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Novel Tease

Random meanderings about the books I love—or don't. 

Interspersed with observations about my hobbies: Beer & Wine, Bridge, Bikes and Bow-wows.

Currently reading

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Pontypool Changes Everything
Tony Burgess
Roadside Picnic - Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Olena Bormashenko, Ursula K. Le Guin
Fascinatingly different. This sat on my "currently reading" shelf for months as I didn't actually read it. Then once I started, I finished it in a day. 

What happens when aliens drop by, have a picnic, leave behind all their garbage, and depart without ever even trying to talk to us? 

I still can't decide if the ending was hokey.…