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reading

Requiem For A Doormat Reading List

I read a lot. Way too much, probably. Books, comics, television, movies, music – it doesn’t really matter, I love a good story, but books trump all. Well, maybe not comics. I read too many comics to list them all here, but I actually track books on Goodreads. I finish every book for one reason …

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From When We Were Young

I’m amazed now at how many works I either sneered at or didn’t appreciate fully when I was young. I have a vague recollection of liking Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series, but thinking it kind of dull and hard to understand. As I finish Dragonquest, the second book now, I’m blown away, both by …

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Things That Don’t Work For Me

I have a love of 1800s literature. It’s not an exclusive source of study for me, but I genuinely enjoy reading H.G. Wells, Mary Shelley, Jules Verne and the like. I like even older things, like Alexander Dumas and Shakespeare. I like newer classic authors like Bradbury, Asimov, Tolkien and Heinlein. I like even newer …