Category Archives: reading

FFB: A Year in Provence

this is the 75th in my series of forgotten books A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle, published by Alfred Knopf 1990 hardcover This is an absolutely delightful book. I’ve had it and it’s sequel, Toujours Provence, in a double … Continue reading

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The Road to the Rim

This is the first John Grimes novel, and is also the first in the current Baen collection of the John Grimes Saga. It’s the story of Grimes first posting as an Ensign in the Federation Survey Service, and it’s quite … Continue reading

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A Study in Sherlock

A Study in Sherlock by Laurie King & Leslie Klinger, editors © 2011, Bantam Books 2011 trade paper, mystery short story collection – multiple author The subtitle of this new collection is “Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon”.  What was done is the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, November 20 – 27, 2011

Two things from Haffner Press, ordered after George Kelley did a review. I already had quite a few other books published by Haffner, but not these two. Also two things picked up from BookSwap, also after reading reviews, both from … Continue reading

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FFB: Never Cry Wolf and And No Birds Sang

this is the 174th in my series of forgotten books Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat, 1963 This is Canadian author week for Friday Forgotten Books, so I picked an author who wrote a lot of great books, most of … Continue reading

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FFB: Satan in St. Mary’s

This is the 73rd in my series of forgotten books Satan in St. Mary’s by Paul Doherty © 1986, Headline 1990 paperback – historical mystery – first in the series featuring Hugh Corbett After reading more than one review of Doherty’s historical mysteries, … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber

A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber – Baen 2011 hardcover – science fiction – “A Star Kingdom Novel A Beautiful Friendship is based on a short story which appeared in the 1998 short story collection More than Honor. In this greatly expanded version, … Continue reading

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FFB: Prey

this is the 72nd in my series of forgotten books Prey by Ken Goddard, Tor Books 1993 paperback – First Harry Lightstone I bought this book expecting it to be a wilderness mystery. The protagonist is Harry Lightstone, a Federal Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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New Stuff – birthday

Instead of a Friday Forgotten Book today it’s going to be a brief post on the new stuff I got at birthday mine on Wednesday. It was a great day. This takes the place of the New Arrivals post I do … Continue reading

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FFB: Smith and Other Events: Stories of the Chilcotin

this is the 71st in my series of forgotten books Smith and Other Events – Stories of the Chilcotin by Paul St. Pierre © 1984, Beaufort Books, Inc., 1984 hardcover, short story collection Back in ’84 when I was a regular visitor to … Continue reading

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FFB: The Complete Venus Equilateral

this is the 70th in my series of forgotten books The Complete Venus Equilateral by George O. Smith © 1942-1947, 1973 – Del Rey 1976 paperback, science fiction short story collection Having read a review of this on Friday Forgotten Books, I was … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, September 26 – October 9, 2011

Two weeks worth of new arrivals. Seems these things come in batches, I had just one in late September so skipped doing a new arrivals post, now bang! So here’s the story: several of these are gifts, one from Carl … Continue reading

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FFB: The Bat Flies Low

The Bat Flies Low by Sax Rohmer © 1935, P.F. Collier & Son hardcover, Orient Edition (see text) 1930s – mystery-adventure-mystical this is the 69th in my series of forgotten books First, the book and it’s edition, my thoughts on the story afterward. … Continue reading

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Down the Mysterly River

Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham © 2011, Starscape Books 2011 hardcover with illustrations by Mark Buckingham, fiction, YA adventure This is a tale of a boy, bear, badger and cat in a mysterious wilderness. Max, a top-notch Boy Scout, has no idea how … Continue reading

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The Next Rodeo

William Kittredge © 2007, Graywolf Press 2007 trade paper, non-fiction, essays, biographical, semi-biographical After hearing Kittredge interviewed on Public Radio, I wanted to read his essays, and this was the collection that was mentioned in that interview. The essays range from Kittredge’s … Continue reading

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FFB: The Mouse in the Mountain

this is the 68th in my series of forgotten books The Mouse in the Mountain  by Norbert Davis © 1943, Rue Morgue Press 2001 trade paper, mystery featuring Doan & Carstairs It’s 1943, World War II is fully under way. Doan is … Continue reading

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New Arrivals August 1 – 7, 2011

Various & Sundry might be a good description for this weeks additions to the stockpile here at the Portland abode. Old mystery, newer mystery, travel, graphic novels, fantasy, pulp. To quote a line from the film Jurassic Park, (remember? It’s when … Continue reading

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Pern Books – part 2.

Also read: Pern Books – part 1 Starting At the Beginning… Last time I gave a brief introduction to the series of 16 Pern novels, plus some short stories, and gave a list of the books in my recommended reading … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, July 25 – 31, 2011

I went to Borders on Monday morning, after the hordes had stripped about half of the stock. The books, with a few exceptions were only 10% off, not the 40% the bug signs said, but I bought three books, two … 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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