March 26th, 2019

Tuesday Reads

Tuesday Reads

'Being In Christ: A Biblical and Systematic Investigation in a Reformed Perspective' by Hans Burger

'The Accursed' A novel by Joyce Carol Oates

'Nicotine' A novel by Nell Zink

'The Marshall Plan: Dawn Of The Cold War' by Benn Steil

'Weight: The Myth Of Atlas And Heracles' by Jeanette Winterson

'Merry Men' a novel by Carolyn Chute

'Life Class: The Selected Memoirs Of Diana Athill' With An Introduction By Ian Jack

'The Pharmacy: Windows on History' Edited By Regine Potzsch

'William Morris: Artist, Craftsman, Pioneer' by R. Ormiston & N. M. Wells
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The Marshall Plan

It is in the ongoing death flow 11:56 AM late Tuesday morning here in the state of Michigan. It is another cold sunny day. It is hard to think it is going to snow this week. The weather is still very cold for being Spring time here in Michigan. When will it get warm again nobody knows for sure. We could have cold snowy weather throughout the month of April. Our Springs in Michigan tend to be cold and rainy. It usually gets warm sometime in June and the bloom it is Autumn once again!

I got up this morning around 6:25 AM. When I got up I found my wife asleep in the living room in a relinger chair. She had gotten up this morning around 4 o'clock AM. When I got up I got a glass of orange juice and sat next to my wife seeking to wake up to another day. Carol and I are both sick with a cold this week.

After dozing for awhile I decided to make oatmeal for breakfast. Carol did not want any oatmeal so I made some just for me. Carol had a doctor's appointment this morning and did not want to go her doctor with a full stomach.

After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary, mess with our main computer and made a video for my Youtube channel. Carol came home from the doctor's and then left to do errands. I have been coughing, blowing my nose and reading from a book I got in the mail yesterday titled, 'The Marshall Plan: Dawn Of The Cold War' by Benn Steil.

It is now 12:04 PM Tuesday afternoon. I am sick with a cold and feel a need to do nothing till I am once again feeling well. Last night I basically read till bedtime the novel, 'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates. Carol went to bed early and I stayed up till 11 o'clock PM reading 'The Accursed'.

I suppose I will close to feel sick. Tonight Caleb, Emily, Josie, and Cora are coming over for dinner. Josie is spending the night with us, a sleep over with Noni.
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Old Books Tag


1) Have you ever bought a book that was made before you were born? (the physical book, not the text)

2) Which book on your shelves takes place in the oldest time period? (Victorian/Medieval, Stone Age?!)

3) Have you got a book that was originally published in same year that you were born?

4) Which book on your shelves have you had for the longest ?

5) Which book have you had the longest but never read?

6) What's the oldest book you own?

7) Which book do you have that was written the longest time ago?
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The Short Story Tag on Booktube

The Short Story Tag on Booktube


1. Do you read and write short stories or just read short stories? I read short stories and have never written any.

2. What is your favorite short story? one of my favorite short stories was written by Alice Munro titled 'The Floating Bridge' in her short story collection titled, 'Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage' Stories.

3. What is your favorite short story collection? I can not off the top of my head select one volume of short stories by an author that I would consider to be my favorite. But I will list some writers who write short stories that I have recently read and list the books-

'The Complete Stories' Clarice Lispector

'The Stories (So Far) Of Deborah Eisenberg'

'My Father's Tears and other Stories' by John Updike

'Him With His Foot In His Mouth And Other Stories' by Saul Bellow

'Greasy Lake & Other Stories' by T. Coraghessan Boyle

'Park City: New and Selected Stories' by Ann Beattie

'American Savage' Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell

'Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories' by Alice Munro

'Stories In An Classical Mode' by Harold Brodkey

4. Who are some of your favorite short story writers? John Updike, T.C. Boyle, Deborah Eisenberg, Alice Munro and Saul Bellow

5. Do you like a particular outlet for finding short stories? Individual author collections? Anthologies? Magazines?

I like one volume short story collections by individual writer for example J.G. Ballard 'The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard' Introduction By Martin Amis or 'Stories In An Classical Mode' by Harold Brodkey

6. How short do you like your short stories? For me a short story can be a couple of pages or more.

7. What do you feel makes a good short story? To me what makes a good short story is how the writer ends the story.

8. Which short story writers do you want to read more or want to begin reading? H. L. Lovecraft Tales and Philip H. Dick stories

9. Who do you tag?
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