Monthly Archives: June 2014

New Arrivals and Current Reading, June 23 – 29, 2014

New Arrivals The year is almost half gone, hard to believe time has gone so quickly. This time, an art book, an old mystery, more Holmes, more Saint. Encounters with Sherlock Holmes edited by George Mann [Titan Books Febuary 2013 trade … Continue reading

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ffb: Tether’s End by Margery Allingham

this is the 150th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Tether’s End by Margery Allingham, Carroll & Graf 1997 paperback, first published in 1934, featuring Albert Campion, amateur Sleuth “The arrival of the bus was timed to perfection. Nobody of the … Continue reading

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Like Pie?

My wife and I go to the Lake Oswego Farmer’s Market most Spring and Summer Saturday mornings. It’s where we get farm-fresh local fruits and vegetables, and there are vendors selling breads, pastries, flowers, juices and hot foods as well. … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, June 16 – 22, 2014

New Arrivals First a pre-order came, then one for a Friday Forgotten Book post, then… Cibola Burn by James S. A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) [Orbit June 2014 hardcover, purchased new] – science fiction. This is the fourth … Continue reading

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ffb: The Lady In The Morgue by Jonathan Latimer

this is the 149th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Lady in the Morgue by Jonathan Latimer © 1936, Crime Club Inc, Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1936 hardcover, mystery – private detective I’ve had this – the edition on … Continue reading

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artwork!

I love art and illustration, especially of science fiction subjects. I’ve got prints, some signed, hanging on the walls. In checking the website of Alison Eldred, the artist’s agent for SF artist John Harris a couple of weeks ago, I found some … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, June 9 – 15, 2014

A special, New Arrivals post goes up on Wednesday. Don’t miss it! New Arrivals Reading Alien Emergencies, the second Sector General omnibus of novels by James White (which I showed last week), I decided to get the others. General Practice by James White [ORB 2003 … Continue reading

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ffb: More Than Honor by David Weber, David Drake & S.M. Stirling

this is the 148th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  More Than Honor by David Weber, David Drake, & S.M. Stirling, BAEN Books, 1998 paperback, three science fiction novelettes “Climbs Quickly scurried up the nearest trunk, then paused at the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, June 2 – 8, 2014

New Arrivals I guess it’s the little surprises in life that spice things up, but I sure didn’t want to buy a new computer when the old one was working just fine. At least it was working fine until the … Continue reading

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no Friday Forgotten Book this week

Due to my computer going down (computer + water = fzzzt) and my scattered reading of recently published books from the library, I have not put together a Friday Forgotten Book post. We got a new computer yesterday. I’m doing … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 26 – June 1, 2014

New Arrivals I’ve been waiting for this one since I heard it was to be published. Finally, it’s here. The Art of John Harris – Beyond the Horizon, art by John Harris, foreword by John Scalzi [Titan Books May 2014 oversized hardcover, … Continue reading

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