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Wednesday Bag o’ Moto

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The motorcycle trip my son and I have been planning has undergone a metamorphosis. Gregory’s been looking for a motorcycle, and now he’s found The One: a 2014 BMW K1600 GL (that’s it on the left). It’s in San Luis Obispo, California.

The plan now is for me to drive […]

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Paul’s Book Reviews: Science Fiction, Hit & Miss Thrillers

“Am I a person or a weapon?” Borne asks Rachel, in extremis. “You are a person,” Rachel tells him.

“But like a person, you can be a weapon, too.”

— Jeff VanderMeer, Borne

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

The “Southern Reach” trilogy sold me on Jeff VanderMeer. I’ll probably read anything he writes and I’m […]

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You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book news and reviews.

Display for the times at San Francisco’s City Lights Bookstore

YCRT! News

A Texas congressman says “Better to get your news directly from the president. In fact, it might be the only way to get the unvarnished truth.” A San […]

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Home Alone

Fending for myself: Donna drove to Palm Springs to spend a few days with her sister and niece. Right after she left I heard one of the dogs howling. And she thinks they love me more than her!

Since I had the TV to myself last night, I turned on Netflix to watch what must […]

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Paul’s Book Reviews

“We are all part machine, Kaaro. Your phone is a polymer under the skin of your hand. You have a locator chip in your head.” —Tade Thompson, Rosewater

Rosewater by Tade Thompson

A Goodreads friend said this about “Rosewater”:

“This book is one of those discoveries that not only is enjoyable for itself; it’s […]

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You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups.

10,000 unwanted books overtake the streets of Melbourne

YCRT! News

Many Americans these days are engaged in protest. Reading in public, especially the reading of banned or challenged books, can also be an act of protest.

Related: Using Banned […]

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Paul’s Book Reviews: Vietnam, Old School SF, Radio Days, Tough Guys, Ghost Stories

“Page took the record that was playing on the turntable off without asking anybody and put on Jimi Hendrix: long tense organic guitar line that made him shiver like frantic electric ecstasy was shooting up from the carpet through his spine straight to the old pleasure center in his cream-cheese brain, shaking his head so […]

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Trashy Novels, Trashier Opinions

There’s some bullshit meme making the Facebook rounds where you’re supposed to express unpopular non-political opinions. It’s a transparent attempt to get people to roll over and quit complaining about the tainted election of the second-place finisher, but okay, I’ll go along. […]

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