Monthly Archives: December 2014

Favorite Books Read in 2014

In no particular order, here are the books I liked best in 2014. Constellation vol. 1 by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller – science fiction, and Constellation vol. 2 by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, science fiction. These are the first and second … Continue reading

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Current Reading, December 22 – 28, 2014

The busier it gets here, the less reading I seem to do, and it’s been “holiday busy”. I finished Greenglass House by Kate Milford, which was a disappointment, I expected better. I liked the setting, the characters and though it was pretty … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Christmas edition

“Santa” was very generous this year, but then, that’s no surprise as I was very good all year long. I’ll start out with the mystery fiction: The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler [Vintage Crime/Black Lizard 2014 trade paper, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

Seems like the run-up to Christmas started last summer, but the day is here. I hope everyone has the very best holiday celebration, however you choose to do that. For those celebrating Christmas, I hope Santa brings you a gift … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Current Reading, December 15 – 21, 2014

Happy holidays! We’ve been very busy with Christmas stuff, so reading is down some. Richard I finished Lock In by John Scalzi, which I liked more than I expected. I say that because it wasn’t what I was expecting (a medical thriller) but … Continue reading

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Christmas Season 2

The tree is decorated, the cards are on the mantle, the house decorated, the stockings hung (with care). The shopping is finished (thank goodness), the packages wrapped and under the tree. We’re all settled in, only a few days before the … Continue reading

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ffb: Frederick Nebel stories and novels, and some other arrivals

this is the 160th in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts New Arrivals: These are new arrivals, but they are – the books anyway – forgotten books so it qualifies for a Friday Forgotten post, in my … Continue reading

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Current Reading, December 8 – 14, 2014

Richard I finished The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin and enjoyed it. It’s a YA mystery novel with a murder (or was it?) and enough characters, clues and setting for me to enjoy. It would make a good Christmas present book for … Continue reading

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Christmas Season

Today was “get the tree” day here, so we were at the Boy Scout lot when they opened at 9:00 a.m. this morning. The cat slept on. We forgot the camera, but we were the first ones on the lot … Continue reading

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Current Reading, December 1 – 7, 2014

Richard Not a lot of reading, but I’m plugging along. I finished Jeffrey Siger’s Sons of Sparta which I enjoyed but didn’t think was as good as the previous two books. Still, it’s a series I enjoy and will certainly read the … Continue reading

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ffb: Tales from High Hallack – the Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton, Volume 1 by Andre Norton

this is the 159th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Tales from High Hallack, Volume 1 by Andre Norton, edited by Jean Rabe [Premier Digital Publishing 2014 trade paper, purchased new] – fantasy / science fiction short story collection. … Continue reading

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