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I think today can be best described as one of "puttering around."

I just went to the dictionary to see if it had that term in it and, somewhat to my surprise, it didn't. This is the College Edition of the American Heritage Dictionary and it usually has variations on word usage,

Maybe "puttering around" is not a common expression. When I'm really bored some time I'll try to check that out.

For me today it meant doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. No major projects completed--or even begun. Most of the "this" and "that" involved picking up, tidying somewhat, and reading.

I finished Promises in Death and was satisfied with it. So often when an author is on her/his 28th book in a particular series she/he can get stale. I have read some books where the last chapter comes as a complete surprise. I used to go back and re-read the book to see what I'd missed, but unfortunately the second reading would leave me as confused as the first. My solution? Give up on that author.

I haven't decided what to read next. I have quite a few unread mind candy books sitting around.

There IS a fiction book that I want to read, but it's really long. It's part of a marvelous series by a couple of anthropologists who set each novel in a different period of the development of civilization. And it's mind candy only in that it is fiction, albeit fiction based on long-time anthropological research.

Foprtunately, the characters do not "carry over," so reading in sequence is optional.

Authors are W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear. The first three books are People of the Wolf, People of the Fire, and People of the Earth. The ones I have waiting for me are People of the River and People of the Sea. And there are seven more after that!

With one thing and another (including an early afternoon sinking spell) I didn't get a whole lot done around the house and yard today. Maybe tomorrow.

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