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There and Back Again by Pat Murphy sort of writing as Max Merriwell
This is a delightful book! Not only is it a good space opera -- good plot & twists, fine characterization -- but as you read along you find the story lightly paralleling Bilbo's. There's even a puzzle to work out!
The Max Merriwell thing is a little odd, though. The only place his name turns up is on the title page and on a couple of editorial pages at the end. If she wants to use that for a psuedonym, why not actually use it? There's really no sense of Max until her explanation at the end.
I write up my week on a quarter of paper and always have things listed near the front of the week. Some weeks, like last one, get everything pushed…
We had the first frost of winter last night which usually means there's not much snow this winter. I hope that's right! It was 21F for us almost all…
Not cold enough to wear a coat -- I wore a turtleneck under a heavy sweater today -- but it looks like we've had the last of the warm. I picked up a…