Catholic missionary bishop who was sent from Ohio to New Mexico, shortly after the U.S. annexed New Mexico and Arizona from the Mexicans.

Sorry my review is so sketchy. I hadn't realized I'd not written more about this book. It's now been two years, and I'm not likely to get my details straight if I try to write something lengthier and more coherent. Suffice to say that, like all Willa Cather books, this book is most excellent.