Books Spring Clean #17

This is this week’s group of books for the library. As often happens, re-reading passages brought back a lot of happy memories. I will miss the books, but saying goodbye is an enjoyable experience. I hope to pass the same enjoyment on to other people. This Stuff: The narrative opens in the author’s laser lab.Continue reading “Books Spring Clean #17”

Books Spring Clean #16

This is the next group of books going to the library for donation. As always, there are great memories here. Writing these summaries gives me the chance to say goodbye and remember the great things about reading these books. I hope they go to happy homes and I’m able to share these happy memories withContinue reading “Books Spring Clean #16”

Books for the Library #15

This is my next group of books for donation. With this bunch, another milestone—I’ve cleared off another shelf! YIPPEE! Hey, I take my victories where I can. I hope these guys find happy homes. The Stuff: This examines in painful detail the 2002-2003 plagiarism and fabrication scandal involving New York Times reporter Jayson Blair. AnContinue reading “Books for the Library #15”

Books for the Library #14

This is the next group of books set aside for donation to the local library. I’ll be dropping this set off on September 15. If anyone wants any of these between then and now, let me know, and I’ll get it to you. As always, re-reading these books brings back happy memories. I hope theyContinue reading “Books for the Library #14”

Spring Clean Books #13

This is my next batch of books for donation, lucky #13. As always, lots of fond memories. I hope these guys find happy homes. The Stuff: The memoir/autobiography is relatively short. Loftus describes himself as one to throw himself into things wholeheartedly. He got into trouble as a teenager but found God and later becameContinue reading “Spring Clean Books #13”

Five Books for Donation Resumed

I’ve decided to take up my five-books-a-week donation to the local library. I think it got derailed a while back when I came down with pneumonia. I never got my act back together. I intend to post this on August 25 and donate the books on September 1. If anyone wants any of these books,Continue reading “Five Books for Donation Resumed”

Spring Clean #11 Five More Books

This is the next group of books set aside for donation. They were all informative and I have fond memories of them. Even Johnson’s book, which I consider propaganda at least made me think. I meant to get back to this sooner, but a bout of pneumonia waylaid me. The final decision on the JeffreyContinue reading “Spring Clean #11 Five More Books”

Spring Clean #10 Five More Books

This is the tenth group of books I’m getting ready to drop off for donation. With this group gone, my second shelf is cleared—“cleared” being a relative term, of course. I get a chance to wipe it down and fill it with books that have been lying around the house. Writing about the book donationsContinue reading “Spring Clean #10 Five More Books”

Spring Clean #9 Five More Books

This is the next group of books set aside to be donated in my spring clean. Happily, two of these are going to a woman in critique group I’m a member of. So nice to see books go to a happy home. One more drop-off, and I will have my second shelf cleared. “Cleared” isContinue reading “Spring Clean #9 Five More Books”

Spring Clean #8 Five More Books

This is my next installment of spring cleaning and saying goodbye to five more books. I look forward to cleaning off a second shelf—so I can fill it up again. I don’t have to go shopping or anything. I have enough books lying around the house. Hence, the need to get rid of some ofContinue reading “Spring Clean #8 Five More Books”