Category Archives: On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf: SF That Often Doesn’t Get Finished

I’ve had a particularly difficult time reading science fiction these days. A few days ago someone in real life asked me for a recommendation, and I struggled to think of one. I remember a passage in a recent novel of … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Sirius

Jonathan Crown’s 2014 first novel, translated into English has been on my bookshelf for a few weeks. This week I finished it. How would I describe the book? It’s a really good read. One reviewer called it “a beautiful fairy tale … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Hamilton and Sondheim

For now, I live at least a half a continent away from the performances. As a consolation, the soundtrack is greatly enjoyable. And nearly so is this book, which arrived from Amazon last summer. Having a readable libretto is nice; some … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Luna (New Moon)

The moon may be the closest celestial body to our home planet. It might also be the only one we will be able to colonize in the next century. But sf fans know it doesn’t get as much love as … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Hubble Cosmos

Upfront: I’ve been an avid reader of National Geographic since 1969. I usually catch up these days at the public library, as I never wanted to recycle their magazines. And those volumes get heavy as the years pile up. I … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Eleanor

Booksellers and libraries in my area seem to promote authors in our region. This is a good thing. Feeling somewhat dissatisfied with the science fiction I’ve been attempting to swallow the past year, I turned to a volume my local library … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Something Old, Something New

Not a book title, but just a reference to two books that have been on my desktop at work for the past few months. A staff colleague gave me a copy of Matthew Kelly’s 2011 book The One Thing. Sixty … Continue reading

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