The blog is not dead

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Retreating (contentedly) into Tanglewood

Posts have been infrequent enough this year; I didn’t expect to be ‘absent’ two months!  Real life has found ways of distracting me from books, but I am anxious to leave my post-Amerika reading rut and morph into summer “heavy” reading.

A review for Twice-Told Tales is forthcoming.  I am going through and reading the stories I skipped before, as well as re-reading a few.  While it hasn’t got me out of the rut, completionism has been very worthwhile.  “The Gentle Boy” and “The Prophetic Pictures” are probably my favorites so far – the plots are novel-worthy.

Summer “heavy” reading is a tradition of mine where I read one large book over the summer.  This year, I may just go for number of books, instead of pages of one book.  I’m taking suggestions for my summer read(s), preferably something from the uber long listplease comment with any ideas of what you’d like to see!