The Cranky Old Reader

I'm a Goodreads refugee, looking for a new home. Old books for children, science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and humor are my main areas of interest. I've little interest in books that were written after 1975 or so, and prefer books that are older still. There are, however, a few still-living authors that I respect.

DOCTOR DOLITTLE 6 BOXED BOOKS: Doctor Dolittle's Circus; Doctor Dolittle's Zoo; Doctor Dolittle's Caravan; Doctor Dolittle's Garden; Doctor Dolittle in the Moon; Doctor Dolittle's Return

DOCTOR DOLITTLE 6 BOXED BOOKS: Doctor Dolittle's Circus; Doctor Dolittle's Zoo; Doctor Dolittle's Caravan; Doctor Dolittle's Garden; Doctor Dolittle in the Moon; Doctor Dolittle's Return - Hugh Lofting Another in the classic Doctor Dolittle series. It's as charming as all the rest, but early on there's a story of a cat who stalks and kills a parrot. That story frightened my son a bit - not so much that he doesn't want to continue, but enought that he insisted on sleeping in our bed last night.Although that may just have been an excuse. :D

Currently reading

Basic Roleplaying: The Chaosium d100 system (Basic Roleplaying)
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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Rebecca Solnit