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Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Blogging Scavenger Hunt ?

Oh, dear, I've succumbed. I signed up for the Blogging Scavenger Hunt. If I keep up fine, if not fine; it should be fun anyway. Cheya, noticed your name there, too!

I've finished On Basilisk Station and The Honor of the Queen by David Weber and need to review them. Still working on Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) and have started rereading All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. From the excitement of science fiction/space opera through the nonfiction of social psychologists explaining how and why we rationalize our mistakes and justify our actions, to the heartwarming stories of a Yorkshire vet during the late 1930's.

Had a lot of fun with the first two novels about Honor Harrington and her exciting space adventures, am learning some interesting stuff in Mistakes Were Made, and am chuckling over the experiences of James Herriot and Sigfried and Tristan Farnon (Sigfried and Tristan's father was a Wagner buff). All Creatures Great and Small is just as funny and charming as it was the first time I read it all those years ago.


  1. I love All Creatures Great and Small--it is truly hilarious. I'm trying to convince my oldest son to read it--I might have to resort to reading it aloud to him.

  2. Jenclair, it sounds to me like you are juggling lots of books and reading a page as each goes zooming past. How do you keep it all straight?

    Speaking of keeping things straight - thank-you for reminding me about the scavenger hunt. I'm making a note to stick on the computer.

  3. G. R. - I guess it is really one of my favorite books of all time, and I do hope your son will read it, but reading aloud is great for both of you!

    Cheya - Well, I'm only reading 2 right now. I ordered the first 2 in the Honor Harrington series by Weber, but there are a bunch of them, and I'll read until I get tired of them. I think I'll ask for the rest of the series for Mother's Day!

  4. I wonder if you'll have the most books read for the OUAT Challenge :)

    Good luck on your scavenger hunt. Sounds like fun.