Monthly Archives: March 2013

Happy Easter!

Beautiful Spring morning here, gorgeous sunrise, will be working in the garden today. Hope you all found the Easter eggs and enjoyed the chocolate bunny. Here are some real ones for ya’.

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FFB: The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers

this is the 109th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Chinese Parrot by Biggers, Earl Derr © 1926, this copy: Bantam Books mass market paperback, mystery, 2nd Charlie Chan I decided to read (or re-read in some cases) the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading March 18 – 24, 2013

After having no Friday Forgotten Book post this last Friday, here I am with a skimpy NA-CR post. Sorry, that’s just how it is at the moment. NEW ARRIVALS: None. Not even anything from the library. CURRENT READING: I read … Continue reading

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no FFB this week

Once again I’m missing Friday Forgotten Books. I’m almost on an every-other-week schedule now, which I don’t like, but I can’t do a post if I don’t have a book to review that meets the profile. I just finished a … Continue reading

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NCAA basketball time of year

Once pro football is over, there’s not much of interest to me in sports until the NCAA men’s basketball conference championship tournaments, which were held last weekend. I watched those, and the bracket selection show (here’s the bracket). Now it’s time … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading March 11 – 17, 2013

It’s beginning to look like Spring here, with Daffodils and Forsythia blooming and buds and new growth on many shrubs and trees. Spring – it’s good! NEW ARRIVALS: After last week’s bonanza of stuff, it was inevitable, and desirable, that … Continue reading

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FFB: The Cobra, King of Detectives by Richard B. Sale

this is the 108th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Cobra – The King of Detectives by Richard B. Sale – stories © 1934, 1935, this collection © 2009, Altus Press 2009 trade paper, short story collection, mystery pulp reprint, with … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading March 4 – 10, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: A few things this time, all in a series, and you can blame George Kelley (I do) for some of these arriving at my home. The reasons for the rest are elucidated below. This is what I meant … Continue reading

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Garden Night, Garden Day

Just a quick note. Every year there’s an early Spring event here called Plant Nerds Night, sponsored by a local radio station that has a Saturday garden program. Plant Nerds Night was last night. For us, it’s the first gardening event … Continue reading

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review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan © 2012, Straus and Giroux 
2012 hardcover – novel Mr. Penubra’s 24-hour Bookstore first came to my attention through reading a review of it online, possibly on the Washington Post or Boston Globe site.  Regardless, it sounded … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading February 25 – March 3, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS – not a thing this week. There have been enough lately, and there always seems to be something in the pipeline, so this week is more of a relief than a disappointment. CURRENT READING – lots to say here. … Continue reading

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