User Profile


Joined 4 months ago

This link opens in a pop-up window

CuriousLibrarian's books

Currently Reading

Framley Parsonage (Paperback, 2006, Hard Press) 4 stars

When young Mark Robarts was leaving college, his father might well declare that all men …

Review of 'Framley Parsonage' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I loved this book, especially the female characters. Lucy, Lady Lufton, Mary and Miss Dunstable are very admirable. Mrs. Proudie, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Grantly were complex, strong women used to having their way. This was my favorite so far in the series. That doesn't mean I wouldn't have edited out a bit where I feel Trollope repeats himself.

Seveneves: A Novel (2015, William Morrow) 4 stars

Seveneves is a hard science fiction novel by Neal Stephenson published in 2015. The story …

Review of 'Seveneves: A Novel' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I wouldn't have finished this if I hadn't promised a friend, but that I said I really enjoyed the last part of the book. It just took a very long time to get there. I didn't really like the central them of the 7 Eves and how their one-dimensional characteristics persisted for generations. But I did really like the plot especially the reintroduction of humans to a changed Earth. I skipped over a lot of the orbital mechanics descriptions.

The 1619 Project (Hardcover, 2021, One World) 5 stars

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a …

Review of 'The 1619 Project' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This book isn't the easiest to read, but it is the most important one I've read in years. It fills in gaps and reframes our country's history to include black americans. I am sorry that at the same time this crucial truth is getting recognition there are people trying to shut down any acknowledgement of the impact of systemic racism in America. How can we succeed if we don't acknowledge the truth around us?