Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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The Pern Books – part 1.

Introduction There are few, if any, authors who can pull me into a book and keep me glued there as well as Anne McCaffrey, and that’s especially true of her series of books about the planet and peoples of Pern. … Continue reading

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Sympathy for Those Sizzling

It continues to look like a goodly portion of the States is broiling, still. Believe me, I don’t envy you. I don’t like it hot, and if it’s humid too, well YUCK! It seems the only place it’s been reasonably … Continue reading

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New Arrivals July 18 – 24, 2011

I have a couple of things this time (don’t get me started on the definition of “a couple”). One of them resulted from a post by George Kelley on his blog, the other from my continuing interest in reading Zorro. … Continue reading

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FFB – delayed until next week

Hey, faithful readers, I’m sorry to report another week of no Friday Forgotten Book. I had some things planned but, as they say, life got in the way. No, not to worry, everything is fine, I’m just quite busy. Then … Continue reading

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New Arrivals July 11 – 17, 2011

Once again, after two last week, it’s nothing new, and right now, that’s as it should be. You’ll have noticed I’m not posting as much just now, we’ve been very busy working on landscaping plans and have also found out … Continue reading

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New Arrivals July 4 – 10, 2011

Just two things this week, which is just fine. I already had the first three of this series collecting Secret Agent X, and decided to get the next two. Whether I continue or not, I’ll decide after I read some … Continue reading

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Its Summer!

Yep, absolutely, it’s Summer here in Portland. The mercury just hit 90 (in the shade), easily the hottest day of the year. We’ve turned on the air conditioning, the first time since we moved here last Fall. So enjoy a … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

No New Arrivals Nothing this week, not a thing. Aren’t you all proud of me? Yes, yes you are. Thank you. Independence Day There’s good news and not so good. Good: the weather is beautiful here and it promises to … Continue reading

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