~ Books ~

Current Read(s)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J. K. Rowling) Still havin' fun.



The Time Traveller's Wife (A. Neffenegger) This had been back-burnered for some time, but the same person who recommended "The Passions or Artemisia" recommended it. Looks like fun.



Biography of Oliver Cromwell (E. Ross) I've always been a bit curious about this piece of England's past. This is a short bio (about 130 pages) which was about the depth I was seeking. Rather dry, and it was digitized through an imperfect character reader, but still worth it for me.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J. K. Rowling) Still fun stuff for the kid in me.

John Lennon - The Life (P. Norman) I liked his McCartney bio, time for the earlier one. How two such people ever got along is amazing, but put 'em in the studio together - magic!


Fragrance (D. Boughton) Dave was one of those at PG&E who had the difficult task of supervising me. He has been a poet since I've had the pleasure of knowing him, and he's shared much of it with me, for which I am grateful. The poems are accompanied by some wonderful photography.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J. K. Rowling) Yeah, that's right, I'm an unabashed Harry Potter fan and decided to go to the source. Coming to the end of 2020, I needed this. I was told the writing was outstanding, and it is. I'm a kid again.

Shin the Scholar - 2021

Last update: June 11, 2021

Books, DVDs and Other Scholarly Pursuits


Current DVD(s)

The Federalist Papers (J. L. Hoffmann) As noted before, I've read the originals, but want perspective. (5/29 - Restarting having finished How to Sing. Two at once didn't work!)


How to Sing (D. Pierce) This took awhile. There is a problem with a course like this one covering a subject like this which needs constant feedback. I also found the operatic style of the instructor a bit distracting, though one of the students was quite similar to me. I may go back and revisit certain lessons, especially posture, breathing and enunciation.

~ Mo' Books