A Man With An Agenda

I'm an indie bookseller in Vermont, sometime public servant, and voracious reader. My public commitments have not kept me from weekly D&D sessions or thinking about getting more cats and ways of keeping said cats off my antiques.

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January
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Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
currently reading
John Galsworthy
Virginia Woolf
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This book hit just the right note with me at just the right time. It was one of those rare books that made me want to drop ev...
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I'm not into Fantasy. Nor do I go for investigative mysteries. And I generally don't care much for series. So it's probably a...
January 2018
16
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Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin’s controversial second novel, is a clenched fist, a bucket of sour grapes, a weeping work of a...
January 2018
15
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GS is the zoologist George Schaller. I knew him first in 1969, in the Serengeti Plain of East Africa, where he was working on...
reviewed: The Infinite Future by Tim Wirkus
The Infinite Future involves nesting stories: There is a fictional 'Tim Wirkus' who receives this manuscript out of the blue ...
The Infinite Future: A Novel - Tim Wirkus The Night Ocean - Paul La Farge
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reviewed: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
This is novel is an artifact of the interwar years of Great Britain and a satire of the great and small English authors who w...
Cold Comfort Farm. - Stella Gibbons
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This book almost defies description and I'm still basically 'speechless' upon finishing. Yes, I can say it's a fictional nove...
started following:
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A compendium of opening paragraphs from great literature, I see this as a great reference for future trivia games, and Jeopar...
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It was Miss Somers' turn to make the tea. Miss Somers was the newest and the most inefficient of typists. She was no longer y...
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This one's been on the piles for at least a year now, and upon cracking it open today, I discovered it's an entire book full ...
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Thanks to Net Galley and to Penguin UK-Michael Joseph for providing me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to review...
January 2018
14
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I'd read Wiking's Little Book of Hygge last year, and absolutely loved it; it was one of those right time/right books moments...

Currently reading

The Big Book of Science Fiction
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
Progress: 76/1216 pages
A Modern Comedy
John Galsworthy
Progress: 309/862 pages
Mrs. Dalloway
Virginia Woolf
Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present
Neil Miller
Progress: 225/408 pages