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CherylR

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About CherylR

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    https://cherylrussell.com

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    Writing fiction. Reading across genres. Learning something new.

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    Adjunct professor
  • About my avatar
    Rocks in a mountain stream. Meaning? I like rocks and mountain streams. :)
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    None-not a movie fan
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    Piano Guys, 2 Cellos, Andrew Peterson,
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    Laura Ingalls Wilder, Stephen Graham Jones, Joshilyn Jackson, Amanda Flower
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  1. I liked Isaac's Storm quite a bit, and I'd recommend checking it out. Larson wove modern scientific views on natural disasters into the Galveston hurricane narrative quite well, I think. I finished it yesterday. I really enjoyed reading it; thanks for recommending it.
  2. I liked Isaac's Storm quite a bit, and I'd recommend checking it out. Larson wove modern scientific views on natural disasters into the Galveston hurricane narrative quite well, I think. Thanks, Jason. I'll check it out.
  3. An interview. The Devil in the White City never really clicked for me--it was two parallel stories that never really merged for me. In The Garden of the Beasts on the other hand was hard to put down. I haven't read any of his others--but, maybe, some day....
  4. Adam McHugh has re-entered the blogging world. Of course, maybe you didn't realize he had left.
  5. One of the best.books. ever. "Hey, I'm not the only one who does that!" type moments were frequent.
  6. Finished Things That Fall From the Sky by Kevin Brockmeier and The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Currently reading Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes, The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie, and Burning Bright by Ron Rash.
  7. Hmm. I have the same set and am a little daunted by its length. But breaking it down like you're thinking might just be the ticket. I've taken to shutting off my computer at 7 (sometimes it's on until 7:30), so I will have reading time in the evening.
  8. I usually work in an hour or more in the evenings, since I don't watch much TV.
  9. Currently reading Things That Fall From the Sky by Kevin Brockmeier
  10. No kidding--Amazon does make it way too easy. At least I've trained myself to click "add to wish list" instead of "buy now" (most of the time, anyway). What's sort of, kind of, filling my buying impulses are the free books for Kindle. It's a sad substitute, though. But, I just dug through my unread stacks of books looking for one I've already read, (and didn't find--probably in a box in the basement) and the guilt of all those unread books set in again. As for now, I'll wait for the library. Watch--"Gone Girl" will become available the two weeks in June we're on vacation and I'll have t
  11. Gavin, you are seriously testing my resolve not to buy any new books until I read more of what I've already bought. ::fingers itching to click over to Amazon::
  12. Good idea for a topic, Christian.
  13. 52 is my goal--book a week, even though I think I should read more, even though I have no idea why. ::sigh:: I'm also going to try to post more reviews on Goodreads. I'm also going to really try to read the books I've bought but not read before buying new ones or, if it's a book I want to read but haven't bought, try to get it from the library**--which could also have the added benefit of learning to be patient. (I'm currently at #548 for Gone Girl.) January: Things That Fall From the Sky by Kevin Brockmeier The Round House by Louise Erdrich Burning Bright by Ron Rash Misreading Scripture wi
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