Monthly Archives: April 2011

Keeping it Short

I’m not sure why it’s happening, but almost every book on the nightstand (my To Be Read Pile, as opposed to all the unread books on the shelves) is a collection of short stories or essays. Usually I read novels, … Continue reading

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The FFB Summary

Here’s the summary for Friday Forgotten Books, April 29th, 2011 Yvette Banek – An Unfortunate Prairie Occurrence by Jamie Harrison Joe Barone -
Small Vices by Robert B. Parker Paul Bishop -
A Cold Mind by David Lindsey Bill Crider -
Manifesto For … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Books, April 29th, 2011

Here’s my contribution, followed by the list of other participants this week. If I’ve missed anyone please comment here as soon as possible and I’ll get you added. I’m on the left coast, so this is going up at Midnight Pacific Daylight … Continue reading

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forgotten music: Carmell Jones

Business Meetin’, Carmell Jones, 1962 LP, Pacific Jazz black label, # 16602 – out of print Mosiac Select #2, Carmell Jones – B2-80404, 2003, limited to 5000 numbered sets – out of print Business Meetin’ is one of the few records … Continue reading

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New Arrivals – April 11-24, 2011

I skipped a week or two here, both because I was busy and because less is coming in, which is fine, I have been reading (!) instead of shopping. So here’s the goods, but a word first: I love Black Dog … Continue reading

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Niche-ism (Nichism)

There’s a darned interesting column written by Steve Davidson over at the fine Grasping For the Wind blog of John Ottinger. Both Steve (his blog is here) and John are what I term major SF-F fans (Steve more just SF) … Continue reading

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simple pleasures

Friday morning I got up, made some coffee, and I sat in the living room by the fire. I opened a book and read. One of the cats came and curled up on the sofa next to me. A decade … Continue reading

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FFB: Nice Weekend for A Murder

this is the 57th in my series of “forgotten” books Nice Weekend for A Murder Max Allan Collins, © 1986, Tor 1994 mass market paperback, Mallory – mystery Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A group of people go to a large … Continue reading

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from SW 55th

We planted a vine yesterday, but it’s really too cold to plant so it may not make it. Whatever. It rained today. It will rain tomorrow. Watched some of The Masters today. It was a pretty good finish, but Woods … Continue reading

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Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

As someone who came from a completely differently climate, and as a person who loves gardening, I’ve been at sixes and sevens these last few months about what to do here on our larger plot. Various gardening books I had, … Continue reading

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less is… less

I’ve been spending too much time on my blogging while I need to be doing other things, so I’m going to be around here and on other blogs less. I know you’re all going to miss me, but don’t cry, … Continue reading

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FFB: The Star Trek Reader

The Star Trek Reader James Blish, hardcover edition © 1976, E.P. Dutton & Co. individual paperback editions: Star Trek 2 © 1968, Star Trek 3 © 1969, Star Trek 8 © 1972 — short story collection, adaptations of original television episodes – dust jacket painting … Continue reading

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Gorey! Bookmarks!

A month or so ago I came across these while visiting the Gorey House website, and I had to have them. Edward Gorey bookmarks by Gorey House – [printed by Gorey House from art by Edward Gorey, paper, black and … Continue reading

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Really A Shame – NCAA Tournament

I turned on the Finals game last night with great expectations of a good game, and hope that perhaps the Butler University Bulldogs would win the National Championship, beating the University of Connecticut Huskies. What I saw was a fair game … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, March 28 – April 3, 2011

It never stops, does it? Of course these New Arrivals posts don’t hint at the new items for the garden (with the move, we went from 275 sq. ft. to a quarter acre, and though some of it is wooded … Continue reading

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