read to velma (incomplete)

Posted on November 18th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Books, Memory, Short Stories, Words.

We read to each other, at first constantly, then sputteringly, and then, with my stroke, it ended. I'm trying to assemble which fictions that I read to her. (For some reason, it's much easier to remember the ones I read to her than the ones Velma read to me.)

So, at random, probably added to later:

Joanna Russ, Picnic on Paradise
→ "Nobody's Home"
→ "My Boat"
Souls
→ "Bodies"
Barry Hughart, Bridge of Birds
Flann O'Brien, The Third Policeman
J.G. Ballard, "Billenium"
→ "End-Game"
Algis Budrys, Be Merry
Gene Wolfe, The Eyeflash Miracles
The Death of Doctor Island
Forlesen
→ "Melting"
R.A. Lafferty, "Continued On Next Rock"
→ "Nine Hundred Grandmothers"
→ "Slow Tuesday Night"
→ "Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne"
Avram Davidson, "Take Wooden Indians"
→ "Sacheverell"
→ "The House the Blakeneys Built"
Neal Barrett, Jr, Skinny Annie Blues
→ "Perpetuity Blues"
→ " 'A Day at the Fair' "
Jonathan Carroll, The Land of Laughs
Alasdair Gray, Five Letters from an Eastern Empire
→ "The Great Bear Cult"
→ "Homeward Bound"
Michael Bishop, "The Quickening"
Pamela Dean, The Dubious Hills
M. John Harrison, "Egnaro"
Francesca Lia Block, Weetzie Bat
Greg Egan, "Learning To Be Me"
Kate Wilhelm, "Baby, You Were Great"
Damon Knight, "Semper Fi"
→ "The Handler"
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
Howard Waldrop, "God's Hooks!"
→ "Horror, We Got"
Leigh Kennedy, "Her Furry Face"
C.M. Kornbluth, "The Last Man Left in the Bar"
→ "The Advent on Channel Twelve"
Jim Thompson, Pop. 1280

7 comments.

Beth Meacham

Comment on November 18th, 2014.

Very fine to see you posting. We've been thinking of you.

Scraps

Comment on November 18th, 2014.

Thanks, Beth (and Tappan).

Pamela Dean

Comment on November 18th, 2014.

So very many stories! I hope they can remain a pleasure to you.

P.

Scraps

Comment on November 18th, 2014.

Oh, yes.

Pamela Dean

Comment on November 19th, 2014.

This seems very trivial under the circumstances, but I was very much flattered to find The Dubious Hills on that list.

P.

Scraps

Comment on November 19th, 2014.

Really, I always say it's one of the great modern fantasy novels. I pick it up and am pulled back in with a peculiar but real feeling that's like nobody else. I can't talk about it because I say "peculiar" and that's aphasia substituting for more specific words, and this book needs them. But I am an admirer, anyway.

Luke McGuff

Comment on November 20th, 2014.

Quite a range of stories on that list.

I've now put "The Dubious Hills" on hold with the library.

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