Monthly Archives: February 2014

New Arrivals and Current Reading, February 17 – 23, 2014

Reading, watching Winter Olympics, walking in the rain, sipping hot cocoa with little marshmallows on it, reading blogs, planning for Spring in the garden, quilt planning, chores and errands. The days are packed. How did I ever have time for … Continue reading

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ffb: The Dragons of Archenfield

this is the 137th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Dragons of Archenfield by Edward Marston, historical mystery This the third of Marston’s Domesday Books, following The Wolves of Savernake and The Ravens of Blackwater. I … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, February 10 – 16, 2014

Again, No New Arrivals. I’m reading between watching the Winter Olympics (but starting to get burned out on the coverage and commercials). Yesterday we went for a rainy walk by the Willamette River, which is as high as we’ve seen … Continue reading

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Library Book Overwhelmed-ness

Does this happen to you? This happens every now and then: books on hold at the library all pop up at once. Right now, between the two of us, we have seven library books in the house, a couple of … Continue reading

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Weather Report

No, not the fusion jazz band, just me with an update. The snow and ice are pretty much gone, it warmed into the high 30s and started a thaw. Then rain swept in and it rained all last night, so … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, February 3 – 9, 2014

No New Arrivals. The weather here had been cold and clear, but a storm came in Wednesday and it turned from sprinkles to snow by Thursday and kept snowing straight through the weekend. No, it’s not the amount of snow … Continue reading

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ffb: Life Among the Savages

this is the 136th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson © 1952, Penguin 1957 soft cover, humorous, slightly fictionalized autobiography Not much wanting to read the typical Jackson shock, scare or … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, January 27 – February 2, 2014

We put in a half dozen dwarf conifers in a new “conifer bed”, first amending the soil and after planting we added Hemlock bark. Also, I’ve had some dental work, with another visit next week. Yipee. New Arrivals Well lookie … Continue reading

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Seattle Seahawks Win Super Bowl 43 – 8

“A fine performance by a very, very good team. Yes, the Seahawks are that good.” My new arrivals, current reading post will be up Monday afternoon

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