Monthly Archives: May 2014
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
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
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.
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
In a crack between the flagstones, this little Viola has found a home.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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