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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 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
On The Beach (Vintage Classics)
Nevil Shute Norway
The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett
Obscure Destinies
Willa Cather
A Start in Life (The Michael Cullen Novels)
Alan Sillitoe
Mobilizing Web Sites: Strategies for Mobile Web Implementation
Kristofer Layon
Today
September
24
Christopher R. Cox
John P. Marquand
M.C. Beaton
Tove Jansson, Thomas Warburton
Tove Jansson, Thomas Warburton
Nevil Shute Norway
Dashiell Hammett
Willa Cather
March 2017
30
finished reading:
March 2017
23
finished reading:
March 2017
06
reviewed: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
I'm pretty sure I read this back when I was living in London and had hour-long commutes, which gave me time for reading long ...
Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
finished reading:
February 2017
26
reviewed: Foy: On the Road to Lost
To me, Gordon Atkinson will always be the Real Live Preacher (RLP). Even though he no longer holds a position as a church pas...
Foy: On the Road to Lost - Gordon Atkinson
finished reading:
February 2017
21
reviewed: The Wind in the Willows
My spouse tried to throw some cold water on my Moomin infatuation and challenged me to read "the good stuff", e.g. The Wind i...
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
finished reading:
February 2017
14
reviewed: It Can't Happen Here
Yikes! This one is eerie in light of recent events. My musician son has taken up reading dystopian novels. This one surely fi...
It Can't Happen Here - Sinclair Lewis
finished reading:
February 2017
03
reviewed: Moominsummer Madness
I think this might be my favorite Moomin book so far. It's the fourth I've read. It's midsummer in Moomin Valley and Snuffkin...
Moominsummer Madness - Tove Jansson, Thomas Warburton
finished reading:
February 2017
01
reviewed: Moominpappa's Memoirs (Moomintrolls)
This reads a bit like a prequel to the first two Moomins books I read. In those books, Moominpappa spends a lot of his time ...
Moominpappa's Memoirs (Moomintrolls) - Tove Jansson
finished reading:
January 2017
27
reviewed: An Old Captivity
Donald Ross is a young man who learned flying in the military, then honed his craft flying about Canada, learning the intrica...
An Old Captivity - Nevil Shute
finished reading:
January 2017
12
reviewed: Finn Family Moomintroll
I thought this was rather fun. It's sort of cute little creatures going on with adventures of one kind and another. Sometimes...
Finn Family Moomintroll - Tove Jansson, Elizabeth Portch
finished reading:
January 2017
08
reviewed: Comet In Moominland
My cousin, Diane, has some fascination/connection with Finland, and that's where I first encountered Moomins, from perusing h...
Comet In Moominland - Tove Jansson
finished reading:
January 2017
05
reviewed: Kingsblood Royal
Neil Kingsblood is a banker in a small city in Minnesota. He lives a Dick and Jane life in the suburbs with his wife, Vestal,...
Kingsblood Royal - Sinclair Lewis
finished reading:
December 2016
29
reviewed: A Christmas Carol (Great Illustrated Classics)
I thought I'd like to re-read this one. So my spouse handed me a copy. It was a real copy. But then, she took that copy away ...
A Christmas Carol  (Great Illustrated Classics) - Malvina G. Vogel, Charles Dickens
finished reading:
December 2016
13
reviewed: Armadale
This is a rather long, somewhat confusing, but extremely engaging book. First of all, there's an Alan Armadale who is in the ...
Armadale - Wilkie Collins
finished reading:
November 2016
24
reviewed: Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
This edition actually contains two novellas, along with an introduction by Lawrence Block, a noted author of crime novels. Bl...
Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe Mysteries) - Rex Stout
finished reading:
November 2016
19
reviewed: Three Bullets: A new Nero Wolfe Threesome
This is a collection of three novellas, each featuring the famous literary detective, Nero Wolfe. I suppose one might say thi...
Three Bullets: A new Nero Wolfe Threesome - Alan Vanneman
finished reading:
November 2016
17
reviewed: Between the World and Me
Wow, is this guy pissed off. But he has a right to be. Those of us who grew up in and still live in Dick and Jane land have n...
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
finished reading: