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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
To Green Angel Tower
Tad Williams
Progress: 44/1104 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer
The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
Progress: 20 %

New Year's Eve Resolutions

Just got back from the Asian buffet.  And yes, I stuffed myself yet again.  Oh, well.


I have two resolutions for tomorrow, New Year's Eve.  Not for the new year, of course, because I wouldn't keep them anyway.  But just for tomorrow.


1.  Clean up the horrendous backlog of email.  You do not want to know how truly horrendous it is.


2.  Tally up and report my Festive Season tasks and reads that have been languishing while I've mostly been reading Tad Williams.  I've done and read other things, however, but haven't recorded/reported them.


I have studiously avoided going out anywhere on New Year's Eve for many years.  A few times there have been invitations that couldn't be declined, but I doubt I've gone out more than three or four times on 31 December in the past 40 years.  There are neighbors who have to do the fireworks/gunfire bullshit and so the dogs need someone to be here anyway, and I have just never felt comfortable being on the roads even for short distances.


And even as I wrote that, someone in the neighborhood started with the fireworks.