Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar

The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar © 2010, Angry Robot 2010 mass market paperback, fantasy-steampunk – 1st in trilogy Once in a while, you just have to have a book. This is one of those. I saw it and I’d wanted it for … Continue reading

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no new arrivals this week

That simple. Reading, not buying.

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FFB: Sundiver

this is the 88th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Sundiver by David Brin © 1980, this edition: 3rd printing Nov. 1981, Bantam Books 1981 mass market paperback, science fiction, 1st in Uplift War series of 6 novels It’s been … Continue reading

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Happy Summer!

Yesterday was technically the first day of Summer, today is the first full day of Summer, and the weather is hot enough everywhere for many to regret the coming of the hot season. It’s temperate and very nice here in … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, June 11-17, 2012

I told you there were a (very) few things coming, and they all come in the same week. I’d prefer to have spread out the arrivals. I mean, it’s more fun to open a few smaller boxes than one big … Continue reading

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Roses at last

I won’t have a Friday Forgotten tomorrow so this is likely all you get until the late Sunday-early Monday New Arrivals post (yes there are some). Our roses, slow to bloom are finally starting to put on a show. Enjoy.  

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No New Arrivals…again

That’s right, nothing new, except for a library book, Horton’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans. I enjoyed that one, and will eventually get around to writing up a review on it. Otherwise, nothing. That’s a good thing, the budget is happy.

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The TBR Dilemma

There was a time when I was pretty disciplined about my To Be Read stack. I would place books on it in the order I intended to read them, so I always knew, at a glance, what book I would … Continue reading

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Latest Quilt: “Glacier Star”

Here is the one Wife just finished last week. We haven’t decided if it is to go on a wall (and if so, where??), be a throw, or what, but it took an incredible amount of work and  was very … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, May 28 – June 3, 2012

Once again, nothing. I have a David Dodge book out there, and a library book any day now, but nothing has crossed the threshold. Two things are waiting for me to write them up for reviews, but I haven’t had … Continue reading

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