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Old Yesterday, 02:21 PM   #26926
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Still reading Devices and Desires on audio, but meanwhile I read E. R. Braithwaite's To Sir With Love. The movie was very closely based on the book, and it was a pleasure to revisit it. But also a bit of a downer, seeing so many of the issues that Braithwaite dealt with still a major problem.
And I read Braithwaite's second memoir, Paid Servant, about his time being seconded from teaching to work as a social worker dealing with "difficult" cases (almost all mixed race cases). Not as compelling as To Sir With Love, but in many ways more revealing. Overall, I didn't enjoy it nearly as much, but it was worth the read.

Now reading Troublemaker, by Joseph Hansen. This is the third Dave Brandstetter mystery, and I am quite enjoying rediscovering these books after so many years. They have stood up well.
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Last night I finished In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. Good mystery/thriller. Next up is Star Trek: The Next Generation Hearts and Minds by Dayton Ward.
Intriguing title, how good was it?
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I am currently reading Virigina Woolf's To The Lighthouse and Isaac Asimov's I, Robot.
Finished both of these - one last night and one this morning. Enjoyed both immensely in different ways.

I had never read I,Robot before and was surprised to see that the action centered a woman who had been one of the founders of the robotic society. Asimov didn't quite go so far as to let her be a robotics scientist (she was a psychologist), but I was surprised to see it from a book written in 1950.

Moving on to Ahmed Saadwi's Frankenstein in Baghdad on the Kobo and a quick relisten of The Old Man and the Sea for the New Leaf Book Club.
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Intriguing title, how good was it?
Pretty good! It kept me entertained throughout and it did get a bit dark at times.
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Now reading Troublemaker, by Joseph Hansen. This is the third Dave Brandstetter mystery, and I am quite enjoying rediscovering these books after so many years. They have stood up well.
Well, even for Mr. Hansen, this was a bit convoluted! Seriously, the weakest of the three, with too many characters and too many red herrings. OTOH, I still enjoyed it, and I still want to read the next, so I guess that makes it a solid 3 stars.

Next up, a bunch of Liaden shorter works. I haven't got time to focus on anything new, and falling back into a wonderful old friend just feels right.
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