Monthly Archives: October 2013

ffb: Terror in the House – The Early Kuttner Volume One

this is the 125th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Terror in the House – The Early Kuttner Volume One by Henry Kuttner, edited by Stephen Haffner, preface by Richard Matheson, Haffner Press 2010 hardcover, cover Art … Continue reading

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How do you celebrate Halloween (All Hallow’s Day)?

We don’t do much. We carve a pumpkin, put a candle in it and put it out front. We buy some candy for the neighborhood kids. We don’t get a lot of people at the door and we don’t want … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading October 21 – 27, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: I didn’t buy any books. I didn’t have any pre-orders arrive. So, good for me on my buy less, start less, finish more plan. However, I had a birthday. For a reader that means at least one book; in this … Continue reading

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Saturday was my birthday

I turned mumble-mumble years old. Seems like an awful lot of years, but they’ve been good ones. I was treated to several gifts (see New Arrivals post on Monday), pot roast, mashed potatoes, salad and cupcakes for dessert. We watched … Continue reading

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ffb: The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus

this is the 124th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus ed. by Brian W. Aldiss Penguin 1973 mass market paperback This is the paperback I got at River City Books that … Continue reading

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SF quilt

I designed this quilt with a “planets” feel in mind. After a lot of searching through bins of fabric and much layout work, we were happy with the first (of 3) strip set and did layouts. As Barbara pieced a … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading October 14 – 20, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Nothing this week. I’m trying to buy less, start less, finish more. Hopefully that will mean clearing out some (significant amount of) backlog of partially read books, which always seems to be a problem here. CURRENT READING: I read … Continue reading

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Fall in the back yard

Yes, it’s that time of year again! Enjoy. Click for full enjoyment.

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ffb: D-99

this is the 123rd in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books D-99 by H. B. Fyfe, Pyramid Books 1962 mass paperback I picked this one up last year at Robert’s Books over in Lincoln City, OR … Continue reading

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this morning, 7:08 am

We had a really nice sunrise this morning. This is a good place to live.

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say, is that…

Is that John Boehner reflected in the mirror, plotting the GOP takeover of, well, something or other? No, probably not, since the cover illustration on this Avon Murder Mystery Monthly is decades old, but still, take a look at that … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading October 7 – 13, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: I had a nightmare last night. I was trying to buy some books to complete a series by some author, but every time I saw the couple of books I needed, I was stopped by the forceful voice in … Continue reading

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ffb: Ask A Policeman — a guest post by Art Scott

this is the 122nd in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Ask A Policeman by The Detection Club, © 1933 multiple author mystery A month ago Rick reviewed The Floating Admiral, the Detection Club’s 1931 first go at … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading September 30 – October 6, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: After my good behavior of one book a week or less for a while, then a batch of mysteries last week, I’ve gone a bit overboard. Bad me. Here’s the arrivals: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller … Continue reading

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Powder 1994 – 2013

He was one terrific cat! Born in Denver, he road tripped to California and finally to Oregon. He had a long life full of love and purring, and could this boy ever purr! If there’s a cat heaven, he has … Continue reading

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Governmental shutdown – Republicans vs. ACA

The Republicans in Congress have thrown their little boy tantrum, having decided that Americans don’t need government and should not have affordable medical insurance. They forced a shutdown because they insist on eliminating the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which mandates health care for … Continue reading

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New Quilt!

Barbara has just finished a new quilt, and it’s a beauty. So I’m showing it to you. Dig it. These things are an incredible amount of work and take a lot of time. She worked on this on and off for over … Continue reading

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The Oregonian goes digital

Bah. We were notified a couple months ago that our daily newspaper, the only one here, was going to curtail delivery to a couple days a week and go on-line, still requiring a subscription fee which is within a buck of … Continue reading

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