Tag Archives: Around the US in Books

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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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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A Whirlwind Catchup Post

I’ve been finding time to read, or more accurately to listen to, a wide variety of books in the past month, but apparently I haven’t been finding the time to post. So let me catch you up with absurdly short … Continue reading

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