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Wayward Reads
Shameless Plug Alert!
Wayward on Words
Florida Crackers
Poetry
The Surprise at the End!

Wayward Reads


Fiction-wise
Here's a mishmash of new fiction:

Past Tense by Lee Child
As Jack Reacher explores his father’s life, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense...and deadly. Oooh!

Mage Against the Machine by Shaun Barger
"Harry Potter meets The Terminator in this action-packed adventure about a young man who discovers that everything he believed about his world is a lie." Very cool!

The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem
A laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Charles Heist sets out with Phoebe Siegler in search of her daughter among the enclaves of desert-dwelling vagabonds. You had me at opossum.

Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating
by Christina Lauren
"Lauren tells the story of two people who are definitely not dating, no matter how often they end up in bed together." Hah!

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
"A short, darkly funny, hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends." I have to read this one!


Non-Fiction
And a mishmash of non-fiction!

Why Religion? A Personal Story by Elaine Pagels
"
Drawing upon the perspectives of neurologists, anthropologists, and historians, as well as her own research, Pagels opens unexpected ways of understanding persistent religious aspects of our culture."

The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife 1965-2005
"
When this second volume of The Life of Saul Bellow opens, Bellow, at forty-nine, is at the pinnacle of American letters - rich, famous, critically acclaimed."

She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy by Jill Soloway
"...moves with urgent rhythms, wild candor, and razor-edged humor to chart Jill’s evolution from straight, married mother of two to identifying as queer and nonbinary."

On Sunset: A Memoir by Kathryn Harrison
Raised "by her grandparents in a fading mansion above Sunset Boulevard -- a childhood at once privileged and unusual, filled with the mementos and echoes of their impossibly exotic and peripatetic lives."


Mini Reviews
The Rose Girls by Victoria Connelly
Uplifting, tender, but not very deep.
My Goodreads rating: 3 stars


Feed by M.T. Anderson

Creepy, futuristic, and weirdly good.
My Goodreads rating: 4 stars

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
A group of suicidal strangers meet on the roof they all plan to jump from. Quirkiness ensues.
My Goodreads rating: 4 stars

Wayward Recommends
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
In the trunk: a tuba, a dead dog, and a dead snake... One crazy, fun read!
My Goodreads rating: 5 stars


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Wayward on Words


This month, we'll celebrate November with some crazy words that start with the letter N.

nacarat: a bright orange-red color. (I have never, ever seen this word before.)

nainsoook: a fine, soft, cotton fabric, originally made in the Indian subcontinent. (Ah, Delores, I see you're wearing your nacarat nainsook dress today. You're positively glowing!)

natation: swimming. (My, my, Delores. I'd no idea you could practice your natation wearing your nacarat nainsook dress. And look, the nacarat is bleeding into the pool.)

noyade: an execution carried out by drowning. (No, no, Delores! I did not intend a noyade; I only subtly questioned your choices!)

nugacity: triviolity or frivolity. (I assure you, Delores, your nugacity during natation in your nacarat nainsook dress as you screamed "I'll not allow a noyade today!" only to then laugh, was rather unsettling.)
 

Florida Crackers


Every time we go out birding, I look for bobcats. People are always claiming they see them in the preserves. I've even seen people claiming a sighting at Turkey Creek Sanctuary, which, if you ask me, is highly unlikely. This past weekend, I had the fabulous experience of seeing one at the Merritt Island Wildlife Preserve. He, or she, sat for several minutes while we snapped pictures and took video. I wanted to bring him (or her, as the case may be) home! Alas...
 

Poetry


The Owls
by Sir John Collings Squire


        'Neath their black yews in solemn state
             The owls are sitting in a row
             Like foreign gods; and even so
         Blink their red eyes; they meditate.

         Quite motionless they hold them thus
             Until at last the day is done,
             And driving down the slanting sun,
         The sad night is victorious.

         They teach the wise who gives them ear
         That in this world he most should fear
             All things which loud or restless be.

         Who, dazzled by a passing shade,
             Follows it, never will be free
         Till the dread penalty be paid.

 
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The Surprise at the End!

 
What?! The year is almost over?!
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