Vacation & Bradbury

August 21, 2022

I'm just coming off of a one-week vacation. We had relatives visit for the first three days of this past week, so it seems like a shorter vacation than it should have been. Still, we've had some decent weather and have been able to get out for a hike and several bike rides. I'm not looking forward to the hundreds of emails awaiting me at work tomorrow.

I've been re-reading some of the books in my library lately, including a few by Ray Bradbury. Currently I'm into one of his older short-story collections, 'The Toynbee Convector'. Part of what I like about his stories is that they are immersive - his descriptive prose is poetry-like, and really lets you imagine being in the scene. In today's world of doom-filled news, I welcome losing myself in a good story. Also the short story format makes reading possible any time you have a free 15-20 minutes. Anyway, this particular collection of short stories is very good, and probably represents Bradbury at the peak of his writing career.

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