Monthly Archives: May 2013
this is the 113th in my series of seldom read or forgotten books The Case of the Vagabond Virgin by Erle Stanley Gardner © 1948, this edition 1953, Pocket Book 1953 mass market paperback, mystery – Perry Mason # 32 I took … Continue reading
An outstanding author has left us. I read my first Vance, The Dragon Masters in 1961 or so, and kept on reading his stuff when I happened to come across it. I have a couple of things here I’ve either not … Continue reading
NEW ARRIVALS: I went to Robert’s Books in Lincoln City while we were over on the coast for a few days. I had a list, mostly of some Mike Shayne novels I’m still missing, of which Robert’s had … Continue reading
Whatever your chosen way of spending the holiday, please take a minute to remember the fallen. As is our tradition, we’ll grill some steaks. The weather may keep us indoors otherwise. note: the New Arrivals post will go up Monday night.
Yesterday afternoon we glanced out the window and this is what we saw. Wow. COMING SOON: – New Arrivals (a few paperbacks from Robert’s Books in Lincoln City) – Trip Report – A look at the new bookshelves!
We’re off to the coast for a few days, so the blogging and commenting will be reduced. The weather was excellent last week, but this week it looks to be cold, dreary rain. Well it’s Oregon, after all. Our house / … Continue reading
NEW ARRIVALS: Again, just one new book, I’d pre-ordered it some time ago. The Human Division by John Scalzi [TOR 2013 hardcover, new] – science fiction novel – first released in ‘chapters’ as connected e-stories now combined with some added … Continue reading
We moved into this house on November 15, 2010. At that time the front yard was in poor shape, the narrow side yards had been untended for years, the back of the property had a few nice trees and several … Continue reading
NEW ARRIVALS: Just one new book and one library book. I’m expecting a couple of things, but not for another week or two. The Doctor of Pimlico by William Le Queux [Oleander Press 2013 UK jacketed trade paperback, new] – … Continue reading
Hope all you Moms out there are happy, healthy and enjoying your day. My wife’s kids are gown up and living with their own kids far away, so she gets a phone call from them. I took her out to … Continue reading
Barbara is participating in the 37th annual Lake Run this morning. I’ll be there to cheer her on and be supportive. She’s intent on beating her last year time. More later. She bettered her 5K time by 12 minutes! Yay, … Continue reading
I’ve been reading, though not a lot of older things. I haven’t been writing up what I’ve read and I just can’t seem to get it in gear. Maybe it’s the mid-summer weather (81 in the shade at 6:30 p.m. this evening). … Continue reading
I’m finding more and more things at the library lately, between our Multnomah County system and the neighboring Clackimas County one. With two county systems to draw from, plus inter-loan should it become necessary, we’re finding quite a lot of … Continue reading
This is the 700th post I’ve done here on Broken Bullhorn. Compared to a lot of other blogs that may not be a big number, but for me it is. So I’m making this special post just to say: “Wow, … Continue reading