Tag Archives: Reading

People Need to Learn to Read

Reviewing favorite books from my childhood brings back an important aspect of my childhood for which I am thankful. I was raised to be a reader. When I was a child, my mother did not let my sisters and me … Continue reading

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Return to Reading

I explained earlier this month that I decided to read more this year. I used to read extensively. Sometimes I would have three books in progress, but one or two was ideal. A few years after moving back to Georgia that … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Frankenstein Moved in on the Fourth Floor”

I received Frankenstein Moved in on the Fourth Floor (by Elizabeth Levy, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein) in a mail order book club. In each shipment I received a set of books selected by the company. This book came in the same … Continue reading

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A Crime Story from My Childhood

Today I want to review another story which was one of my favorite stories as a child – Bernard of Scotland Yard by Bernice Freshet and illustrated by Gina Freshet. I received it in a monthly mail order book club. … Continue reading

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In the Break Room – Put that Phone Down and Write

A week or so ago I was sitting in the smaller break room at work during our afternoon break time. I handled an important text message and then noticed other people at the table looking at their phones. I put … Continue reading

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Returning to Old Favorites

Last Thursday night I was relaxing at home after work. After I ate dinner I settled into my recliner with a blanket over my lap. Arwen jumped up on my lap, curled up on the blanket she loves, and purred. … Continue reading

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“The Watery Place Your People Call Venus”

In his short story, “The Watery Place” (1956), Isaac Asimov writes about a sheriff and his deputy sitting in the sheriff’s station in Twin Gulch, ID. The sheriff has various business interests in addition to his work as a sheriff, … Continue reading

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Time Travel Headaches

As I explain here, one reason why I enjoy science fiction is its ability to wrestle with ideas. Sometimes those ideas are deep questions Sometimes they are fun. Sometimes they are just weird or confusing.  Stories involving time travel could … Continue reading

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Three Childhood Favorites

I grew up reading. When I was a small child I read about dinosaurs. When I was a little older I read about astronomy. During our summer vacations, my mother would not allow my sisters and me to be completely … Continue reading

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Two Intriguing Stories

I have been a fan of Isaac Asimov’s short stories for several years. I enjoy stories which wrestle with interesting ideas, even when I disagree with the conclusions. Asimov was an atheist, and so I certainly do not always agree … Continue reading

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