Category Archives: Adventure

Current Reading, February 2 – 8, 2015

From the this last library came Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the book on which was based the current film of the same name. For any who haven’t already heard, it’s about Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, whose B-24 bomber went down in the … 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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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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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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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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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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New Arrivals and Current Reading, September 22 – 28, 2014

I’m changing my format on these post somewhat. Since I have few new arrivals these days, I’ll do a post on those as things come in. I’ll continue to do a Current Reading post each Monday.  New Arrivals Surprise! I … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, September 1 – 7, 2014

New Arrivals No books, CDs, etc. Nada. The new refrigerator and freezer come sometime Monday, that’s it. It’s continued quite hot here, and I’ve been under the weather too, including my eyes bothering me a lot. Another new pair of … Continue reading

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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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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 Arrivals, Current Reading September 23 – 29, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Autumn has arrived, and with it typical Portland Fall weather: cooler, some rain, goodbye to high 70s and above until next late June, at the earliest. Update: Though the rain and some wind hasn’t let up since Friday, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading September 16 – 22, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: It’s been good reading weather. There are several books on the way, here’s what showed up this last week, including one at the very last moment.  H. B. Fyfe Resurrected, The Works of Horace Brown Fyfe edited by Greg … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading July 1 – 7, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: As I said last time, the third FlashGordon was expected, and it arrived Monday. That’s it. Flash Gordon: On the Planet Mongo:  The Complete Flash Gordon Library Vol. 1: Sundays 1934 – 1937  by Don Moore, writer, & Alex … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading April 1 – 7, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Quite a week! Lots of arrivals, all of a kind. Sometimes mentions and memories of things – a book, an author, a subject – pile up to that last straw point. It happened to me and here is the … Continue reading

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Agatha H and the Airship City

Agatha H and the Airship City A Girl Genius Novel by Phil and Kaja Foglio, Night Shade Books, 2011 trade paper YA fantasy-adventure – novelization of Girl Genius graphic novels I’d been seeing write-ups and reviews here and there for the Girl Genius … Continue reading

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Jane, the Woman Who Loved Tarzan

Jane The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell © 2012, Tor 2012 trade paper, general fiction I read two reviews of this, both very favorable and professing the book to be interesting, faithful to Edgar Rice Burroughs, and full of adventure. The … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading

The Fall-Winter weather continues to be typical: not fierce, but cool and wet, with a sunny day now and then. We enjoy it. New Arrivals – Just when I think I’m doing pretty well with the new books and incoming, along comes … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading

I’ve been working in the yard, Winterizing the yard – spreading soil amendments, mulch, raking leaves, fallen berries and pine needles, doing some light, early pruning and the like. All just before the rains set in for keeps, and before … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, September 17 – 23, 2012

It’s cooled off, as I write this on Sunday afternoon it’s a beautiful Fall day, with that special, magical light. We’ve had some misting, not really rain, and the temperature has stayed in the mid-70s and below. There may well … Continue reading

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FFB: Crime Over Casco

Note: this is my 600th blog post since I started this blog  on August 28, 2009, just over three years ago. This is the 91 in my series of seldom read or forgotten books Crime Over Casco by Walter Gibson, New … Continue reading

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