Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a safe Halloween. Don’t eat too much candy!

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Glorious Maple

A break from the books and reviews to appreciate our Japanese Maple, planted two years ago. It’s an acer japonicum O. Isami. We asked for one that had especially good Fall color, and last year it was disappointing, barely any color at … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading

The Fall-Winter weather continues to be typical: not fierce, but cool and wet, with a sunny day now and then. We enjoy it. New Arrivals – Just when I think I’m doing pretty well with the new books and incoming, along comes … Continue reading

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FFB: Nemesis

this is the 95th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books. Nemesis by Agatha Christie © 1971, Pocket Books, 1973 paperback, mystery – Miss Marple This is the last Marple novel Christie wrote, though Sleeping Murder was published after it. Miss … Continue reading

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The Plurality Problem

I usually read one book at a time. I like to finish one, then select another one to read and go to work on that one. Okay, I’ve occasionally had two or even three books going at once. But right … Continue reading

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Pffft

I’m not quite sure when it happened, but I’ve become a complete idiot. At my wife’s urging, I got a cell phone, an iPhone 4S. No, not the new iPhone 5, this previous model it was cheap plus she had some … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading

I’ve been working in the yard, Winterizing the yard – spreading soil amendments, mulch, raking leaves, fallen berries and pine needles, doing some light, early pruning and the like. All just before the rains set in for keeps, and before … Continue reading

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FFB: A Caribbean Mystery

this is the 94th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books. A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie © 1964, Pocket Books, 1966 paperback, mystery featuring Miss Marple After reading The Clocks for the single-author Friday Forgotten Books post last week, I … Continue reading

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Rain, Wind, what have you…

We had Fall for a couple of days and then the rains came. The leaves are blowing off the trees before they get do do much color change, the chrysanthemums were beautiful for a few days before they go beaten … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading

I’ve been watching football (Go Ducks!) and some of the baseball playoffs lately. We only watch baseball during the playoffs and World Series, as for us a little baseball goes a long way. I enjoy listening to it outside on … Continue reading

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FFB: The Clocks

The Clocks by Agatha Christie © 1964, this edition Pocket Books 9th printing November 1976, mass market paperback, mystery – 34th in Poirot series Sheila Webb, a typist-for-hire, has been sent to 19 Wilbraham Crescent for a job. Instead of a typing assignment, she … Continue reading

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Oregon Fall is Truly Here

While the term “Fall” means blazing colors, crisp walks and apples to most people, here in Portland it means the coming of the rains and cooler, or even cold weather. Really, it’s sort of Fall-Winter. There has been barely any … Continue reading

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New Car!

Under the heading of helping the economy along. I mentioned in the last post that part of a trip to Cleveland for Bouchercon not happening was due to an imminent household expense. Here it is. My 1999 Acura CL 3.0 … Continue reading

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Report, of sorts

While a lot of my friends are going to Bouchercon, the great mystery convention, this year in Cleveland, I’m home, as usual. This is due to several things: (1) I hate flying, the TSA and all that jazz. (2) It’s … Continue reading

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no new arivals

Nothing this week, just enjoying the (warmish) Fall weather.

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