Wednesday, November 2, 2022

October, 2022

 October flew by.

Books read:

  • The Gardener's Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns and Globes, by Scott Calhoun. I'll go back to this often. I love growing cacti.
  • Eversion, by Alastair Reynolds. Great, strange book.
  • Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. A classic for a reason.
  • Pigs Have Wings, by PG Wodehouse. Hilarious. As expected.
  • The Mosquito Coast, Paul Theroux. Great writing, horrible protagonist.
  • Houseplant Warrior: 7 Keys to Unlocking the Mysteries of Houseplant Care, by Raffaele di Lallo. My new favorite houseplant book. 
Books bought:
  • Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World, by Candace Savage. Kindle deal for a couple bucks.
  • The Hand of Fu-Manchu Being a New Phase in the Activities of Fu-Manchu, the Devil Doctor, by Sax Rohmer. Free!
  • Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech, by Edward Sapir. Free! This and the Fu-Manchu because I haven't read any books published in 1921 yet.
  • Trouble with Lichen, by John Wyndham. Two bucks.
  • Treasure Island, by RLS. $1.53.
  • Our Lady of the Artilects, by Andrew Gillsmith. Seemed very interesting, and two bucks.
  • Pigs Have Wings, by PGW. Free on Audible!
  • The Gardener's Guide to Cactus, by Calhoun. Not free, but worth it.
  • Succulent Container Gardens, by Debra Lee Baldwin. Got this out of the library and loved it, so bought myself a copy.
  • Agaves: Species, Cultivars & Hybrids, by Jeff Moore.  
So that's my October. Still doing Serbian/Croatian. Test right before Thanksgiving. 

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