Category Archives: Around the US 2013

Traveling Back to East Texas in the 1960s

This summer I moved to Houston to take a job teaching in the psychology department of Lamar University, which is located 100 miles east, in the heart of East Texas. East Texas is a place you have to learn to … Continue reading

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The Last Reads of 2013: Sierra Leone, Canada, Maine, Venezuela, Morocco (and Illinois and London)

I have decided to close out 2013 at this point, rather than read like a fiend to the end. For one thing it’s my anniversary, and holing up with books til midnight seems a little antisocial. Also, there isn’t a … Continue reading

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Vienna and Missouri and Husbands Charged With Murder

I’m racing to the end of the year, now, hoping I can get some actual “book books” read now that I’m done with commuting to Beaumont daily til the new year. I don’t think there is any way I can … Continue reading

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DC, Addis Ababa, North Dakota, and Illinois

I’ve been having a lovely time reading, but haven’t been so good at catching you all up on my progress. This review features 4 recent reads, titles A-D for the alphabet challenge I doubt I can finish by year end. … Continue reading

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In the South Pacific with Some Great Sailors and a Jerk of a Captain

I knocked off the Marshall Islands and Hawaii with a great Pulitzer winner this week. Hated to see this one end. I love when books make me search Google–this time it was to look at images of the ships my … Continue reading

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Closing in on the End of Author Alphabet

I’m racing along to the end of the alphabet, trying to get at least the authors done before the end of the year. The end is in sight, and in most cases, I’ve been able to meet some other goals … Continue reading

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From Arizona to India (and Pakistan, which is where I’m counting it)

Two more updates, one quick and one more substantial. I visited AZ with a detective dog to fill my Q author slot, and then finally got to indulge my Rushdie addiction and get around to probably his most heralded book. … Continue reading

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