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.

A brief note:

I've received a number of "follow" requests lately. Thanks, everyone, that's very flattering!


However, there are two issues that I must point out.


1. If you haven't reviewed any books, I will not "follow" you back until you do. I'm a GoodReads refugee; I've been burned, It's also not my first decade on the internet, not by a long shot (I'm actually working on my third decade on the net, believe it or not). If I don't know who you are and you haven't reviewed any books, I will choose the path of discretion and wait to see some evidence that you are a real, book-loving person.


2. If none of your books or reviews are in English, I'm afraid that I don't see much point in following your reviews. I can struggle through some languages, a bit, but I cannot read or enjoy non-English books. Nor will I be able to understand your reviews. That being the case, I'm afraid that my following you would simply be a waste. I honestly mean no offense on this point - I simply don't want to waste your time, and mine!

Currently reading

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