Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Arrivals – January 24-30

Things continue to trickle in. This time I’ve got a fantasy trilogy and two mysteries. As usual, click to see larger image of covers. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Mariller [TOR Fantasy 2000 mass market paperback, new] – fantasy … Continue reading

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FFB: Berserkers: The Beginning

by Fred Saberhagen, © 1967, 1979 – Baen 1998 mass market paperback – the berserker series – science fiction short story collection this is the 49th in my review series of “forgotten” books This paperback contains the contents of two previously released books: … Continue reading

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ah, so true

I couldn’t resist posting this one. Happens like this here, frequently.

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New Arrivals January 17-23

Sorry I didn’t get this up yesterday, I was hip deep in getting my print apazine done and sent out to the Official Editor. So while many bloggers are reading the Forgotten Films posts, here are my New Arrivals. Seven things … Continue reading

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Is it a Guy Thing?

In the previous post, I show the leather chair I ordered last week. Patti Abbott (her fine blog is HERE) posted a comment that her husband has one that is similar and that he loves it. That got me thinking: … Continue reading

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my new reading chair!

After hunting our area both on the internet and doing some calling around, today we went to a small furniture store I’d found. In addition to a nightstand and dresser for the still bed-less guest room, and a side table, we bought … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, January 10-16

Three things this time, all from Altus Press (printed through Lulu), all reprints of stories originally published in pulps. Altus says these hardcover editions are limited to 100 copies, so if you want copies I suggest you don’t delay. Visit the Altus … Continue reading

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full crash, complete recovery

Or something like that. Fired up the iMac this morning and things seemed fine for a minute or two and then it froze. A reboot provided me with an overlapping series of error messages, none of which I could click. … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, January 2 – 9

Seems like a long time since a New Arrivals post, how time flies! Happy New year to everyone! Things here are about the same as far as getting my books out of boxes and onto shelves, but a few new … Continue reading

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It’s good to have friends…

… especially ones with pick-up trucks. This morning my friend Dave Lewis came by and we headed to Home Depot where we bought two pre-assembled kitchen cabinets, a sheet of melamine, a sheet of plywood, a bunch of 1 x … Continue reading

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the floor plan

Some people have asked about where this book and CD storage is going to go, and the easiest way I can explain it, is to show you. So here is the floor plan of the lower level (not a basement, … Continue reading

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decision made, but now to wait

The second carpenter’s bid (see previous post) was much more affordable, and with a slight reduction in the amount of work, it’s a manageable amount. I called him to say “you’re hired!” but could only leave a message. That was … Continue reading

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Waiting on the Numbers

I had a carpenter come to the house Wednesday, told him what I wanted in the way of bookcases and CD storage. After making sure we understood what was wanted and so on, he left and later called with his … Continue reading

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Time to Read some Science Fiction!

Carl V. over at Stainless Steel Droppings, one of my favorite blogs, is having his annual Sci-Fi Experience. He says it’s not really a challenge, just an enticement to get out some SF and read it. Head on over there … Continue reading

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Resolution for the New Year

No new arrivals this week, folks, but I do have a New Year resolution. I make one or two of these every year, and last year I had mixed success, not walking more or losing weight, those two seem to … Continue reading

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