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Variety of Reading


This comment was posted on my previous blog entry:

“Not really a comment on meeting old friends. I was browsing your alphabetical list of book titles and was surprised that such an otherwise comprehensive list does not include Mansfield Park.”

Nope, I’ve never gotten around to Mansfield Park – this person is right. Nor have I yet read Persuasion by Jane Austen, either. Those are both on my “some day” list – which may or may not happen. I also still haven’t read Catch-22, all the Nora Roberts novels, more Toni Morrison, Jim Butcher‘s Codex series, the rest of the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov, or finished up the Ann George mystery series. There’s a reason my website front page says “So many books, so little time”. There is so much I want to read.

I talk about Mt. Bookpile frequently. Except for a couple of the Nora Roberts books, none of the other books I just mentioned are in Mt. Bookpile. I’d like to read them though.

My library book club has been good to get me read things I wouldn’t have otherwise – for example Giant or Middlemarch or Eat, Pray, Love (and those are only in the last year).

I find it interesting that the commenter calls my reading list comprehensive – I call it varied. There’s so many genres and authors that I like to read that I can be all over the board. Yes, I have my definite favorite genres – science fiction and mystery especially – but I just like to read.

Who Named JR?


My book club is reading Giant by Edna Ferber this month. As I was reading it last night, I noticed the initials of the man throwing the huge party at the beginning of the book. Jett Rink is one of those larger than life Texans. So was J.R. Ewing from the Dallas television series from the 1970’s thru 1980’s.

Tell me – did the creator of the TV series use the initials JR in homage to Edna Ferber’s book?