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Ten Books that Scared Me

These are not necessarily horror novels or monster ghost stories. At least one of them is non-fiction, and the rest are all over the genre pallet. With, yeah, a couple of ghost stories thrown in, but it doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?

The other day I got a really cheerful Email from TruConnect saying ‘Hi D### Krauss, let’s stay connected because we’ve noticed you haven’t been using your service and we don’t want you to be disconnected so how ‘bout you call … Continue reading

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Ack Nowledge Mints, Part Deux

I give up. Despite railing against this trend before, it looks like fiction novel Acknowledgements are here to stay, as ubiquitous as mold in the basement. Just about every recently published novel has one. Which baffles me, because a fiction … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Books I Hated

This is a different list from the one preceding because these are books I actually finished. Very difficult list to put together, let me tell you, because I rarely finish a book I dislike (see below). Going the distance in … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Books I Tossed Across the Room

These are books that didn’t make it past my self-imposed fifty-page rule, sometimes not even past the first paragraph, before turning it into a Frisbee. Not the top ten books that I hated…hmm, sounds like another list… because I’d have … Continue reading

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Top Ten Best Fantasy Books I’ve Read So Far

I classify ‘fantasy’ in a fairly broad way, summarized by ‘swords and sorcery;’ you know, mythical lands, wizards and goddesses, brawny barbarians, Game of Thrones. But not necessarily all swords and mythical ages; they can be set in contemporary times, … Continue reading

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Where I Get my Books

I have somewhere between 500- 600 books. I don’t think that’s excessive because those are acquisitions over a 60 year period, if you count the Dr. Seuss I had when I was a kid. I’ve probably lost or tossed an … Continue reading

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Deflating the Expanse

About two minutes into season 6 of The Expanse, rumored to be the last and final and never will it come this way again (maybe), I thought, “Did they change writers or something?” Because, about two minutes into it, I … Continue reading

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The B Team is in Charge

My passport expired. So did my wife’s. Being a savvy computer-literate American, I dutifully downloaded the requisite Department of State forms, filled them out as pdfs, printed them, and then researched methods to obtain requisite passport photos. I could upload … Continue reading

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The Authors I Always Read

I’ve been a reader for as long as I can remember, which isn’t really all that far back. The earliest memory I have is probably my 4th birthday; I got cupcakes instead of a regular cake and I was not … Continue reading

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