July 2019 Book Reading List

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This July 2019 book reading list marks my eighteenth book reading list.

I continue to read to my son. He’s getting more interested when I read to him - he’s a lot more interactive.

For instance, here’s him playing with a slider in one of his books:

My son playing with a slider in a book as he sits on my lap. My son playing with a slider in a book as he sits on my lap.

Our normal reading time to him is after dinner (sometimes while he’s still eating). And he pays attention now. Just look at him paying attention (and ignore my big old bald spot):

Reading a book to my son after dinner. Reading a book to my son after dinner.

He’s come to expect a book after dinner. He’ll point to the bookshelf behind the high chair expecting us to choose a book. Once he’s out of the high chair, he wants to get the book we just read to him.

It’s so cute!

Books I Read to My Son

The Book I Read for Me

I haven’t finished a book per se…. The “book” I’m reading has a long title on Amazon. Namely, it’s 99 Classic Science-Fiction Short Stories: Works by Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, Seabury Quinn, Jack London…and many more! (99 Readym Anthologies Book 2).

Yeah, they’re going for that title SEO with all them author keywords.

The Amazon page says there are 1,821 pages. I started reading it towards the end of June. No wonder I haven’t finished it yet!

Right now, the price is set at $4.99 (it might be different by the time you read it). I got it for free because I’m subscribed to one of these free ebook subreddits.

At the time I got it (May 6, 2019), it was free for everyone on Amazon. The authors (or, in this case, publishers) will post on those subreddits when they make their ebooks free. I highly suggest you subscribe.

Of the “99 Classic Science-Fiction Short Stories” I’ve finished the following:

  1. The People of the Pit by Abraham Merritt
  2. Omega Anthony by Amelia Reynolds Long
  3. Ooze by Melville Rud
  4. The Nth Power by Arthur Train
  5. The Black Abbot of Puthuum by Clark Ashton Smith
  6. The Jelly- Fish by David H. Keller
  7. The Rat Racket by David H. Keller
  8. The Worm Donald by David H. Keller
  9. Storm Warning by Allen Wollheim
  10. The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
  11. A Descent into the Maelstrom by Edgar Allan Poe
  12. A Tale of the Ragged Mountains by Edgar Allan Poe
  13. MS. Found in a Bottle by Edgar Allan Poe
  14. Mellonta Tauta by Edgar Allan Poe
  15. Mesmeric Revelation by Edgar Allan Poe
  16. Some Words with a Mummy by Edgar Allan Poe
  17. The Balloon Hoax by Edgar Allan Poe
  18. The Colloquy of Monos and Una by Edgar Allan Poe
  19. The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion by Edgar Allan Poe

It’s true that many of these, as this review suggests aren’t really science fiction. There just old enough to be public domain that someone could easily make an ebook and put it up on Amazon.

Well, that’s it for July. Until next month!

What did you read this month?

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