Monthly Archives: June 2011

FFB: Last Respects

This is the 64th in my series of forgotten books Last Respects by Catherine Aird, © 1982, Bantam Books 1984 mass market paperback, British rural mystery – Detective Inspector C.D. Slone This mystery by one of the British old hands at crime fiction  … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, June 20 – 26, 2011

The excesses of last week are past. This time I have just three things, two of them the result of a post by Evan Lewis [ HERE ] and a book that has been on pre-order. That’s a change for the … Continue reading

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FFB: Tales of Zorro

this is the 63rd in my series of forgotten books Tales of Zorro by Richard Dean Starr, editor © 2008, Moonstone Entertainment 2008 trade paper – historical adventure, short stories These 17 new stories use the original Zorro character and setting and … Continue reading

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Summer!

Happy first day of Summer to all. It’s going to be the warmest day of the year here, breaking 80 degrees, and a week of sunny days and mild nights os forecast. We’ll see, but the garden should love it … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, June 13 – 19, 2011

Uh, what happened here? I had just two things last week and I was feeling pretty proud of that. You recall, no more space for books, only the barest essential additions to the library, exercise restraint. Yeah, well…  read on. … Continue reading

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review: The House on the Point

The House on the Point by Benjamin Hoff, St. Martins 2002 hardcover with demi-jacket, mystery As it says on the half jacket (really a bit of heavy paper folded over the cloth cover), this is a tribute to Franklin W. Dixon … Continue reading

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New Arrivals June 6 – 12, 2011

“Having read a review…” I wonder how many of the listings in my New Arrivals posts contain those words? Many, I’m sure. I’m in cut back mode, as regular readers will know, but there is a thin trickle. Old orders, … Continue reading

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FFB: The Red Smith Reader

this is the 62nd in my series of forgotten books The Red Smith Reader by Red Smith, edited by Dave Anderson, forward by Terence Smith, Random House 1982 hardcover – sports With the summer upon us and baseball in (excuse … Continue reading

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New Arrivals May 30 – June 5

As I sat in the living room gazing at the new bookcases filled to overflowing and swore “no new books!” two arrived on May 31 and June 1. Both pre-orders, and I’m glad to have them, but oh my this … Continue reading

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Bookcases: choices made, looks great!

In a manner of speaking, it’s done. The bookwall is full. As you can see in the accompanying photos, I’ve squeezed in all I possibly can, not even leaving more than space for a very few additional books. That’s not … Continue reading

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Bookcases: 100%, but…

They are finished and in, the shelves up, boxes and boxes of books out and the alphabetization process is well under way. Our books will soon be shelved! Great! Well, no. You see, there were quite a few boxes of … Continue reading

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