Monthly Archives: November 2014

Current Reading, November 24 – 30, 2014

Reading – Richard Reading? What reading? Seems like all I’ve done in the last week is watch football and eat. The weather has gotten steadily colder, just 24 when we got up this morning, and we had our first snow … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Stay safe and warm, everyone. We have a lot to be thankful for! Family, friends, freedom, food, our health and happiness. Oh, and of course there’s football. We’ll have a pretty traditional … Continue reading

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review: The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbs by George Mann

The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbs by George Mann, [Titan Books, 2013 trade paper] – mystery-steampunk adventure. Fifteen stories, 400 pages. A book in the Newbury & Hobbes Investigation series. It’s no surprise, to book lovers and readers who travel a blog … Continue reading

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Current Reading, November 17 – 23, 2014

Reading – Richard I’m plugging away. My intention to read mostly short stories during November got off to a late start due to several library books drifting into the house, but I finished those up last week, as shown in … Continue reading

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ffb: Ill Wind by Nevada Barr

this is the 158th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Ill Wind by Nevada Barr, Avon Books, 1995 – paperback, mystery – 3rd Anna Pigeon “No Graveyards; that bothered Anna. People died. Unless you ate them, burned them or mailed … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, November 2014 #1

New Arrivals: A few things that slipped into the house over the last couple of weeks. Santa Rita Stories by Andrew J. Rodriguez [Outskirts Press 2014 trade paper, purchased new] – general fiction. I came across a recent review of this on Kirkus, … Continue reading

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Current Reading, November 10 – 16, 2014

Freezing rain, ice, wind. Winter weeks early. Reading – Richard There’s not a lot to report this time. I finished the first and third Penderwicks novels, and then just finished the second one. In between, I polished off 2o61, which I … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2014

Bouchercon 2014, “Murder at the Beach”, the world mystery convention, begins tomorrow  and runs November 13 – 16 in Long Beach, California. I’ve been to several Bouchercons, in Seattle, Milwaukee, Monterey and most recently San Francisco, but I’ll not be … Continue reading

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Current Reading, November 3 – 9, 2014

The weather is turning cold, temperatures will be in the low 30’s next week, though so far we haven’t had a frost. We shut down the “winter valves” and the sprinkler system will be blown out this coming week. Reading … Continue reading

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Multnomah County Library Birthday

Since we were speaking of libraries (last post), this is worth noting. The Multnomah County Library celebrated its 150th anniversary Saturday.  It’s the oldest library west of the Mississippi. Not only that, but it’s one of the few libraries with a … Continue reading

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Revised: November Reading Plan

I guess plans are made to be revised, just as rules are made to be broken, or so “they” say. My plan WAS to finish up a couple of library books, then read short stories for the rest of the … Continue reading

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ffb: The Seventh Sacrament by James Bradberry

this is the 157th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Seventh Sacrament by James Bradberry, St. Martin’s Press, 1994 – hardcover, mystery, architect Jamie Ramsgill, first in series “A light rain drifted out of the sky as the plane touched … Continue reading

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review: House of Silk by Anthony Horowitcz

House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz, Orion Publishing 2012 hardcover, featuring Sherlock Holmes It’s pretty hard for me to resist a Sherlock Holmes tale. I’ve read the canon, many times. I’ve read a great many pastiches, both short stories and novels, … Continue reading

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Current Reading, October 27 – November 2, 2014

 The images below are exactly the same as last time, but this is an update. The weather continues rainy and cool, though the leaves have yet to fall nor have we had a frost yet. Good weather for watching football, reading, … Continue reading

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November Reading Plan

For some reason, November seems like a good month to have some kind of organized Reading Plan. Over on her fine blog The Little Red Reviewer, Andrea had a post about November reading plans, and I thought it was a grand … Continue reading

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