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A Half-Built Garden (EBook, 2022, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 4 stars

On a warm March night in 2083, Judy Wallach-Stevens wakes to a warning of unknown …

To be honest I’m not enjoying this nearly as much as I thought I would, and I skip reading most evenings. I’m formulating a critique that I’ll share once I finish (I think I will finish, though it’s a bit of a slog). It’s not a terrible book — I would stop reading otherwise — but it’s not what I’d hoped for.

Moby Dick (1994) No rating

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book …

I mentioned already that I'm reading this aloud to my youngest. Well, he isn't very interested in non-picture books right now, and I've reached the part where Stubb is hassling Fleece, so I have really stalled out on this book.

Palo Alto (2023, Little Brown & Company) 4 stars

Palo Alto’s weather is temperate, its people are educated and enterprising, its corporations are spiritually …

I’m so excited for this book, especially now that I’m back in California. The experiences from my last stint of living in this state really opened my eyes to what “liberalism” is. Going back at least as far as Nixon, this state has been exporting a particular ideology to the rest of the world. Social conservatives call it “leftist”, but it very clearly is not. I look forward to learning more about this whole Thing.