the previous three books, but I will say that Heartless left me wishing that Timeless would be released now, instead of in March.
Jungle Tales of Tarzan, which is more a series of linked short stories than a single novel. This book is set totally Pre-Jane, centering on teenage Tarzan living and growing up with a tribe of apes. Among other things, young Lord Greystoke falls in love, learns that pretending to be a lion results in major bruising, and discovers that dreams are confusing, y'all.
And as always, I was surprised by Burroughs' bits of subversive humor. My favorite quote so far:
Bukawai, fearful lest he should lose any recompense, followed Momaya with the intention of persuading her to part with her ornaments of copper and iron against her return with the price of the medicine--to pay, as it were, for an option on his services as one pays a retaining fee to an attorney, for, like an attorney, Bukawai knew the value of his medicine and that it was well to collect as much as possible in advance.
The Best American Mystery Stories. I have always liked short stories, and this collection is pretty good, though the quality is variable. Actually, I'm variable. A couple of the stories that I can *see* are good, just didn't engage me. And there was one long story, involving terrorists, that I simply did not understand. Truly, I read the whole thing, but I still don't know what happened.
I can't wear wires yet, but I did try on the posts. It has been a very long time since I wore dangly earrings. They tickle...