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A Work in Progress



Adventures in (mostly) reading, and (sometimes) needlework and other artsy endeavors...



Published: 2017-08-22T09:00:00-05:00

 



Teaser Tuesday: The Living Infinite

2017-08-22T09:00:00-05:00

A new read (in celebration of the eclipse? . . . or do I need an excuse?). I could not resist. Europa Editions (whose front and backlists are like a reader's smorgasbord of delights) kindly sent me a review copy...



Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry

2017-08-21T09:00:00-05:00

Flynn Berry's Under the Harrow is a disconcerting, unsettling kind of read, which when you consider it is a story of suspense and mystery is really a good thing. I was already impressed, as this is a first novel, by...



Dippable Books and Other Reading Notes

2017-08-18T13:15:00-05:00

I'm not going to Colorado this year, but this is about the time I would normally go with my family, and I was thinking how serene being in the mountains and sitting by a river would be about now. I...



Omaha Reads: The Bones of Paradise

2017-08-16T09:00:00-05:00

The 2017 Omaha Reads book selection has been announced and this year Jonis Agee's The Bones of Paradise won. Every year or so there is a list of books presented and voted on. There will be a variety of events...



Teaser Tues: Swimming Toward the Ocean

2017-08-15T09:00:00-05:00

One of the things I like about having a nice (probably far too large for my living circumstances, but oh well) personal library is that when I have a reading whim, I can usually without too much effort come up...



Books Borrowed, Books Bought

2017-08-14T09:00:00-05:00

I mentioned last week that I have been accumulating a number of really interesting-sounding books from a variety of sources (lots of library finds as well as a smattering of new books ordered and arriving all summer long), so I...



August 11: Reading Notes

2017-08-11T13:15:00-05:00

Hooray for the weekend (it's been a long week!), and double hooray for book mail yesterday as the third volume of the comic Paper Girls was on the porch when I arrived home. I am going to have to pace...



Teaser Tuesday: Under the Harrow

2017-08-08T09:00:00-05:00

It's always hard to follow up a good mystery/suspense novel with a new book. I'm never quite sure what I am in the mood for until I have sampled a few other stories, and then there is the issue of...



My Holidays by Sylvia Smith

2017-08-07T09:00:00-05:00

My Holidays by Sylvia Smith is one of the more curious books I have read in a long time. It is touted by reviewers on the book jacket as being ordinary and mundane yet compelling and compulsive at the same...



August 4: Weekend Reading Notes

2017-08-04T13:15:00-05:00

I don't mind that this weekend is forecast rain, as it is also blissfully cool outside. I have turned off my AC and opened the windows and am thoroughly enjoying the relief from the heat. The weather has been wonky...