Monthly Archives: January 2015

ffb: A Six-Letter Word for Death

this is the 164th in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts A Six-Letter Word for Death by Patricia Moyes, Henry Holt (Owl), 1983, paperback, mystery, Chief Superintendent Henry Tibbett Every time I pick up and begin reading a book by … Continue reading

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That Reading Feeling

I read about 100 books a year, and that’s a lot of pages, even if some of the books are thin. My reading is mostly genre fiction; mystery novels and short stories, science fiction, fantasy, adventure, reprinted pulp stories from … Continue reading

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Current Reading, January 19 – 25, 2015

I finished A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan. I liked it pretty much, so I got the second in the series, Tropic of Serpents from the library a few days ago. It was also good though I did skim … Continue reading

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ffb: Deathworld by Harry Harrison

this is the 163rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts Deathworld by Harry Harrison (Astounding Science Fiction, 1960, 1964, 1968 – see below), Conde Nast Publications, plus various hardcover and paperback publishers. E-book publication (2009-02-04). Deathworld Wildside Press. “Deathworld” … Continue reading

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Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

Late 2014 was a banner time for books on artist/illustrators with two of the best ever. Last week I posted on the excellent The Art of Robert E. McGinnis [here] and now here’s yet another out-standing book, this time the subject is … Continue reading

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Current Reading, January 12 – 18, 2015

So I can focus on reading books I have, I’ve put most of my library holds on “freeze”, so I keep my place in line while others move past until I’m ready to read the book. Richard I finished Enigma by … Continue reading

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ffb: Roman Blood

this is the 162nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts Roman Blood by Steven Saylor, Ballantine 1993, paperback, mystery – 1st Gordianus the Finder Perhaps not forgotten, but worthy of renewed attention, this is the first of the acclaimed … Continue reading

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The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert McGinnis & Art Scott

The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert McGinnis (artwork) and Art Scott (text) Titan Books, November 2014 oversized (9.3 x 0.8 x 12.2 inches), 176 page hardcover. All artwork in color. Also, Limited Edition (1000 copies) in slipcase with signed … Continue reading

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Current Reading, January 5 – 11, 2015

I made a short list of books I want to read, most from the TBR, to get this year started. That will be in addition to whatever shows up from the library. I just did it to feel organized (we … Continue reading

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ffb: Scarlet Riders

this is the 161st in my series of forgotten or seldom read book posts Scarlet Riders edited by Don Hutchison, Mosiac Press, 1998 – trade paper, pulp stories of the Northwest Mounted “Fingers had burrowed down in the snow and found Constable Sandy … Continue reading

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2014 Reading Stats

My goal is always two books per week, 104 per year. This year I read 105, which is just over that goal. Here’s the breakdown: Fantasy and science fiction reading was up, mystery down some, otherwise about the same across the … Continue reading

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Current Reading, December 29, 2014 – January 4, 2015

The holidays and end of year stuff is over and it’s time to get back to the business of reading. Here’s what we’re up to. Richard I finished Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz (from library). I liked Horowitz’ previous book, House of Silk, … Continue reading

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Resolutions, sort of

I used to make a new year’s resolutions every year. I’d resolve to read more, which I’ve done. I’ve resolved to lose weight, which has been, literally, an up and down thing and is still at the top of my things I … Continue reading

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Broken Bullhorn 2014 in review

The people at WordPress do this every year, and some other bloggers have already put theirs up… here’s mine. Click here to see the complete report.

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