Monthly Archives: May 2011

New Arrivals May 16-29, 2011

I had a couple of things last week but was too busy with other posts to do a New Arrivals on Monday, so here is an extra week’s worth. The first, third and fourth books came a week or more … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day!

To all those, fallen and returned, who have protected and preserved our county, we give thanks. Here is an historical item to recognize the day.

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bookcases at 90%

The 12 foot wide by 8.5 foot inch high bookcase wall in our dining room is nearly complete. Here is the first set of pictures, they started to install the Maple bookcases on Friday with the bottom units, then put … Continue reading

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FFB: R. Holmes & Co.

this is the 61st in my series of forgotten books R. Holmes & Co. by John Kendrick Bangs, © 1906, Otto Penzler 1994 paperback, Sherlock Holmes Library, Raffles Holmes – pastiche mystery short stories I have about four feet of shelving dedicated to Sherlock … Continue reading

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bookcase update

Well, these things happen. The carpenter called today saying that there has ben a delay, the staining isn’t done, and it will either be Friday or next week before they can be installed. So we’ll see how that goes, but … Continue reading

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The Railway Detective

The Railway Detective by Edward Marston © 2004, Allison & Busby 2004 trade paperback – mystery – first in the Detective Inspector Colbeck series of Victorian railway-related mysteries It is London 1851, and the opening of the Great Exposition is pending in London. … Continue reading

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A Good Thing is on the way!

Yesterday the cabinet maker called to say installation of bookcases will be done this coming week. Finally! This 144-inch-wide wall will soon have bookshelves side to side and to a height of 102 inches, which is about to the line … Continue reading

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no FFB this week… I’ve been very under the weather since last Sunday, May 15 but hope to be back soon.

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FFB: Dead Men’s Bones – The Air Adventure Stories of Lester Dent

this is the 60th in my series of forgotten books Dead Men’s Bones – The Air Adventure Stories of Lester Dent by Lester Dent © 1930-1931, 2008, Black Dog Books 2009 trade paper – air adventure stories This is volume 1 of … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, May 2-8, 2011

Eight things this time, half of them bought based on reviews or blog posts I read. Man, reading blogs is killing the budget. Then three books are from Black Dog Books, and the flyer in the box shows more irresistible … Continue reading

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FFB: The Shell Seekers

— the 59th in my series of “forgotten” books — The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, © 1987, St. Martin’s Press 1987 hardcover – general fiction My parents’ house in Laguna Beach, CA which she and my father bought in 1961, as … Continue reading

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New Arrivals April 25 – May 1, 2011

Things are settling down a bit here, and I’ve been reading a lot of short stories (see previous post). This week just a few things trickled in, one I had on pre-order, the other two items of interest after reading reviews. Best … Continue reading

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