Today my 6-year-old son asked me at the breakfast table: Who was the first human to be born? Then he said that he thought he knew and basically described a very simplified version of the theory of evolution to me. I can’t tell you how proud that made me as a parent.
A review of World of Trouble, the terrific final installment of The Last Policeman trilogy, has been added to my virtual library. The book will be released on July 14.
SF Mistressworks has graciously reposted my review of The Children of Men by P.D. James. I hope you will go read it and support this terrific blog reviewing science fiction written by women.
I’m going to be sponsoring a Little Free Library in our neighborhood. “Take a book, return a book.” I enjoy looking at the pictures of all the little free libraries people have built. Here’s one repurposing a pay phone booth, which is extinct now, of course.
It would be nice to build the equivalent of a Little Free Library using e-books, but giving the restrictions placed upon them by publishers, that doesn’t seem likely. Fortunately, paper books will be with us for a long time. Just because I have and enjoy a Kindle doesn’t stop me from buying paper books. My urge to share books, as well as to support community meeting places like our local bookstore, also keeps me buying them.
I’ve added a new book to the virtual library. This one is a humorous, commonsense reaction to the bizarre world of modern parenting. Here’s my review.