Monthly Archives: November 2011

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I’m having some pretty major dental work done, and due to needing to maximize the insurance coverage, since I’ve put this off for the best part of the year, it’s going to be happening at a frequent clip over the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, November 20 – 27, 2011

Two things from Haffner Press, ordered after George Kelley did a review. I already had quite a few other books published by Haffner, but not these two. Also two things picked up from BookSwap, also after reading reviews, both from … Continue reading

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FFB: Never Cry Wolf and And No Birds Sang

this is the 174th in my series of forgotten books Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat, 1963 This is Canadian author week for Friday Forgotten Books, so I picked an author who wrote a lot of great books, most of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, and here’s hoping you all have much to be thankful for. We certainly do: family, friends, health, being settled in our new home and having our new gardens (even if they are a bit tattered … Continue reading

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Pogo!

I’m a Pogo fan. I have been ever since I discovered the Pogo books – what these days we’d label trade paper editions – at my Aunt and Uncle’s house when my family visited them. At first I just thought … Continue reading

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FFB: Satan in St. Mary’s

This is the 73rd in my series of forgotten books Satan in St. Mary’s by Paul Doherty © 1986, Headline 1990 paperback – historical mystery – first in the series featuring Hugh Corbett After reading more than one review of Doherty’s historical mysteries, … Continue reading

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One year ago today…

we got the keys to this house and were officially Portlanders. We’d been staying at a local hotel for a couple of days, after our two and a half day drive from southern California. We covered a lot of miles … Continue reading

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New Arrivals: November 7 – 13, 2011

This time it’s a book I was missing from a series of short story collections and a pre-order that finishes a series. Filling in the holes… Changer of Worlds by David Weber [Baen 2002 mass market paperback, used] – science fiction short … Continue reading

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Fall is hanging on

Last year at this time the trees were mostly bare, the Fall color just a last hint of what had been only a few weeks before. This year, because we had lots of late season rain and Summer started later … Continue reading

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Happy Veteran’s Day

It’s a day to remember and appreciate all the men and women who have been members of the military and have served this country. Well done. Here’s a photo I took in Alaska in June, 2008 that seems appropriate

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A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber

A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber – Baen 2011 hardcover – science fiction – “A Star Kingdom Novel A Beautiful Friendship is based on a short story which appeared in the 1998 short story collection More than Honor. In this greatly expanded version, … Continue reading

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Anyone read this?

I see that the first omnibus of the on-line SF mag LIGHTSPEED YEAR ONE is to be available November 12. I’m wondering if anyone has read any or all of this on line? I’m tempted to buy it, but for … Continue reading

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New Arrivals: October 31 – November 6, 2011

An omnibus of horror novels, three graphic novels, an oldie and a library book, the last just since I had the image. I’m not doing a very good job of catching up reading the inflow, but I guess that’s nothing … Continue reading

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FFB: Prey

this is the 72nd in my series of forgotten books Prey by Ken Goddard, Tor Books 1993 paperback – First Harry Lightstone I bought this book expecting it to be a wilderness mystery. The protagonist is Harry Lightstone, a Federal Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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