Monthly Archives: July 2013

New Arrivals, Current Reading July 22 – 28, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Something different this time, though one more Judge Dee book did slip in (from a different A-zon warehouse, I guess).   Necklace and Calabash by Robert van Gulik [University of Chicago Press, 1992 – 5th printing – trade … Continue reading

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Back Out at the Ballpark

Friday afternoon we went back out to Hillsboro Stadium to watch another Hillsboro Hops game. The opponent was Everett, the winner of the north division in the first half of the season (Single A has a split season, with winners of … Continue reading

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forgotten books: Shapechanger’s Song

this is the 115th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Shapechanger and The Song Of Homana by Jennifer Roberson, DAW Books, March 2001 paperback omnibus: 2 novels – fantasy – 1st and 2nd novels in the Cheysuli series “In 1979, … Continue reading

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Why the Darkness?

I just read the table of contents for The Best British Fantasy 2013. It seems, from the blurbs on the stories and the book summary on SF Signal, that the contents are dark, grim, apocalyptic, twisted. I wonder why current short … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading July 15 – 21, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: My Judge Dee reading continues though these will be the last new Dee books for now. I was getting the books from the library, but the last two copies were so beat up,  dirty (filthy is more accurate) … Continue reading

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FFB: Stolen Season: A Journey Through America and Baseball’s Minor Leagues

this is the 114th in my series of seldom read or forgotten books Stolen Season: A Journey Through America and Baseball’s Minor Leagues by David Lamb © 1992, Warner Books 1992 hardcover, non-fiction, autobiography, baseball Stolen Season chronicles journalist-writer David Lamb’s summer immersing … Continue reading

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SFAL art – a closer look, part 4 of 4

Part 1 is HERE.   Part 2 is HERE.   Part 3 is HERE. It sounds crazy, but I thought I’d already posted this, so it sat in my “drafts” folder for way too long. Sorry. Here it is at last. With this post … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading July 8 – 14, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: None, except the books discussed below, from the library. CURRENT READING:  * * The Judge Dee Interrupt * * Once again I find myself saying “It’s George Kelley’s fault”.  After reading this post on George Kelley’s blog, I … Continue reading

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FFB: summer hiatus

I’m reading, four books that would work as Forgotten or Seldom Read, but I’ve not sat down and written anything up. The weather has been between perfect and a little too warm for my taste (when it hits 88 or … Continue reading

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Hops Beat Canadians in 19 Innings

We listened to almost the whole thing, missing only the first couple of innings. A day game that ended after 8pm. Yikes. At least they won, a rare occurrence. From the Hillsboro website: Marathon game saw 127 at-bats and 508 … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading July 1 – 7, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: As I said last time, the third FlashGordon was expected, and it arrived Monday. That’s it. Flash Gordon: On the Planet Mongo:  The Complete Flash Gordon Library Vol. 1: Sundays 1934 – 1937  by Don Moore, writer, & Alex … Continue reading

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Happy July 4th Independence Day!

I hope everyone has a happy, safe day, enjoying your favorite things. Our heat wave is over and it will be about 81 with a slight breeze and 25-30% humidity today. We’ll be enjoying chicken, potato salad, fruit salad, ice … Continue reading

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