Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Next Rodeo

William Kittredge © 2007, Graywolf Press 2007 trade paper, non-fiction, essays, biographical, semi-biographical After hearing Kittredge interviewed on Public Radio, I wanted to read his essays, and this was the collection that was mentioned in that interview. The essays range from Kittredge’s … Continue reading

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New Arrivals August 22 – 28, 2011

Just one this time, something from BookSwap. All the Myriad Ways by Larry Niven [Del Rey 1971 – this edition 6th printing, 1983 paperback, used] – science fiction short story collection – this collection of 14 stories from the late … Continue reading

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Visit to Islei

Last week we drove out to Islei Nursery in Boring, OR, about 45 minutes from our home just south of Portland. It’s a wholesale grower of rare and beautiful dwarf (and regular-sized) conifers, Japanese maples, and other ornamental trees and … Continue reading

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New Arrivals = 0

Not a thing. Enjoy the Summer week, everyone!

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FFB: The Mouse in the Mountain

this is the 68th in my series of forgotten books The Mouse in the Mountain  by Norbert Davis © 1943, Rue Morgue Press 2001 trade paper, mystery featuring Doan & Carstairs It’s 1943, World War II is fully under way. Doan is … Continue reading

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New Arrivals August 8 – 14, 2011

After last weeks surfeit of book goodness, a return to a sensible amount of additions. One, actually. I’ve already noted in last week’s FFB that this has just come out. The God of the Hive by Laurie King [Bantam Books … Continue reading

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FFB – The Game

this is the 67th in my series of forgotten books The Game by Laurie R. King, © 2004, Bantam Books 2006 paperback featuring Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes, # 7 in series, mystery ~ adventure Mycroft Holmes sends for Mary and Sherlock to ask a … Continue reading

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Landscaping Day 2

Just a quick note, since I have to make way for my Friday Forgotten Book post which will be up later tonight. Here’s a before – and – after from today. It’s just as stripped as it seems in the … Continue reading

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Landscaping Day One

We’re gardeners. When we moved into this house last late Fall, about all we could do was look at the existing dead lawn, brown planting beds and overgrown back yard. The lawn has been brought back, the planting beds in … Continue reading

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New Arrivals August 1 – 7, 2011

Various & Sundry might be a good description for this weeks additions to the stockpile here at the Portland abode. Old mystery, newer mystery, travel, graphic novels, fantasy, pulp. To quote a line from the film Jurassic Park, (remember? It’s when … Continue reading

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Pern Books – part 2.

Also read: Pern Books – part 1 Starting At the Beginning… Last time I gave a brief introduction to the series of 16 Pern novels, plus some short stories, and gave a list of the books in my recommended reading … Continue reading

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