Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

As we open a new month, I finished reading a couple of shorter works.

First was Pirates to Pyramids: Las Vegas Taxi Tales which is a collection of stories, some from the author's first hand observation, some from what he was told by his passengers, and some that are from the history of Las Vegas. Short, sweet, and to the point, the book does a pretty good job of informing and entertaining. Amusing if you care to learn a bit about Las Vegas.

Then, I had searched Harry Turtledove's Wikipedia page, and I found a list of his shorter works which were to my surprise downloadable from various sources. So I went on a downloading rampage, but didn't immediately read them. This is one of the first that I found, called The Eighth-Grade History Class Visits the Hebrew Home for the Aging in which a class of middle school students talks to a woman about her experiences in WWII. As you would expect from Turtledove, an expert in alternate histories, there's a twist. It's a short story, so a very fast read, and worth it.

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