This is my 800th post. Oh my. It has remained cold here, as in most of the country. We’ve kind of been in slow motion mode, but the tree and house are decorated, a few gifts are under the tree and we’ve done a little cookie baking.
Once again, nothing new has arrived, other than a CD of Christmas music. We’ve had some deliveries but things go directly to the “wrapping area”. Now I wonder why that would be?
MY CURRENT READING:
Finished: The Case of the Missing Brontë by Robert Barnard (review Friday), The Complete Calvin and Hobbes and Skirmish by Clifford D. Simak, a short story collection.
Under way: I’m continuing the seemingly unending reading of The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories which is huge and is taking huge time. I started it last Spring. I’m also still reading Wordslingers a history of western pulps, which I’ve been pecking away at for some time. Also I’ll continue (and hopefully finish Red Station Drifting.
I’ve gotten so tired of looking at that stack of partially read or barely started books that I’ve decided to re-shelve (or at least shove off into a corner) many of them. Not something I’ve done before, but it’s necessary. I need something fresh! I’m going to start two things: a Steven Marlowe Chester Drum spy novel Drum Beat: Dominique and, for short stories, Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs edited by Mike Resnick. I expect to start something else after the holiday as I suspect there will be a book or two coming my way.
Did you get anything new? What have you been reading?