Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Arrivals, Current Reading April 22 – 29, 2013

We’ve had smashing weather here the last week or more. This is the best April in Portland, OR in many a year. NEW ARRIVALS: Two gifts this time and not much else, which is fine as way too much has … Continue reading

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FFB: Guest Post by Jeff Meyerson: Killing Castro by Lawrence Block

A special treat this week! A guest post by the widely traveled, read and appreciated Jeff Meyerson. This is Jeff’s first guest post for Bullhorn. Killing Castro by Lawrence Block (originally published as Fidel Castro Assassinated as by Lee Duncan … Continue reading

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A Booking Story

It’s always a lot of fun to go booking, to browse through one or more used book stores. It doesn’t matter the weather or the time of day, wandering around in a used book store is just good for the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading April 15 – 21, 2013

I’ve heard a lot about people receiving damaged books from Amazon. It had only happened to me once before,  several years ago, until this last week. The box was really beat up, one corner almost torn open. The box came … Continue reading

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Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day, and this is a great day to get outside and add a tree, shrub or even some bedding plants to the environment. We got an early start with a trip to the nursery yesterday. Here’s our contribution … Continue reading

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FFB: Space Tug by Murray Leinster

this is the 111th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Space Tug by Murray Leinster © 1953, this edition 1954, Pocket Books 1954 mass market paperback, science fiction – 2nd Joe Kenmore novel Science fiction was an entirely different thing … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading April 8 – 14, 2013

After some beautiful Spring weather, it got pretty rainy – we needed it – so I got some extra reading time in. NEW ARRIVALS:  After last week’s Doc Savage overload, things have calmed down considerably. Two books I’d been waiting for … Continue reading

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Notes on the garden, Saturday April 13, 2013

Spring has been fits and spurts here, we had a couple of days in the low 70s then in the mid 60s, last night it got down to 34 degrees and will reach just 54 today, though the sun is … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading April 1 – 7, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Quite a week! Lots of arrivals, all of a kind. Sometimes mentions and memories of things – a book, an author, a subject – pile up to that last straw point. It happened to me and here is the … Continue reading

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FFB: Brand of the Black Bat by Norman A. Daniels

this is the 110th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Brand of the Black Bat by Norman A. Daniels © 1939 (July 1939 issue of Black Book Detective – issue shown below) this edition: Altus Press 2010 trade paper, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading March 25 – 31, 2013

Spring fever has my wife firmly in it’s grip. After seeing an article in Sunset magazine on Dahlias, she found a nearby specialty dahlia nursery and off we went, bringing home a bag on tubers. Where I’m going to put them, … Continue reading

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