Category Archives: biography – autobiography

ffb: Life Among the Savages

this is the 136th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson © 1952, Penguin 1957 soft cover, humorous, slightly fictionalized autobiography Not much wanting to read the typical Jackson shock, scare or … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading December 23 – 29, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: This is the Christmas edition of NACR, so it’s no surprise that these are gifts from and to Barbara and me. I have a habit of buying things months ahead and asking Barbara to put them away for Christmas, … Continue reading

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What should I read next? — RESULTS

I know the suspense is killing you, so without further waiting, here’s the winner. This probably comes as no surprise if you read through the comments on the post. I want to say up front that I appreciate the votes and … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading September 30 – October 6, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: After my good behavior of one book a week or less for a while, then a batch of mysteries last week, I’ve gone a bit overboard. Bad me. Here’s the arrivals: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, January 21 – 27, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS – Something used, something shared (passed along from a friend, technically gifts). Nothing brand new. Still, these things take shelf space and add to my stress about more intake than finished reading. Sigh. Listings and descriptions below the images. A … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading

Two New Arrivals this week, both as a result of a July 3, 2012 post by James Reasoner on his blog Rough Edges. James has been posting older war films for the Tuesday “forgotten films” meme hosted by Todd Mason. A … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading

One New Arrival this week: Carroll Shelby – The Authorized Biography by Rinsey Mills [Motorbooks 2012 hardcover, new] – biography of race driver and car builder Carroll Shelby – Shelby died May 10, 2012. This biography has been under way … Continue reading

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