Monthly Archives: March 2010

it’s a cat day

I threw out my back this morning, so the book review you would have seen isn’t going to be written and posted. However I haven’t posted a picture of one of the cats for a while, so here’s our big … Continue reading

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Influential Books

Ross Douthat of the NY Times posted this in his March 25 column in that paper’s Opinion section: “More than a week ago, Tyler Cowen kicked off an irresistible blogospheric listing exercise: In this case, the theme is “10 books … Continue reading

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It’s in the (e)mail…

Man it has been a long couple of days, but I have finished the taxes. The good news, I get a small federal refund. The bad news is I owe the state just about the same amount. The state, you … Continue reading

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Saturday Soundtrack: The Joy Luck Club

this is # 19 in the ongoing Saturday Soundtrack series Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, music composed by Rachel Portman, 1993  –  Holly wood Records HR 61561-2  –  15 cues, total time 44 minutes Take the gentle, graceful sound of Japanese … Continue reading

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Death at Hallows End

by Leo Bruce, © 1965 – Academy Chicago Publishers, 2008 trade paper – a Carolus Deene mystery This is the 28th in my series of Friday Forgotten Books After reading and enjoying both the novel Case for Three Detectives and … Continue reading

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Tax Day tomorrow

Here at Casa Broken Bullhorn, tomorrow is tax day, so if you don’t see much of me, it’s because I’ve finally gotten all the papers and forms together and will be gripping a pencil in my fist and working out … Continue reading

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Bone Handbook

by Jeff Smith, Scholastic Books, 2010 ~ this book qualifies for the Once Upon A Time Challenge ~ I like Jeff Smith’s simple cartoony style in this series of books, all of which I read as the original B&W collections … Continue reading

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Ah, Those Memories

Crosby, Stills & Nash David Crosby, Steven Stills, Graham Nash, Atlantic Records, R2 73290, originally released May 1969 Music is a time capsule. This not-new truth was brought home to me a few weeks ago when I made a purchase … Continue reading

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31st Annual Vintage Paperback Collectors Show & Sale

Sunday, March 21, the first day of Spring. I went to the paperback collector’s show, and it was good. Here are 6 of the 30 books I got.   We got to the show about 9:3o, and after paying the … Continue reading

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Oliver Twist

this is # 18 in the ongoing Saturday Soundtrack series Film music from the Motion Picture Oliver Twist, Composed by Sir Arnold Bax, total time: 73:06, with 34 tracks (cues) This is wonderful music, one of my favorites of Chandos’ … Continue reading

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The Case of the Little Green Men

by Mack Reynolds, © 1951 Surinam Turtle Press, 2009 trade paper edition mystery This is the 27th in my series of Friday Forgotten Books At the time Mack Reynolds wrote this, his first published novel, he was struggling to decide … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time Challenge my long list

Remember, this is FANTASY (and related) reading.  I wasn’t sure what I had on hand, unread or that I might want to re-read.  A browse through the catalog allowed me to come up with a goodly number of possibilities. I’ll … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

There was a time when this was a big deal for me, though only because it was an opportunity to go to a bunch of bars and drink green beer. But that was when I was in college. Happily, times … Continue reading

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Need a Few Old Paperbacks?

Then this is your cup of tea. The annual Paperback Collector’s Show is this coming Sunday March 21. It’s held at the Guest House Inn in Mission Hills. That’s in southern California, just north of L.A. Click the link for the … Continue reading

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New Theme

I try this every so often, thinking I can find a style / theme I like better than the one I’ve been using pretty much from the beginning. I find the dark (black background) blogs are very difficult to read, … Continue reading

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Fantasy, Folklore, Fairy Tale and Mythology

Spring Reader’s Challenge Carl V. who is no relation to the alien alligators in human suits currently to be found on network television, runs the blog Stainless Steel Droppings. He’s launching his second Reader’s Challenge of the year, Once Upon A Time … Continue reading

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trip report

Here is the promised trip report, leading off with a photo of the Monday sunset: SUNDAY We left the house at 9 a.m. in the rain. It continued to rain the whole drive, at times so hard the wipers, on … Continue reading

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Ringworld

This is the 26th is my series of Friday Forgotten Books by Larry Niven, © 1970, edition read and shown:  Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1977 hardcover science fiction This may not be “forgotten”, since it’s widely considered a classic of … Continue reading

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I’m Back.

That’s all I got for ya. There will be reports, pictures, and so on, but in time. No FFB tomorrow, as previously announced.

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the old dilemma…

This happens every time. Some kind of a trip, vacation, journey and being a Reader I need to take a book or three. Can’t be away from reading, right. So I turn to the To Be Read pile. But wait, … Continue reading

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