Monthly Archives: April 2012

New Arrivals, April 23-29, 2012

Once in a while, you just have to have a book – in this case a series – and I caved in on these. I’d wanted them for a while, but a review of the second on in the series finally convinced … Continue reading

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NFL Draft

Yes, I spend a lot of time watching it. Yes, I always hope that the teams I like to watch, the ones I like to root for if they are televised, the Seahawks (the closest thing we have here to … Continue reading

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Shovel Through Fence

Kind of hard to know what to say about this…

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New Arrivals, April 16-22, 2012

Still a few things trickling in. The Happy Valley by Max Brand [A.L. Burt, Dodd, Mead & Co, 1931 hardcover, used] -western – picked this up from Laurie Powers of Laurie’s Wild West blog. She had an eBay auction for … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

Be kind to the planet, each other, and get outside.

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FFB: The Deep Range

this is the 83rd in my series of forgotten books The Deep Range by Arthur C. Clarke © 1957, Signet 1964 mass market paperback (second printing), – science fiction – cover painting by Paul Lehr According to the note inside, I read … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, April 9-15, 2012

Just goes to show once in a while a new book does slip into the house. One because I wanted it (Frederick Nebel), one and the last just because it sounded interesting when I chanced upon a review (Randy Mathes) and one because … Continue reading

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The Quick Red Fox

this is the 82nd in my series of forgotten books The Quick Red Fox by John D. MacDonald, © 1964, Fawcett Gold Medal, 9th printing 1987 paperback, mystery – Travis McGee series, #6 I first read this in 1989. Shortly before then, I’d … Continue reading

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Under the Moons of Mars

Under the Moons of Mars – New Adventures on Barsoom Edited by John Joseph Adams, © 2012 – Simon & Schuster 2012 hardcover – SF – Fantasy short story collection featuring John Carter and other characters Sometimes anthologies like this can be … Continue reading

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New Quilt for Spring

My wife just finished a new quilt, a sampler, which we’ve put on the bed to be our “Spring quilt”. We change our bed quilt several times a year, Winter, Spring, Summer, holidays or when ever we just want a … Continue reading

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Monday weigh-in

I’m not going to burden you all with this all the time, but I thought perhaps posting this, either this once, or once a week if you’d like it, will help me keep on the tough diet I’m on. I … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

I hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful Easter, whether you start your day with Sunrise Services or an Easter Egg hunt, whether you are celebrating the second day of Passover or having ham and scalloped … Continue reading

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FFB: Trigger and Friends

Trigger and Friends by James H. Schmitz original stories published between 1958 and 1974 – Baen 2001 paperback – science fiction – short story (one novelette) this is the 81st in my series of forgotten books This is the 3rd book of 4 … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, March 26 – April 1, 2012

Not a thing, and that’s the way I like it. As mentioned in the last N.A. post, the Special, I’ve dumped the pre-orders, cleared the basket, stopped ordering stuff, quit going to the book store. If that sounds excruciatingly boring, … Continue reading

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Spring Keeps Trying…

… but it’s been an uphill battle so far. We had the wettest March since 1957, not including the foot or so of snow total over three falls. The wind has been brutal, 60-65 mph gusts on three days last … Continue reading

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