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If I’m home with no chore at hand

21 January 2016

If I’m home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story.

Rex Stout


4 Comments to “If I’m home with no chore at hand”

  1. For me, edit to “romance” story. Even the housework can go hang.

    • Sci-fi 😉

      • I’m curious. Who do you read, Allen?

        • Heh, I think I’ve mentioned David Weber here a time or three. 😉

          I think I’ve read just about everything Heinlein ever wrote, Anne McCaffrey, Alan Dean Foster (a bit to much and too long ago not to realize I was ‘almost’ using his name for a crazy starship captain in my story!), C. J. Cherryh, Spider Robinson, and Arthur C. Clarke just to pull a handful of paperbacks off a nearby shelf.

          On the kindle there’s Bujold, Weber, Timothy Zahn, John Ringo, David Drake, Sarah A. Hoyt, Eric Flint, Rick Cook, and Michael Z. Williamson.

          The above are the ones that have stories I like to go back and reread, there are a couple dozen or more that are good or okay for a single read before they get donated or deleted.


          (There’s also a Bernard Doove, but he’s far from mainstream, just a little bloke down under … 😉 )

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