2020 Reading Highlights

2020 was a banner year for reading since I spent a lot more time at home. I ended with a personal high of 84 books read during the year.

I am usually a big reader of science fiction. Not last year. My favorite sci-fi of the year was the Tao …

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Around the turn of the century

For the first time, I ran into a quote where the phrase "around the turn of the century" was referring to the year 2000 instead of 1900. Up until now, I have always associated that phrase with the change from the 1800's to the 1900's.

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The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis

I've just finished reading "The Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis. This novel was first published in 1983. I have not read any of his other works previously.

This is the best book that I have read in a very long time. I'm not here to review it, or give out …

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Splitting a Calibre Library

If you have a collection of eBooks, you may already be a Calibre user. Calibre is a powerful ebook manager that helps organize your collection of electronic books. It supports every major ebook format that I have ever thrown at it. If you have any ebook or document collection that …

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2017 Reading Highlights

2017 was a another good reading year. I discovered several new authors and book series that kept me entertained as I completed 64 books during the year. It seemed to be a year of reading book series as you will see in some of the selections below. A part of …

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A few good books

I am a decent reader with one or two books going all the time. I have a wish list of about 400 books that I keep an eye out for when checking the library web site, gutenburg.org, etc. Most of them are classics or represent a highly rated story …

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Road Rd

I got a big kick out of a couple of roads in downtown Lake Jackson, TX. They are named 'This Way' and 'That Way'. Guess there is someone in Lake Jackson with a sick sense of humor. I can hear them giving directions now, "Well, go straight and make a …

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Reading 2015 Summary

I completed 2015 by reading 64 books. There were some enjoyable highlights.

Science Fiction "Forge of God" and "Anvil of Stars" by Greg Bear are in the classic science fiction mold. In addition, Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: Space Odyssey and Rendezvous with Rama were fascinating. First time reads for all …

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