Monthly Archives: October 2014

ffb: The Dragon of Lung Wang

this is the 156th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Dragon of Lung Wang by Marion Harvey (Edward J. Clode), 1928 hardcover, mystery “The taxi slipped like a silvern beast along the pathway of it’s lamps. Within, David … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, October 2014 #3

New Arrivals: I had a birthday, so naturally some new things came my way. From good friend Dave Lewis comes a DVD and a comic strip collection: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has all 39 episodes of the 1954 television series, starring … Continue reading

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Current Reading, October 20-26, 2014

Rain, wind, we had it all. Thankfully the biggest part of the yard work is done until after frost. It’s been good reading weather! Reading – Richard I continue to get books from the library. Another Sheriff Dan Rhodes by … Continue reading

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The Roast That Didn’t

The Current Reading post will go up late Monday morning  Those who read the birthday post, (earlier today, 10-26), may have read that with the power outage the roast was only partly cooked before the oven went off. After looking … Continue reading

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Birthday!

Yep, today is my Birthday! I’m now mumble-mumble years old and still ticking along, like the old Timex commercial (takes a licking and keeps on ticking). Sometimes I’m amazed that I’ve lived so many years, and almost every single one … Continue reading

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Current Reading, October 13 – 19, 2014

We decided to revise some things in the garden, old shrubs out and moving things around, and we’re having 5 yd. (135 cubic feet) of soil amendments delivered. Of course it’s supposed to rain that day, but we have tarps to … Continue reading

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ffb: Our Jubilee Is Death by Leo Bruce

this is my 900th post, and the 155th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Our Jubilee Is Death by Leo Bruce © 1959, this edition Academy Chicago Publishers, 1986 paperback, mystery – featuring Carolus Deene Carolus Deene receives a letter … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, October, 2014

New Arrivals Because I was in the mood for some quiet British mystery, I decided to pick up a few more of these novels by Leo Bruce. I got them all from PaperBack Swap. Leo Bruce (pseudonym for Rupert Croft-Cooke (1903-1979) wrote this series featuring … Continue reading

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Current Reading, October 6 – 12, 2014

The beautiful Fall weather we’ve been having has been a treat. Saturday we had light rain, some fog, light breeze; just about perfect for reading, sitting on the deck watching the geese fly south, enjoying the beginnings of color on … Continue reading

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ffb: Willy and Joe

This is the 155th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books These are far more than a couple books of cartoons. The contents of these books are a documentary of the ground soldiers’ life in European theater World … Continue reading

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Current Reading, September 29 – October 5, 2014

It’s been much hotter here than is usual for early October, hitting 86 today. We’re ready for real Fall. While in recovery mode from the 2,850 page fantasy quartet I read, I wanted something lighter. The first two I read were new … Continue reading

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ffb: The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter

this is the 154th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter, Ballantine (Ivy), 1991, paperback, mystery, police procedural – Inspector Morse This is Inspector Morse’s ninth outing, if I have the count right, … Continue reading

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