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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

A Light in the Window (Mitford)

A Light in the Window (Mitford) - Jan Karon I'm not sure if I can finish this [I'm almost at the half-way point]. I read the first in the series, and it was cute enough. Well, clearly I'd forgotten a lot. It's actually rather saccharine and corny, but this is ever so much worse than the first one.

It seems that Rev. Tim, a 60-year-old, life-long bachelor, Episcopalian priest has become besotted with his neighbor, the lovely Cynthia Coppersmith, who has amazing legs. But, Cynthia is working in New York, trying to finish up a book. So, we're "treated" to their love letters back and forth, love letters that sound like they might have been written by 14-year old adolescents. I literally thought I might vomit in the middle of a chapter that was just back-and-forth letters.

In the mean time, a rich widow, Edith Mallory has designs on Fr. Tim, and she is not at all shy about letting him know about her designs. Yuck!

Life's too short for this crap. I'm done!