Monthly Archives: May 2014

ffb: Blue Murder by Brett Halliday

this is the 147th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  Blue Murder by Brett Halliday, Dell 1973 mass market paperback – mystery – Mike Shayne Davis Dresser created the pseudonym Brett Halliday and the series character Michael Shayne for the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 19 – 25, 2014

New Arrivals I picked up two short story collections this week. Nebula Awards Showcase 2012  edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel [PYR Books 2012 trade paperback, new] – and – Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro [PYR Books 2013 … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

A day to remember the fallen and departed. May they rest in peace.   note: due to the holiday, my New Arrivals post will be tomorrow.

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ffb: English Country House Murders Thomas Godfrey, Editor

this is the 146th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  English Country House Murders, Thomas Godfrey, editor, Mysterious Press, 1989 – paperback, 22 short stories “There you are, after a day with overripe household bills or baby nappies, fatigued and … Continue reading

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Persistence

In a crack between the flagstones, this little Viola has found a home.

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 12 – 18, 2014

We’ve had warm, even hot, weather; so it’s been a good time to get outdoors, especially into the garden, which is looking very nice just now. New Arrivals One special book this time. Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds edited by Greg Bear … Continue reading

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Iris – ‘Millennium Falcon’

Before last nights vigorous wind and rain storm, our new Iris were starting to bloom nicely. Now they’re all blown over but photos were taken. Here is a favorite of mine, both for the flower and it’s name.

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ffb: The Man In My Grave by Wilson Tucker

this is the 145th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  The Man in My Grave by Wilson Tucker, © 1956, Rinehart & Co. [Detective Book Club edition] hardcover mystery (other edition pictured) Wilson Tucker is known mostly for his science … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 5 – 11, 2014

We’ve had very nice Spring weather, slightly cool and wet, but typical for Portland, and it’s moving into the mid 70s and on to the low 80s this coming week. New Arrivals Two books this time, one because Bill Crider … Continue reading

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ffb: The Ganymede Club by Charles Sheffield

this is the 144th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  The Ganymede Club by Charles Sheffield Tor 1996 mass market paperback, science fiction “After fourteen months in space and ten weeks of irritation, the culprit had at last been … Continue reading

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NFL Draft

This evening the NFL draft begins, a total of seven rounds over three days, held at Radio City in New York. Since I’m primarily a football fan, the pro draft is about the only event of interest to me this … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, April 28 – May 4, 2014

New Arrivals Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here it was enchiladas, tacos, refried beans, Mexican rice and, of course, a bottle of Pacifico. In the past week we’ve had some rain, some sun, we bought plants, but other than things from … Continue reading

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ffb: reading John Bude (Ernest Elmore)

this is the 143rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  I’ve got two books this week, both by a lesser known British golden age author, John Bude, the pseudonym of Ernest Elmore, both first published in 1935. … Continue reading

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