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Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

I Almost Forgot About You
Terry McMillan
Progress: 42 %
The Gates of the Alamo
Stephen Harrigan
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
Progress: 17 %
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 35 %

Rocket Ship Galileo ★☆☆☆☆

Rocket Ship Galileo - Robert A. Heinlein

This is a book that only a 1940's teenage science enthusiast could love. The first 6 chapters are spent on establishing that our teen protagonists are competent to assist an adult scientist in building a rocket and flying it to the moon, then convincing their parents to allow it. I gave up when the scientist started lecturing one of the boys on leadership qualities. I understand that there are space-nazis later, whenever they get to the moon, and that sounds like it could be fun, but I just couldn't get there. 


Audiobook version, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. Abandoned at 27%. Spider Robinson does his best with reading this dull, dull, story.