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ABC I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
The Blight Family Singers by Kit Reed
The Blue Food Revolution by Tim Roux
Bone: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith
Bone: Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith
The Channel: Stories from L. A. by Susan Alcott Jardine
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
The Clue of the Broken Locket by Carolyn Keene
Building Manhattan by Laura Vila
The Dreamer: The Consequence of Nathan Hale by Lora Innes
Earthquake in the Early Morning (Magic Tree House #24) by Mary Pope Osborne
"The Economy of Vacuum" by Sarah Thomas
The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka
A Gift of Magic by Lois Duncan
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
I Needs Must Part, The Policeman Said by Richard Bowes
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Jenny's Birthday Book by Esther Averill
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
The Little Band by James Sage
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Oscar and the Cricket by Geoff Waring
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell
A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Magic Tree House #25) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Staircase by Ann Rinaldi
"Star-Crossed" by Tim Sullivan
Swine Not? by Jimmy Buffett
Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Gary Morgenstein
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers
The Titan's Curse Rick Riordan
Under the Lemon Trees by Bhira Backhaus
Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School by Nathan Hale

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for I Needs Must Part, The Policeman Said

FSFI Needs Must Part, The Policeman Said: 07/08/10

When I read "I Needs Must Part, The Policeman Said" by Richard Bowes I knew nothing about the author. The story though was one of my favorites from the December issue.

From reading the review posted on If You Like That Sort of Thing, I've learned that story is a semi-autobiographical account of his time in a hospital during a life-threatening disease. That personal connection explains why the main character's experience in the hospital rings true.

Hospitals are strange places. It's a place where people are being born and where other people are dying. And a whole bunch of other people are there to recover from goodness knows what. Add into the mix the medications given, the sleeplessness from the night staff checking in on patients routinely and the hospital takes on an otherworldly aura. Now add into the mix a speculative fiction author who is at death's door.

I don't want to spoil anything, nor will I do the story justice by rambling on about it. Instead, find a copy of the story and read it. Then read the If You Like That Sort of Thing post.

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