Dibby Hill Awards: 2016 (and 2015)

Dibby Hill Book Awards 2016*As always these awards are based upon the books I read last year, regardless of their publication datesLiterary Novel: Did You Ever Have a Family, Bill CleggFantasy/Science Fiction: Grace of Kings, Ken LuiYoung Adult Novel: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. DanforthMiddle-Grade Novel: Mark of the Dragonfly, Jaleigh JohnsonNon-Fiction: Night of … Continue reading Dibby Hill Awards: 2016 (and 2015)

Freedom, oh Freedom

"All those people going to workNot me.I'm not going to work."Credit  poem  Michael Cook2015:16. (currently reading) French Concession, Xaio Bai (in translation)15. (currently reading) Journney to the West, translated, edited by Anthony C. Yu14. The Wool Omnibus, Hugh Howey13. The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester (fascinating non-fiction about an American convicted of murder in … Continue reading Freedom, oh Freedom

 Heat has finally broken here in East Nasty.It may be back. It may be back tomorrow. I will enjoy it now. Have hope now.The beloved dogs do not like it hot. Cid doesn't like to walk on the sidewalk even, prefers the grass. 2014 List:36. The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson35. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, … Continue reading


Hot, steamy, grass dying, plants drooping, dogs panting, sweat down back, cicadas in the night. Summer in the South.2014 Reading List:30. Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline29. Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter28. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens27. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie26. The Gift of Wings, Mary Henley Rubio25. Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age, Bohumil Hrabal20-24. … Continue reading Mid-Summer