Monthly Archives: May 2012

FFB: How Like An Angel

this is the 87th book in my series of forgotten or seldom read books How Like An Angel by Margaret Millar, © 1962, Carroll & Graf 2000 mass market paperback, mystery – Joe Quinn, P.I. Private detective Joe Quinn gambles. That’s how he’s … Continue reading

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book review: World War II Remembered

World War II Remembered by the Residents of Kendal at Hanover © 2012, University Press of New England, 2012 trade paperback, non-fiction, autobiography We saw a brief piece on this on the NBC Nightly News a couple of months ago and were both … Continue reading

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JFK Birthday

Today is John F. Kennedy’s birthday. Wish he was still alive.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Enjoy, everyone, and don’t forget the meaning of the day.

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New Arrivals, May 21-27, 2012

As promised, a few things arrived this week. I’m cutting way down, but not completely out. As usual, I can blame Friday Forgotten Books and other blogs for every one of these. Fatal Flourishes by S.S. Rafferty [Avon 1979 mass … Continue reading

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John Cheever: 100 years

It was George Kelly who reminded me with THIS post on his blog today. I’m joining the chorus (of 2) with my own cover and comment. The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever, preface by John Cheever, Alfred A. … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

this is the 86th book in my series of forgotten books The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie © 1916, Bantam Books 1961 mass market paperback, mystery – first Hercule Poirot It had been a very long time since I read this … Continue reading

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No New Arrivals

Another week with a nice clean slate. I’m sort of doing an up-and-down these last few weeks; this one nothing new. I do have a couple of things on the way, though, so check back next week. Meanwhile, we’ve been … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book: A Killing in Comics

this is the 85th book in my series of forgotten books A Killing in Comics by Max Alan Collins © 2007, Berkeley Prime Crime 2001 trade paperback, mystery, 1st in Jack Starr “comics mysteries” series I like the writing of Max Alan Collins, … Continue reading

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progress on our summer bed

Every now and then I post an update on our garden, and I figured it was time. This is the first year we’ve really been able to do anything, and we’re enjoying it immensely. We’ve had some nice warm weather, and the … Continue reading

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Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A – Area 52

Here in Portland, it’s Summer! It was been in the 80s all weekend and was 88 yesterday, (a new record high, hottest May 14 ever), glorious heat and sun, and believe me, we’ve been enjoying it. So I decided it … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, May 7-13, 2012

Tom Roberts at Black Dog Books has done it again, and I couldn’t resist. So a package from Black Dog arrived a few days ago with three new things. Also arriving were a pre-order that was placed last Fall and something … Continue reading

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first time in a long time

My Wife did something this morning she hasn’t done in many, many years, since she lived in Denver. She did a 5K walk. She can’t run due to her knees, but she walks at about 15-16 minute/mile at 5K length, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals – Nada

I was away from the tech Sunday 12:01:01 until Noon Monday in observance of No Tech Sunday. We turned off and left off the computers, cell phones, etc. The only tech, if it can be called that, we used were … Continue reading

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FFB: Shoot the Works

this is the 84th book in my series of forgotten books Shoot the Works by Brett Halliday © 1957, Dell #7844, 1965 mass market paperback (second edition), mystery – Mike Shayne #28 Mike Shayne’s secretary Lucy calls Mike and asks him to hurry … Continue reading

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