Monthly Archives: November 2013

ffb: Orchestrated Death

this is the 129th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Orchestrated Death by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Avon Books 1993 mass market  paperback, mystery.  1st Detective Inspector Bill Slider “Slider woke with that particular sense of doom generated by … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. There is a LOT to be thankful for, including all of the wonderful people I have met through this blog. Wishing you all health, peace, a wonderful day.

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New Arrivals, Current Reading November 18 – 24, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Well, a big week. In response to a post on Kage Baker’s In the Company of Thieves that Andrea Johnson put up on her fine blog, Little Red Reviewer, I commented that I loved The Bird of the River. The … Continue reading

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ffb: The Uncomplaining Corpses

this is the 128th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Uncomplaining Corpses by Brett Halliday (Davis Dresser) © 1940, Dell 1957 mass market paperback, mystery, 3rd Mike Shayne. This Dell edition of the third in the series … Continue reading

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Recent Arrivals: e-books

As most of you know, I don’t buy many digital books. There are two reasons for that, 1) I think the growth of e-publishing is part of the reason – a big part – that I don’t have much selection … Continue reading

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a quilt full of leaves

Several years ago, while accompanying Barbara on visits to quilt fabric shops, I started picking up fabrics with leaf designs. Over time we wound up with a whole bin full, and this quilt is one of two I planned to … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading November 11 – 17, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: A friend sent a book he thought I might enjoy. Thanks, Jeff! No other new arrivals. Tales From the Spaceport Bar edited by George H. Scithers and Darrell Schweitzer [Avon 1987 mass market paperback, used, gift] – science … Continue reading

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ffb: Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf

this is the 127th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf by Algis Budrys © 1985, Southern Illinois University Press 1985 hardcover, non-fiction, critical reviews, Galaxy Magazine, 1964-1971 Most of what needs to be said about … Continue reading

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What should I read next? — RESULTS

I know the suspense is killing you, so without further waiting, here’s the winner. This probably comes as no surprise if you read through the comments on the post. I want to say up front that I appreciate the votes and … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading November 4 – 10, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Something new, something used and a pre-order arrived. Here they are: Spectrum 20 edited by Cathy & Arnie Fenner [Underwood Books November 2013 oversized paperbound, new] – art. The 20th volume in the Spectrum series delineating the entrants and award … Continue reading

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ffb: The Zebra-Striped Hearse by Ross Macdonald

this is the 126th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Zebra-Striped Hearse by Ross Macdonald © 1962, originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, May 1962 hardcover. This edition: Bantam Books mass market paperback, 13th printing May 1988 … Continue reading

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Which One to Read?

I have this big stack of books hanging onto the top of my To Be Read pile, which means they’ve landed on the nightstand. They all have bookmarks in them, meaning I’ve read at least a few pages, sometimes a lot … Continue reading

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Our convention schedule

We’ve finally nailed down our mystery convention schedule. GOING: we’ll be going to Left Coast Crime in Monterey, March 20-23 2014. We’re planning on going a day or two early to tourist about a little. Due to my procrastination we … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading October 28 – November 3, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: I’m so ashamed. Sorta. You see, this last week I bought a book. The dratted Friday Forgotten Books thingie made me do it. Also two things came in from PaperbackSwap, as well as Part 2 of my Fables birthday present. So I slid a little bit, … Continue reading

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