Books

Re-read The Amazing Power of Ashur Fine, which was one of my favourite books as a youth. It is a book aimed at rather young readers, but the concept was one with which I was quite enamoured. Wouldn’t make a bad movie, really. The author, Donald Sobol, is the same guy that wrote the Encyclopedia Brown series, which everyone read as child, right?

I read Ordeal by Innocence while in Canada this past weekend. It was okay; it didn’t feature any of Christie’s recurring detectives, but it also didn’t involve a criminal mastermind or the supernatural, which was good. The author didn’t really play too fair with the clues until the very end, so I didn’t have the murderer guessed, but I wasn’t terribly engaged in the book anyway.

Finally, I finished reading The Glory of Their Times which was a book consisting entirely of interviews of baseball players that played 70 to 100 years ago. The stories were fascinating and funny and it was very interesting to read different opinions of players everyone has heard of and that we all think we know well, such as Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb.

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