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 on gardening and one fantasy novel that was on my want list.
Then a couple of days later a big box arrived from Mosaic Records, for which I’d been waiting a while. Man, I love the Mosaic sets! Since the boxes are too big for the glass on my scanner, I scanned the pages from the latest Mosaic catalog instead. Lots of information in them for anyone who’s interested in jazz, and if you think that’s good stuff you should see the full sized booklet that comes with these sets! Click twice for the full size if you want to read the text.
Then the next day two more packages one with another gardening book, the second with the just-released collection of western stories by Paul Powers. Huzzah! Plus one last trip to Borders netted one more SF paperback. So here we go, click for bigger image and all that.
Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers by Richard L. Bitner [Timber Press 2010 trade paper, new] – gardening, conifers, reference – we’re gardeners, and with some new landscaping going in we’re looking for ideas.
Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas by Diana Grenfell & Michael Shadrack [Timber Press 2007 trade paper, new] – gardening, Hostas, reference – same as above. In our climate Hostas do well and are interesting landscaping plants as well as attractive potted plants. We have half a dozen or so that were here when we arrived plus one or two we bought. Also, there is a superb Hosta Nursery nearby, Seabright Gardens. So we want to know more.
The Complete Jimmie Lunceford Decca Sessions – Mosaic Records 2011 collection, new – jazz, big band – love this stuff. This is the latest Mosaic set.
The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings of The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64 – Mosaic Records 2010 collection, new – jazz – MJQ has always been a favorite, and I’ve seen them live several times. Mellow yet swinging, a sound I never get tired of. I already have some, but not all. of this music on other CDs, but it’s nice to have the complete Atlantic sessions. I’ve been listening to it for days.
The Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird and Victor Sessions – Mosaic Records 2010 collection, new – big band jazz – I have an embarrassingly small amount of Shaw’s band on CD, so this will get lots of play time.
The Mystery of Ireta by Anne McCaffrey [DelRey 2004 mass market paperback, new] – science fiction – this collects two novels, neither of which I’ve read, Dinosaur Planet and Dinosaur Survivors. I’ve been on a McCaffrey binge lately and when I saw this one discounted 20% at Borders I bought it.
Riding The Pulp Trail stories by Paul Powers, edited and with an introduction by Laurie Powers [Altus Press 2011 trade paper, new] – fiction, western, short stories – a brand new collection of western stories by Paul Powers, edited by Laurie who’s wonderful blog, Laurie’s Wild West has tons of good stuff including information about her grandfather and other books.
Sword of Fire and Sea by Erin Hoffman [Pyr Books, 2011 trade paper, new] – fantasy – this is the author’s first novel, but has received good reviews.
The Wild Garden (Expanded Edition) by William Robinson with Rick Darke [Timber Press 2009 hardcover, new] – gardening, reference – our lot here is half an acre, and we think we can keep the lower back portion fairly natural, so this, though a little on the academic side, will be a great resource.