Sunday, February 28, 2016

North to Pennsylvania

I had an interesting conversation with a young man last evening. You have to remember that we're in North Carolina.

I said I had in-laws in Pennsylvania, and he said he had family in Rhode Island. Then he said that, of course, Pennsylvania is far north of Rhode Island.

We didn't get to continue the conversation, as he was at work. I knew that Rhode Island is north of Pennsylvania, so I looked it up. Actually, it's not as far as I thought. Providence, R.I., is about 270 miles northeast of Philadelphia.

Still, I was amazed at his lack of knowledge about geography. But maybe it's NOT amazing.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Reading books free online

I just went looking for free books to read online, and I quickly found ReadCentral.com. I wasn't looking for Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Agatha Christie, H.G. Wells, Leo Tolstoy and Mark Twain, but they were great, and they're all there. They have a bunch of poems and quotes as well.

I found Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes books here. I'm a big fan.

I just starting Lost Horizon on Gutenburg.net.au; the James Hilton book is just as I remember it, of course.

I checked out Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, and, yes, it's available online.

Here's a link to a bunch of Agatha Christie novels.

Finally, I've just started an Agatha Christie book, The Secret Adversary, on Pagebypagebooks.com. It's Christie's first Tommy and Tuppence book.

Beware, though; some "free" sites still ask you for a credit card to get started.

Enough for now. More later. I think I'll read a bit more Lost Horizon.

EMAIL: tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com. TWITTER: EDITORatWORK.

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• Advice for be and would-be novelists

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Blog entries from The Auto Racing Journal
(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)