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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

Serpent's Tooth

Serpent's Tooth - Faye Kellerman I think I read the first in this series, or an early one at least, some 15 years ago, and rather liked it. The series being the one about the cop who took up being an Orthodox Jew so as to get the woman he loved. So, remembering this, I picked up this book from a book table at a church fair.

I didn't like this book nearly so much. I didn't like the main character and I didn't like the subject matter. It was all too crude for my tastes. This is an ok book if you are on a plane, get it free (or close to free) and have nothing better to do but read it. I doubt I'll bother seeking out anything else by Kellerman.