Monthly Archives: August 2014

New Arrivals and Current Reading, August 25 – 31, 2014

New Arrivals Another pre-order I’ve been eagerly anticipating arrived Tuesday, plus I picked up some classical music. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny [Minotaur Books August 2014, purchased new] – mystery novel. The latest Chief Inspector Gamache novel. I can’t … Continue reading

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Long, Hot Summer, continued

There’s just no let-up. It’s been in the 90s a lot. The most 90 degree days we usually get here is 11 per summer. We’ve already had 16, and today was another. Though we keep the thermostat set at 80, the … Continue reading

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Brookside fruit-chocolate snacks

In my situation, it’s rare I can have any kind of sweets, but that’s not true of everyone. So I want to share something really delicious. These are incredibly good! How do I know? Because yes, I have eaten them. … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, August 18 – 24, 2014

New Arrivals This was a very good week. Three pre-ordered books all came through the door on Tuesday, things I’ve been looking forward to. Plus, shown after the books, two jazz albums. Goodness! Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger [Atria Books … Continue reading

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new arrival, etc.

I guess that coffee maker will have to suffice as this week’s New Arrival. No books or other items of interest arrived here except yet another wave of nasty hot weather. It’s hit 90 the last three days here in … Continue reading

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new coffee maker

We’re coffee drinkers, a cup or two apiece every morning. The faithful Krupp coffee maker I bought about eight years ago finally gave up the ghost last week, so it was time for a replacement. I’d seen an article in … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, July 28 – August 10, 2014

Lights in the Deep by Brad R. Torgersen [Wordfire Press 2013 trade paper, purchased new] – cover art by Bob Eggleton. Essay and science fiction short story collection. An author whose short fiction I’ve been hearing about for the last couple … Continue reading

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ffb: The Doomsters by Ross Macdonald

this is the 151st in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Doomsters by Ross Macdonald, 1958 Not too long ago, for a single-author Friday Forgotten Book post, I read Macdonald’s The Zebra-Striped Hearse, which I liked quite a lot. … Continue reading

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Long, Hot Summer

I don’t do well in hot weather, that’s just one of the reasons I wanted to move from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest. When it’s very hot I stay indoors, don’t sleep well, grumble a good deal and am … Continue reading

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