Monthly Archives: December 2013
Here it is the end 2013, a pretty good year for us. Hope it was for you too. Next week I’ll be posting favorite books, reading stats and that sort of stuff. For now, wishes that you stay safe, warm … Continue reading
NEW ARRIVALS: This is the Christmas edition of NACR, so it’s no surprise that these are gifts from and to Barbara and me. I have a habit of buying things months ahead and asking Barbara to put them away for Christmas, … Continue reading
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas eve and Christmas day! Here’s a photo Barbara took last night, of one of the cats, Expresso, doing just the right thing for the holidays.
We’re about as ready for Christmas here as can be, now it’s a matter of indulging – or over indulging – in the joys of the season. NEW ARRIVALS: Nothing new, as usual, but next time there will be a … Continue reading
this is the 131st in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Case of the Missing Brontë by Robert Barnard © 1983, this edition Dell 1984 mass market paperback – mystery, police procedural featuring Scotland Yard Superintendant Perry Trethowan … Continue reading
Yep, that’s about it. How are your holiday preparations going?
This is my 800th post. Oh my. It has remained cold here, as in most of the country. We’ve kind of been in slow motion mode, but the tree and house are decorated, a few gifts are under the tree … Continue reading
There just seems to be too dang much going on, though if asked to list the things that are keeping me so busy I’d be hard pressed. Both of us have been feeling like were mired in molasses this last … Continue reading
Dear Mr. Watterson a film by Joel Allen Schroder, 2013, Fingerprint Films LLC, 90:02, available in regular or high definition. Looking for Calvin and Hobbes – The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and his Revolutionary Comic Strip by Nevin Martell, Continuim 2009 hardcover …………a … Continue reading
When we went to buy our Christmas tree on Saturday morning, it was 20 degrees out.We got a nice 7 foot tree and it and the house will be decorated over the next few days, I guess. It would be … Continue reading
this is the 130th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Wind Song by Carl Sandburg, a Voyager Book, Harcourt, Brace & World 1960 trade paperback – poetry collection. Cover and illustrations by William A. Smith. … Continue reading
My mother read the poem to me when I was six years old, and she told me her mother read it to her when she was six, when the poem was only 8 years old, a recent work. Now the … Continue reading
NEW ARRIVALS: None. There’s nothing on order. Unless I get a book as a gift, I’m done for the year, which is good. Heaven knows I don’t need any more books. MY CURRENT READING: I know this is getting boring … Continue reading